School districts must implement a program allowing students to earn the equivalent of at least 12 semester credit hours of college credit in high school. The college credit may be earned through international baccalaureate, advanced placement, dual-credit, articulated college courses provided for local credit, or articulated college technical credit courses provided for state credit. School districts must annually report to TEA: (1) the number of students, including career and technical students, who have participated in the program and earned college credit and (2) the cumulative number of courses in which participating district students have enrolled and college hours the students have earned.
Districts must also annually notify parents of students enrolled in grade 9 and above of the availability of the courses in the district for which a student may earn college credit. A school district may provide this notification on the district‟s Web site. The notification must include the name and contact information of any public or private entity offering a program in the district.
Citation: Texas Education Code, §28.009–.010