Advanced Placement


Advanced Placement Classes

Advanced Placement AP® classes offer students the opportunity to experience college-level curriculum while still in high school. Students can earn college credit with qualifying scores on the AP® exams taken in May of each school year.

In CFBISD, students can choose from 30 AP® classes.

Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement Courses

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. It allows high school students to undertake college-level academic learning in AP courses, and gives them the opportunity to show that they have mastered the advanced material by taking the AP Exams. Students can receive credit, advanced placement, or both from colleges and universities that participate in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. It is important for students to check with the college or university they plan to attend regarding the AP Exam credit qualifications it will accept.

AP courses make substantial academic demands on students. Most courses are a full year in length. Students are required to do considerable outside reading and other assignments and to demonstrate the analytical skills and writing abilities expected of first year students in a strong college program. This experience helps students develop the intellectual skills and self-discipline they will need in college.

What is Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP)?
Pre-Advanced Placement courses begin at grade six in English, mathematics, social studies and science. They are intended to ensure that middle and high school students are taught the skills, concepts, and habits of mind needed for college.

All Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD teachers are provided professional development resources and services to equip them with the strategies and tools they need to engage their students in high-level learning.

All Pre-Advanced Placement courses and general education courses are required to use the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The Pre-Advanced Placement courses are modified by adding depth, complexity and pacing. All Pre-Advanced Placement courses and general education courses are required to use the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The Pre-Advanced Placement courses are modified by adding depth, complexity and pacing.

More information regarding Advanced Placement (AP):

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/what-is-ap

 2021 Advanced Placement Testing Calendar:

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/exam-calendar