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Dual Enrollment Classes Online

Richmond Christian School, in partnership with Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA), offers a program specifically designed for high school juniors and seniors who want to earn college credit while still in high school.

Each Dual Enrollment course earns half a credit toward your high school diploma and between 1-4 college credits toward your degree. The more classes you take in the program, the further ahead you will be at any university of your choice! Dual Enrollment courses differ from Advanced Placement (AP) courses in that there is no test at the end of the class to qualify for college credit! If a student passes the course, they have earned college credit. Through Liberty University Online Academy, RCS provides a Christ-centered Dual Enrollment program!

This concurrent enrollment program is available to all eligible high school juniors and seniors, offering three options for these students looking to earn college credit.

À la carte Program — is one of our concurrent enrollment options. This option allows students in 11th and 12th grade to choose to enroll in select college courses to earn college credit. The students will earn high school credit from LUOA and college credit from Liberty University for the same class.

Associate Degree Program — is a full-time, year-round concurrent enrollment program for students desiring to be on track to earn an Associate Degree while earning their high school diploma. Upon completing their RCS high school graduation requirements, these students will apply to Liberty University and immediately obtain an Associate Degree. This option allows high school students to get ahead in college while still in high school, earning half their college credits toward a Bachelor’s and tracking toward earning an associate degree at the end of the program.

Certificate Program — is completing is a less demanding but structured way of getting ahead in college — your student will earn a certification in one of our many online certificates! Which is one of the fastest ways to get the skills you need while working toward your long-term educational goals.

What’s the Difference?


À la carte

The “À la carte” option of our Dual Enrollment program gives your students flexibility by being able to take the college courses they want to take throughout different terms in the school year. With the “À la carte” option, students can earn as few as one or as many as 60 credit hours. This program is perfect for students looking to supplement their current high school schedule and earn college credit early!


Associate Degree track

The Associate Degree Track is for the determined student who desires to take a full-time college schedule while still in high school. Your student will graduate high school with RCS while completing requirements toward an Associate degree through LUOA. A student considering this track must be a dedicated, independent learner willing to take courses year-round. The cost and time savings of the Associate track are worth considering; however, the rigor of this program is not for every student. We strongly encourage that you speak with one of our Dual Enrollment advisors to help you decide if the “À la carte” or Associate Degree track is best for your student!


Certificate program

The certificate program can also help enhance your marketability with employers, and you can transfer these classes to an associate or bachelor’s degree!

Save Money

Make your money go further and use your 529 Savings Plan on our already discounted courses. But, please don't wait to use it until your student is in college when the classes are more expensive. Instead, use your 529 Plan with RCS's Dual Enrollment courses now. You can use your hard-earned, tax-free 529 Plan to pay for college courses, discounted 73% through our Dual Enrollment Program, while your student is still in high school!

Save Time

Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of online courses with our Dual Enrollment program. Study and complete your assignments whenever and wherever you choose. We offer classes in convenient eight- or sixteen-week sessions with up to eight different enrollment periods every year. Earn your Associate of Arts degree while completing your high school diploma. This option can save time and money on your future Bachelor’s degree, regardless of where you attend college.