Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:51:52 GMT
STONY VREEK, VA--State Police are assisting authorities in Sussex County as they search for a man who fled into the woods Tuesday afternoon. It happened along the 1600 block of Blue Star Highway near theMore >>
State Police are assisting authorities in Sussex County as they search for a man who fled into the woods Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:29 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:29:14 GMT
RICHMOND, VA—A petition to have an animal adoption center at Short Pump Town Center is gaining momentum. More than 1,100 people have now signed the Richmond SPCA's petition, pushing to make the mall petMore >>
A petition to have an animal adoption center at Short Pump Town Center is gaining momentum.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:18:13 GMT
RICHMOND, VA—A pedestrian was struck by a VCU bus outside City Hall on Tuesday morning. It happened near the intersection of N 9th Street and E Broad Street. The victim's injuries are unknown. Stay withMore >>
RICHMOND, VA—A young woman is in the hospital after being hit by a VCU bus outside City Hall on Tuesday morning.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:09:34 GMT
Destruction in Moore, Oklahoma following the May 20 tornado.
RICHMOND, VA—An upcoming concert will allow Richmonders to enjoy music from local artists, all while helping aid the victims of the Moore and Shawnee, Oklahoma tornadoes. A benefit concert called RVAMore >>
An upcoming concert will allow Richmonders to enjoy music from local artists, all while helping aid the victims of the Moore and Shawnee, Oklahoma tornadoes.More >>
Virginia State University has entered into an agreement with Richmond Public Schools to offer college courses to juniors and seniors in Richmond Public High Schools. These dual enrollment courses will be available in Richmond's five comprehensive and three specialty high schools.
Under the terms of the Virginia State's Academic Partnership Program (VSAPP), qualified high school students may enroll in university courses through VSU. The courses will be taught at high schools, but course curricula, syllabi and tests will be identical to those used at VSU. Grades earned will be considered dual credit for high school and VSU. Should the high school students matriculate to VSU, their transcripts will reflect both the college credits and earned GPA.
VSAPP students and their teachers are encouraged to utilize VSU resources and facilities. Students will be issued VSU identification cards so they can access the University's library and laboratories. Some classes and tutorial sessions will be held on campus and VSU faculty will assist high school faculty in teaching the courses.
There is currently no tuition charge to the students taking dual enrollment courses. Textbooks are usually purchased by the high school system hosting the classes. Dual enrollment students typically enter college with close to a semester's worth of credits, resulting in savings of several thousand dollars.
VSU currently has dual enrollment agreements with Petersburg, Prince George and Dinwiddie. The university is pursuing similar initiatives with school systems in Hampton Roads.
"Dual enrollment partnerships epitomize ‘win-win' collaboration between secondary schools and higher education," said VSU President Keith T. Miller. "They allow high school students to get a leg up on their college education, both academically and economically. Meanwhile, VSU is able to share its human resources and technology with our public schools. Regardless of whether the high school student ultimately enrolls at VSU, he or she is more prepared for success at the college level."