Key Elements for Success


  • We have an active advisory board for BioMed and STEM, and an active PTO who meet regularly to ensure we are keeping up with our designation, raise funds and raise awareness for both our communities.




  • We have an extensive MOU with Galveston College to help our students prepare for college and beyond! For a copy of the MOU, please contact Deb Jones, Financial Officer at debrajones@gisd.org.
  • To help students succeed, students in 9th and 10th grades are placed in cohorts with their peers.





  • Interested in your pathway?





  • Need information on enrollment?   Visit the GISD website at https://www.gisd.org/Domain/15
  • Are you a current Galveston Island 8th grader? Click to find out when we will visit your school:




  • Do you have questions regarding our Instructional Practices? We have created a quick Information page:




  • What else do we offer? Click below to see a list of extra-curricular activities:




  • Find out what types of internship and externship opportunities we offer:





  • Senior Capstone Project description:




  • Student Portfolio Plans:





  • Ball Prep Academy's Literacy Plan:




  • Ball Prep Academy's Summer Bridge/Assessment Program:








Ball Prep Academy, located within Ball High School, is a TSTEM Designated Campus by the Texas Education Agency!

Annually, we renew our designation certification with the Texas Education Agency to ensure that we are meeting the blueprint benchmarks that are set forth.


Blueprint Benchmarks include:

  • Mission driven leadership
  • TSTEM Culture
  • Student Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Academy Advancement and Sustainability