Northside Independent School District believes that every student should have the opportunity to take challenging, advanced-level courses in high school to prepare for college and career readiness.

NISD offers more than 30 AP courses at all of the high schools, as well as many middle schools.  AP gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they are still in high school and potentially earn college credit.  


You’ll see the benefits of taking an AP class right away. In AP classes, just like in college, you’ll face new challenges and learn new skills in the subjects you care about. All with the support of your classmates and teachers.

Get more.

With AP, you get to dig deeper into subjects you love. Your school can choose from more than 30 AP courses in subjects that directly reflect your interests.

Get hands-on.

In AP's immersive courses, you get to learn how things really work. Tackle concepts that will stick with you long after the class is through.

Get involved.

In AP classes, learning means sharing your ideas and expressing yourself. Add your unique perspective—the dialog and debate contributes to the knowledge that everyone shares.

Get support.

With AP, you get to explore new ideas with your classmates and AP teachers. See and feel what college work is actually like, while receiving the support to help you get there.

Get to know yourself.

In AP classes, you can set bigger goals for yourself and do things you never thought possible. AP students can really test and push themselves in a familiar setting while gaining confidence, developing good study habits, and enjoying a great learning experience.