Dual Enrollment


The Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) Dual Enrollment program is a partnership with Tidewater Community College (TCC) that allows high school students to meet high school graduation requirements and simultaneously earn college credit.

Students can begin taking courses as early as ninth grade, after taking prerequisite courses. Students can then move on to the Early College Academy or even become a part of First College, where they can earn an associate’s degree while still in high school (see programs for eligibility requirements.)

This provides students college-level instruction by qualified faculty during normal school hours, and can reduce both the time and cost in pursuing post-secondary education (college degrees). In addition, by taking part in the dual enrollment program, students have access to college resources, including academic advising and career counseling.

How to get started
Learn more about the offerings of the Dual Enrollment program in this presentation from Senior Supervisor of Gifted Education & Dual Enrollment Dr. Sherie Davis.

For specific questions about the division’s Dual Enrollment program and how you can get started, reach out to the Office of Gifted Education & Dual Enrollment at 757-822-2711 or reach out directly to:

Dr. Sherie M. Davis
Senior Supervisor of Gifted Education & Dual Enrollment

Reach out to your child's school
Each high school has a school counselor especially trained to help students with Dual Enrollment decisions. They are listed below:

Churchland High School
Lekeya Massenburg

I.C. Norcom High School
Michelle Effatt

Manor High School
Cheryl Johnson

The Office of Gifted Education & Dual Enrollment is located at Tidewater Community College:
120 Campus Drive (Building A, Room A114)
Portsmouth, VA 23701

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