Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) Program
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) Program
“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. 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.
According to The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Dual credit allows a high school student to earn college credit and high school credit concurrently. Academic dual credit in Grand Prairie ISD may be awarded through various partnering institution of higher learning, while our Career and Technology dual credit is awarded through DCCCD. For more details about what is dual credit visit the Texas Education Agency Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions.
Dual Credit Partners Include
Early College High Schools (ECHS) are innovative high schools that provide students that are traditionally underserved or least likely to attend college with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up 60 college credit hours. GPISD has teamed up with Mountain View College ato offer two Early College High Schools, Grand Prairie Early College High School and South Grand Prairie Early College High School.
- University of Texas at Arlington
- The University of North Texas at Dallas
- Mountain View College
- North Lake College
- University of Texas (OnRamps)