Advanced Academic/Pre-Advanced Programs

Pre-Advanced Placement/Gifted & Talented (PreAP/GT) courses are courses with challenging content, rigor, and course sequence that prepare students for the option of future PreAP/GT and Advanced Placement/Gifted & Talented (AP/GT) courses offered at the high schools. AP tests are not offered by The College Board for PreAP/GT courses.

Benefits of PreAP/GT Coursework
• PreAP/GT courses will assist students in acquiring the deep and complex thinking skills needed to be successful when completing rigorous coursework in high school and college. Students will apply increasingly sophisticated thinking, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
• In the Pre-AP courses, there is a priority on deep and complex discussions, rigorous learning, real-world application across content connections, and clear and persuasive writing.

Considerations for PreAP/GT Coursework
• The ability to prioritize time and interests
• A positive attitude toward challenging coursework
• A strong work ethic
• Encouragement of current teachers to participate in advanced level academics
• Independent study habits
• Performance on state assessments
• Course Level Change Procedures

Equity and Access to PreAP/GT and AP/GT Courses
CCISD has a genuine commitment to preparing ALL students for challenging academic work. PreAP/GT and AP/GT courses have open enrollment, and students are encouraged to reap the benefits of rigorous coursework. College Board research clearly shows that students who participate in challenging coursework, including PreAP/GT and AP courses, have considerably higher success in college.

Advanced Placement Courses
Enrollment in Advanced Placement courses should be based on a combination of ability, interest, and a desire to intellectually challenge oneself, since the curriculum requires more advanced and intensive work. Students may enroll in Advanced Placement courses in any subject in which they are offered.

As college level courses, Advanced Placement courses prepare a student for the Advanced Placement Examinations given by the College Board in the spring semester. A successful score, stipulated by each individual university on each Advanced Placement examination, determines the amount of college credit and/or course placement. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are strongly encouraged to take the corresponding examination. Financial aid to defray examination costs is available for eligible students.

CCISD Advanced Placement Course Offerings

Chinese Language and Culture
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
French Language
German Language
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature

Calculus AB
Calculus BC

Social Studies
European History
Gov't and Politics: Comparative
Gov't and Politics: United States
Human Geography
United States History
World History

Environmental Science
Physics 1
Physics 2
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Art History
Music Theory
Studio Art: 2-D
Studio Art: 3-D
Studio Art: Drawing

Computer Science
Computer Science Principles
Computer Science A

Capstone Seminar
Capstone Research
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