In partnership with the Northern Virginia Community College, LCPS provides students the opportunity to earn college credit while fulfilling their English 12 course requirement. English 12 Dual Enrollment is a rigorous, college-level course that focuses on composition, argumentation, and critical reading skills. It is a fast-paced course that covers not only the Virginia English 12 SOL, but also two full semesters of college-level composition intended to provide a foundation for college academic writing. English 12 DE is taught by LCPS teachers who are also adjunct faculty members at NVCC. Students wishing to enroll must first complete an application to NVCC and pass a college placement text. Upon successful completion of this full-year course, students will receive 6 college credits from NVCC. The student's grades and credits will appear on the student's official college transcript. If a student earns a grade of C or better, those credits may be transferred to any four-year Virginia college or university. Some out-of-state institutions may also accept the credits.