Advanced Academics DepartmentAlief offers many program options for advanced level students through the Advanced Academics Department. Students who are identified as gifted through the district's screening process are eligible for participation in the elementary gifted programs: PEP and Quest, Elementary AIMS, and Intermediate AIMS. Identified GT students receive GT services through thePre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) and Advanced Placement (AP) classes in middle and high school. All students may sign up for Pre-AP and AP courses through the open enrollment process.
The goal of Alief’s Advanced Academics Department is to provide differentiated opportunities for students to elaborate, think originally, think flexibly, and produce new ideas as they become self-directed learners who are competent in thinking, research, and communications.
The Advanced Academics Department also works to promote college awareness and college prep through Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), and to provide access to college testing opportunities throughout the school year (PSAT, SAT & ACT).Tracy Scholz, Ed.D. - Advanced Academics Coordinator
Debbie Stolpa - Advanced Academics SpecialistWillette Guinhawa-Ho
Advanced Academics Testing Specialist
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Lone Star Leadership Academy Camp
Nominate your outstanding 4th-8th graders for summer 2020 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps online at www.educationinaction.org/nominate.Outstanding 4th-8th graders travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston area to join delegations of other distinguished students from across Texas for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to significant Texas destinations. Participants explore notable Texas sites, learn about unique careers from professionals, and work in small groups to develop specific leadership skills. In addition to improving their leadership abilities, participants gain self-confidence and independence and develop new friendships with other high-achieving students from across the state. Nominees must be in 4th-8th grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate leadership ability, and be involved in school/community activities.
Nomination Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020