Advanced Placement Program
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor sponsored by College Board and established between secondary schools, colleges, and universities. CISD's Advanced Placement Program includes Pre-AP courses.
Students benefit from taking Pre-AP and AP courses by learning asubject in greater depth, developing skills that will be critically important to successful college and work force experiences, and demonstrating to colleges and potential employers their willingness to undertake challenging coursework.
The AP program exposes high school students to college-level material. Colleges and universities can then grant credit, placement, or both to students demonstrating mastery on an AP exam. College and university policies regarding Advanced Placement grades vary. Students seeking college credit through AP are advised to obtain the college's AP plicy in writing or to look for it on the college's website.
Students enrolling in an AP course are expected but not required to take the AP exam in May. AP exams are a significant part of the AP program, but they are not the only part. AP courses lay the groundwork for students to succeed on AP exams and to be prepared for college.
The Advanced Placement Program is open to all students. A student's participation in a Pre-AP or AP course is a decision that should be based on the level of preparation for the course, the willingness and ability to meet its academic challenges, and the time a student has to devote to the course.
Instructors teaching an AP course must have a syllabus that has been approved by College Board as meeting the academic rigor that is expected by colleges and universities. The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all its programs, services, activities, and concerns. For more information go to www.collegeboard.com
CISD COURSE OFFERINGS
Pre-AP Texas History
Pre-AP 8th Grade Math
Pre-AP Algebra 1 (high school credit)
Pre-AP U.S. History
High School (9-12)
Pre-AP Algebra 2
Pre-AP World Geography
Pre-AP World History
Pre-AP English 1
Pre-AP English 2
AP (High School)
AP U.S. History
AP English Language
AP English Literature
Five points will be added to the semester average for courses designated as Pre-Advanced Placement and ten points will be added to the semester average for courses designated as Advanced Placement by College Board for the purpose of determining the cumulative average.
The five or ten point weight will not appear on the report card or the Academic Achievement Record (transcript.) The additional grade point/points on the grade are used solely for ranking purposes. EIC Local