High school students may start developing skills and experience to begin their career by taking courses in high school leading to college credits in CTE certifications or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. Lone Star College promotes a comprehensive approach toward education. Depending on your academic and career goals, a combination of articulated credit, dual credit and Advance Placement (AP) courses could shorten your time in college. Review the Opportunities for Earning College Credit at Lone Star College in High School and discover which one, if not all, is right for you.
High school students may earn a Performance Acknowledgement on their Texas high school diploma for earning twelve college credits in the ATC or dual credit programs. In addition, performance acknowledgements may be awarded for scoring a three or higher on an AP examination. Students should visit with their high school counselor to discuss opportunities for earning college credit available at their high school.