Advance College Academy - Business Administration

Highland Springs High School

  • Students earn an advanced studies high school diploma by taking a wide range of honors and AP level classes.
  • Students earn an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Reynolds Community College (JSRCC) during their four years in high school.
  • All 61 JSRCC credits are eligible for transfer to a four-year college or university.
  • College courses are taught by selected HCPS teachers, credentialed as adjunct professors with JSRCC.
  • There is a minimal charge for students to enroll in the program and earn an associate degree.

Course of Study

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 9

  • English 9 Honors
  • Biology Honors
  • Geometry or
    Algebra II Honors
  • World History II Honors
  • World Language
  • Health and P.E.
  • HCPS Elective

Grade 10

  • English 10 Honors
  • Chemistry Honors
  • Algebra II or Pre-Calculus Honors
  • AP European History or AP World History
  • World Language
  • Economics & Personal Finance
  • Health and P.E.
  • HCPS Elective

**College Success Skills 100 & Personal and Community Health 115*

Grade 11

  • English 111 & 112*
  • AP Physics, AP Environmental Science, or AP Chemistry 1 ¤ 
  • Math 161 & 261* (Pre-Calculus and Applied Calculus)
  • History 121 & 122*
  • Leadership Development & Business 100*
  • Intro to Computer Apps 115* & Spreadsheets (Excel) 140* (Microsoft IT Academy)
  • HCPS Elective

Grade 12

  • English 244 & 242*
  • Biology 101 & 102*, Biology Lab
  • Accounting 211 & 212* (Accounting I & II) 
  • Economics 201 & 202*
  • Political Science 211 & 212*
  • HCPS Elective
  • HCPS Elective
NOTES

 ¤ In order to take AP Chemistry students must take Earth Science in eighth grade.
* All courses identified with asterisks are JSRCC courses that meet the requirements of an advanced studies high school diploma.
** College Success Skills 100 & Personal and Community Health 115 must be taken during the summer prior to grade eleven.

  • Students must earn a B or  higher in Algebra I and maintain a 3.0 GPA through eighth grade. It is recommended that students complete World History I prior to enrolling in the Academy.
  • Curriculum is subject to change.
  • All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.
  • Each dual enrollment class will have a $50 fee.*

FEES

ACA

Number of dual enrollment classes

FEE

Total

11th Grade

11 Classes

$50/class

$550/student

12th Grade

10 Classes

$50/class

$550/student

Total Cost of two - year program

$1,050/student

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