Students may choose to get a jump-start on a college degree or certificate by taking college classes while in high school. This can be accomplished through Dual Enrollment or Dual Credit classes, which allow eligible students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.
Students can save money toward higher education by taking Dual Enrollment classes, which are taught at WAHS during the regular school day at no cost. Alternately, a student may choose to enroll in Dual Credit classes, which are taken on the college campus. Students are responsible for any expenses associated with Dual Credit classes.
Students participating in Dual Enrollment or Dual Credit courses follow the college add/drop policy and deadlines. Course offerings vary from year to year.
Students who successfully complete these courses earn college credit from the partnering higher education institution. Credit transfer to another college or university depends upon the policies of that individual college or university.
ACPS offers a variety of Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit opportunities in partnership with Piedmont Virginia Community College. A smaller number of Dual Enrollment opportunities exist in partnership with Reynolds Community College.