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Pre-Advanced Placement

Pre-AP courses deliver grade-level appropriate instruction to all students. Pre-AP offers high standards in focused courses that help build, strengthen, and reinforce students’ content knowledge and critical thinking skills. 

Every student should be prepared for college-level work. The skills and knowledge students learn in Pre-AP courses will help them through high school—whether they take AP courses or not—and after graduation in college and career.

Pre-AP courses focus on the most important content and skills that students need to learn. The courses devote more time to fewer concepts so that students have time for deep learning. 

All Pre-AP courses, no matter what the subject, ask students to do these things:

  • Observe closely before starting to explain or analyze 
  • Respond to questions that challenge them to think critically 
  • Take part in discussions with their peers to learn more about a topic 
  • Write using evidence from sources and texts. 

Building these skills will help students succeed through high school and beyond.

Contact Us

Paul Oswald

Curriculum Director, ELL, Social Science and World Languages
District Office

Sean Hackney

Curriculum Director, English
District Office