Session to provide information on AP, DC classes

Story by Riley Rogers, Staff Writer

Questions about Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses will be answered during an information session from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 26 in the cafeteria.

Associate principal Mark Schroeder said students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about the similarities and differences between AP and DC courses, though expectations and skills required will be the same for both types of courses.

“Both types of courses are required to include more content than a student would see in a regular course,” Schroeder said. “Students must understand that the courses will have a faster pace in order to meet both college and  state requirements.”

Students will also learn of the course requirements, which will also be available in the course guide that students will receive Jan. 17–25 when choice sheets are distributed.

Students can qualify for Dual Credit through TAKS, ACT, SAT or the THEA. DC courses do have a tuition. Tuition for Texarkana College is $85 and Texas A&M University is $200.

Advance Placement courses have no admission restrictions. Cost of an AP course only becomes a factor if the student chooses to take the AP exam in May.

After a short presentation, students and parents will be able to meet the instructors for the dual credit courses and have the opportunity to review course syllabi prior to making decisions on their choice sheets. Choice sheets will be due Friday, Feb. 3.