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Advanced Academics

ADVANCED ACADEMICS

22-23 OHS AP Parent Night Slideshow Link

22-23 OHS AP Parent Night

Advanced Academics includes Advanced Placement (AP) classes, Dual Credit classes, UT OnRamps classes, and the Alamo Academies. Some of these classes and programs require an application process for students to qualify. 

Dual Credit students are simultaneously enrolled in their high school classes while also taking college classes through one of the Alamo Colleges. Most, although not all, Dual Credit classes are offered on campus and stacked with AP and Advanced classes so students can take advantage of the AP program as well. Dual Credit students earn college credit by completing their courses with a C average or higher. This credit is transferable to Texas public college/universities and some private.

Please reach out to the Academic Dean and/or Student Success Advisor with any questions about Advanced Academics.

  • Jennifer Bishop, Academic Dean (jennifer.bishop@nisd.net)

It's been another tough year. But the finish line is in sight. As your students prepare for their upcoming AP® Exam, remind them that:

No matter what their scores are, students who take an AP course and exam show colleges they've persisted through challenging coursework. 

Building confidence starts with self-care and preparation. Here are six tips for students as they prepare for their AP Exam.

Utilizing the free resources in AP Classroom can help them check their understanding and get quick feedback on their areas of strength and where they need more practice.

AP Daily: Live Review

Connect students with live review sessions as they practice for their upcoming AP Exams. This year's live review, from April 18–28, is all new and includes Q&As. Watch live on our YouTube channel or the recordings in AP Classroom. Share this schedule (.pdf/85 KB) with your students. Sincerely, Advanced Placement Program

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are challenging classes designed to prepare students for college. Students do not earn college credit by taking AP classes; they must earn a 3, 4 or 5 on the AP exam to earn college credit.

Qualifying AP Exam Scores are generally accepted at colleges/universities nationwide. Use AP Credit Policy to see what your colleges will accept.

AP Tests are paid for in MYSCHOOLBUCKS program.  Each exam is $40.00 or $20.00 if you qualify for the reduced lunch program. 

OnRamps students are simultaneously enrolled in their high school classes while also taking college classes through UT Austin.

The high school teacher is responsible for evaluating and awarding the student's high school grade. The college instructor is responsible for evaluating and awarding the student's college grade.

Based on the grade received in the college course, students can accept college credit transferable to Texas public colleges/universities.

Dual Credit

DUAL CREDIT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 4, 2022

Did you know that taking Dual Credit courses in high school can save you time and money. 

Approximate cost per course:

UT: $1200

UTSA: $1100

TAMU: $1300

TX ST: $1250

TTU: $1300

In the Dual Credit program, you have the opportunity to take multiple college courses that can help you towards your college graduation requirements. 

 

What do you need to do?

1. Complete the Apply Texas Application by 3-4-22

2. Create login for ACES account

3. Complete modules and student orientation in ACES 

4. Submit parent consent form 

5. Submit qualifying TSI test scores 

 


If your student is currently enrolled in a Dual Credit Course you do not need to re-apply.  You do need to complete the Dual Credit Interest Form and retake any portions of the TSI that were not previously passed. 

 

DUAL CREDIT INTEREST FORM


Dual Credit Courses Available at O'Connor

Be aware that some of these classes do require a prerequisite.

Click Here to see how these credits will transfer to any Texas school

OHS COURSE NAME

COLLEGE COURSE NAME

COLLEGE

CREDIT HR

Biology AP/D

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407

NWV College

8

Environmental Science AP/D

BIOL 2406

NWV College

4

English 3 AP/D

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302

NWV College

6

Eng 4 H/D

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302

NWV College

6

English 4 AP/D

ENGL 2332 and ENGL 2333

NWV College

6

ISM College Algebra H/D

MATH 1414

NWV College

4

Adv Pre-Calculus D

MATH 1414 and 2412

NWV College

8

Calculus AB AP/D

MATH 2413

NWV College

4

Calculus BC AP/D

MATH 2413 and 2414

NWV College

8

World History AP/D

HIST 2321 and HIST 2322

NWV College

6

US History AP/D

HIST 1301 and HIST 1302

NWV College

6

Pharmacology D

PHRA 1301

**NWV College**

3

Medical Terminology D

HITT 1305

**NWV College**

3

Law & Public Safety D

CRIJ 1301

**NWV College**

3

Court Systems & Practices D

CRIJ 1306

**NWV College**

3

Advanced Plant & Soil D

AGRI 1315/1307

Palo Alto College

3 - 6

Floral Design D

FMKT 1301

Palo Alto College

3

Adv Floral Design D

FMKT 2331

Palo Alto College

3

Wildlife Fish & Eco D

AGRI 2330

Palo Alto College

3

Child Guidance D

CDEC 1319

San Antonio College

3

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Alamo Academies is a two year Dual Credit program offered through the Alamo Colleges. Only 10th grade students can apply and should plan to stay with the program for the duration of 11th-12th grades.

There are 5 different programs offered with multiple degree paths as well as the opportunity for a paid summer internship. The programs are offered FREE of charge but equivalent to a $12,000 college scholarship.

*Application and qualifying test scores required to enroll in Alamo Academies.

 

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