- Ingram ISD
- Dual Credit & OnRamps
College Credit Offerings
What is Dual Credit?Dual credit (DC) students earn high school and college credit simultaneously. DC courses are provided through our multiple partnerships with both 2-year colleges and 4-year universities. Courses are offered through face-to-face, hybrid, and online programs depending upon the course. Face-to-face DC course offerings are taught by our high school teachers that serve as adjunct professors at our partnering institution of higher education (IHE).
Why should a student take Dual Credit?Ingram ISD covers all costs associated to Ingram Tom Moore High School students' DC courses. Students can take the full 42 hours of core curriculum required by Texas public universities' 4-year degree plans, as well as those that apply to an Associate Degree offered through an Ingram ISD college partnership. Students taking full advantage of DC can save approximately half the cost of a bachelor degree or the full cost of an associate degree. DC students also have an easier transition to college and often earn higher wages if heading straight into the workforce or the military.
Who should take Dual Credit?Ingram ISD encourages all students to participate in DC opportunities. No matter the life path a student chooses (whether college/university, trade school, workforce, or military), students will benefit from engaging in DC coursework. Students should discuss schedules and course selections with counselors and parents to ensure the best choices are made for short and long-term success. Remember, as soon as you take a DC course your college transcript has begun.
What is OnRamps?Like DC, OnRamps students have the opportunity to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. All OnRamps courses are taught by our highly UT-trained high school teachers. Students are given two grades for the OnRamps course. The high school grade is submitted by the high school teacher and recorded on the high school transcript. The college grade is earned through submission of assignments/tests turned into and graded by the college; the college grade is recorded on the college transcript if a student accepts the credit.
Why should a student take OnRamps?Ingram ISD covers all costs associated to Ingram Tom Moore High School students' OnRamps courses. Unlike DC, students do not have to pass the TSI before taking an OnRamps course. OnRamps creates a safe opportunity for students to engage in college courses with no risk...if a student does not like the college grade he/she earned, he/she can choose to deny the college credit and it will not go on their college transcript. OnRamps students have an easier transition to college and often earn higher wages if heading straight into the workforce or the military.
Who should take OnRamps?Ingram ISD encourages all students to participate in OnRamps opportunities. No matter the life path a student chooses (whether college/university, trade school, workforce, or military), students will benefit from engaging in OnRamps coursework. Students who have been in on-level courses but are ready for a challenge are great candidates for OnRamps; they can challenge themselves in a low risk and supportive environment.