Special Programs for High School Students
If you have not yet earned a high school diploma or its equivalent and you are under the age of 18, you may be able to attend the College under certain conditions. Dual Enrollment means concurrently taking courses in both high school and college. Some of your NOVA courses may fulfill Virginia high school graduation requirements if you have prior written approval from both your high school principal and your parent or guardian. In some cases the College has existing dual enrollment arrangements with local public schools whereby the college credits you earn may be applied toward your high school diploma while you also receive college credit.
The Path to Industry Certification is for seniors who are U.S. citizens and Virginia residents, are not planning to continue their education beyond high school, and have not completed a sequence of Career and Technical Education courses. This initiative provides an opportunity for students to complete tuition-paid technical preparation at the community college level that leads to industry certification or state licensure.
The Bridge Partnership is a project of the League for Innovation in the Community College. Community colleges and high schools work together to increase the number of students who aspire to go on to college, to accelerate their preparation and smooth the transition to college entry and success. Sixty-five community colleges and over 90 high schools in 20 states are participating.