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Reynolds Advance College Academies

Where Outstanding Students Get Started

The Reynolds Advance College Academies (ACA) provide outstanding high school students the opportunity to earn an associate degree while completing the requirements for their high school diploma. We have carefully selected and sequenced the college curriculum and courses in the program in order to satisfy the requirements of the high school diploma and associate degree at the same time.  

Students typically apply to an ACA in the 8th grade through their local school division, enroll in advanced high school courses in the 9th and 10th grade, and take the required college coursework for the associate degree during the 11th and 12th grade. Students in the ACA program are required to attend a five-week session of college courses during the summer between their sophomore and junior year.

Reynolds Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees through its Advance College Academy sites. As members of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), Reynolds adheres to NACEP’s rigorous standards of program quality for curriculum, faculty, and students.

Congratulations to the first cohort of the Reynolds ACA at J.R. Tucker High School, whose 34 members earned Associate of Science (A.S.) Degrees in Social Science at the Reynolds Commencement in May, 2015.  Read more about this milestone in the Richmond Times-Dispatch article here!  

The Class of 2015 in 9th Grade (2012) The Class of 2015 at Commencement
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We are proud to announce that "The Reynolds Advance College Academies: A Comprehensive Dual Enrollment Partnership" won First Place in the 2015 Virginia Community College System's Excellence in Education Awards in the category of Improving Student Success:

The Advance College Academy

Pictured from l to r: 
Director of Outreach & Recruitment Tracy Green
Coordinator of Dual Enrollment Tracy Banks
VCCS Chancellor Glenn Dubois
ACA Career Coach Coordinator Hilda Billups
ACA Director Miles McCrimmon

The ACA in Brief


Our Career Coaches


The Class of 2015 at Tucker HS

 The Class of 2016 at Tucker HS