3 Ways to Earn College Credit While Still in High School

Advanced Placement (AP)

Through college-level AP courses, students enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school. Through AP exams, each student has the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. AP course are available to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.


  • American History
  • Art History
  • Biology II
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry II
  • English IV
  • European History
  • French
  • Human Geography
  • Physics I & II
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • US Government
  • World History

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP exams available. Byrd High School is an official CLEP testing center for Byrd High School students. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and  universities. CLEP has the same benefits as dual enrollment except there is no grade for CLEP exams, only pass fail. Accepted at more than 2,900 colleges and universities, not just in Louisiana.

Dual Enrollment

Important Dual Enrollment Information

Dual enrollment applications are now available for LSUS Spring semester.

Students in the following courses can apply at LSUS: Human Anatomy or Medical Terminology – White; English IV E or AP- Carberry only; Fine Arts Survey- Fabio; Advanced Math, PreCalculus, Statistics, and AP Calculus- Algood only; Physics Honors and AP Physics- Jefferson.

Byrd will pay for one core English, math, science, or social studies course Spring semester LSUS or LaTech, ­as long as funds are available. Students are encouraged to apply early.

LaTech applications will be due at a later date.

Instructions are available on the Class of 2023 or Class of 2024 Canvas pages or from these teachers. Please read the information carefully and complete all required steps. CLICK HERE for full information. Deadline to apply is January 17.

Please contact the 11th or 12th grade counselor if you have any questions.11th grade- Tamiko Lacy- tslacy@caddoschools.org 12th grade- Amanda Byrd- asbyrd@caddoschools.org