Beginning in sixth grade, Dallas ISD students may elect to take Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) courses. These courses are open to all students who wish to engage in high-level learning. Pre-Advanced Placement courses build on students’ strengths and prepare them for success in Advanced Placement and other advanced academic courses.
The Pre-AP curricula for these courses is:
- academically challenging
- coordinated with core content
- developed with a concentration on building student capacity to understand rigorous content
- aligned with Advanced Placement course descriptions generated by the College Board
Students are encouraged, but not required, to take Pre-AP courses prior to enrolling in Advanced Placement courses. The strategies and skills students learn in Pre-AP courses help them acquire content knowledge, prepare them for success in Advanced Placement courses, and provide a foundation for college readiness.