Tag: advanced placement

Denise Lamarche

Celebrating Academic Achievement

Academic excellence continues to be a strength of a SMUS education. Each year, I find that the beginning of the academic year brings considerable...
Denise Lamarche

Diligence and Focus

Academic achievement is one of the key strengths of a SMUS education. Lately I’ve been marvelling at the accomplishments of students across our school....

The Next Generation of Engaged, Informed Citizens

Students in AP Comparative Government and Politics use real-world example to understand the value of being informed citizens
AP Human Geography

AP Students Map Their Family’s Migration History

AP Human Geography students learn about migration by researching and mapping their family histories

AP Students Travel to Bamfield for Hands-On Environmental Science

Grade 12 student Gina Brown writes about the AP Environmental Science field trip to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

‘We Need Students to Understand the Impact of Politics’

With the federal election less than two weeks away, the SMUS Review asked some of our politics and history teachers to write about why it's important to...

Taking ‘Appropriate Risks’ to Make for a Great School Year

When Mr. Andy Rodford (Director of the Senior School) addressed students this week at the opening day assembly, he encouraged students to take "appropriate risks" over...

AP Students Get Behind-The-Scenes Tour of B.C. Legislature

by Olivia Roberts, Grade 11 On June 1, all three AP Comparative Government and Politics classes went on a field trip to visit the British...

SMUS Students Earn Perfect Scores on Advanced Placement Exams

Grade 12 student Nick Scholz and 2014 grad Jennifer Park achieved something quite rare last year. The two students are among only 285 in the world to...

My Journey to Gene Researcher For a Week

by Cindy Kim, Grade 11 I was a sickly child, living in hospitals more than I did at home as my body attracted all kinds...

Choosing A Course

Even though September 2015 seems a long time away, the time for students to plan their courses is, well, right now. For a peek...

Bovine Role in Human Geography

What does milking a cow have to do with geography? Surprisingly, a lot. Our AP Human Geography class visited a local dairy farm as...

2012 Grad is Governer General’s Award Winner

Each year, SMUS is able to award one Governor General Award Bronze Medal to the graduating student with the highest academic average of the...

Re-Examining Africa with Dariusz Dziewanski

by David Boroto, Grade 11 In my AP Human Geography class, we welcomed guest speaker Dariusz Dziewanski '97, a consultant in international development and alumnus...

AP Environmental Science: (Cold & Wet) Hands-On Learning

by Becca Clayton, Grade 12 student There’s just something about digging your hands into what you’re learning (though you may have cold and wet hands...

SMUS is Number One in Advanced Placement Ranking

SMUS is named the #1 Advanced Placement school in Canada for “equity and excellence” based on our students' most recent AP results

AP Students Perfect Their Chemistry

by Christina Chwyl and Clayton Fair, Grade 12 Phenomenal flashes of light, crazy colour changes and shrilling sounds were abundant at the school's first “Chem...

A Day on the Farm

by Cheryl Murtland, geography teacher AP Human Geography students had the opportunity to experience first-hand the innovations in dairy farming. After studying a unit on...

Let’s talk about TOEFL

It is Advanced Placement (AP) season around here and that has me thinking about all the different kinds of tests students take. Some are...

AP French Class Performs Cyrano de Bergerac

This Tuesday, the AP French class performed an abridged version of the Cyrano de Bergerac tale. In full costume, the performers turned out an...

Environmental Science Students Examine Waste

by Kieran Hyatt and Hannah Nielsen, AP Environmental Science students Over the past few weeks the AP Environmental Class had the opportunity to visit both...

Oil Artist Visits Through New Extremes

A few lucky art students are spending eight weeks with artist Tara Nicholson, who will be teaching them how to work with oil paints....

AP Art Class Visits Vancouver

by Chris Bateman, art teacher Last Friday, the AP Studio Art students took part in a one-day residency at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In addition...

Art Students Sketch at Royal BC Museum

by Colin Smith, Grade 12 This week on October 5th, the AP Studio Art class went downtown to the Royal BC Museum. The intention was...

Evolution of an AP Art Portfolio

Grade 12 student Rachel Woosun Kim writes about her experience in SMUS's Advanced Placement Studio Art course

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