Although eligibility for VAAP is not dependent on a student’s course selection, typically VAAP participants are not enrolled in courses that award verified credits:
English course examples
English 11 Academic
English 11 Honors
AP English Language and Composition
Functional English 11
Math course examples
Science course examples
History/Social Science course examples
World History and Geography to 1500
World History and Geography 1500-Present
United States and Virginia History
Functional Social Science
VAAP participants are generally unable to earn verified credits toward an Advanced Studies or Standard diploma, because students must pass SOL tests (or state-approved substitute tests) to earn verified credits.
Students who graduate with an Applied Studies diploma or a Certificate of Program Completion may not qualify for postsecondary (college, etc.) financial aid, as these are not recognized by the federal government. Parents are encouraged to contact the postsecondary institution of their choice with questions.