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 three-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. 

On SaturdayJune 12, 2020, we celebrated the accomplishments of the 200 Associate Degree earners in the Class of 2020 from seven Reynolds ACAs and the Reynolds ECA.  According to our alumni research and survey data, 94% of our graduates report they would recommend the Reynolds ACA to current high school students!

  • J.R. Tucker HS: 42
  • Highland Springs HS: 28
  • Goochland HS: 38
  • Powhatan HS: 19
  • Richmond ECA: 18
  • HCPS High School (formerly Lee-Davis HS): 18
  • Patrick Henry HS: 26
  • CodeRVA: 12


 Archival Photos:

The Class of 2015 in 9th Grade (2012) The Class of 2015 at Commencement
2012Steps 2015steps

The ACA in Brief


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