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Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP)

Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) 
Beginning in Grade 6, Tomball ISD offers Pre-AP courses in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science.
Pre-AP courses are designed to challenge students and prepare them for advanced level coursework in high school and in college.
Curriculum in Pre-AP courses: 
  • is more rigorous
  • focuses on depth rather than breadth
  • requires independent learning
  • requires outside reading and coursework
The Pre-AP curricula for these courses are: 
  • built on the core academic curriculum 
  • academically advanced 
  • aligned with AP course descriptions generated by College Board
  • developed with a concentration on building student capacity to understand rigorous content 
  • developed to prepare students for AP coursework and for PSAT and SAT testing
Pre-AP instruction includes: 
  • a variety of assessment formats 
  • periodic timed assessments 
  • student accountability for independent reading 
  • the use of a variety of resources beyond the text