Jul 23, 2024  
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2024-2025 
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2024-2025

Specialty Programs

Reynolds Dual Enrollment

Reynolds College Academies

Reynolds College Academies provide outstanding high school students the opportunity to earn an associate degree while completing the requirements for their high school diploma. Reynolds has carefully selected and sequenced the college coursework in the program in order to satisfy the requirements of the high school diploma and associate degree at the same time.

Advance College Academy website
In the Reynolds Advance College Academies (ACA) serving Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan County Public Schools, students typically apply 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 course work for the associate degree during the 11th and 12th grade.

Early College Academy website
In the Reynolds Early College Academy (ECA) serving Richmond Public Schools, students take the required college course work for the associate degree on the Reynolds Downtown Campus.

High School Dual Enrollment


The Dual Enrollment Program at Reynolds is offered to high school juniors and seniors enrolled in one of the local participating schools. This program allows students to take college-level courses that fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements. Currently, Reynolds has agreements to offer the Dual Enrollment program with the following schools or school systems:

  • Chesterfield County
  • Culpeper County
  • Goochland County
  • Hanover County
  • Henrico County
  • Lynnhaven School
  • New Community School
  • Piedmont Christian School
  • Powhatan County
  • Richmond City
  • The Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School

Interested high school students should speak with their school counselor.

Other High School Options

Dual enrollment is not the only way for a high school student to earn college credit. Reynolds offers high school students not participating in Dual Enrollment the opportunity to enroll and start earning college credit prior to graduating from high school. Students who are rising high school freshmen to seniors in the upcoming school year are eligible to apply. High school students below the junior level require additional approval before enrolling. For more information regarding requirements, visit the Reynolds webpage reynolds.edu/HomeSchool or contact the Admissions Office by email at Admissions@reynolds.edu or by phone (804) 523-5029.

EducateVA Career Switcher Program


The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) offers an alternative teacher licensure program - EducateVA. This is a statewide initiative to address critical shortages in the teaching profession. EducateVA is certified by the Virginia Department of Education and provides a pathway for professionals seeking an entrance into the field of education. Community colleges across the state serve as instructional sites for EducateVA, thus ensuring a program accessible to any student regardless of that student’s location. The list of teaching endorsements for which a student can prepare for certification can be found at educateva.com.

Do You Qualify?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Three (3) or more years of full time professional, post-baccalaureate work experience
  • Content area expertise 
  • GPA of 2.5 or better 
  • Required assessments (Praxis Subject Assessment and VCLA)
  • Must be willing to undergo a criminal background check prior to field placement or employment in the classroom

What is Required?

  • Complete the 18-week Level 1 program, which includes 40 hours of classroom field experience
  • Upon successful completion of Level 1, a one-year Career Switcher Provisional License is issued
  • During Level II, candidates must teach successfully for one full year while completing additional online training and instructor-led sessions in order to be recommended for a full 10-year renewable teaching license

Great Expectations


The Great Expectations Program assists youth and young adults, who are currently or were formerly affiliated with the Virginia Foster Care System, gain access to a community college education. Eligible individuals include foster youth between the ages of 17 and 24, youth adopted after the age of 13, or special needs adoptions. Services include guidance with the admission and FAFSA application processes, accessing college resources and supports, and referrals to and collaboration with community resources and services. Contact the Great Expectations Program at (804) 523-5294 or greatexpectations@reynolds.edu for more information.

English as a Second Language


Reynolds offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for students whose primary language is not English. Classes are designed to help students successfully speak, listen, read, and write English outside of the classroom, as well as to prepare them for academic coursework. Day and evening ESL classes meet on the Parham Road Campus and follow the Reynolds academic calendar.


Network2WorkRVA (N2WRVA) is a new service that connects employers offering jobs In high-demand with great wages to regional job seekers, including CCWA and Reynolds students. N2WRVA connects job seekers to a full spectrum of employment and support services to help prepare them for a local job to which they aspire. Services provided to job seekers enrolling, at any Reynolds campus, to N2WRVA include education and training, career coaching, resume preparation, mock interviews, transportation, and other services to ensure job seekers are ready to succeed In their new careers. Network2WorkRVA has more than 250 employers ready to hire Reynolds and CCWA students with an interest and aptitude in fields such as Information technology, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, and skilled trades. For more information, contact Network2WorkRVA.com or call 804-523-CCWA (2292).

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa website

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Students who have completed a certain number of credit hours and achieved a minimum GPA are invited to join several times a year. For more information, visit our Phi Theta Kappa web page at www.reynolds.edu/ptk.

Program for Adults in Vocational Education (PAVE) 

PAVE website 

The Program for Adults in Vocational Education (PAVE) is a two-year career studies certificate program that provides vocational and technical training for adults with disabilities, including but not limited to, intellectual disabilities, severe learning disabilities, and emotional disabilities. 

The overall purpose of PAVE is to provide post-secondary training programs that incorporate functional academic instruction, job skills training, and community-based internships, which prepares the student to apply for employment in the competitive job market. Successful completion of a Career Studies Certificate through PAVE can lead to the development of effective work skills and increased confidence in the workplace. 

Applicants must meet Reynolds general admission requirements and the program’s specific requirements. These requirements include: completion of a high school program with a diploma recognized by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), or GED; and possession of social skills necessary to function independently among peers in the college environment. 

For additional information regarding the PAVE program, call (804) 523-5572, email PAVE@reynolds.edu, or use the 711 Relay system for any number at Reynolds. PAVE is located on the Downtown Campus, Room 326.