Dual Enrollment Option

Earn College Credits In High School!

Junior and senior high school students (and exceptional freshmen and sophomores)  taking designated Academy courses are eligible to earn Dual Enrollment college credits through Northern Virginia Community College, while still in high school.  In addition, the FCPS School Board approved an additional weight of 1.0 for all dual enrollment courses.  Dual enrolled courses and the process of acceptance are FREE to the student.   This is a student option and not a requirement.   

Benefits of Dual Enrollment credits:

Dual enrollment can provide students an opportunity to enhance their education by enrolling early in college courses. This allows students to progress toward their next academic goal without having to wait until high school graduation.

  • Allows students to receive high school and college credit simultaneously.
  • Can eliminate the duplication of courses taken in high school and in college.
  • Permits students to accumulate credits prior to entering college so are able to graduate from college early or on time.
  • Facilitates a seamless transition from high school to college. Students can experience how high school classes compare to college courses and how college professors differ from high school teachers.
  • Engages students by enhancing student learning throughout the senior year of high school.
  • Can lower the cost of a post-secondary education.

Academy courses eligible for Dual Enrollment credit are:

High School Course

NOVA Course

NOVA Course Title


EMT/Human Anatomy and Physiology


EMS 111


Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

(full year DE course)




EMS 120


Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Clinical

(hands-on ride along component)



Exploring the Language of Medicine

HIM 141

Medical Terminology