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PRE-AP PARENT MEETING BURNET MIDDLE SCHOOL
What is Pre-AP? AP stands for Advanced Placement and all AP courses are reviewed by the College Board for course curriculum and strategies. Pre-AP courses are the initial classes that lead to, and prepare students for AP courses. In High School these course receive additional weight for GPA.
What to expect in Pre-AP The courses provide more advanced, or accelerated curriculum. The course work is more challenging, with a higher level of rigor and expectation. The classes usually require additional time outside of class, including summer assignments. They provide the best way to prepare for AP, Dual Credit and other advanced classes in high school.
How to decide if Pre-AP courses are right for me? Do you complete homework when it is assigned? Are you independently driven to succeed? Do you enjoy working collaboratively? Are you willing to work hard and challenge yourself? How do you accept a poor grade?
Pre-AP and the STAAR Test There are not corresponding STAAR tests for all Pre- AP subjects. Only some have a STAAR test. Students must pass the corresponding STAAR Test for any Pre-AP course that has one to remain in Pre-AP. To be in Pre-AP 6 th grade courses, a student must have passed the corresponding 5th grade STAAR test (exception is Social Studies).
COURSE REQUIREMENTS MATH: 6 TH GRADERS: Must pass with a 70 each six weeks Put on probation after one six weeks of below 70 Removed to regular class after a second six weeks of below 70
COURSE REQUIREMENTS MATH: 7 TH GRADERS: Will remain in 8 th grade math regardless of six weeks grade unless they didn’t take 7 th grade math as a 6 th grader. If that is the case, they will follow the same guidelines as 6 th grade probation criteria.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS MATH: 8 TH GRADERS: Must have taken 8 th grade math as a 7 th grader. They will remain in Algebra regardless of six weeks grades.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS MATH: If a student is in Pre-AP Math this year and fails the STAAR test, they will re-take the same course next year, putting them back on grade level.
COURSE OFFERINGS & PATHWAYS SCIENCE: 6 TH GRADERS: Pre AP 6 TH GRADE SCIENCE (No more than 3 sections) 7 TH GRADERS: 8 TH GRADE SCIENCE TOP 50 PRE-AP 6 TH GRADE MATH STAAR SCORES/SCIENCE GRADES 7 TH GRADE Pre-AP SCIENCE 8 TH GRADERS: (FROM THE 7 TH GRADE GROUP) TOP 25: BIOLOGY SECOND 25: IPC 1 Section of Pre-AP 8th
COURSE REQUIREMENTS SCIENCE: 6 TH & 7 th GRADERS: Must pass with a 70 each six weeks Put on probation after one six weeks of below 70 Removed to regular class after a second six weeks of below 70 if in 6 th grade. Will move to a 7 th grade Science class if in 7 th grade. If a 7 th grade Pre-AP Science student fails the 8 th grade Science STAAR test this year, they will re-take 8 th grade Science next year.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS SCIENCE: 8 TH GRADERS: To be on the High School credit track, students must have taken 8 th grade Science as a 7 th grader. They will remain in either Biology or IPC regardless of six weeks grades. In order to be in the high school credit Science track, students must also be on the Algebra track.
COURSE OFFERINGS & PATHWAYS ELA: 6 TH GRADERS: PRE-AP 6 TH GRADE ELA 7 TH GRADERS: PRE-AP 7 TH GRADE ELA 8 TH GRADERS: PRE-AP 8 TH GRADE ELA
COURSE OFFERINGS & PATHWAYS SOCIAL STUDIES: 6 TH GRADERS: PRE-AP 6 TH GRADE SS 7 TH GRADERS: PRE-AP 7 TH GRADE SS 8 TH GRADERS: PRE-AP 8 TH GRADE SS
COURSE REQUIREMENTS ELA & SOCIAL STUDIES: 6 th /7 th /8 th Grade Students Must pass with a 70 each six weeks Put on probation after one six weeks of below 70 Removed to regular class after a second six weeks of below 70