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.***
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.
Below are the class offerings for Advanced Placement courses at Sachse High School.
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 2022 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 or Tyra Clayton 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 (NMSI)
This is an open initiative for all students that seek to increase performance and participation in Math, Science, English and Social Studies AP exams. To participate students will complete NMSI Study Sessions via Blackboard or teacher-led. By participating in NMSI, students get the following:
- AP Exam Fee Support
- AP Prep Sessions
- AP Mentoring
- Mock Exams and Scoring Service
- Resources, equipment and materials to support AP Math, Science, and English Classrooms
For more information regarding NMSI, please visit the Garland ISD website or contact your AP teacher.
Dual Credit Classes
Dual credit classes allow you to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Dual credit classes are taken on our Sachse High School campus through Dallas College, free of charge. Garland ISD will no longer offer combined AP/DC classes.
The Texas Success Initiative (TSIA2) requires testing and advising of students who attend a public college or university. Students must complete an application and take the TSIA2 assessment in order to qualify. There is a deadline for application and testing. Some students may be exempt from TSIA2 through EOC, SAT and/or ACT. TSIA2 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 classes next year, 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.
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 Counseling Office. Students can also check their Canvas Class page for more information. Deadline for Summer and Fall Registration is Friday, March 25.