Emma Kern, a freshman Smithson Valley student, piles herself with Pre-AP classes because of the multiplier. But, when she compares her GPA with NEISD students, she realizes that the higher multiplier gives advantages that may not be fair.
According to the College Board, the average cost of a school year at private colleges averages around $34,740 while public school costs average around $9,970. However, some students are cutting these costs by taking college level courses in high school.
Soon after students completed the necessary forms and applied to take dual credit courses for the 2016-2017 school year, counselor Desiree Meza received an email from a representative for the Alamo Colleges explaining that there what would be a new regulation in regards to how many of these courses could be taken
Application deadlines for dual credit courses are just around the corner, and while some students may be completing the final steps, others may be asking themselves what exactly is ‘dual credit’, and what does it mean for me as a student?
Dual credit is a program available to sophomores through seniors where these students can chose to take certain classes that allow them to be simultaneously enrolled, and earning college credits, at San Antonio College (SAC), while still in high school.
AP exams have haunted students since their first step in any Advanced Placement course, however there may be an escape from these end of the year exams.