Pre AP Curriculm

SpringBoard & Action Learning

Tetzlaff is the only magnet middle school in ABC Unified School District that uses Springboard, the official Pre-AP (Advanced Placement) program from the College Board. The College Board, in addition to creating the PSAT and the Advanced Placement tests given in high school, "seeks to ensure that every student in the United States has access to a high-quality education and is prepared to succeed in college". The College Board developed SpringBoard as a Pre-AP program for grades 6-12 in English Language Arts and Mathematics, based on the College Board Standards for College Success.

SpringBoard is a research based program designed to prepare students for AP and college success through integrated instructional materials, formative assessments and sustained professional development.

SpringBoard not only meets California State Standards but also exceeds them through further alignment with the rigorous College Board Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

In order to support our Pre-AP program in History and Science we have incorporated the following strategies from Action Learning Systems:
  • Deconstruction of State Standards
  • Purposeful curriculum alignment
  • Pacing Guide development
  • Benchmark blueprint development
  • Planning and standards based lesson design