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Newport News Public Schools

12465 Warwick Boulevard  •  Newport News, VA 23606  •  Phone: (757) 591-4500

Early College Program at NNPS

Early College Program

Thomas Nelson Community CollegeThe Early College Program in Newport News is a partnership between Newport News Public Schools and Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC).

The program is for qualified high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university after they graduate from high school. Seniors in this program may earn up to 19 semester hours of college-credit prior to high school graduation. The courses offered in this program are part of the Commonwealth College Course Collaborative (CCCC). Public colleges and universities have agreed to transfer credit for credit these courses as part of the college's general education requirements.


What are the benefits?

  • Increases college readiness.
  • Provides opportunity to earn up to 19 transferable college credits.
  • Families only pay half of tuition for second semester.
  • Textbooks are provided by NNPS.
  • Transportation is provided by NNPS.
  • Students benefit from all high school activities while being a college student.
  • Ongoing support and tutoring provided.

The Early College Model

  • Central focus is college readiness and high school-college transition.
  • Variety of transitional strategies employed to help students make the transition.
  • Partnership with community college.
  • Appreciates and understands the difference in a high school class and college course.

Learn more about the Early College Program and how to get started.

Download 2014-15 Application Packet


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