LVHS Guide: College Credit Courses

08/20/2021

College Credit Opportunities

LVISD offers a variety of classes for those students who wish to pursue a more rigorous preparation for post-secondary studies. Our secondary Advanced Academic courses offer opportunities for students to work above their current grade level and prepare to potentially earn college credit while still in high school. LVHS currently offers 26 different courses with opportunity to obtain college credit. Students can do this through AP courses, Dual Credit Courses, or Onramps. Learn more about each opportunity below.


-LVHS Team

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OnRamps

Dual Enrollment - On Ramps (OR)
OnRamps works through a dual enrollment model. Using a hybrid delivery approach, students meet rigorous university-level college readiness standards and have the opportunity to earn UT Austin credit from a UT faculty member and high school credit from their local teacher. All OnRamps courses can be applied to the Texas Common Core and are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Texas.

2021 - 2022 OnRamps Parent Information Presentation


COLLEGE CREDIT: Transferability, Grades, & Transcripts

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Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement is a program run by the College Board (the makers of the SAT) that allows you to take courses at your high school, which may earn you college credit and/or qualify you for more advanced classes when you begin college.

https://www.collegeboard.org/

Checking Your AP Score

AP Exams are administered the end of May. The results come in July.

New Legislature passed that colleges must accept a 3 on AP exams for credit. Colleges may award credit based on your AP score.

To check AP scores / College credit awarded:

1. Go to www.collegeboard.org

2. Click “For Students” at top of site;

3. Click on AP in “College Tests”;

4. Click on “AP Credit Policy Info” (on the left);

5. Enter the college name;

6. Click there for the institution’s AP credit and placement policy.

•You will be able to see what score is required on an AP exam to receive credit. You will also be able to see the course for which the credit will substitute.

Dual Credit

Dual Credit (DC)
The Dual Credit program with Alamo Colleges and Angelo State University allows eligible high schools students to earn college credit for certain high school courses. In order for a student to participate, their high school must be approved to offer dual credit courses. Dual Credit students can take courses during the fall and spring semesters only

DC Parent Presentation 2021/22

Academic Supports

As an ASU student, you have access to all our academic support services, including the Writing Center, Math Lab and Upswing, our 24/7 online tutoring service. Log in to Upswing with your ASU username and password. If you have tutoring questions, contact freshman_college@angelo.edu.


Alamo District Colleges have tutoring with both in-house tutors and external tutors through Brainfuse. Students will be directed to tutors from their home colleges. Brainfuse Online Tutoring can be accessed from inside ACES or your Canvas course:

  • Select Live Help if you have a quick question – sessions are 30 minutes.
  • Select Tutor Match if you want to work with one of Northeast Lakeview College’s in-house tutors.
  • Select Writing Lab if you want a paper reviewed in 24 hours.

You have 7 hours for use with Live Help and the Writing Lab. Your time in Tutor Match is unlimited, so book as many appointments as you’d like.

Course Payment Plan

College courses at La Vernia High School and payment information.

Online Academic Payments

Use this link to make online payments for your college courses. You can also make payments to Mrs.Ayers in the counseling center by cash or check made out to La Vernia High School.

College Planning

Please use out Student Guide: College & Career newsletter for more detailed guidance in preparing for college, goal planning, and career exploration.

Noteworthy Reminder

Students who are currently receiving high school Special Education or 504 services and would like to receive equal opportunity supports recognized by their college, must go through each individual institution to make requests. The college will have a Center for Students With Disabilities or Student Affairs Services that will need to be contacted and determine supports.

Contacts

Jackie Simmonds- Coordinator of CTE & CCMR

Jackie.Simmonds@lvisd.org


OnRamps Instructors

English

Amy Maytum- Amy.Maytum@lvisd.org

Kathrine Castillo- Cathrine.Castillo@lvisd.org


US History

Robbin Matney- Robbin.Matney@lvisd.org


Statistics

Charlette Goodwiler -charlette.goodwiler@lvisd.org


Physics

Christie Ross- Christy.Ross@lvisd.org


Steven Verm- AP/UIL Coordinator

Steven.Verm@lvisd.org