• Advanced Placement Courses
    An Advanced Placement Course is a college level course taught in the high school context using a standardized course syllabus aligned with the College Board Advanced Placement test for that course. The advanced placement courses are for those students willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum. The degree of difficulty, workload, and time required are equivalent to an introductory college course. Students and parents should work closely with counselors to ensure that the four-year plans include the prerequisites and subsequent advanced courses.

    Teachers who teach Advanced Placement courses received specialized training from College Board to ensure preparation to deliver the curriculum. Course syllabi, including content, instructional materials, and activities are suggested by College Board and are designed to prepare students for the optional AP exams at the end of each course. Earning qualifying scores on such exams may result in college credits being granted in those subject areas. However, this decision is made by the individual college.

    Henry County Public Schools offers Advanced Placement courses in several curriculum areas. School counselors should be contacted for additional information.

    Dual Enrollment Courses
    Dual Enrollment courses are courses that allow high school students to meet the requirements for high school graduation while simultaneously earning college credit. Henry County students are eligible to take Dual Enrollment courses through Patrick Henry Community College. Dual Enrollment provides students access at the high school to the same course content and curriculum that is offered on the community college campus. Therefore, additional assignments will be required by PHCC in order to obtain dual enrollment credit. Henry County Schools will pay for all dual enrollment courses for students as long as students maintain a passing grade. Students who fail a course must pay for the failed course before enrollment is allowed in any additional dual enrollment courses.

    Enrollment in these classes is contingent upon a student achieving all of the following by May 1: qualifying scores on a PHCC placement tests and acceptance in the course by the college. Course availability is based on the number of credentialed instructors and student enrollment.

    Dual Enrollment

    Advanced Placement

    Biology

    Biology

    Calculus

    Calculus

    English Language & Composition 11

    Chemistry

    English Literature & Composition 12

    English Language & Composition 11

    Idea Academy Courses

    English Literature & Composition 12

    Motorsports Academy Courses

    Environmental Science

    Cyber Security Academy Courses

    European History

    Criminal Justice Academy Courses

    French V

    Psychology

    Physics

    Math Analysis/Pre-Calculus

    Psychology

    U.S. History

    Statistics

    VA U.S. Government

    U.S. History

     

    U.S. Government & Politics

     

    Spanish V