CISD to begin offering dual credit courses through TC

Yoe High students will have a new option for gaining college and high school credit starting in the 2017-18 school year.

Cameron Independent School District has finalized plans for providing advanced classes at Yoe High. Dual credit courses will be offered by Temple College on the YHS campus and will be taught by a Temple College professor.

English 1301 and History 1301 will be offered during the Fall 2017 semester. Students must qualify for admission to Temple College by successfully completing either the TSI, ACT, or SAT assessment.

“This is a great opportunity for our students,” CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said. “Students will be able to gain college credit and save some money while getting ahead of the game with college credits.”

Sapp said online class options will continue for junior and senior level students.

CISD has offered dual credit in the past, but those courses ceased after Temple College closed its Cameron campus. Students have been taking online courses for credit since that time.

Honors classes will continue to be available to sophomores, junior and seniors during the 2017-18 school year. At the freshmen level, Pre-Advanced Placement courses will replace honors classes. Pre-AP courses will be available for geometry, English I, world geography, and biology. These students (freshmen entering in 2017) will also be offered Pre-AP courses during their sophomore year. Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, students will have the option of taking Advanced Placement and/or dual credit.

Interested parents and students can find out more about advanced classes and how those courses will be weighted by contacting the high school counselor Melissa Shelton at mshelton@cameronisd.net or calling the high school at (254) 697-3902.