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Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement (6th-12th)

REQUIRED Pre-AP and AP Summer Reading Assignments for grades 6-12 for 2018-2019 School Year are posted below[PLEASE BE AWARE THAT STUDENTS THAT ENROLL OVER THE SUMMER AND SELECT A PRE-AP OR AP ELA COURSE WILL BE MADE AWARE OF THE ASSIGNMENT AT REGISTRATION AND GIVEN AN EXTENSION OF TWO WEEKS FROM THE ORIGINAL DUE DATE]:
  
For a look at the 2017-2018 Pre-AP and AP Summer Reading Assignments for grades 6-12, please see the attached files below.
 
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Rogers, Willis ISD Advanced Academics Coordinator.

 

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.