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Students earn more than 14,000 dual enrollment credits since 2015 saving families over $2 million

Hampton City Schools students have earned 14,348 dual enrollment (DE) credits over the past five years. This reflects a 753% increase in DE credits earned and a combined total savings of $2,238,288 for families to date.

The first dual enrollment courses were offered in 2015-2016. The credits earned that school year totaled 518. Over the last five years, the division’s commitment to providing more opportunities to young people has continued to grow, along with enrollment in DE. Student participation in dual enrollment courses and credits earned, have steadily increased.

Total College Credits Earned and Savings Accrued

Data Source: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) 2019-2020 Tuition and Fees Report. Numbers reflect VCCS cost per credit hour ($156) and full-time enrollment status (12 credit hours per semester) and in-state, public institutions’ average, to include tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees ($24,699).

“As a school division, we continue to be inspired by our young people. Their commitment to the dual enrollment program is another example that shows the foresight and fortitude of this generation,” said Dr. Raymond Haynes, executive director of secondary leadership. “This opportunity paves the way for our students to accelerate their learning, save money, and to be truly college, career, and life-ready.”

Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Smith stated, “Our dual enrollment partnership with TNCC enables us to continue to focus on the importance of equitable access, opportunities, and outcomes for all students. The success of our dual enrollment program is a testament to the power of what can be accomplished in support of student achievement when strong community partnerships exist. We are particularly pleased with the continued growth in the dual enrollment credits earned by our students during these challenging times of a pandemic.”

Dual credit allows high school students to enroll in college-level courses and earn credit prior to high school graduation. The three most common dual credit opportunities are Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Dual Enrollment (DE).

In addition to earning a competitive college degree and/or transferable college credit(s) at no
cost, while in high school, students experience several other benefits, including access to:

  • rigorous, college-level courses
  • college resources, such as tutoring, research databases, and library services at TNCC
  • monthly enrichment opportunities to include guest speakers, college visits, workshops, and service-learning projects

Hampton City Schools provides students with a smooth transition to the college experience. The support, encouragement, and assistance needed to ensure students stay on track are provided by college and career coaches, mentors, TNCC instructors, academy teams, as well as a close-knit cohort of peers striving for the same goals.

For more information about dual enrollment, contact your child’s school.

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As stated in School Board Policy AC and GBA, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  

HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAB for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX/ADA Coordinator.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review the Formal Resolution Process and/or Informal Resolution Process.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact:

Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
One Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-2300



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HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.


The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

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Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

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HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
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