Advanced Placement Program
Equity and Access to PreAP and AP Courses: BISD has a genuine commitment to preparing ALL students for challenging academic work. PreAP and AP 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 and AP courses, have considerably higher success in college.Pre-Ap - A Different Kind of Class:
Advanced Placement Courses:
Through increased rigor, PreAP courses can help students acquire the skills and habits needed to be successful in high school and college. Through these courses, students will improve writing skills, time management skills, study habits and sharpen problem-solving abilities.
A PreAP classroom is different - in the teacher's approach to the subject, student attitudes, and ways of thinking.
In the PreAP classroom, the priority lies in intense discussions, rigorous learning with real-world applications, and clear and persuasive writing. Classroom activities are designed to engage students in problem-solving, academic discourse and critical analysis.
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.
Summer Reading Assignments
The summer reading assignments are available for download below.