Students in grades 7-12 are served through differentiation of the curriculum in individual classes and in the district’s Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement Programs. Students may choose Pre-Advanced Placement or Advanced Placement classes that are offered in reading, language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, Career and Technology courses (CTE), Languages Other Than English (LOTE).
The content, scope, and sequence of the Advanced Placement (AP) classes are consistent with the AP curriculum; but the process and products are differentiated for gifted students. Advanced Placement classes are available in the core disciplines; college credit may be received after participation in AP classes and successfully passing the appropriate AP exams or through dual enrollment with a university. Gifted and talented secondary students are also served through advanced fine arts and career and technology classes.
Kennemer STEAM, Reed Middle, and Kennemer Middle are piloting SpringBoard curriculum for English and Math in grades 6-8. Students who qualify for GATE are encouraged to participate in the SpringBoard courses available to them.
The Academic Decathlon is a team offered at Duncanville High School designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. Students are provided training in a classroom setting that includes interview techniques, essay writing, and speech preparation, as well as music, art, literature, mathematics, economics, social science, and the Super Quiz. Students compete at the regional level with an opportunity to progress to the state and national level.
The chess club is offered after school at Duncanville High School.
Credit by Exam
Students have the opportunity to acquire credit via the Credit by Exam program. Further information is available at the Duncanville High School page.