• If you missed the WHS Advanced Academics meeting on 01/27/2020, here is the slideshow and contact information shared.

    Advanced Academics Update Newsletter; Secondary (Grades 6-12) Assessment Update Newsletter

    AP Exam NEWS

    Image result for newOn Friday, 03/20/2020, College Board announced updates to this year's AP Exams.

    Your AP teacher at Willis High School will also continue instruction of their curriculum with you through online learning platforms and will be in touch with you concerning course work at WHS, below are updated iniformation from College Board about exams, content, and available resources.

    • On Friday, 03/20/2020, College Board announced updates to this year's AP Exams.
    • Students can take a 45-minute open note online exam at home using any device (Computer, ChromeBook, Tablet, or smartphone); please let your AP teacher know if you don't have access to any of these
    • The exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March; Beginning March 25, students will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by master AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. The link for the lessons is HERE.
    • Specific test dates and the free-response question types will be posted on AP by April 3. 
    • College Board will unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students may access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.
    • There will be 2 different testing dates that will be announced; student may choose their date; work with your AP Teacher on their suggestion as to the date you should select
    • AP will continue to support students with free resources through exam day on AP Classroom.  While we encourage students to wait until close to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

    Above are the major points we wanted you to know. You may view the full information shared by College Board HERE.

    Willis HS students REGISTER for AP Exams HERE (deadline to register is 11/14/19 for all exams except AP Macroeconomics which has a deadline of 03/12/20); the deadline to pay for exam balances is 03/12/2020)


    Suggested Criteria for Student Success in AP and Pre-AP Courses

    The College Board maintains equitable access as a guiding principle for their AP programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP. It is their policy that students should have access to academically challenging course work before they enroll in AP courses, which will help prepare them for AP success.

    Willis ISD echoes that policy, and has suggested criteria for success to support all students willing to partake in a Pre-AP or AP coursework:

    • Pass previous school year state assessment (STAAR or EOC)
    • Positive teacher recommendation
    • Read on grade-level or above
    • Meet 90%+ attendance requirement
    • Maintain 80-85% grade average in core content courses [High School 80%, Middle School 85% in core content courses]

    Pre-AP, AP, and DC Pathways for 2020-2021