Dual Enrollment (DE)

Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school students to earn college credit for courses they are taking in high school. The courses are taught by high school faculty who meet the credentials to teach college level courses. The teachers follow the college curriculum, use college approved textbooks, and work with a mentor, who is a fulltime college faculty member, to ensure they are delivering a college-level course. All students in dual enrollment courses must meet college and course specific admission requirements. Sophomores will be admitted to a dual enrollment pending college approval and must have a minimum of a 3.25 GPA.

In the spring of 2012, legislation (HB 1184) was passed that “Requires local school boards and community colleges to develop agreements allowing high school students to complete an associate’s degree or a one-year Uniform Certificate of General Studies from a community college concurrent with a high school diploma.”

In addition, The Uniform Certificate of General Studies (HB 441); clarifies that credits earned in academic subject area coursework as part of the Uniform Certificate of General Studies shall be transferable to a four-year public institution of higher education. Students interested in attending private or colleges outside of Virginia should contact that college’s admissions office regarding their dual enrollment policies.

Alexandria City Public Schools worked with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to create both a one-year General Studies Certificate and identify possible Associate Degree programs students could pursue while in high school. The following chart identifies the course requirements for the General Studies Certificate and courses offered at T.C. Williams High School that students can take to meet these requirements. The certificate can be earned through a combination of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses, however, at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the credits must be earned via dual enrollment. All degree requirements must be met prior to high school graduation.

Students interested in pursuing an Associate Degree while in high school should work with their Counselor and NOVA to identify appropriate courses. Information about specific degree programs can be found online at www.nvcc.edu/curcatalog.

ACPS General Studies Certificate

The following articulates a pathway for a qualifying student within Alexandria City Public Schools to complete the Northern Virginia Community College General Studies Certificate. To be eligible for this certificate at least twenty-five percent (25%), or nine (9), of the credits must be taken in dual enrollment courses.

When choosing college courses it is wise to check transferability with the college you hope to attend.

NOVA Course

College Credits

High School Credit

Possible High School Courses

ENG 111 / 112 College
Composition I & II

* Students can take in 11th or 12th grade

6

1

AP Courses with 3 or better on exam

AP English Language and Composition = ENG 111

AP English Literature and Composition = ENG 111

Dual Enrollment College Composition I & Dual Enrollment College Composition II ENG 111 / 112

MTH 151 / 152 Math for the
Liberal Arts

OR higher level math courses

3-8 depending on course

1

AP Courses

AP Calculus AB = MTH 263, need 4 on exam

AP Calculus BC = MTH 263-264, need 4 on exam

AP Statistics = MTH 245

Dual Enrollment Calculus II = MTH 264

Dual Enrollment Calculus III = MTH 265

Dual Enrollment Calculus III & Differential Equations = MTH 267

2 Physical or Life Science with Lab I & II

8

1-2

AP Courses with 3 or better on exam

AP Biology = BIO 101-102

AP Chemistry = CHM 111-112

AP Environmental Science = ENV 121-122

*AP Physics courses are currently under review

3 Social Science Classes approved by District

9

1.5 - 2 credits, students need at least two high school courses

AP Courses with 3 or better on exam

AP European History = HIS 101-102

AP World History: Modern = HIS 111-112

AP United States Government and Politics = PLS 135-211

AP Comparative Government and Politics = PLS120

AP Macroeconomics = ECO 201

AP Microeconomics = ECO 202

AP Psychology = PSY 201-202

Dual Enrollment U.S. History I & Dual Enrollment U.S. History II = HIS 121-122

2 Humanity Classes approved by District

6

1

AP Courses with 3 or better on exam

AP Chinese Language and Culture = CHI 201-202

AP French Language and Culture = FRE 201-202

AP German Language and Culture = GER 201-202

AP Latin = LAT 201-202

AP Music Theory = MUS 111-112

AP Spanish Language and Culture = SPA 201-202

AP Spanish Literature and Culture = SPA 233 + SPA elective OR SPA 271-272

AP Art History = ART 101-102

Dual Enrollment Survey of World Literature = ENG 251-252

SDV 100 College Success Skills

1

0

No equivalent high school course.

Would need to take through NOVA or at T.C. during Titan Time or other onsite offering.

 

33-40

   

Dual Enrollment Process

In order to dual enroll in any course students must apply to NOVA and demonstrate college readiness in English and math. The Virginia Placement Test is offered at T.C. Williams in March and April during spring registration or students can go to any NOVA campus to take the test. Students who do not fully complete the registration process in the spring, including all testing and turning in their intent form, will not be enrolled for dual enrollment credit the following fall.

Additional information about the placement test and practice tests can be found online at www.nvcc.edu/testing. Students may choose to use scores from approved alternative assessments in lieu of taking the Virginia Placement Test, but must attach an official score report with their full name. Some DE classes may have specific requirements beyond the basic test scores listed below but are listed in the chart. Sophomores interested in dual enrollment courses are admitted pending college approval and must have a minimum of a 3.25 GPA.

Approved Alternative Assessments for General Placement

PSAT Scores 390 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
* Cannot be used for placement into Dual Enrollment College Composition
500 Evidence-Based Math

SAT Scores 480 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing

530 on Math

AP Scores 3 or better on AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition

3 or better on AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC

ACT Scores 18 on each English, Reading & Writing

22 on Math

SOL Math Scores Passing score on Algebra I or higher

The English SOL is NOT an approved alternative

Once a student has applied to NOVA and has taken appropriate placement tests, they must complete a Dual Enrollment Intent Form that requires parental signature. All students in dual enrollment courses must meet college and course admission requirements and take the course for college credit. The following is a list of courses that are expected to be offered during the 2020-21 school year. Courses will only be offered if there is sufficient enrollment and NOVA reserves the right to cancel courses or change pre-requisites at any time if there are curriculum changes that impact the course.

2020-21 Expected Course Offerings and Test Requirements

Department

T.C. Williams Course

NOVA Course

English Requirement

Math Requirement

Transfer Courses: The following courses are part of transfer degrees and all students enrolled in the course must take it for college credit. Sophomores must have a 3.25 GPA.

English

Dual Enrollment College Composition 11 or Dual Enrollment College Composition 12

ENG 111 & ENG 112, College Composition, 6 credits

English 111 on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

English

Dual Enrollment Survey of World Literature

ENG 251 & 252, Survey of World Literature, 6 credits

Dual Enrollment College Composition 11

Level I on VPT Math

Health and Medical

Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology

HIM 111 Medical Terminology

Level III on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

Math

Dual Enrollment Calculus II

MTH 264, Calculus II, 4 credits

Level III on VPT English

4 or higher on AP Calculus AB

Math

Dual Enrollment Calculus III & Differential Equations

MTH 265, Calculus III, 4 Credits

MTH 267, Differential Equations, 3 Credits

Level III on VPT English

4 or higher on AP Calculus BC

Social Studies

Dual Enrollment College U.S. History

HIS 121-122, United States History, 6 credits

Level III on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

Technology Education

Dual Enrollment Introduction to Engineering

EGR 120, Introduction to Engineering, 2 credits

English 111

Place into Calculus I or 4 or higher on AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC

Trade & Industry

Dual Enrollment Networking Hardware Operations I and II

ITN 257 - Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services, 3 credits

Level III on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

Trade & Industry

Dual Enrollment Television and Media Production II

PHT 130, Video I, 3 credits

PHT 131, Video II, 3 credits

Level III on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

Non Transfer Courses: The following courses are not part of a transfer degree and students can choose to take the course for high school credit only.

Business & Information Technology

Dual Enrollment AOF Introduction to Business and International Finance

FIN 248, International Finance, 3 credits

Level I on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

Family & Consumer Science

Dual Enrollment Advanced Early Childhood Education and Services II

CHD 120, Intro to ECE, 3 credits

CHD 145, Teaching, Art, Music & Movement to Children, 3 credits

Level I on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

Marketing

Dual Enrollment Entrepreneurship: Business Ownership and Management

BUS 116, Entrepreneurship, 3 credits

Level I on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

Marketing

Dual Enrollment Advanced Entrepreneurship

BUS 165, Small Business Management, 3 credits

Dual Enrollment Entrepreneurship: Business Ownership and Management

Dual Enrollment Entrepreneurship: Business Ownership and Management

Trade & Industry

Dual Enrollment Automotive Technology II

AUT 100, Intro to Auto Shop Practice, 2 credits

AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I, 4 credits

AUT 265 Automotive Braking, 4 credits

Level I on VPT English

Level I on VPT Math

Trade & Industry

Dual Enrollment Automotive Technology III

AUT 242 Automotive Electricity II, 4 credits

AUT 266 Automotive Alignment, Suspension & Steering 4 credits

Dual Enrollment Automotive Technology II

Dual Enrollment Automotive Technology II

*Courses in italics are advanced level courses and students should have taken the previous dual enrollment course or AP equivalent course.

Dual Enrolled Courses Offered by The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Science

The following courses are offered in partnership with The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Science as part of the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy. Students must be part of the academy to enroll. Opportunities for juniors to enter pathway sequences that have open seats is currently being discussed. The GWSMHS reserves the right to cancel courses or change pre-requisites at any time if there are curriculum changes that impact the course.

Department

T.C. Williams Course

GWU Course

General Requirements

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences

HSCI 1101 Careers in Health Care, 1 credit

HSCI 2111 Development of the Health Care Professions, 3 credits

Accepted to the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy and completed the Summer Bridge College Preparatory Program.

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology

HSCI 1102 Medical Terminology I, 3 credits

HSCI 1103 Medical Terminology II, 3 credits

Health Academy student who completed Dual Enrollment Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Sterile Processing

HSCI 1107: Introduction to Sterile Processing, 3 credits

Health Academy student who completed Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Nurse Aide I (2 credits)

HSCI 1110: Concepts of Pathophysiology and Health, 3 credits

Health Academy student who completed Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Medical Laboratory Technology I

MLS 1101: Introduction to Laboratory Sciences I, 4 credits

Health Academy student who completed Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Sports Medicine I

Dual Enrollment Sports Medicine II

HFR 1105: Survey of Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Rehabilitation, 2 credits

HFR 1107: Illness and Injury for Health and Rehabilitation, 2 credits

Health Academy student who completed Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Pharmacy Technician I

PHRG 1101: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice I, 3 credits

Health Academy student who completed Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Emergency Medical Technician I & II (2 credits)

EHS 1025: Introduction to Prehospital Care, 2 credits

EHS 2131: History-Taking & Physical Exam, 2 credits

Health Academy student who completed Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology

Health and Medical Sciences

Dual Enrollment Biotechnology Foundations in Health and Medical Sciences

HSCI 1106: Introduction to Biotechnology for Health Sciences, 3 credits

Health Academy student who completed Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology