Dual enrollment is the simultaneous enrollment of a student in high school and college for which the student receives credit on both their high school and college transcripts for the same course. Students may enroll in college courses at local technical, community, and/or four-year colleges, including Baton Rouge Community College, Louisiana State University–Eunice, University of New Orleans, Delgade Community College, Delta Community College, and Northshore Technical and Community College.
Students enrolled in a college course follow the college curriculum. The course is taught by either the college instructor or a high school instructor who is approved to teach the college course.
With dual enrollment course credits, students may begin accumulating college credits while still in high school, thus providing a smoother transition to college after high school graduation. Students also have the opportunity to complete college faster by earning college credits while still in high school.
Students interested in the Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy dual enrollment program must:
- take the ACT test and earn a sub score of 19 or higher in Math, and a sub score of 18 or higher in English
- have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- be at least 15 years of age
Eligibility for dual enrollment is approved by LAVCA’s guidance team. Students must meet the admission standards of the college awarding the credit, as well as Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy school requirements. Admissions standards vary between technical colleges, community colleges, and four-year universities.