Course Length

Full Year

Course Credit


Grade Level

Freshmen, H


Successful completion of Grade 9 General Placement Test + 900 Lexile Score on reading portion of the Grade 9 General Placement test + Teacher

Course Syllabus(For Reference Only)

Students focus on developing reading, writing, and language skills that will be essential for future AP coursework. Advanced texts inspire and prepare students for close, critical reading and analytical writing. Instruction trains the reader to observe the small details in a text to arrive at a deeper understanding of the whole. It also trains the writer to focus on crafting complex sentences, building this foundational skill en route to more sophisticated, longer-form analyses. Students focus on reading closely and analyzing a range of complex literary and informational texts, valuing textual evidence and incorporating it effectively in writing and speaking, and understanding how writers and speakers use specific words and sentences to move the thoughts, emotions, and actions of readers and listeners. As a result of the increased rigor of this Pre-AP course, students read more texts than the regular and honors courses and instruction is delivered at the fastest pace. Students should be able to read and comprehend advanced texts and write grammatically correct, complete sentences.