Advanced Academics

Advanced Academics

Students are encouraged to take challenging Advanced Academics courses, such as middle school Honors courses and Advanced Placement, Dual Credit and OnRamps courses later in high school. Teachers for these courses are trained in advanced methodology and curriculum. Advanced Academics courses are offered in English, mathematics, science, social studies and other selected areas. Additional information regarding Advanced Academic courses may be obtained by consulting the College & Career Readiness website.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses (High School):  AP courses are offered in high school and follow college-level curricula to prepare students for AP examinations given in May. Students in Advanced Placement courses are expected to take an Advanced Placement examination in each course taken. College credit(s) may be earned based on successful completion of the course and an acceptable score on the exam based on each individual college’s criteria. There is a fee associated with taking the exam.

Honors Courses Academic courses that lead to Advanced Placement, Dual Credit and OnRamps courses are referred to as Honors courses. Honors courses can be taken in grades 6 – 12. Emphasis is given to the skills and strategies students need to succeed in advance high school courses and in post- secondary education.

Gifted and Talented Secondary students who are identified as gifted and talented are served through
our Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP), and Gifted and Talented (GT) courses. In order for students to continue to be served, they must be enrolled in at least one of the Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit or OnRamps courses NISD offers.