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Advance College Academy at Goochland High School

Class of 2020 Summer Classes

Great news!  Summer classes will be held over a three-week period this upcoming summer, rather than four.  The dates are as follows:

7/10, 7/12, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26

Classes will be held on the Reynolds Goochland Campus from 8:30am – 12pm.

Please see me if you have any questions!

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Meet Two Alumnae From ACA Classes 2015 and 2016

As my seniors begin the often stressful and overwhelming process of completing college applications this fall, I want you all to take a moment to read about two inspiring graduates of J.R. Tucker High School’s ACA program.

These students’ stories are just examples of the doors that can open for you upon completion of this program.

I hope that this will inspire you all in the upcoming months and help you realize that all of your hard work WILL pay off!  You’ve got this!

-Mrs. Reahard 🙂

Upcoming Deadlines for ACA Students

Greetings, ACA students!  I hope everyone is off to a great start to the school year!

I wanted to remind everyone of two upcoming deadlines for ACA classes:

  • September 6th – Last day to drop a Reynolds class and receive a full refund
  • October 27th – Last day to withdraw from a class and receive a “W” – no refund

Ms. Moore, our new ACA coordinator, and I will be in the office today and all day tomorrow to process any drops, if needed.  Please email me at treahard@reynolds.edu, or stop by my office if you have any questions regarding drops, and their implications for ACA students.

Thank you!

Summer Elective Options for ACA Juniors

Many of you have opted to take your Approved Reynolds Elective over the summer in order to free up your schedule a bit next year.  Here’s what you need to know…

  • The elective must be at least 3 credits
  • Students who took ART 101-102 this year, may choose an elective from either the HUMS/FINE ARTS list OR the SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE list
  • Students who opted to take SOC or PSY this year instead of ART, will need to choose an elective from the HUM/FINE ARTS list only

Check out the list of Reynolds Electives, then go to the Schedule of Classes to search which courses are being offered this summer.  I will be calling you all in after spring break to discuss your options and get you signed up for your summer elective.

Hope everyone has a wonderful break!

Testing out of ITE 115

***The current exam uses Windows 7 and Office 2013, but it will be switching over to Windows 10 and Office 2016 in the beginning of the fall.  Make sure you try to test out before the end of the summer!***

ITE 115, or Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts, is a required one semester course to be taken by ACA students in their senior year.  However, there is an option to test out of it…

Students interested in testing out should do the following:

  • Prepare for the exam: Review this ITE Prep Presentation to find out what you will be tested on.  Make sure that you are familiar with the different functions listed on the last four pages for Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database Management, and Presentation Graphics.
  • Go to one of the Reynolds bookstores at Parham Road or the Downtown Campus to purchase a test disc or jump drive ($26).
  • When you are ready to take the test, take your disc or jump drive to one of the Reynolds testing centers – you will need to bring a photo ID and your Reynolds student ID number (I have this, if you don’t).
  • YOU MUST PRINT YOUR RESULTS AND BRING THEM TO ME.  That will be the only proof that I have of whether or not you tested out.  Without your scores, I cannot get you out of the class.
  • If you don’t test out, you will have one more chance to do so.
  • ACA juniors – if you are interested in testing out of ITE 115, you must do so by the end of the summer in order to finalize schedules for next year, but the sooner you get it done, the better 😉

Questions or concerns?  Come see me!

 

Field Trips!

Great news!  The following field trips have been approved for our Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 cohorts:

Class of 2018:

  • Where – James Madison University
  • When – March 23rd – leaving GHS at 7am and returning by 3pm
  • Cost$11.oo (this is a change) for students who wish to purchase lunch (students may opt to pack a lunch, but a cooler will not be provided on the bus).
  • Chaperones – Raye Rector and Taylor Reahard

Class of 2019:

  • Where – Christopher Newport University
  • When – March 30th – leaving GHS at 7am and returning by 3pm
  • Cost – $11.oo for students who wish to purchase lunch (students may opt to pack a lunch, but a cooler will not be provided on the bus)
  • Chaperones – Raye Rector, Taylor Reahard, and Doug Getter

Permission forms will be going home this week for juniors and next week for sophomores. Please fill out and return ASAP to Mrs. Reahard or Mrs. Fleming in School Counseling.

Will My ACA Credits Transfer??

This is by far the number one question I get when meeting with ACA students.  I often have students ask me to provide a list of which schools will take credits, and how many.  The reason it’s impossible to provide such a list is because schools change their policies on transfer credits frequently, and how credits will transfer is often based on what you will major in.

With that said, I have done my very best to compose this magical list by looking up all schools that my current juniors and sophomores are interested in.

All you have to do is click on the school and it will either direct you to their current policies on transferring dual enrollment credits, show you a list of current credits they take from Reynolds, or direct you to a search engine where you can look up Reynolds courses that transfer to that school.

I was very pleased to find out that with the exception of Brown, Duke, and University of Richmond, ALL of the schools listed currently state that they accept dual enrollment credits!

As these schools update their policies, so will these links, so feel free to check back at any time to get up to date information on transferring your credits!

Continue reading “Will My ACA Credits Transfer??”

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

On Tuesday evening, our 31 students in the ACA Class of 2018 were honored for completing their first semester as college students!  A big thank you to all family members, friends, and GCPS school board and faculty members who came out to show our students their support.

We are extremely proud of these students for reaching such an important milestone in this program and know that the recognition will encourage them to press on.

Congratulations, ACA Class of 2018!  You’re almost halfway there!

VPT-Math and VPT-Eng Testing Coming Up!

Attention sophomores and juniors:

We will be having testing here at GHS for the VPT-Math and VPT-Eng on March 27th, 28th, and 31st.  All juniors who have not taken the VPT-Math will be required to take it that week, and all sophomores that missed the VPT-Eng on February 4th will take it that week as well.

I have prep materials for both the Math and English exams in my office, so please see me if you have misplaced yours.  Both of these exams are required in order to continue in the ACA program.

Please stop by and see me if you have any questions!

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