Counseling & Guidance
Testing for Home Schooled Students (Education Code 29.916(c)) as amended by HB 1811, 80th Legislature
Information for Home-Schooled students living the geographical boundaries of Faith Family Academy Charters (Oak Cliff/ Waxahachie): If your current instructional level is Grade 11, you are eligible to take the Collard Board PSAT at each high school campus on Wednesday October 15th, 2015. Students wishing to participate must provide proof of residency, completed registration form, meet registration deadline (September 15th, 2015) and if applicable, pay an administrative fee with cash or money order in the amount of $10.00. For more information, please contact the Guidance and Counseling Department. More information can also be found at www.collegeboard.com.
Practice tests can be found www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/prep.html.
On the day of testing, please report by 8 a.m. and bring a photo ID. Pencils and calculators will be provided. Testing should be completed by noon.
Electronic Courses (Education Code 29.909(f))
Students in grades 8-12 can access Electronic Courses through American Preparatory Institute (API). API provides a comprehensive warehouse of online courses. Typically the courses are organized in semester, one-half credit courses. There is a fee associated with each electronic course that a student opts to enroll in.
College Credit Programs (Education Code 28.010(b), as amended by SB 282, (80th Legislature)
Dual Credit- The dual credit program offers an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to take college level academic courses for both high school and college credit. Courses are offered under a written agreement with FFA and the higher ed institution and follow the Texas Education Code relating to courses for joint high school and college credit.
There are eligibility requirements for a student to participate in dual credit courses. A student may earn up to 36 hours of college credit before high school graduation. Special enrollment forms are required for students taking dual credit courses. The counselor must provide the college with copies of specific student academic and testing reports. Allow time before registration to complete this extra paperwork. Information is available in the Counselor’s office.
Advanced Placement- Although at this time we do not have any AP courses, a student may still take AP examinations through the College Board during the month of May of each school year. Students may access AP courses through our electronic courses system. There is a fee associated with each AP exam.