Collegiate High School Program
The Navasota Independent School District is proud to be able to offer a Collegiate High School Program. Navasota High School students who want to take college courses have the opportunity to take courses through Blinn College, McMurry University Dual Credit Academy, the University of Texas at Austin, or the College Board.
The Collegiate High School program is designed for mature high school students who are ready for the academic challenge of being a part-time college student. As a part of the Navasota High School Collegiate Program, students are able to earn both high school and college credit through dual credit courses from Blinn College or McMurry University Dual Credit Academy, through OnRamps dual enrollment courses from the University of Texas at Austin, or through College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) program. These courses have great benefits, such as saving time and money by earning transferable college credits while still in high school.
Navasota High School partners with Blinn College to offer dual credit classes to high school students. Students even have the opportunity to earn up to an associate's degree if desired. Tuition is offered at a reduced rate. The student’s family is responsible for all costs associated with dual credit courses, including tuition and books. Tuition for Blinn College's dual credit courses that are taught by an instructor employed by Blinn College, whether the course is face-to-face instruction or online instruction, is $318 per semester. For more information on the Blinn College Dual Credit program, please click here.
Navasota High School is beginning a new partnership with McMurry University Dual Credit Academy in the 2024-2025 school year to offer dual credit classes to high school students. Students even have the opportunity to earn up to an associate's degree if desired. The McMurry Dual Credit Academy is designed to be an affordable path towards receiving college credit for high school students. Courses through the Dual Credit Academy are $200 for a three-hour course or $300 for a four-hour course. The student's family is responsible for all costs associated with Dual Credit Academy courses. McMurry Dual Credit Academy courses do not require textbooks, reducing your cost for dual credit classes. For more information on the McMurry University Dual Credit Academy, please click here.
Navasota High School is proud to announce that we will be partnering with the University of Texas at Austin to offer some OnRamps courses beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. OnRamps courses are dual enrollment courses in which students will have two instructors, one at the university level and one at the high school level. Navasota High School's OnRamps instructors spend two intense weeks on the UT campus working with the university level instructors to prepare to teach their classes. Students receive two separate grades for OnRamps courses, one grade that will be recorded on their high school transcript and one grade that will be recorded on their college transcript. Students even have the option of accepting or declining their grade for college credit.
The NISD Board of Trustees voted to pay $99 per course for all students enrolled in OnRamps courses. Therefore, students will pay $50 in tuition per course, but students who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program will pay $0 in tuition. This is why completing the Family Income Survey is so very important to all students.
For more information on the UT OnRamps program, please click here.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Navasota High School is also able to teach some AP courses. AP gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school and earn college credit and placement. There is no charge for taking an AP course. However, if the student chooses to take an AP exam at the end of the school year, it is the student's responsibility to pay for that exam unless Navasota High School provides different information. Fees associated with taking an AP exam will differ from year to year.
For more information on the College Board's Advanced Placement program, please click here.
Students interested in applying for the Navasota High School Collegiate Program should complete an application and turn it in to their high school counselor. For more information and a copy of the application, please use the links below. You may also call 936-825-4250 and ask to speak to a counselor.