Secondary Advanced Academics
Intermediate and Middle School Grades (5-8)
Starting in 5th grade, students will have the opportunity to enroll in subject-specific advanced courses. These courses will be in the core subject areas, starting with Math and English in 5th grade and adding Science and Social Studies in 7th grade. All academically advanced students are highly encouraged, but not required, to enroll in at least 1 advanced course every year.
In addition to core classes, advanced students will be encouraged to participate in academic competitions, such as UIL. Students can also continue to take advantage of Credit by Examination to test out of courses for which the content is already known. For students who accelerate into high school level courses in intermediate or middle school, accommodations will be made to enable students to take higher-level courses.
New for the 2023-24 school year!!
Our Advanced Academics Fine Arts Academy is expanding to Smith Intermediate! As the class of 2031 grows up, so does AAFAA! If you child qualifies for GT or Advanced services, they are eligible to apply for any open spots for the 24-25 school year.
High School Grades (grades 9-12)
Academic offerings will be similar in structure to previous grade levels. In addition to general advanced courses, advanced students will be encouraged to enroll in Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses. If you're not sure which of those course types will work best for you, here is an article from Dallas Morning News that, although old, may help.