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Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, & Support

  Contact Information  

1031 W. Roundbunch Rd.
Bridge City, Texas 77611
Phone: (409) 735-1500
Fax: (409) 735-1512

Grades PK-5 Kimberly Smalley, Director of Primary Instruction

Grades 6-12 and CTE Lindy Welborn, Director of CTE and Secondary Instruction

Administrative Assistant
Randi Sticker

  Definition of Curriculum  

Written curriculum includes curriculum guides (TEKS Resource System), lesson plans (TEKS Resource System or educator developed) and grade records. BCISD teachers have access to TEKS Resource System on line to access the Instructional Focus Documents (IFD) and TEKS Classification Guides as well as vertical alignment documents. BCISD teachers are able to refer to the IFD and write their own lesson plans.

Please see Academic Guidelines and Procedures Under Parent > Handbooks for more information.

  Credit By Exam  

Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University or University of Texas Credit by Examination Tests.  

2023-2024  Credit by Exam Testing dates:

December 5-7, 2023

March 19-21, 2024

June 4-6, 2024

July 9-11, 2024

  • Students in grades 1-5 who are recommended by a district representative and whose parents grant written approval will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction.
  • The student must score at least 80 on each of the tests to be considered eligible for grade-level acceleration.
  • Students in grades 6-12 can earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction if the credit by exam assessment is completed no later than the beginning of the school year in which the student would originally be required to enroll in the course.
  • An exam may not be taken more than twice.
  • Students must score at least 80 on the test to receive course credit.

Credit by Exam can also be administered to students in grades 6-12 who have received prior instruction and have failed a course; had excessive absences; or attended a non-accredited school. These students must score 70% to be accelerated. 

Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Lindy Welborn at

  PSAT and Advanced Placement Tests  

Administration Dates for PSAT/NMSQT and College Advanced Placement Tests are as follows:

PSAT / NMSQT:  October 17, October 18, March 14

PSAT: March 10

SAT:  March 13, April 4

**Dates are subject to change.  For any questions pertaining to dates please reach out to BCHS campus counselors: or**

  Taught Curriculum  

Teachers follow the courses of study and instructional materials provided by the District, the essential knowledge and skills for each subject mandated by the state, and the scope and sequence developed by curriculum writers (TEKS Resource System state team) and reviewed by other teachers (TEKS Resource System state team and BCISD teachers). This review process occurs when our teachers meet in grade levels or departments to review the Vertical Alignment Document (VAD) and Year at a Glance (YAG) to determine the order and time estimated to spend on the unit of instruction.

  Tested Curriculum  

Teacher-made tests, district assessments including TEKS Resource System Assessments following each unit and state assessments are congruent with what is written and taught. Teachers and administrators use test results to assess the status of individual student achievement, to identify general achievement trends of various groups of students, and to modify curriculum and/or instruction as warranted by assessment results.


2023-2024 Dual Credit Classes offered through Lamar State College-Orange

English: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2326

History: HIST 1301, HIST 1302, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306

Science: BIOL 1408. BIOL 1409

Math: MATH 1314

Electives: ECON 2301, PSYC 2301, EDUC 1300, SOCI 1301

ARTS 1301, HUMA 1315, COSC 1301, SPCH 1315

CTE: Medical Terminology, Pharmacy, EMT, Maritime, Process Tech (or Instrumentation) Mechatronics, Cosmetology, Welding, CNA

Lamar State College Orange and Bridge City Independent School District Dual Credit Agreement:  2022-2027