Advanced Academics Specialist

Mr. Dale Hill



Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Political Science & History- Texas A&M Kingsville

Mr. Dale Hill

Dale Hill is the Advanced Academics Specialist at John Adams Middle School.

Mr. Hill graduated from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas with a double major in political science and history and has completed graduate work at the University of North Texas in Denton and Southern Methodist University’s Gifted Institute. In his more than 30 years in public education, Mr. Hill has been both a middle school and elementary school classroom teacher and has worked in the field of gifted education for the past decade.

Mr. Hill holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. He received that association’s Regional Rising Star Award in 2006. Mr. Hill’s work has also appeared in the national quarterly, Gifted Child Today.

Advanced Academics

  • Mission

    "The Grand Prairie ISD Advanced Academics Program is committed to ensuring that our highest ability learners are challenged to meet their potential and that curriculum and learning opportunities are in line with their needs, interests, and abilities."


    Advanced Courses and Programs of Study

    Pre-AP and AP Programs



    Why PRE AP?

    Free preparation for the challenges in college while still in high school!

    Choose AP

    Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

    A Different Kind of Class

    From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

    Useful Links

    College and Career Readiness

    Duke Tip is a scouting tool for Duke University to put our young scholars “on the map.”  Recognition for high achievement is determined through the SAT test. Duke offers this experience to qualifying 7th grade students.

    SAT Practice