Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) classes are courses are designed to prepare students for college level AP classes that are typically taught in 11th and 12th grade. Grand Prairie ISD offers Pre-AP courses in language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics beginning in 6th grade.
The Pre-AP curricula for these courses are built on the core academic curriculum, developed with a concentration on building student capacity to understand rigorous content, and aligned with Advanced Placement course descriptions generated by the College Board.
“Advanced Placement” (AP) is a program of college-level courses offered at many high schools that is designed by the College Board. AP courses are available in many subject areas, including English, history, humanities, languages, math, psychology and science. The focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. It's on engaging discussions, approaching and solving problems together and learning to write well. All AP exam are administered at the conclusion of the course allows the student to demonstrate mastery of the course content
AP courses are open to all students with the prerequisite coursework who wish to take on the additional challenge of advanced academics. As a result, AP students are expected to work at an accelerated pace and to engage in outside reading and independent learning with the support of a College Board authorized instructor.