2What 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.
3What 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.
4How 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?
5Pre-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 6th grade courses, a student must have passed the corresponding 5th grade STAAR test (exception is Social Studies).
7MATH: COURSE REQUIREMENTS 6TH GRADERS: Must pass with a 70 each six weeksPut on probation after one six weeks of below 70Removed to regular class after a second six weeks of below 70
8MATH: COURSE REQUIREMENTS 7TH GRADERS: Will remain in 8th grade math regardless of six weeks grade unless they didn’t take 7th grade math as a 6th grader. If that is the case, they will follow the same guidelines as 6th grade probation criteria.
9MATH: COURSE REQUIREMENTS 8TH GRADERS: Must have taken 8th grade math as a 7th grader. They will remain in Algebra regardless of six weeks grades.
10MATH: COURSE REQUIREMENTS 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.
11COURSE OFFERINGS & PATHWAYS SCIENCE:6TH GRADERS: Pre AP 6TH GRADE SCIENCE(No more than 3 sections)7TH GRADERS: 8TH GRADE SCIENCETOP 50 PRE-AP 6TH GRADE MATH STAAR SCORES/SCIENCE GRADES7TH GRADE Pre-AP SCIENCE8TH GRADERS: (FROM THE 7TH GRADE GROUP)TOP 25: BIOLOGYSECOND 25: IPC1 Section of Pre-AP 8th
12SCIENCE: COURSE REQUIREMENTS 6TH & 7th GRADERS: Must pass with a 70 each six weeksPut on probation after one six weeks of below 70Removed to regular class after a second six weeks of below 70 if in 6th grade. Will move to a 7th grade Science class if in 7th grade.If a 7th grade Pre-AP Science student fails the 8th grade Science STAAR test this year, they will re-take 8th grade Science next year.
13SCIENCE: COURSE REQUIREMENTS 8TH GRADERS: To be on the High School credit track, students must have taken 8th grade Science as a 7th 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.
16ELA & SOCIAL STUDIES: COURSE REQUIREMENTS 6th/7th/8th Grade Students Must pass with a 70 each six weeksPut on probation after one six weeks of below 70Removed to regular class after a second six weeks of below 70