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  • Advanced Placement®

    The Advanced Placement® (AP) Program allows high school students to participate in college level courses with the potential to earn college credit while still in high school. In May of each year, students can earn college credit by demonstrating mastery on the AP exam for each course. AP exams contain both multiple choice and free response questions that require students to write essays and/or solve problems.

    The College Board® is the organization responsible for developing the college readiness system that includes Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement courses.


    What is Pre-AP®?

    Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) classes prepare students for Advanced Placement® (AP) courses. All Pre-AP courses and general education courses are required to use the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The Pre-AP courses are refined by adding depth, complexity and pacing.  Pre-AP courses are offered in social studies, science, English language arts, math, foreign language, and art.