Advanced Academics

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Castleberry ISD offers Advanced Placement courses to high school students who are ready to engage in college level course content and rigorous academics. Courses are available in:

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • English 3
  • English 4
  • Physics
  • United States History
  • World History

The AP Program offers college level instruction to the academically successful high school student with the option of taking an Advanced Placement examination and possibly qualifying for college credit. AP students are expected to work at an accelerated pace and to engage in outside reading and independent study.

AP courses are open to students with the prerequisite coursework along with STAAR scores and teacher recommendations. Students who choose to enroll should be prepared for the increased academic rigor of these courses. AP courses concentrate on providing students with rigorous college level academic instruction while preparing students for the AP exam associated with the course.

Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) Program

Beginning in the 6th grade Castleberry ISD offers Pre-AP courses in language arts, science, math (in 8th grade algebra can be taken for high school credit) and social studies.

Pre-AP courses are built on core curriculum at an academically advanced level. These courses are aligned with AP course descriptions generated by College Board. Students must understand and be prepared for the increased academic rigor of these courses. Pre-AP students are expected to engage in outside reading and independent study. Pre-AP courses are open to students with prerequisite coursework/grades, along with required TAKS scores and teacher recommendations.