• Dual Credit and Advanced Placement (AP) Overview

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    Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment programs provide students the opportunity to take free college courses during the school year where they can earn college credits along with high school credits toward graduation. Students are also able to demonstrate their readiness for college level coursework.

    At Austin HS, our Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment partners are Houston Community College and The University of Texas at Austin through their UT OnRamps Program, respectively.  Students are taught by an Austin HS teacher, HCC instructor or a UT instructor collaborating with an Austin HS teacher.


    Read More:  Dual Credit Overview

    Dual Credit Presentation

    Dual Credit Presentation (Spanish)

    HISD Dual Credit Information






    Advanced Placement (AP®) courses are college-level courses developed by the College Board®.  These courses offer students the opportunity to challenge themselves with college-level work and potentially earn college credit and/or skip introductory courses.  AP® courses also allow students to demonstrate their readiness for college level coursework.

    Austin HS offers more than 10 Advanced Placement® courses taught by Austin HS teachers.  Students can request to take AP® courses during the spring course selection process and by speaking directly with their grade level counselor.

    Advanced Courses - Grade Level Recommendations

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    Resources for Parents & Students - https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/for-parents

    Resources for Parents & Students - https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/what-is-ap

    AP Credit Policy Search – Learn more about the credit policies offered by colleges & universities. https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies