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

PreAP ELA Summer REQUIRED Reading & Assignment Information:
All students enrolled in Pre-AP students entering 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade for the 2017-2018 school year have a mandatory summer reading project which is due on the first day of instruction, 08/17/17, for a major/test grade (see above). Should your student transfer from another district and register over the summer, he or she will get a two-week grace period to complete the assignment.
The project for middle school grades was announced on campuses the week of April 3, 2017, as well as at the April 4, 2017 Parent and Family Pre-AP Information Meeting at Lynn Lucas Middle School, for High School, the information was shared the week of May 15, 2017, providing plenty of time to procure the appropriate texts and complete the assignment. . Flyers pertaining to the text options for the appropriate grade level and assignment were distributed to students on campuses this same week.
Should you need an additional copy, you may download files above to view the student text options (the student should choose one of the 2 choices for each grade level) and the corresponding project instructions.
All selected texts are available at the following locations:
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:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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 2017-2018. If you were unable to attend, the presentation shared at the meeting is linked above.