In the Nelson Achiever’s Lab, students can take virtual (online) Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE) courses.   While all courses offered at NCHS are open to interested and motivated students, students must possess strong language and writing skills and have adequate technical skills and personal characteristics for success in a virtual course.  Enrollment in any of these classes requires dedication and perseverance and should not be enrolled in lightly. 


Dual Enrollment courses are offered through Piedmont Virginia Community College.   Students taking an online course must maintain communication with their professor.  All PVCC policies apply to them.  The student handbook can be viewed online at  Students should also refer to the Dual Enrollment Student Handbook, which will be distributed during the first week of classes. 


Advanced Placement online courses are offered through the Virginia Department of Education’s Virtual Virginia Program.  The Virtual Virginia Progam allows students across the commonwealth to enroll in flexible, online AP courses.  Students who withdraw from Virtual Virginia AP courses after the deadline will be assessed a withdrawal fee of $75.  All AP courses through Virtual Virginia can be used towards the Early College Scholars Program.