Dual Enrollment

 

About Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

DE Students

 Dual enrollment is an opportunity that allows high school students to enroll in courses that allow the students to earn college credit while still being enrolled in high school.  As a dual-enrolled student, you are enrolled in both high school and Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC).


Am I eligible?

Dual enrollment is offered to high school juniors and seniors enrolled in a participating area high school.  In order to enroll in these courses, you must demonstrate competence in reading, writing, and math

 

How do I enroll?

Interested students should meet with their high school counselor to discuss what dual enrollment courses are available at your high school.  Students can also meet with the PHCC high school career coach to learn more about options at their high school.

 

What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment?

Studies show that students who earn college credits while still enrolled in high school out-perform their peers and are more likely to complete a post-secondary credential.  Dual enrollment students are able to experience college-level coursework while still having learning supports provided by both their high school and PHCC. Most importantly, it can lower the cost of post-secondary education by completing credits through the community college while still in high school.

 

 

 

For more information on the enrollment process or the placement testing requirements, please contact your high school career coach or the Dual Enrollment Office.

 

Steps to Enrollment

Step One:

Meet with your high school counselor to determine if dual enrollment is right for you. 

Schedule a time to meet with your high school counselor to see what courses are being offered at your high school and how they will fit into your schedule for the upcoming academic year.  Dual Enrollment options are listed in each school division’s Program of Studies guide.

 

Step Two:

Complete the Virginia Community College System Online Application.

Students must complete the application online at: https://www.apply.vccs.edu/Home/Sign_In/Logon.aspx

If you need assistance with completing the application, please stop by your high school career coach’s office and they can help you complete the application.  Upon completing the application, students will receive a 7 digit student ID number.  Be sure to keep this number for future reference.

 

Step Three:

Students must complete the Virginia Placement Test. 

This test is administered in each high school or you may also complete the test on campus in our Learning Resource Center.  The placement test is required to determine your eligibility for enrollment.  Course requirements vary so talk to your high school counselor or PHCC Career Coach if you are unsure if you meet specific course requirements.   Below are resources to help you prepare for the VPT.

http://vpt-math.vccs.edu/

https://www.patrickhenry.edu/admissions/120-placement-testing

 

Step Four:

Registration for classes is completed at your high school.

Representatives from PHCC will visit each class to assist students in the registration process. If you are enrolled in a course that meets on PHCC’s campus, representatives will visit your class on the first day to get your registered.

 

 

 

DE Student Resources

Download the Dual Enrollment Student Handbook 

 

disABILITY  Resources
PHCC makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities for programs, services, and activities available to the public.

 

Library Resources
The Lester Library is located on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center (LRC).   

 

Math Lab
The Carolyn R. Byrd Math Lab offers free individual and group assistance with on-level math subjects.

 

Writing Center
The Writing Center offers free individual and group tutoring on class material, improving writing skills, reviewing papers, and utilizing available materials and resources.

 

Career Center 
The Career Center offers services related to career development including career exploration, resume preparation, and job search assistance.

 

Course and Pre-Requisites

Course Offerings

Download the 2019-2020 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings List.

 

Student Eligibility and Course Prerequisites

Courses offered through dual enrollment are official PHCC courses and therefore require normal demands of college-level coursework.  Successful students have discipline and are willing to dedicate more time than typical high school course demands.  In compliance with State Legislative rules, dual enrollment is offered to high school juniors and seniors.  Below is a list of requirements need to enroll in dual enrollment courses offered at each high school.  Course offerings vary by high school. 

Course

Course Prerequisite

ENG 111

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

ENG 112

Passing Grade for ENG 111

ENG 243

Passing Grade for ENG 112

ENG 244

Passing Grade for ENG 112

HIS 121

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

HIS 122

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

PLS 211

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

PLS 212

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

SPA 101

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

SPA 102

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

SPA 201

A passing grade for SPA 102

SPA 202

A passing grade for SPA 102

BIO 101

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

BIO 102

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

MTH 167

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; Successful completion of Modules 1 – 9 on VPT Math

MTH 263

A grade of C or better in MTH 167

PSY 200

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

BIO 141

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

BIO 142

A passing grade for BIO 141

CHM 111*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

CHM 112*

A passing grade for CHM 111.

PHY 201*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; completion of MTH 161 or MTH 167

PHY 202*

A passing grade for PHY 201.

MTH 155*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; Successful completion of Modules 1 – 5 on VPT Math

MTH 245*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; Successful completion of MTH 154 or higher with a grade of C or better

MTH 246*

 

Completion of MTH 245 with a grade of C or better.

ITE 115*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

MUS 121*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

CST 110*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

PED 210*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

MTH 264*

Completing of MTH 264 with a grade of C or better

ENG 131*

A placement recommendation for on-level English on VPT; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion on Module 1 on VPT Math

SDV 100

A placement recommendation of ENF 1 or higher; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion of Module 1 on VPT Math

 

Classes noted with * are only offered on PHCC’s main campus as part of Governor’s School or ACE Academy.

 

Career and Technical Programs

Motorsports

 

A placement recommendation of ENF 1 or higher; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion of Module 1 on VPT Math

IDEA Academy

A placement recommendation of ENF 1 or higher; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion of Module 1 on VPT Math

Law Enforcement Academy

A placement recommendation of ENF 1 or higher; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion of Module 1 on VPT Math

IT Academy

A placement recommendation of ENF 1 or higher; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion of Module 1 on VPT Math

Culinary Arts

A placement recommendation of ENF 1 or higher; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion of Module 1 on VPT Math

Welding

A placement recommendation of ENF 1 or higher; passing Algebra I SOL score or successful completion of Module 1 on VPT Math

DE Faculty Resources

Dual Enrollment Faculty Handbook

 

Faculty Liaisons

 

English Faculty Liaison
LaDonna Varner

 

Math Faculty Liaison
Dr. Christopher Wikstrom

 

Science Faculty Liaison
Jason Gibson

 

Social Science Faculty Liaison
Terry Young

 

 

Contact Us

Coordinator of Dual Enrollment & Off-Campus Sites, Meghan Eggleston

Dual Enrollment Specialist, Ashley Hughes

Bassett High School Career Coach, Cherica Williams

Magna Vista High School Career Coach, Alyssa Rorrer

Martinsville High School Career Coach, Christy Lester

Patrick County High School Career Coach, Dianne Hughes

Dual Enrollment Office
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112

Philpott 137A
Phone: (276) 656-0290
Fax: (276) 656-0261