• The following information is taken directly from the BISD Advanced Academics webpage:
     
    Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement Programs
     
    Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) Courses:
    • Prepare students for success on the state required academic curriculum
    • Help build student capacity to understand rigorous course content
    • Require advanced reading, writing, and problem solving
    • Provide foundational skills necessary for success in a college level course
    • Establish a pathway for advanced academic option in subsequent courses
    • Require student and parent signatures acknowledging the expectations of committing to the level of work that meets the standards of the courses
     
    Advanced placement (AP) Courses:
    • Designed to prepare students for success on College Board AP exams
    • Are rigorous, fast-paced, and require extensive reading and writing
    • May earn college credit with a qualifying score on the AP exam 
      • A score of 3 or higher for a college level introductory course
      • Contact the institution of higher education to confirm AP credit policy
    • Provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory courses
    • Cover content that is required by the College Board in addition to state standards (TEKS)
    • Require sitting for the AP exam for every course in which the student is enrolled
    • Have potential to result in substantial savings in college costs
    • Open to all students
    • Include increased reading from genres that are at a college level, sophisticated writing assignments, and projects or labs with complex problem solving
    • Require student and parent signatures acknowledging the expectations of committing to the level of work that meets the standards of the courses
     
    Advanced Placement and Pre-AP Letters of Commitment
     
    Please print, sign, and return to the school during the first week of school. ALL students who enroll in Pre-AP and/or AP courses MUST have ONE signed Letter of Commitment on file in the main office. Regardless of the number of Pre-AP or AP courses students take, students only need ONE letter of commitment. The Pre-AP and AP letters of commitment are different, so if a student is enrolled in both Pre-AP AND AP, he/she needs ONE Pre-AP and ONE AP letter on file. Please give the appropriate SIGNED letter to the first Pre-AP and/or AP teacher in your schedule. 
     
     
     
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