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

The deadline to submit dual enrollment applications is Thursday, 8/27. Applications will be completed online, printed, and submitted to your classroom dual enrollment teacher. Students are allowed free tuition for one class at either university. Courses at Louisiana Tech have an additional application fee/packet fee.

The following courses are being offered for dual credit this Fall.


  • Advanced Math- Sermons
  • Pre-Calculus- Algood
  • AP Statistics- Algood
  • AP Calculus- Algood
  • AP Biology- Wrobel
  • Medical Terminology- White

Louisiana Tech

  • AP United States History- Rowe
  • AP European History- Lary
  • English IV Enriched- C. Williams
  • English IV AP- Carberry
  • English IV GT/AP- Guillot

Please see the attachments for step by step instructions to apply at each university as well as admissions requirements and cost.

If you have questions concerning dual enrollment, please contact your student’s counselor. 12th Grade Amanda Byrd- asbyrd@caddoschools.org or 11th Grade Tamiko Lacy- tslacy@caddoschools.org

CLICK HERE for LSUS Dual Enrollment Form

CLICK HERE for LA Tech Dual Enrollment Form

**Dual enrollment is only offered through the instructors listed above. Please check your child’s schedule on jcampus before signing up. Some courses are only offered as dual credit for the spring semester. That registration will take place at a later date.