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Woodview tests come back negative

South Boston Council meets tonight

Two injured after vehicle rear-ended on Wilborn Avenue


Junior golfers bring home wins in season finale

Four division winners in Southside Piedmont Junior championships golf play hail from county courses





Decision expected today on Halifax County school opening

Trustees meet at HCMS with likely choice between bringing students back part-time, or starting semester online only

Supes relax terms on M&S lease commitment

Halifax County Supervisors, meeting in a specially called meeting last Thursday evening, spent most of their time in closed session. They took action on several items following the executive session, including lifting a restriction on the $400,000 loan they had promised the Industrial Development Authority last year.

QUESTION: How much does dual enrollment cost the Halifax County school division?

At first blush, the answer would seem to be very little. The two providers of dual enrollment courses at HCHS, Danville Community College and Southside Virginia Community College, last year billed the Halifax County Public Schools for total tuition costs of $872,392.75. But the community college system also provided a rebate of $854,944.90. That left a net bill of $17,447.85, or about 2 percent of the total tuition, said Finance Director Bill Covington.

Dual identity

ADVANCED PROGRAM OF STUDIES — Students in a dual enrollment advanced anatomy class held at the STEM Center work together while dissecting a cat. (Danny Lamberth photo)
Seven years ago, Geoffrey Orth served on a panel studying college-level academic programs at Prince Edward High School. Apart from having a son rise through the system and gain acceptance to the Naval Academy, Orth brought an impeccable credential to the job: a college professor, he directs the honors program at Longwood University in Farmville. After a year of study, the committee made its recommendation — Prince Edward should aggressively adopt an Advanced Placement curriculum. At the time, Prince Edward High School featured one option, the Southside Virginia Community College dual enrollment program, which allowed college-bound students to earn high school and community college credits in the same class.

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