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Student participation in dual enrollment courses soars over past five years

Student participation in dual enrollment courses soars over past five years
Posted on 09/21/2018
According to division enrollment records, the number of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students taking dual enrollment courses has increased by more than 48 percent in the past five years, showing that students are taking advantage of rigorous and challenging classroom experiences.

Through a partnership with Tidewater Community College (TCC), dual enrollment courses provide high school students an opportunity to take community college courses and earn credit while still in high school - possibly even earn an associate's degree before they graduate.

This data comes on the heels of the announcement from The College Board that more VBCPS students from more diverse backgrounds than ever before were enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses, took the end of year AP exam and earned college credit for their performance on the exam. Historically, when enrollment in AP classes grows, dual enrollment numbers drop. However, VBCPS can report increases in both.

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