Welcome to Advanced Academics


Philosphy of Advanced Acadmics


The Galena Park Independent School District is dedicated to the development of each student to the extent of individual abilities.  The district has made a commitment to identify and serve gifted and talented students with educational experiences and/or services appropriate to their unique needs.  Students may be enrolled in a variety of programs including, but not limited to, Journeys, Encounters, Pre-Advanced Placement, and Advanced Placement.  Students are provided differentiated learning experiences with an emphasis on the processes of thinking, problem-solving, research, creativity, and communication.


Galena Park High School

Pre-AP and AP

2016 - 17





Pre-AP English I: Erika Fickessen (Hill)

Pre-AP English I: Brady Fish

Pre-AP English II: David Lombardi

Pre-AP English II: Kendra Walker

AP English Language: Amy Calzoncin

AP English Language: Dollie Rodriguez

AP English Literature: Kasey Turner



Pre-AP Algebra II: Sarah Tao

Pre-AP Geometry: Deborah Eaton

Pre-AP Geometry: Anastasia Batsios (Fress)

Pre-AP Pre-Calculus: Miguel Ramirez

AP Calculus: Miguel Ramirez

AP Statistics: Richard Urbano




Pre-AP Biology: Ernesto Benitez

Pre-AP Biology: Jolandria Johnson

Pre-AP Biology: Robin Murray

AP Biology: Catherine Swanson

Pre-AP Chemistry: Maria Vargas

Pre-AP Chemistry: Seir Ortega

AP Chemistry: Maria G. Barraza

Pre-AP Physics: Steven Botello

Pre-AP Physics: Catherine Swanson

Pre-AP Physics: Ila Prasad

AP Physics: Ila Prasad



Pre-AP World Geography: Sean LaBua

AP World History: David Norris

AP US History: Pedro Molinas

AP US History: Charles Waggoner

AP Government: Stephanie Sanchez

AP Government: Charles Waggoner

AP Macroeconomics: Aaron Washington

AP Psychology: Anastasia Batsios (Fress)




Pre-AP Music Theory: Isias Degollado

AP Music Theory: Isias Degollado

AP Art History: Antonio Hurtado

AP Studio Art: Wesley Frey



Pre-AP Spanish: Jose Sanchez

Pre-AP French: Youri Yenga

AP Spanish Language: Erika K. Gonzalez

AP Spanish Literature: Erika K. Gonzalez