AP Exam NEWS
Willis High School will once again be part of the AP Fee Pilot program to offset costs for AP Exams. Each exam costs $74, however reduced fees are available for those that qualify. The big change this year coming from College Board is that registration and payment for all spring AP exams will be due in October. More information will be sent out via district & campus website, social media platforms, and PeachJar flyer as soon as it is available. For more information on the changes from College Board, please click here.
Summer Reading NEWSWillis High School will not require summer reading projects, however there will be recommended reading for students that want to get a jump start on the semester. These will be posted on the WHS website no later than June 3rd. These selections will be posted by subject area not by instructor.There are no required summer reading projects at the middle school level. Have a wonderful summer!
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 Parent & Family Information Night:
Monday, March 26, 2018 a meeting was held at Lynn Lucas Middle School for parents and families of current 5th-7th grade students interested in learning information about the Pre-AP program in Willis ISD for 2018-2019. If you were unable to attend, the presentation shared at the meeting is linked here.