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Schools may choose to offer programming aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) and/or College Board: Advanced Placement (AP) courses and examinations. Programming may include the use of provincial courses and/or the use of locally developed courses.

Schools should inform students:

  • that these programs do not replace the Alberta diploma requirements
  • of post‑secondary institution acceptance of IB and/or AP programs (for example, courses, exam scores, grades) for credit and/or advanced placement

School authorities offering locally developed courses for IB or AP programming must receive authorization for high school courses from Alberta Education and approval by resolution or board motion prior to offering the courses to students.

For more information on locally developed courses, see the Locally Developed Courses section.

Further information may also be obtained on the International Baccalaureate Organization or Advanced Placement websites.