Renaissance offers a balanced High School curriculum that incorporates the Texas State graduation requirements and offers students the opportunity to go above and beyond to be more aggressive in their preparation to be successful at the college they choose to enroll in.
High School Program Highlights
- Distinguished High School Program with Accelerated Curriculum
- Dual Credit Courses for students to graduate with numerous college credits
- Strategic Partnership with local Community Colleges and Universities
- Community Service Program Enhances College Admission Opportunities
Following are the graduation requirements for class of 2018.
|Subject Area||Texas Recommended||Renaissance Recommended||Renaissance Distinguished*|
|English Language Arts||4||4||4|
|Fine Arts (The Art of Recitation Part I & II)||1||1||2|
|Cultural Humanities (Islamic Studies)||–||3||4|
College Credit Courses
Renaissance Academy students in grades 9-12 have opportunities to earn college credit through the following methods:
- Dual Credit Courses
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Dual Credit Courses
Renaissance students can take Dual Credit courses offered by Austin Community College. These courses will be offered at Renaissance Academy for all students contingent upon meeting minimum enrollment requirements set by ACC. ACC allows two courses during each semester for juniors and seniors. It is a valuable option for students to enrich their high school program. Dual Credit courses should be taken with prior approval of the principal. Link admission Students are responsible for ACC fees and for transportation to and from the ACC campus.
Advanced Placement Program
The Advanced Placement Program (AP), sponsored by the College Board, offers students an opportunity to take college-level courses in high school. AP courses are designed for students to demonstrate high levels of aptitude, interest, and a commitment to a specific course topic. If students take AP exams and score in an acceptable range, advanced placement, credit, or both may be awarded upon college entrance.
Students should contact directors of admissions at colleges of their choice to ask about specific advanced placement and credit policies.
Renaissance is committed to ensure the success of its students as they prepare for college admissions. Renaissance will offer guidance and support as and when needed.
- Parent/student workshops
- Academic advising – 4 year plan
- College examination and selection
- AP Exams, SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Test Guidance
- PSAT Administration (9th – 11th grades)
- College Admission Application Process
Renaissance Students start taking the PSAT test in 9th grade. The PSAT/NMSQT prepares our students to get ready for SAT tests that are typically taken in the junior year. In the Junior year, students will take PSAT/NMSQT test to qualify for NMSQT scholarship. Visit collegeboard.org to learn more about PSAT/NMSQT testing and scholarship.
PSAT is administered at Renaissance Academy based on PSAT testing dates. Students will need to pay a fee of $15.00 to take the test.
High School students need to take SAT test in their Junior Year in preparation for college admissions. Renaissance Academy will help students prepare for SAT by offering PSAT starting from 9th grade and will also incorporate the testing concepts in its curriculum.
For more information on SAT testing and how to register, please visit https://sat.collegeboard.org/home . SAT is administered by several local area schools. We recommend you register early to find a testing of your preference.
Some colleges require High School students to take the ACT tests to qualify for admission. ACT is offered several times a year and students are advised to take ACT at the tail end of their junior year or at the beginning of their senior year.
For more information or to register for ACT testing, please visit http://www.actstudent.org/
SAT SUBJECT TESTS
SAT Subject Tests are allow students to demonstrate higher level of achievement in specific subject areas. These are national admissions tests that could help you differentiate yourself during the college admission process.
For more information, please visit: https://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests/sat-subject-tests
- University of California-Berkeley
- University of Texas at Austin
- McCombs School of Business
- Texas A&M
- Texas State University
- St. Edwards University
- University of Texas at San Antonio
- Biology, Pre-med
- Computer Science