Governor’s Scholars

Students who earn college credits through Dual Enrollment and AP may be able to obtain the Certificate in General Education or an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree by the time they graduate from high school. These students are designated as GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS

GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS RECEIVE A GOVERNOR’S MEDALLION AT A LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE AWARDS CEREMONY AND ARE RECOGNIZED AT BOTH THEIR HIGH SCHOOL AND LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATIONS.

Click here for the Certificate in General Education

Click here to view an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree

Click here to view an Associate of Sciences Degree

Click here for approved General Education Requirements

If you are interested in earning a Certificate in General Education or degree while still in high school, please contact Jennifer Bucher, Dual Enrollment and Applied Programs Coach, at the Lord Fairfax Community College High School Outreach Office at 540-869-0698.

DISCLAIMER:  Students who complete a certificate or degree at Lord Fairfax Community College and then plan to attend a four-year school after high school graduation will enter a four-year school as a competitive freshman.  Students must discuss with a four-year school how the credits they earned at Lord Fairfax Community College will transfer to their institution.

In the spring of 2012, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation (HB 1184) that requires local school boards to implement: 

An agreement for postsecondary degree attainment with a community college in the Commonwealth specifying the options for students to complete an associate’s degree or a one-year Uniform Certificate of General Studies from a community college concurrent with a high school diploma. Such agreement shall specify the credit available for Dual Enrollment courses and Advanced Placement courses with qualifying exam scores of three or higher.

A plan to notify students and their parents of the availability of Dual Enrollment and advanced placement classes, the International Baccalaureate Program, and Academic Year Governor’s School Programs, the qualifications for enrolling in such classes and programs, and the availability of financial assistance to low-income and needy students to take the advanced placement and International Baccalaureate examinations. This plan shall include notification to students and parents of the agreement with a community college in the Commonwealth to enable students to complete an associate’s degree or a one-year Uniform Certificate of General Studies concurrent with a high school diploma.

Additionally, the legislation requires that:

Each institution within the Virginia Community College System shall develop agreements for postsecondary degree attainment with the public high schools in the school divisions that they serve, specifying the options for students to complete an associate’s degree or a one-year Uniform Certificate of General Studies concurrent with a high school diploma. Such agreements shall specify the credit available for Dual Enrollment courses and Advanced Placement courses with qualifying exam scores or three or higher. Agreements shall be submitted by the institutions to the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System and the Superintendent of Public Instruction by April 15, 2013.

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