Katy ISD Announces Katy Advanced Program (KAP) Information Sessions

Parents of Katy ISD fifth-graders, who will be attending junior high in 2021-2022, are invited to learn more about the District’s Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and the Advanced Placement (AP) program.  Three informational sessions will be held via Zoom on the following days: 

·         English Session on Thursday, January 14 at 3 p.m. (Zoom Link)

·         English Session on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 p.m. (Zoom Link)

·         Spanish Session on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 p.m. (Zoom Link)

“Administrators will present an overview of the advanced academic studies in Katy ISD and will address commonly asked questions about student participation in KAP courses,” said Joan Otten, Director of the Katy ISD Gifted and Talented (GT) and Advanced Academics Department.

Katy ISD KAP courses, offered during grades 6-10, are open to all students and are designed to prepare students to be successful in Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken in high school.  These courses provide students the opportunity to engage in college-level studies with the option of taking the AP exam to possibly qualify for college credit.  Research indicates that students who participate in an AP course are more likely to complete an undergraduate program, choose academically challenging majors in college and are prone to pursue an advanced degree.  Katy ISD offers AP courses in English, social studies, science, mathematics, foreign languages, computer science, music and art.

This presentation can also be found on the GT and Advanced Academics website.