What are Advanced Academics?
Students, while still in high school, may sign up for advanced academic courses which may lead to college credit. Students should meet with their high school counselors or teachers to obtain more information about these courses and support services. Brennan High School currently has three choices for advanced academic courses:
Advanced Placement (AP)
Students may earn college credit through the College Board AP Examinations which are offered in May of each year. There is a fee for each AP exam. Northside ISD pays a supplement for each AP test taken by students who are sitting in the AP courses. For assistance in paying for the test, talk with your counselor or teacher. AP course offerings may vary by campus. Look for descriptions of these Advanced Placement courses in the Course Catalog.
Dual Credit (DC)
Students may earn both high school and college credits. Students may accrue from three to thirty hours of college credit, depending on the courses. Students are enrolled in college early and are required to take the TSI. Dual credit courses taken at the high schools are tuition-free.
The University of Texas at Austin OnRamps (OnRamps)
OnRamps works through a dual-enrollment model. Using a hybrid delivery approach, students meet rigorous university-level college readiness standards and have the opportunity to earn UT Austin credit from a UT faculty member and high school credit from their local teacher. All OnRamps courses can be applied to the Texas Common Core and are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Texas.
Dr. Michelle Craig
AP and Dual Credit Liason
Student Success Advisor