Dual Enrollment

    • Participation in Dual Enrollment (DE) courses allows students to meet requirements for high school graduation while simultaneously earning college credits upon successful completion of the course. DE courses taught at the high school by a credentialed LCPS teacher enable students to earn these credits through agreements with partnering colleges or universities.
    • DE course offerings in LCPS high schools are determined by student interest, existing course offerings, and availability of teachers possessing the endorsements required to teach the course. Not all DE courses will be available at all LCPS high schools.
    • If a student enrolls in a DE course, they may be required to meet certain admission criteria set forth by the partnering college or university.
    • The transferability of a college course to another college or university for credit is determined by the receiving institution. Normally, academic courses intended for transfer with a grade of "C" or better will transfer to four-year institutions of higher learning.  However, no guarantee can be made to students regarding transferability to all colleges and universities. This information may be found on most college and university websites or by contacting the office of admissions.
    • Grading policies for DE courses differ from other courses offered by LCPS because the teachers must follow the policies of the partnering college.  For example, students in DE courses may not have the opportunity to retake assessments and may not receive the 50% floor for reasonable attempts on assignments.  Teachers will provide a syllabus at the beginning of the year that details the grading policies for their courses.
  • Northern Virginia Community College DE Courses

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    Courses offered through NVCC: 

    The courses listed below will be taught at Independence High School and awarded DE credit through Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC).

    Transfer Courses:

      • Biology DE (BIO 101 & BIO 102)
      • English 12 DE (ENG 111 & ENG 112)
      • Multivariable Calculus DE (MTH 265)
      • Precalculus DE (MTH 161 & MTH 162)
      • Spanish DE (SPA 201 & 202)
      • US History DE (HIS 121 & HIS 122)

    Career & Technical Courses:

      • Advanced Marketing Co-op/Non Co-op DE (MKT 201)
      • Early Childhood Education I DE (CHD 120 & CHD 145)
      • Early Childhood Education II DE (CHD 165)

    Registering for NVCC DE Courses:

    We highly encourage students to attend one of our registration sessions:

    • March 14, 2024 at 9:45 am in the IHS Cafeteria
    • April 19, 2024 at 9:45 am in the IHS Cafeteria

    If you would like to register on your own, the steps are listed below:

    1. Apply to Northern Virginia Community College and obtain a NOVA student ID number (keep this 7-digit number as you will need it for the next step). Instructions on how to apply can be found here.

    2. Create an account at https://nvcc.dualenroll.com, select your classes, and complete the required information on the NVCC DE website by May 1. Instructions on how to register and select courses can be found here.

    3. Parent/guardian must provide electronic consent via https://nvcc.dualenroll.com. When students register, they will enter the e-mail and/or cell phone number of a parent/guardian.  Parents/guardians will receive notification by e-mail or by text with how to provide electronic consent for students to take a DE course.

    4. Ensure you meet eligibility requirements for the course(s) you are registering to take.

    Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

  • George Mason University DE Courses

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    Independent Science Research DE is offered through George Mason University. Students who choose the Dual Enrollment option must have at least a 3.0 GPA per GMU. Students choosing the Dual Enrollment option must complete a transcript release at the time of course selection. Students and parents should receive a Permission Click online form to complete that provides consent for LCPS to release your transcripts to GMU. That transcript release form must be received in order to finalize your enrollment in ISR DE.  The transcript release allows GMU access to review their transcripts as part of the application process. Students have the opportunity to earn 3 college credits from GMU while completing the in-depth research project. The project (mandatory for all students regardless of whether they choose the Dual Enrollment option) requires students to identify a suitable research topic, develop an investigation design and demonstrate their ability to complete and present their project o LCPS, GMU faculty and staff and the scientific community. To earn the 3 credits, students must meet or exceed the project expectations established by GMU.

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  • James Madison University DE Courses

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    Geospatial Science DE is offered through James Madison University.  Students who choose the Dual Enrollment option will have the opportunity to earn 6 college credits from JMU while completing the in-depth research project. The project (mandatory for all students regardless of whether they choose the Dual Enrollment option) requires students to apply all skills acquired during the first semester, identify a suitable independent research topic, and demonstrate their ability to complete and present their project to school faculty, members of the GIS community, and JMU faculty and staff. To earn the 6 credit hours, students must meet or exceed the project expectations established by JMU. The deadline to drop the Dual Enrollment Credit is October 25th, 2024.

    Students working toward an Advanced Studies Diploma must also complete 3 science courses from different disciplines in order to acquire the 4 required science credits (to be chosen from Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or AP Sciences).  GIS is credited as an Earth Science course. 

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  • Shenandoah University DE Courses

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    Teacher Cadet DE is offered through Shenandoah University. More information will be provided to you once enrolled in August.

    Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

Last Modified on February 13, 2024