Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment & Articulation Agreements 

Students may earn college credits for successful completion of selected courses at Edison Academy through Dual Enrollment and/or Articulation Agreements

College Credit Through Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment allows high school students to enroll in postsecondary coursework while earning high school and college credit. Students enrolled in a dual enrollment course may pay college tuition; however, because FCPS provides the instructor as well as the facility, the tuition is significantly discounted from what a student would pay if they took the course at the college or university. Currently, the dual enrollment tuition for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is at no cost (2020-2021).

Junior and senior high school students (and exceptional freshmen and sophomores)  taking designated Academy courses are eligible to earn Dual Enrollment college credits through Northern Virginia Community College, while still in high school.  In addition, the FCPS School Board approved an additional weight of 1.0 for all dual enrollment courses. 

Dual enrolled courses and the process of acceptance with Northern Virginia Community College are currently FREE to the student.   This is a student course option and not a requirement. 

Benefits of Dual Enrollment:

Dual enrollment can provide students an opportunity to enhance their education by enrolling early in college courses. This allows students to progress toward their next academic goal without having to wait until high school graduation.

  • Allows students to receive high school and college credit simultaneously.
  • Provides students a weighted grade of 1.0 for all  dual enrollment courses.
  • Can eliminate the duplication of courses taken in high school and in college.
  • Permits students to accumulate credits prior to entering college so are able to graduate from college early or on time.
  • Facilitates a seamless transition from high school to college. Students can experience how high school classes compare to college courses and how college professors differ from high school teachers.
  • Engages students by enhancing student learning throughout the senior year of high school.
  • Can lower the cost of a post-secondary education.

The Dual Enrollment  Process

The Dual Enrollment process requires students to complete a NOVA application and register for their DE course(s).  

Students should visit this Google site for instructions and information: 


The deadline for enrolling for the DE option for the 2021-22 school year has been extended to August 18th but enrollment may only be available if there is room in the Academy course DE section.   

Dual Enrollment Qualifications: 

Please contact your high school counselor for details or visit this Google site for DE qualifying requirements and other information about dual enrollment.   

What Classes offer Dual Enrollment/College Credit at Edison Academy? 

Dual Enrollment Agreements offer college credits for the following courses at Edison Academy (School Term 2020-2021) 

  • Automotive Technology Level 2 - Northern Virginia Community College - AUT 100 Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices -  2 credits
  • Automotive Technology Level 3 - Northern Virginia Community College - AUT 265 Automotive Braking Systems - 2 credits 
  • Culinary Arts  Level 1 or 2 - Northern Virginia Community College - HRI 158 Safety and Sanitation - 3 credits 
  • Culinary Arts :Level 1 - Northern Virginia Community College - HRI 106 Principles of Culinary Arts I - 3 credits  
  • Culinary Arts Level 2 - Northern Virginia Community College - HRI 107 Principles of Culinary Arts 2 - 3 credits  
  • HVAC & Refrigeration Level 1 - Northern Virginia Community College - AIR 121 Principles of Refrigeration- 3 credits 
  • HVAC & Refrigeration Level 2 - Northern Virginia Community College - AIR 111 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls - 3 credits 

How Do I Enroll for the College Credit option for my Edison Academy class? 

Go here for enrollment information. 


College Credit Through Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements can also help students prepare for college if they are headed to a particular school.  

 For information on FCPS Articulation Agreements go here

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