• Current Secondary EAS Entrance and Maintenance Standards

    Click the title above to view and/or print a one page comparison for G/T & EAS (PreAP/AP) current year standards.  Standards are reviewed and updated annually based on relevant STAAR/EOC standards published for the state of Texas prior year test results. Generally,  to enroll in an EAS (PreAP/AP) course for the FIRST time, the student should have met 2 of the 3 suggested guidelines:

    1. “MEETS GRADE LEVEL” standard on the prior year content area STAAR/EOC (or have a 60th national percentile rank on a content area standardized achievement test,
    2. “MEETS GRADE LEVEL” standard on the current year content area STAAR/EOC (or have a 60th national percentile rank on a content area standardized achievement test,
    3. 85 final average in the previously completed prerequisite core content area course.

    To maintain enrollment in an EAS (PreAP/AP) course, the expectations are as follows: 

    1. The student must have an 80 first semester average in each EAS course to automatically continue in that EAS course for the second sem If the student does not have an 80 average, the student and parent may sign a probationary agreement to continue in the course for the second semester until the end of the year.
    2. The student must have an 80 final average in each EAS course at the end of the year OR have a score on the relevant STAAR/EOC that “MEETS” the assessment standard to automatically continue in the subsequent content area EAS course. If the student meets neither the grade nor STAAR/EOC standards, the student will be exited from the EAS content area and may re-enroll by meeting the initial content area entry requirements or guidelines.
    3. Additionally, in Math 7 GT-EAS/EAS and grade 8 Algebra I EAS/GT-EAS:
      • If the student does not have a Math 7 GT-EAS/EAS final average of 80 or higher AND does not “MEET” the Math 8 STAAR standards, the student will be enrolled in regular Math 8 during the subsequent school year.
      • If the student’s final average for grade 8 Algebra I EAS/GT-EAS courses is below 80 AND does not “MEET” the Algebra 1 EOC standards, the student will be directed to the EAS Director and the Secondary Math Director regarding subsequent year course enrollment.

    When students enroll, students and parents sign and return a copy of either the High School or Junior High and Middle School Enrollment Agreement provided in the links below or through the counselors:

     High School EAS Enrollment Agreement

    Junior High and Middle School EAS Enrollment Agreement