Bryan ISD Advanced Academics News
Middle and Intermediate School Advanced Academics
As you may have heard in the Bryan-College Station Eagle, Bryan ISD is realigning into a system of Intermediate (grades 5-6) and Middle (7-8) School campuses. As a part of this program, we have been working on what programs will be placed at each of the four campuses. On Monday, March 21st, a proposal was brought to the School Board and approved that will assure that advanced programming will be available at all four campuses for school year 2017-2018.
Middle school grades (7-8) will be housed at the Stephen F. Austin and Davila campuses.
SFA will retain the Odyssey Academy, Davila will house INQUIRE
Intermediate school grades (5-6) will be at the Jane Long and Sam Rayburn campuses
Jane Long will be the home of a new program, the Pre-INQUIRE Academy. This will be a rigorous program intending to prepare students to successfully make the transition from the Elementary grades to the INQUIRE Academy in 7th and 8th grades.
Rayburn will also host an advanced program, Pre-Odyssey. Like Pre-INQUIRE, Pre-Odyssey will prepare students for the rigors of the Odyssey program.
Over the next 500 or so days, we will be working tirelessly to build policies, create curriculum structures, and to develop a staffing strategy that supports Bryan ISD's commitment to a world-class advanced academics program, and commitment to the students of the Bryan community.
SAT Prep Session
The district will be offering a Saturday prep session for the SAT in anticipation of the May 7th SAT. This session is open to all students who are taking the SAT in May.
The session will serve as introductions to the structure and content of the exam, as well as offering strategies for exam success.
SAT Prep Session:
April 23 from 8-12
Location: Rudder High School Cafe
Students should sign up at their home campus. I will be by to pick up the sign in sheets on Thursday, April 21st
Upcoming AP Exam Dates
Dates for Upcoming AP Exams
Computer Science A
Spanish Language and Culture
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
English Literature and Composition
Japanese Language and Culture
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Chinese Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
United States History
Studio Art—last day for Coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly
Physics C: Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
United States Government and Politics
French Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
English Language and Composition
Italian Language and Culture
Comparative Government and Politics
The Bryan ISD Scholars Program will be offered at Rudder High School from June 13 – June 23, 12:30pm to 3:30pm, Monday through Thursday. In addition, Scholars will meet four Saturdays (free if you attend the Summer sessions) in the fall prior to the PSAT test which will be given in October. Dates, times, and location for the Saturday meetings will be given to students in June.
The district has initiated this program for the following reasons:
¨ Increase your student’s scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT),
¨ Increase the number of scholarships received by your student,
¨ Increase your student’s chances of being accepted to a prestigious college/university,
¨ Increase your student’s chances of being a National Merit Semifinalist.
The program is offered for $80 (students qualifying for free or reduced lunch will pay $40) and is comparable to private training programs that cost hundreds of dollars.
The content of the program will enable students to learn techniques and strategies for answering questions on the verbal and math portions of the PSAT and SAT. The teachers chosen to teach this program are highly trained professionals who are knowledgeable about PSAT/SAT testing. They have been selected for their commitment, instruction expertise, and ability to motivate students.
The deadline for registration and payment is May 1, 2016 and may be returned to:
BHS: Blake Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org
RHS: Dora Cruz, email@example.com
BCHS: Tommy Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact:
Advanced Academics Coordinator
- Members of Odyssey Academy entered the George Bush Library art contest. 6th grader Sarah Denman placed 2nd in the middle school category.
- 6th and 7th graders in Odyssey academy entered the national Toshiba Exploravision contest. Four teams from the 7th grade received exceptional merit and placed in the top 10%.
- 88 projects were entered in the regional Technology Student Association competition. 11 came in 1st, 9 came in 2nd, 9 came in 3rd, a total of 66 are advancing to the state competition in April in Waco.
Dr. Wallis speaks with Naveen Cuhna about SFA's Odyssey Academy
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Bryan High School's IB program
Keep that in mind. At Bryan ISD, we offer the Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12 at Bryan High School. We had a 90% Diploma passage rate, without the benefit of Primary and Middle Years Programs. What does that say about the quality of our IB program?