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Dual Enrollment classes offer high school students the opportunity to earn transferable college credits while also meeting high school graduation requirements, all for a significantly reduced cost! It values academic excellence, collaboration, and information sharing. At VHCC, our purpose is to promote partnerships with schools, districts, and families to share curricula and high-impact practices, introduce students to college culture, and to help prepare high school students for post-secondary opportunities at VHCC. This is an exceptional opportunity to experience college coursework and earn college credits while completing the requirements for a high school diploma.

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$5,581 per semester (12-18 credits)
$1,884 per semester (12 credits)

How do Dual Enrollment classes work?

Dual enrollment classes are college-level courses that can be taken while in high school, meeting both high school and college graduation requirements. Students take dual enrollment classes at their high school or online with certified VHCC instructors.

Abingdon High School

Pre-Calculus I & II

Chemistry I & II

English 111/112/243

US History I & II

ITE 119

Spanish I & II

Applied Calculus I & II

Statistics

Engineering Calculus I & II

 

Chilhowie High School

ENG Lit I & II

US History I & II

ENG 111/112

ITE 119

Pre-Calculus I & II

 

Holston High School

Pre-Calculus I & II

Applied Calculus I & II

Engineering Calculus I & II

ENG 111/112/241

US History I & II

 

John Battle High School

ITE 119

Engineering Calculus I & II

Biology I & II

ENG 111/112/243

Pre-Calculus I & II

Applied Calculus I & II

Statistics

ITE 119

US History I & II

 

Northwood High School

ITE 119

ENG Lit I & II

ENG 111/112

US History I & II

Patrick Henry High School

Pre-Calculus I & II

ENG 111/112

US History I & II

ITE 119

BIO 1 & II

Applied Calculus I & II

Engineering Calculus I & II

 

Virginia High School

Culinary Arts I & II

BIO I & II

ENG 111/112

US History I & II
Western Civilization I & II

ENG 243

ITE 119

Music Appreciation

VHCC courses are widely transferable to most Virginia public and private colleges, and even some out-of-state schools! Talk to [a VHCC advisor] about where you intend to enroll after high school to make sure that you are choosing the best courses to transfer to your school of choice!

Dual enrollment classes are traditionally offered for 11th and 12th graders. 10th graders can get special permission from their school principal to take dual enrollment courses.

Successful completion of a Dual Enrollment course guarantees college credit. AP courses require students to take an exam upon completion of the course-- colleges award credit for the course based on a student’s exam score. Dual Enrollment courses offer a more streamlined guarantee of being awarded college credit.

Yes! We offer both a General Studies certificate (equivalent to one year of college) and a General Studies degree (equivalent to two years of college) for motivated high school students!

Are you motivated? Are you an independent learner? Have you taken honors classes successfully? Dual Enrollment courses could be a good fit for you! Talk to your high school counselor to determine the best plan for you.

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Congratulations on taking the first step in enhancing your high school experience by participating in the dual enrollment program at Virginia Highlands Community College! VHCC is very excited that you have made this decision, and I feel this handbook will be very beneficial to you in this process. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding dual enrollment at Virginia Highlands Community College. 

Traci A. Mitchell, M.A.
Coordinator of Dual Enrollment & High School Programs | tmitchell@chefsgrill.net | 276-739-2480

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