Advanced Academics Courses

Advanced Academics

Advanced Academics is an umbrella term that includes the differentiated programs and services Castleberry ISD offers to its advanced and high potential learners. These programs and services are specially designed to extend, enrich, and/or accelerate the standard school program in order to meet the needs of our students. These programs and services include differentiated small groups, weekly elementary Gifted and Talented classes, Gifted and Talented/Advanced Academics classes at the middle and high school levels, Advanced Placement classes, Dual Credit, and Dual Enrollment OnRamps courses at the high school level, and subject- or grade-level acceleration at all levels.

Vision

 Advanced Academics contributes to creating a culture of intentional excellence through its commitment to all students who have the capability, potential or motivation to access advanced academic curriculum and instruction.

Mission

In order to support Castleberry ISD students in creating a culture of excellence,  Advanced Academics will:

1. Support the potential in all students.
2. Challenge students with advanced capabilities through differentiation and responsive instruction.
3. Respond to the  needs of advanced and high potential learners across all populations equitably.
4. Collaborate with academic content areas to enhance, develop and implement responsive, rigorous and relevant curriculum and instruction that meets the needs of advanced and high potential learners.
5. Research and study to understand and respond to the needs of stakeholders.
6. Provide support to schools through professional learning, materials and resources that build teacher capacity to meet the needs of advanced and high potential learners.
7. Strive  for increased, equitable participation in advanced academics through curriculum development, consistent implementation of Advanced Academic processes and procedures, professional learning, communication with all stakeholders, participation in state and national organizations and promoting the implementation of best practices in the field.