Alliance Ted K. Tajima HS Among the first to join the new College Board Pre-AP Program
New Pre-AP program offers instructional resources and classroom-based assessments to improve college readiness for all students
Los Angeles, CA — Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School was selected from over 1,000 schools worldwide that will participate in the new Pre-AP Program next school year. Pre-AP is designed to give all students the opportunity to learn the foundational knowledge and skills they need to be successful in Advanced Placement and other college-level coursework. The College Board selected Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School as a partner who is committed to college readiness for all students.
Participation in challenging coursework helps prepare students for success in high school and beyond. However, less than 50% of U.S. high school students are ready for college. And more than 300,000 high school students aren’t taking AP courses and exams that they’ve demonstrated the potential to succeed on, based on their scores on an SAT Suite assessment. With this data in mind – along with feedback from teachers who’ve said they’d like to help shape a curriculum that prepares students before they enter an AP class – the College Board has developed the Pre-AP Program.
Pre-AP courses in English, Biology and Art will be offered to all incoming freshman students. The Pre-AP Program objectives are to:
- Significantly increase the number of students who are able to access and complete college-level work—like AP—before leaving high school.
- Improve the college readiness of all students.
Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School will receive an official Pre-AP designation for each course and the chance to bring engaging coursework to all their students. This designation signals consistent, high standards in focused courses that help build, strengthen, and reinforce student’s content knowledge and skills.