These courses are designed to extend and enrich the content of the regular high school curriculum in English 3, World History, and U.S. History, while preparing students for success in AP English and history classes offered at the senior level. These are intermediary courses for students who feel they are not quite ready for the rigor of AP-level courses.
Pre-AP courses for ninth and tenth-graders are a continuation of Pre-AP courses offered in middle school. They are offered in the four core areas of Pre-AP and the “languages other than English” subjects. They are available for students seeking to take AP or IB courses at the upper levels.
This program enables colleges and secondary campuses to work together to provide students with the opportunity to complete college-level studies during their high school years. Students entering the AP program in Bryan ISD must be prepared for the accelerated and rigorous study of college-level content. The AP program makes examinations for introductory college-level courses available to high school students. It is the expectation that students enrolled in these classes will sit for the AP Exam, thereby gaining the opportunity to earn college credits.
Students in Bryan ISD may simultaneously obtain college credit and high school credit through an agreement between Blinn College and Bryan ISD. Blinn faculty teaches courses on the high school campuses. In order to be enrolled in a dual credit course, students must have a 3.0 GPA, pass the Texas Higher Education Assessment test (or other qualifying test), and pay the required tuition to Blinn College before the course begins. The agreement between Blinn College and Bryan ISD includes the following points:
IB is a two-year program at Bryan High School that can result in an additional international diploma upon graduation. IB Diplomas are recognized at universities around the world. Students enrolled in IB courses, whether pursuing the full diploma or a certificate, are required to take IB exams.
Bryan Collegiate High School is a dual credit high school that partners with Blinn College to allow students the opportunity to simultaneously earn high school and college credit. Students select a university major they are interested in pursuing and follow a specific degree plan as they select Blinn courses. Students can earn an Associate's Degree at the same time they earn their high school diploma. There are no fees associated with Bryan Collegiate, as Bryan ISD and Blinn College cover the full cost of Blinn tuition and books.