Advanced Academics

  • We only offer courses that prepare students for college and career readiness: AP, Dual Credit and Pre-AP

    • Advanced Placement is a national curriculum set by College Board ( which allows students to gain both high school and college credit. Students must pass the nationally recognized test to receive college credit (high school courses)  
    • Dual Credit is a curriculum set by the state and followed by the local community colleges. Students receive college credit if they pass the course. (high school courses)
    • Pre-Advanced Placement curriculum is meant to prepare students for the rigor and skills in AP and dual credit courses. (middle and high school courses)

    GPFAA AP Testing Information
    The students who qualify will be participating in the College Board Advanced Placement testing during the school day from Monday, May 1st to Friday, May 12th. Students have received specific information for testing as well as the schedule and location for testing. Good luck to all!

    PreAP & AP Classes

    PreAP & AP Contract (English) PDF

    PreAP & AP Contract (Spanish) PDF

    PSAT/ National Merit Scholarship

    The PSAT/NMSQT is scheduled the third week of every October and is administered to 10th and 11th grade students during the school day. This practice test for the SAT is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Hispanic Recognition Program, and the National Scholarship Service for African-American Students. It covers critical reading, writing, and math skills, and can be a valuable predictor for success in higher level courses, for future SAT scores, and for success in college. In partnership with the College Board, GPISD tests all sophomores with the PSAT, giving students an important opportunity to develop early college-readiness behaviors and skills. Students should also plan to take the PSAT in the fall of their junior year. Many scholarship and college applications ask for junior-year PSAT scores.