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HCDSB News Release
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Assumption AP Students Achieve Top Scores!
 Michael Lenover, Assumption AP Graduate.

In the spring of 2015, students enrolled in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program at Assumption Catholic Secondary School participated in the 2015 AP Examinations. The results indicated that Assumption students achieved top scores in comparison to the outcomes across the province, across Canada, and globally.​

The AP College Board scores student work on a 5-point scale, with a mark of 5 demonstrating that the student is extremely qualified in the subject matter. Assumption AP students achieved a mean score across all exams of 3.63, above the provincial mean of 3.50, the national mean of 3.44, and the global mean of 2.84. View the full results here​.

“We are very proud of our students for achieving these results,” says Teresa Castellarin, Vice-Principal and AP Coordinator at Assumption. “The scores represent the dedication and integrity of our students and staff, as well as the outstanding AP Program offered at Assumption.”

Michael Lenover, a Grade 12 AP Graduate explains his success in the Program.

"Through the AP Program, I was exposed to an accelerated learning environment," says Michael. "I found that the material covered helped me transition to post-secondary studies more effectively."

Michael successfully completed the AP Program with a score of 5 in Calculus, and a score of 4 in Physics. ​

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Assumption Catholic Secondary School will hold an AP Information Evening. Parents and students in Grades 7 – 9 who are interested in learning more about the program and the application process are encouraged to attend.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer enhanced learning and university-level content to students in Grade 12. Many universities grant credit or advanced placement (or both) to students based on qualifying AP Exam scores.

Currently, Assumption Catholic Secondary School in Burlington, and Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School in Milton have received accreditation to offer the AP Program within the Halton Catholic District School Board.

For more information about the AP Program offered at Assumption Catholic Secondary School, visit the school’s website at:​, or contact Ms. Castellarin, at 905-634-1835.

Detailed information about each of the AP courses and exams, can be found on the AP Canada website.


The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 46 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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Media Contact:
Teresa Castellarin
Vice-Principal and AP Coordinator
Assumption Catholic Secondary School 
Alternate Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Communications Officer
Halton Catholic District School Board 
905-632-6314, ext. 246

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