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Early College Scholars


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Program Description
Students earn college credit while in high school and graduate high school with a year or more of college credit. This option can be completed within any academy. With the successful completion of this sequence ("B" average or better), students will be designated Early College Scholars and earn the Governor's Seal for Academic Excellence as well as the Board of Education's Career & Technical Education Seal.  Students who complete at least 50 hours of community service will also be recognized with the Board of Education's Excellence in Civics Education Seal.


Currently, we offer the following courses that can lead to college credit:
Dual Enrollment English 11 - College Composition 1 & 2 (6 credits)
Dual Enrollment English 12 - Intro to American Literature, Intro to British Literature (6 credits)
Dual Enrollment Biology - College Biology 1 & 2 (8 credits)

Virginia  (Median) Salary Information
High School Diploma       $29, 643
Associates Degree           $35, 100
Bachelor’s Degree            $43, 200


Potential tuition savings by completing dual enrollment courses
1 Semester (15 credits) at VA Tech         $5,727
1 Semester (15 credits) at  UR               $23,340      
These figures do not include the savings on room, board and fees.