Students can take college courses while in high school and receive both high school and college credit for them.
AP exams are given in May. Students who score a 3 or above may receive college credit for their AP class. Students should check with the college they plan to attend for AP requirements.
Students who are enrolled in IB courses and score a 4 or above on the IB exam may receive college credit for the course.
Students who began high school before the 2011-2012 school year (this year's Juniors and Seniors) are required to take the TAKS tests each year and must pass the Exit Level TAKS test in four areas (English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies) in order to graduate.
Students who began 9th grade in the 2011-2012 school year or after must pass STAAR/EOC exams in the following classes in order to graduate: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English I, English II, English III, World Geography, World History, and United States History.