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St. Joseph Secondary School
"Be Not Afraid...Come Follow Me!"
905.812.1376
  • St. Joseph Secondary School
  • 5555 Creditview Road
  • Mississauga ON , L5V 2B9
  • Principal: Rosina Ariganello
  • Vice Principal(s): David Parisotto



  • Superintendents: Silvana Gos
  • Trustee: Luz del Rosario (Mississauga Ward 6, 11)
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Advanced Placement Program

​Grade 8 student's and parents interested in the Advanced Placement Program are asked to attend our Grade 8 and Pre-AP Open House on October 19th, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria.


In ​case you missed it. Here is a link to our Pre-AP Presentation:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1na7GQXHuFmbDIQGZ_HX18OVCxLOUzBwH/view?usp=sharing


Advanced Placement Applications

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

We will be using the Google Forms platform to accept applications to our Advance Placement Program.  

To access the form, you will need to have a Google Account.  

If you are an existing Dufferin-Peel student, you can use your school account.  Otherwise, you may use any personal Google Account.  In the form you will also be asked for a Parent/Guardian email.  The Parent/Guardian email will be used for all future contact.  The parent/guardian email does not have to be the email associated with the Google Account used to sign into the Form. 

It is advised that you review the entire online application to familiarize yourself with all the components before completing the individual parts.  Note that you will need to provide a sample of writing based on a writing prompt.  You will also need to provide pictures and/or scans of your final Grade 7 and most recent Grade 8 report cards. 

 
Application for:

DUFFERIN-PEEL STUDENTS
A) Feeder School Students

For students attending one of our six (6) feeder schools, guidance counsellors will be contacting the grade 8 teachers at your school in November to deliver the course calendars and registration instructions.

Our Lady of Good Voyage                  St. Bernadette 

St. Valentine                                        St. Herbert 

St. David of Wales                               St. Raymond

 
IMPORTANT Pre-AP INSTRUCTIONS:

1)     Click on, complete and submit the on-line Pre-AP Application between

Monday, December 5th, 2022 and Friday, December 9th, 2022.

Click Here for Pre-AP Application

2)      In addition to completing the Pre-AP Application in the link above, students will also be asked to complete a number of documents, provided by their grade 8 teacher and return it to their elementary school by January 23rd, 2023.

Please include:          

i) Course Summary Chart – with choices clearly marked
ii) Secondary School Religious Expectations and Requirements Form
iii) Network User Application and Agreement Form
iv) Personal Electronic Device Used With Wi-Fi Network Student Agreement Form

v) Student Activity Fee Proof of Payment
vi) myBlueprint Course Verification Form

vii) Opt-out Form

3)      From Monday, February 13st to Friday, February 17th, 2023 - Applicants will be informed about the status of their applications via e-mail. Unsuccessful applicants will automatically be enrolled into a regular class schedule.


B) Non-Feeder Dufferin-Peel Students
IMPORTANT Pre-AP INSTRUCTIONS:

1)     Using the link below, complete and submit the on-line Pre-AP Application between 

Monday, December 5th, 2022 and Friday, December 9th, 2022.

Click Here for Pre-AP Application

2)     From Monday, February 13th to Friday, February 17th, 2023 - Applicants will be informed about the status of their applications via e-mail.

3)     Successful candidates will be directed to complete the final step in their application into the Pre-AP Program.​


STUDENTS NEW TO DUFFERIN-PEEL

IMPORTANT Pre-AP INSTRUCTIONS:​​

1)     Please click on the link below to visit the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board site and complete the board on-line registration.

Click Here for Dufferin-Peel Online Registration

View the following video for support in applying to Dufferin-Peel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZV00m7o9oE​

2)     Using the link below, complete and submit the on-line Pre-AP Application between
Monday, December 5th, 2022 and Friday, December 9th, 2022.

Click Here for Pre-AP Application

3)     From Monday, February 13th to Friday, February 17th, 2023 - Applicants will be informed about the status of their applications via e-mail.

4)     Successful candidates will be directed to complete the final step in their application into the Pre-AP Program.​

 Forward any questions to: 
JOESSGuidance@dpcdsb.org


What is the Regional Advanced Placement at St. Joseph Secondary School?

Our school offers a comprehensive four year program. The program is designed to offer students the flexibility to customize their learning experience by selecting which specific subjects they wish to study at the AP level and which subject they wish to study following the regular Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. This gives students the opportunity to delve deeper into specific subjects that are of particular interest to them while maintaining a high level of learning in all of their courses.

How does the Advanced Placement Program work?

Starting in Grade 9 students select which subjects they wish to study at the enriched AP level. Courses in Grade 9 through Grade 11 are known as Pre-AP courses. Which Pre-AP courses a student has taken will determine what AP courses they can take in Grade 12. Upon completion of a Grade 12 AP course students will have the opportunity to complete the AP Exam for that subject. Those who successfully write an AP Exam will be granted an AP credit. AP credits are recognized by universities throughout Canada and around the world.

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Some schools offer AP courses starting only in Grade 12. St. Joseph Secondary School is able to offer Pre-AP courses starting in Grade 9. This means that the extra work required to earn an AP credit is distributed more evenly between grades. Students experience an enriched learning environment for a longer period of time.

For a chart comparing the full four year AP program at St. Joseph S.S. to other programs please CLICK HERE

Pre-AP Math Presentation

What kind of students are we looking for?

Advanced Placement is a limited enrollment program available to all high achieving students who reside in the City of Mississauga.

To be successful in our AP Program students should be self-motivated learners who are not afraid to accept new challenges. Students should be able to work effectively on their own and in collaboration with others.

We are a Catholic school that welcomes all students regardless of their background. Our Faith is integral to our school and this is reflected in the values we teach in all parts of our curriculum. As such, our expectation is that all our students be of good character and demonstrate a willingness to use what they are taught for the betterment of society.

​ The Advanced Placement Application Package Includes:

  • Section I – Student Information
  • Section II – Pre-AP Course Selection
  • Section III – School Involvement
  • Section IV – Community Involvement
  • Section V – Awards and Distinctions
  • Section VI – Student Response
  • Grade 7 Final Report Card
  • ​Grade 8 November Progress Report

Packages must be complete to be accepted!
 

Bus Availability and Transportation

A school provided bus service for our AP Regional Program is not available. However, private transportation services are available. Information regarding one of these services can be found at http://www.bustoschool.com/

Direct service to the school is also provided by MiWay public transit.

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