KISD Courses

  • High School Course Guide artwork

  • Course descriptions are divided into content areas and are offered in grades 9 through 12.  Information about each course, including content, prerequisites, and credits can be found here.


  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Physical Education
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Credit

    A unit value given to each high school class taken and passed. Credits are awarded at the end of each semester except when taken prior to ninth grade, in which case they will be awarded after completion of the 8th grade. The credit value is shown for each course described.

    KISD Course Numbers 

    Course numbers in this guide are listed as whole numbers, but when selecting courses, an A (fall semester) and B (spring semester) will be added to the end of each course number for scheduling purposes.  Half credit courses will not have an A or B added.  For example, 1003 English I will be 1003A and 1003B, but Professional Communications will remain 1465.

    Local Credits 

    Some courses offered are not among the state-approved courses and will receive local credit.  Grades earned in locally developed courses are not computed into the grade point average.  A local credit is neither mandatory nor calculated into the required amount of credits needed to graduate.