Pre-AP Curriculum FAQs

  • What are Pre-Advanced Placement classes?
Pre-advanced Placement classes are on-grade level academically advanced courses designed to challenge motivated students to understand rigorous content. The coursework requires students to engage in independent and analytical assignments.
  • What is the difference between Pre-AP and General Education Classes?
The curricula for both Pre-AP and General Ed courses are built on the core academic curriculum following the California Core Standards. Students enrolled in Pre-AP should expect more in-depth classroom discussion and overall greater academic expectations on assignments and time management.
  • Why should my child take Pre-Advanced classes? 
Pre-AP middle school courses are designed to prepare students for high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP courses are college-level courses taught in a high school setting, generally during the Junior and Senior years. At the end of each AP course an AP Exam is given. Qualifying scores on the AP Exams can possibly enable students to receive college credit and/or advanced standing at a university or college. 
  • Why is SpringBoard™ unique?
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.