GDOE implements Pre-AP courses for middle schools

(PNC graphic by Ricky De Guzman)

Guam – To better prepare students for higher education, the Guam Department of Education is moving forward with implementing Pre-Advanced Placement coursework in all middle schools.

In 2017, GDOE adopted a series of Pre-AP courses, such as Pre-AP Reading and Pre-AP Math to be taught in all of Guam’s middle schools. These courses were designed and intended to prepare students for AP courses in high school and eventually…college.

These courses have been implemented at all grades in two middle schools – Oceanview Middle School and L. P. Untalan Middle School – with the other schools offering selected courses with a plan to expand over the next two years.

GDOE’s ultimate goal is to eventually have all schools offer a complete program, from 6th through 8th grade, so that participating students can take better advantage of these courses.

As a part of the Career Pathways Project, the GDOE’s AP and Pre-AP activities are 100 percent federally funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.