Blevins Middle School

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Pre-AP Program

Pre-AP Philosophy:

The purpose of the Pre-AP pathway of courses is to prepare students for high school Advanced Placement (AP) classes and AP exams, utilizing them to develop skills for college. Pre-AP is NOT a prerequisite to AP courses and it is important to note that the Pre-AP program is a set of concepts, not a boxed curriculum. There is no application process, students and families may self-select into the program. However, students must enroll in all three Pre-AP courses offered for their grade level.

Pre-AP Courses:

7th Grade:

  • English
  • Science
  • World Geography

8th Grade:

  • English
  • Science
  • U.S. History

Why not Math? Math classes in Poudre School District are sequential. Once students are placed in the proper math level, they progress through the sequence, regardless of course selections in other areas. The PSD Math Curriculum offers opportunities for acceleration within it's own coursework and based on the ability of the student.

Successful Pre-AP students:

  • Consistently earn A's and B's in core academic classes
  • Consistently score Proficient or Advanced on TCAP tests and High or High-Average on MAPS tests
  • Have an independent work ethic, well-developed study habits, strong citizenship and good attendance
  • Have strong parental support
  • Demonstrate more complex and mature composition skills and higher level thinking skills
  • Have the ability to manage independent reading and outlining, internet research and an independent science fair project
  • Commit to the program for the entire school year

Blevins Pre-AP Belief Statements:

  • A balanced learning environment between school, home and community
  • An opportunity for all students to perform to their ability and/or interest
  • Appropriate challenges for all students
  • A variety of enrichment and enhancement opportunities
  • A climate to encourage each student's personal development
  • The opportunity to learn life-long skills for success

If you have questions, please contact Diane Schultz at 488-4009 or dschultz@psdschools.org for further information.

FYI:  On the back of the class registration form, students selecting PreAP classes will be required to sign the following statement along with a parent:

PreAP Commitment Statement

Students who are successful in the PreAP program typically:

Earn A’s and B’s consistently in their core academic classes
Consistently score Proficient or Advanced on CSAP
Consistently score High or High-Average on the MAPS tests
Have an independent work ethic, well-developed study habits, strong citizenship and attendance, and strong parental guidance and support
Demonstrate more complex and mature composition skills and higher level thinking skills
Have the ability to manage independent reading and outlining, internet research, and an independent science fair project

I have read the guidelines and agree to fulfill the expectations for inclusion in PreAdvanced Placement classes at Blevins. I understand this is a full year commitment to all three PreAP classes.

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