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Students can take up to 14 dual credit courses (semesters) during high school.  Each semester counts as one dual credit course. Registration for School Year 2021-2022 is now OPEN.


Steps required for dual credit - 

1. Complete paper packet- Part 1    Part 2

2. Online Apply Texas Application----Apply Texas Guide

3. Register for TSIA Testing   TSIA Registration

4. Complete Go FAAR and Test Prep Modules 

5. Obtain passing TSIA Test Scores


Part 1 (course selection) will be due January 8, 2021. See link above.

You will receive instructions on subsequent steps after step one is completed successfully and on time.



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Please CLICK on the department links below to utilize and view all resources available to our SAC students:

Disability Support Services


Office of Technology Services

Student Advocacy Center

Student Learning Assistance Center

Mrs. Angela Burton

(830) 627-6021

Mrs. Tina Miller

(830) 627-6075

How do I register for TSI?

Use the link below to register for testing:

TSIA Testing Registration

What do I need to know about TSI?

TSIA 2 is the Texas Success Initiative Assessment and is used to determine college readiness.  The test is currently being redesigned.  The latest information on cut-off scores can be found below.
The TSIA 2 consists of ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading including writing components) and math assessments and is untimed
Students MUST complete TSIA 2 prep before testing is allowed
Students are given one opportunity per semester to test at NBHS at no cost
If qualifying scores are met, students may enroll in dual credit courses
If qualifying scores are not met, students may retest at the Alamo Colleges for a fee.


19 TAC §4.57


(b)          Effective January 11, 2021, the following minimum college readiness standards (also known as "cut scores") for English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) and mathematics on the TSI Assessment, Version 2.0 (TSIA2) shall be used by an institution to determine a student's readiness to enroll in entry-level freshman coursework:


(1)          Mathematics (for college-level coursework with mathematics-intensive designation by the offering institution):

(A)          a College Readiness Classification (CRC) score of at least 950; or

(B)          a CRC score below 950 and a Diagnostic level of 6.


(2)          ELAR (for college-level coursework with reading, writing, or reading and writing-intensive designation by the offering institution):

(A)          a College Readiness Classification (CRC) score of at least 945 and an essay score of at least 5; or

(B)          a CRC score below 945 and a Diagnostic level of 5 or 6 and an essay score of at least 5.


These cut scores can be summarized as follows:




CRC ≥ 945


Essay Score  5

CRC ≥ 950



CRC < 945


Diagnostic Level of 5 or 6


Essay Score ≥ 5

CRC < 950


Diagnostic Level of 6


These cut scores will apply to the TSIA2.


NBISD Dual Credit Courses Offered 2020 2021:


ANTICIPATED Dual Credit Courses Offered 2021-2022:

SAC Course Name and # NBHS Course Name NBHS Course # # of College Hours Awarded Semester Offered
ENGL 1301/1302
English III DC 1223 6 Year Long Course
Composition ENGL 1301/1302 English IV DC Fresh (for seniors taking DC English first time) 1323 6 Year Long Course
British Literature ENGL 2322/2322 English IV DC Soph (for seniors taking DC English second year) 1333 6 Year Long Course
College Algebra
MATH 1414
College Algebra DC 3160 4 Spring Only
College Algebra/PreCal MATH1414/ 2412 College Algebra DC/PreCalDC
(Full year of math each semester)
3363 8 Fall and Spring
Environmental Biology
BIOL 2406
Environmental Science DC 3644 4 Fall DC (AP for spring)
Federal Government
GOVT 2305
Government DC 2350 3 Fall or Spring
US History
HIST 1301/1302
US History DC 2243 6 Year Long Course
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology DC
(Must be enrolled for full year)
6111 3 Spring Only

Texas Common Core Numbering System - TCCNS provides a shared, uniform set of course numbers to use in determining course equivalency and degree applicability of transfer credit for 135 Texas colleges and universities. Compare NBHS dual credit courses taken in conjunction with San Antonio College, to another college or university.

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