Northside ISD and Stevens High School recognize the value of student participation in advanced academic coursework and encourages students to graduate from high school with at least one advanced academic credit such as Advanced Placement (AP) Dual Credit, or OnRamps dual enrollment course. The key benefit of early exposure to postsecondary education is the authentic entry point to college expectations it provides for students and their families. In addition, earning transferable college credit while in high school accelerates degree completion by reducing the costs and impact of student loans and increasing lifetime earning potential.
Dual Credit: Alamo Community College system offers a wide variety of Dual Credit courses that allow eligible high school students to earn college credit for certain high school courses in which they are currently enrolled while completing their high school requirements. Dual Credit instructors are high school teachers that also have qualifications to teach and convey the college course credit. There is an enrolment process that must be started by mid February the year prior to beginning classes.