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Intermediate & Middle School Advanced Academics

Academy Information Handouts

Honors/Pre-AP Classes 

BISD offers accelerated academic programs. These classes are designed to extend and enrich the content of the regular curriculum while preparing students for advanced classes through middle school and high school. These college preparatory classes will provide challenging research opportunities for students with high interest in academic exploration and include out-of-class assignments. Students must be able to balance the time requirements of all their academic classes as well as extra-curricular activities in which they choose to participate. Students who take Pre-AP/Honors/Pre-IB classes, followed by AP, IB, or Dual Credit are more prepared for the rigors of post-secondary education and are more likely to be successful in college. Honors and Pre-AP courses are designed to challenge the academically able student as well as the gifted student.


Advanced Academic Academies

Students also have the opportunity to apply for two specialized academies, which select students based on an application process each spring. Each academy offers advanced courses and transportation from the student’s zoned campus.

  • Inquire Academy is Bryan ISD’s gifted academy for intermediate (Jane Long IS)  and middle school (Arthur Davila MS) students. It offers students the opportunity to earn high school credits while in middle school. Students may earn credits in foreign language, fine arts, math, and science.   (7-8)
  • Odyssey Academy is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Academy for intermediate (Sam Rayburn IS) and middle school (Stephen F. Austin MS). It provides an interdisciplinary, technology-rich environment allows students to follow the “Mission to Mars” theme on a journey to colonize Mars throughout their three years in the program. Students have the opportunity to earn high school credits in middle school.  For more information, please visit: Odyssey Academy.