Students Graduate from Advance College Academy

Students Graduate from Advance College Academy
Posted on 05/17/2019
Attendees seated at graduation ceremony

Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) is proud to announce the first graduating class of the Advance College Academy (ACA). 39 students completed a rigorous program to graduate with an associate’s degree in social sciences through a partnership with Reynolds Community College while simultaneously completing the requirements for their high school diplomas. HCPS began offering the ACA program in the fall of 2016.

“We are incredibly proud of our students’ accomplishments, and we are thankful for the road they have paved for future students. Whether a student wishes to go directly into the workforce, serve in the military, or build on their degree at another higher education institution, the preparation they have received through the Advance College Academy will undoubtedly serve them well. We are also grateful for our partnership with Reynolds Community College and for all of the teachers, counselors, and administrators at both Reynolds and Hanover County Public Schools who have given tirelessly of themselves to make the ACA such a success,” said Dr. Michael Gill, superintendent.

Advance College Academy graduates from Atlee and Lee-Davis High Schools Advance College Academy graduates from Hanover and Patrick Henry High Schools

Students apply to the ACA in the eighth grade and are selected through a lottery system. They take classes as a group for all four years and complete the required college coursework for the associate’s degree during their junior and senior years. The ACA program also requires students to attend a three-week session of college courses during the summer between their sophomore and junior years.

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