Advanced Academics: AP and Dual Credit Courses
"Able, interested students are given opportunities to do college level learning and achievement through Advance Placement (AP) courses and examinations. The AP curriculum is tailored to topics and skills needed to pass the AP examinations which are given each year in May. A college level textbook and a specified AP curriculum are used. Many colleges and universities grant college credit and/or grades to students who successfully pass AP exams. (Quote from EPISD Guidance Dept.) Pre-AP courses are challenging and prepare students for AP courses.
Colleges and Universities that give AP Credit for AP Scores CLICK HERE
AP Exam Scores
Scores from 2019 AP exams will be available Saturday, July 8. Access your scores here.
- You will need your AP number (found on the Student Pack we asked you to keep). You should also be able to access scores using your Franklin ID number.
- If you don't already have a CollegeBoard account, you will need to create one in order to access your scores. This one account will be used for AP, PSAT, and SAT, so you will want to keep track of your login and password.
- If you have trouble with your account, you will need to contact CollegeBoard at 888.225.5427 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
AP Exams and college credit/placement
Earning a score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam MAY lead either to college credit or to placing out of a prerequisite course at your college. The more selective the university, the less likely you are to earn credit (though placement is still an option in some instances). In Texas, with the passage of HB 1992, all public colleges will award credit for a score of 3 or higher on AP exams.
- To find out exactly what credit will be awarded (at any college/university), the best resource is the school's website (try a Google search for the university name plus the words "AP credit" and you should find it easily).
- You can also use CollegeBoard's AP Credit Policy search tool.
If you are a senior, you might explore the AP credit policies at the schools you are applying to; depending on what you learn, you might decide to not take the AP exam to save some money and some stress.
Dual Credit Program
"Beginning with the 2002-2003 school year, the Board of Trustees approved the Dual Credit Program. It is a partnership between El Paso Independent School district high schools and El Paso Community College in which students take the joint College/High School credit class and earn both high school and college credit and is contingent upon the availability of an instructor." (EPISD Policy)
Students at Franklin who expressed interest in enrolling in Dual Credit courses for the 2016-2017 school year and showed commensurate grades, were measured for college readiness. The TSI test was administered by EPCC in the spring, and those who demonstrated readiness are enrolled. The following courses are offered in Franklin's dual Credit Program during the 2016-2017 school year: English 3 Dual Credit.
Every Dual Credit student is registered at both Franklin and EPCC. If he/she withdraws from FHS or moves, it is the student's responsibility to also drop the EPCC course. FAILING TO FORMALLY WITHDRAW FROM A DUAL CREDIT COURSE MAY VERY LIKELY AFFECT FUTURE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID.
Franklin High School is trying to increase dual credit offerings for the 2017-2018 school year. “Typically” most classes will need a minimum of 22 students to make. During pre-registration students grade 9 through 11 were given the opportunity to sign up for the following dual credit classes
Dual Credit English 3 Dual Credit English 4 (DC English 3 pre-requisite)
Dual Credit U.S. History Dual Credit Macro Economics
Dual Credit Pre-Calculus (lab) Dual Credit Sociology
Dual Credit Geology (lab) Dual Credit Communication Application (0pd)
Dual Credit Music Appreciation Dual Credit Learning Framework
Distinguished Level of Achievement and Performance Acknowledgements
Distinguished Level of Achievement: A high level of academic achievement earned by going beyond the Foundation High School Program. It requires a total of 26 course credits, including Algebra II, a fourth science credit and an endorsement. A student must earn this designation to be eligible for Top 10 percent automatic admission to a Texas public university. Performance Acknowledgments: Students may earn an additional acknowledgment on their transcripts by demonstrating outstanding performance:
- Score of 3 or above on an AP test
- Commended Scholar or higher on the PSAT
- Combined Critical Reading & Math score of 1250 on SAT
- Composite score of 28 on ACT
- 12 hours of college credit with a 3.0 or higher
- Bilingualism and biliteracy
- Ann Associates Degree
- Obtaining certifications or credentials in a nationally or internationally-recognized business or industry