Pre-AP Moving to Advanced in the 2021-2022 School Year!
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Cleburne ISD will replace Pre-AP courses with Advanced courses. This will affect courses for grades 6-12 at all Cleburne ISD secondary campuses.The change to Advanced is in response to a College Board policy which requires district to purchase a specific "Pre-AP curriculum" in order to use their naming convention. Cleburne ISD will not purchase the College Board's curriculum. Please be assured that all Advanced courses will continue to be taught at a high level of rigor using Cleburne ISD curriculum. Advanced courses at CHS will continue to be weighted in a student's GPA.
Updates to course names will be reflected in the 2021-2022 secondary course guides. For more information, please see the letter & FAQs below.
Secondary Advanced Academics
Cleburne ISD believes that all students deserve the opportunity to engage in a cognitively challenging curriculum that builds academic independence & connects students to college opportunity & success. As such, Advanced Academics seeks to:
- Intentionally seek out advanced academic learners
- Meet diverse learner needs through differentiation of Cleburne ISD classrooms
- Provide rigorous & relevant learning opportunities that require students to think creatiely, problem solve & generate new ideas
- Develop college ready learners who are skilled in critical thinking, problem solving & research skills.
Cleburne ISD offers the following Advanced Academics opportunites to all secondary students:
Dual Credit Courses
All Cleburne ISD secondary Advanced Academics courses are open-enrollment courses, meaning that any student may opt in to taking the course. Please be advised, some courses do require the successful completion of past coursework, achieving satisfactory scores on exams and/or summer reading/projects in order to remain enrolled in the course. Students & parents seeking information about a specific course are encouraged to contact the student's school counselor: Counseling Staff Directory.
Advanced courses, formerly known as Pre-AP courses, prepare students for college credit courses. Advanced courses use the existing CISD curriculum & add differentiation through Depth & Complexity to create robust, rigorous curriculum that allows students to think critically & problem solve on a deeper level.
Accelerated Math Information (Grades 6-12)
For information about accelerated math in middle school, please visit the CISD Mathematics page.
Advanced Placement (AP) Program
The College Board provides access to rigorous courses that allow students to potentially earn college credit by taking & passing a corresponding exam about course materials. These courses, called Advanced Placement (AP) courses, serve as a conduit for students in preparing for & earning college credit.
Cleburne ISD is proud to offer Cleburne High School students access to AP courses in ELAR, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages & Fine Arts.
To learn more about College Board's AP program, please visit the College Board's AP webpage:
Dual Credit Program
in partnership with Hill College
Cleburne ISD partners with Hill College to provide dual credit courses to Cleburne High School students. Hill College is proud to provide affordable access to post-secondary education.
Students interested in taking dual credit courses while enrolled at Cleburne High School are encouraged to speak to their school counselor to learn more about courses offered & requirements for admission into dual credit courses, including applying to Hill College & taking & passing the TSIA.
University of Texas OnRamps Program
A signature initiative of the University of Texas at Austin, OnRamps is designed to expand access to high-quality educational opportunities across the state of Texas. OnRamps offers distance, dual enrollment for high school students to engage in authentic college experiences. It allows high school campus OnRamps teachers to deepen their content knowledge & impact in their classrooms.
The impact of OnRamps is apparent:
- 72% of OnRamps students enroll in two-year & four-year colleges, compared to 56% of "Non-OnRamps" students across Texas.
- 51% of the OnRamps student cohort will be first-generation in their family to earn a bacherlo's degree.
- Student odds of being eligible for college creadit increase by 21% for each additional year OnRamps teachers engage in OnRamps' professional learning & development.