Advanced Placement & Dual Credit

***Dual Credit:  From GISD Grading and Grouping policy, students enrolled in Dual Credit may not exempt a semester final.  Students who choose to take an AP exam will still be responsible for taking the semester exam.***

Advanced Placement

AP classes

Sachse High School offers advanced placement courses in a wide variety of subjects. Students enrolled in these college-level courses may take an examination in the spring, the results of which are used by many colleges and universities to award college credit.

For more information about AP classes, syllabi and exams please go to the college board site.

Below are the class offerings for Advanced Placement courses at Sachse High School.



  • 2-D Art and Design
  • 3-D Art Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Studio Art

Computer Science

  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles



  • English Literature & Composition
  • Literature & Composition
  • Seminar
  • Research
  • Pre-AP English I
  • Pre-AP English II


Foreign Languages

Foreign Language

  • German Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature and Culture



  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics



  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 
  • Physics C: Mechanics

Social Studies

Social Studies

  • Economics
  • Government
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Psychology
  • United States Government and Politics
  • World History: Modern

AP exam registration

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Sachse High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they are enrolled in. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the 2020 AP exams, students at Sachse High School will be registering online through AP College Board using the students myAP College Board account.

This year the district will pay all exams fees for students who attend the required number of study session in that content area (see back for more details.) 

If you do not attend the study sessions the cost will be $94 ($29 if qualify for free/reduced lunch*)

*If you participate in the free/reduced lunch program, please remember to check the box when registering.

Any student who registers for an exam and does not take it, will be charged a $40 restocking fee.

Please contact your AP teacher, LaNetra Fuller, and/or Robert Quach if you have any questions.

AP study sessions

Students must attend full study sessions for EACH content area in which they take an AP exam in order to receive a fee waiver for that exam.

Students who currently receive testing accommodations through special education or 504 must apply to receive these same accommodations on College Board tests. If you are not already approved, you must complete a consent form and return to Mrs. Primm in the counseling office.


National Math and Science Initiative 

Students must attend all 3 NMSI Saturday Study Sessions for each content area to be eligible for the district test fee waiver for AP exams within that content area. 

Sessions are from 8:30 am - 12:45 pm on Saturdays and are listed by subject (Math, English or Science). Get FREE snacks and be eligible for prizes just for attending. 

Buses will transport students from each GISD High School to the study location.



Gladiator Saturday

Gladiator Saturday  

AP Social Studies have Gladiator Saturday Study Session. Students qualify for Social Studies AP exam fee waivers by attending BOTH the December 7th and April 4th Gladiator Saturday Study Sessions. 

Sessions are mornings from 9-12:10pm or afternoons from 1-4:10pm. 

Buses will transport students from each GISD High School to Naaman Forest High School.



Dual Credit

Dual Credit classes

Dual credit course is a college course taken for both high school and college credit. Junior and senior students who meet eligibility requirements can take dual credit courses.

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires testing and advising of students who attend a public college or university. Students must complete an application and take the TSI assessment in order to qualify. There is a deadline for application and testing. Some students may be exempt from TSI through EOC, SAT and/or ACT. TSI exemptions are EOC English II score of 4000, SAT composite of 1070(CR+M) with a minimum of 500 in each area or ACT composite of 23 and a minimum of 19 in English/Math.

A dual credit course is a college level course. Students with great time management skills, strong study skills and a strong willingness to work can be successful in these courses.

Will dual credit courses transfer to other colleges and universities?

Check with potential colleges regarding their policy on dual credit courses.

How can I enroll in dual credit courses?

If you are interested in taking dual credit next year (2019 - 2020), please stop by the counseling office to speak with your counselor and pick up an application.  Dual credit is offered to juniors and seniors in English Language, English Literature, speech and U S History. The application is due in the counseling office on March 5, 2019.  

We will not take applications after March 5th.  

Sachse High School Dual Credit Offerings and Credit Awarding Institutions

  • Clinical Rotation HPRS: El Centro
  • English Language and Composition: Richland College
  • English Literature: Richland College
  • Government: Richland College
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Brookhaven
  • Instructional Practice FTI 
  • Practicum Education Training FTI 2

Dual Credit applications are available in the counselor’s Office.