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Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement Program® is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school. AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board.

Visit AP Central-College Board for more information on courses and professional development opportunities.

Brownsville ISD offers a full range of AP Courses currently
English III AP Language and Composition Human Geography AP  
English IV AP Literature and Composition World History AP
French Language AP US History AP 
French Literature AP US Government TE/AP
Spanish Language AP Micro-economics AP
Spanish Literature AP Macro-economics AP
Calculus AB AP European History AP
Calculus BC AP Psychology AP
Statistics AP Drawing AP
Biology AP 2-Dimensional Design Portfolio AP
Chemistry AP 3-Dimensional Design Portfolio AP
Environmental Science AP Music Theory AP
Physics AP  

How to enroll in an AP Class:
To discuss enrollment options for AP courses and courses offered at each high school talk to an AP teacher or counselor. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation needed.

Pre-Advanced Placement The Pre-AP program is a planned program of teaching skills and concepts extended over grades 6-10.

The Pre-AP program is a planned program of teaching skills and concepts extended over grades 6-10. Pre-AP classes are considered preparation classes for students interested in taking AP courses during their junior and senior years of high school. Classes incorporate all core subject areas: Math, Reading/English, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish. Pre-AP/AP classes are considered advanced and high school students earn advanced level grade weight status. Students interested in taking Pre-AP/AP classes must meet the district criteria in order to be placed in those classes.
Visit the AP Central-Pre-AP webpage for more information and professional opportunities.

Professional Development  The College Board® offers a variety of professional development opportunities year-round, principally through workshops and summer institutes (30 hours). Workshop and institute leaders are themselves recognized members of the AP teaching community, engaging in intensive collegial exchange. For teachers, these course-specific training opportunities are designed to support the new or experienced teacher in all aspects of AP course content, organization, and methodology. For administrators and others, workshops address critical issues faced in introducing, developing, and supporting an AP Program. (AP Central-College Board) An additional 6 hours of professional development for the program is required annually (June - May) for teachers teaching identified Advanced Placement or Pre-AP courses.