Students from the Broadcast, Animation, and Video Strands

College Credit Programs

 

Communications Arts High School offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school through three college credit programs: Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and OnRamps.

DUAL CREDIT

  • affiliated with Northwest Vista College
  • earn up to 42 college credits or 14 courses
  • requires an application process
  • requires passing TSIA2 Test scores or eligible PSAT scores
  • for more information about the Dual Credit program, visit the NVC Dual Credit or contact Jill Barton

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

  • affiliated with College Board
  • no limit on course enrollment
  • no application required
  • must register and pay for AP exam to earn college credit with a score of 3 or higher
  • college credit earned by passing the AP exam and submitting AP scores to eligible colleges or universities
  • for more information about Advanced Placement, visit College Board or contact Carey McCarthy

UT OnRAMPS

  • affiliated with University of Texas at Austin
  • students complete coursework designed by college professors through the same online platforms they will use in college
  • earn two separate grades for college and high school
  • low risk
    • students have the option to decline the course letter grade at the end of the year
    • students accepting credit will have coursework on a UT transcript
  • no limit on course enrollment (suggest a max of 2 per year)
  • no application required
  • each course has its own prerequisites
  • may require TSI2 or SAT test to maintain eligibility
  • for more information about OnRamps, visit UT OnRamps or contact Jaime Frias

The Dual Credit program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school after completing an enrollment process. Each December, non-dual credit students receive an email with information about the dual credit enrollment process from Mrs. Barton, the dual credit liaison. Interested students are added to a Dual Credit Schoology course that contains the various steps and deadlines for enrollment.

COURSES AVAILABLE AT COMARTS

  • ART HISTORY AP/DUAL (ARTS 1301: Art Appreciation)--juniors and seniors
  • AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION 2 DUAL (ARTV 1343/1351: Digital Sound and Digital Video)--seniors only
  • DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS DUAL for ANIMATION STRAND (IMED 1401: Introduction to Digital Media)--sophomores only
  • DIGITAL MEDIA DUAL for AV STRAND (IMED 1401: Introduction to Digital Media)--sophomores only
  • ENGLISH 3 AP/DUAL (ENGL 1301/1302: Composition I & II)--juniors only
  • ENGLISH 4 AP/DUAL (ENGL 2323/2328: British Literature II and American Literature II)--seniors only
  • SPANISH 3 PRE-AP/DUAL (SPAN 2311/2312: Intermediate Spanish I & II)--all grade levels
  • UNITED STATES HISTORY AP/DUAL (HIST 1301/1302: US History I & II)--juniors only

COURSES AVAILABLE AT TAFT

  • BIOLOGY AP/DUAL (BIOL 1406/1407: Biology for Science Majors)--seniors only
  • CALCULUS AB AP/DUAL (MATH 2413: Calculus I)--seniors only
  • CALCULUS BC AP/DUAL (MATH 2414: Calculus II)--seniors only
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AP/DUAL (BIOL 2406: Environmental Biology)--seniors only
  • ISM COLLEGE ALGEBRA AP/DUAL (MATH 1414: College Algebra (PreCal track)--juniors and seniors
  • PRECALCULUS AP/DUAL (MATH 1414: College Algebra)--juniors and seniors
  • STATISTICS AP/DUAL (MATH 1342: Elementary Statistical Methods)--juniors and seniors

*Course offerings are subject to change due to teacher availability and scheduling.

Part of the enrollment process requires testing for college readiness through the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) in three areas: English/Reading, Math, and Writing. Resources for preparing for the TSIA2:

ABOUT AP COURSES

Communications Arts focuses on college prep and look for our students to challenge themselves academically by taking AP courses. To learn more about what Advanced Placement is, visit the College Board site. Students enrolled in AP courses are expected to take their AP exams (including AP courses taken at Taft) in May. Every student has been "opted in" and will have an exam ordered for them. ComArts offers AP courses on 

  • US Government and Politics
  • Calculus AB
  • Human Geography
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • Spanish Literature and Composition
  • US History
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Spanish Language and Composition
  • Psychology
  • English Language and Composition
  • World History
  • Macroeconomics
  • French Language
  • Statistics 

*Course offerings are subject to change due to teacher availability and scheduling.

AP ONLINE PAYMENTS

Payment for AP Tests for current AP students can be made through My School Bucks.

COMM ARTS AP COORDINATOR

Carey McCarthy CAHS AP Coordinator, C205 (210) 397-6043  

HELPFUL LINKS

Students have the opportunity to take a variety of OnRamps courses in math, science, and a fine art. 

  • Arts and Entertainment 
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Physics
  • College Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Geoscience

*Course offerings are subject to change due to teacher availability and scheduling.

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