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Specialty Programs

Advance College Academy

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. 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. 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. For more information, visit

Early College Academy

The Reynolds Early College Academy (ECA) provides outstanding Richmond Public 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.  For more information, visit

English as a Second Language

Reynolds offers classes for students whose first language is not English. Classes and counseling are designed to help students successfully speak English in and out of class. Day and evening classes meet on the Parham Road Campus and follow the Reynolds academic calendar. For full details, visit

Great Expectations

The Great Expectations program at Reynolds offers college transition services to young adults who are or were recently affiliated with the Virginia Foster Care System. Services include assistance with choosing an academic program, guidance through the admissions and financial aid processes, access to college support services, and referrals to and collaboration with community resources and services. For more information, visit

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:  Bridging Communities Center for Career & Technical Education, CATEC, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Louisa County, Powhatan County, Richmond City and Salem Christian School. Interested high school students should speak with their school counselor. For more information about admission and enrollment requirements, visit

Honors Program

The Reynolds Honors Program offers high-achieving students an opportunity to participate in more advanced academic coursework based on four foundational pillars: critical thinking, reading, and writing; independent research; interdisciplinary approaches; and student engagement. These foundations help create a community of highly motivated and intellectually curious students who, through collaboration with dedicated faculty, will be prepared for the challenges of university degree programs and beyond. For more information, visit

Learning Communities

A learning community is when two (or more) course sections in the same semester are linked together and the same students enroll in both course sections. Professors work together to coordinate assignments, content, and improve crossover learning between the courses. Classes are typically back-to-back, or at the same time on alternating days. Learn more about the benefits of learning communities and the courses offered each semester at

Middle College

The Middle College, now known as CareerStart, offers short-term job training integrated with academic and soft skills support.  With this program, individuals who have a GED or High School diploma, as well as those who need to finish a GED, can earn industry-recognized credentials through the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA).  


The only one of its kind in the state of Virginia, the Program for Adults in Vocational Education (PAVE) is a two-year vocational training program

Teacher Education

Teacher Preparation

Teacher Preparation Students can complete their first two years of teacher preparation courses in the Pre-Teacher Education Program (P-TEP), receive an associate degree from Reynolds, and then transfer to a four-year college or university. Several Virginia fouryear institutions offer transfer opportunities for P-TEP students. Additional information is available at