Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment
The Academy offers a dual credit/dual enrollment program in partnership with Marymount University in Arlington, VA to afford eligible students two opportunities to earn college credit.
Dual credit allows eligible seniors in strong academic standing to fulfill a high school academic requirement while simultaneously earning college credit for a course. These courses are taught on our campus during the school day by Holy Cross faculty members who have achieved adjunct faculty status at Marymount. These credits may be transferable to other colleges and universities, depending upon the school and its policies. As with AP and IB courses, students enrolled in these courses receive 0.7 additional grade points towards their GPA upon successful completion of the course with a grade of C- or higher.
English: Approaches to Creative Writing
Theology: Religions of the World
History & Social Science: Microeconomics
In this first year for Dual-Credit classes, 64 girls are enrolled.
Under the dual enrollment arrangement, rising seniors at Holy Cross become eligible to take any introductory course at Marymount University in Arlington, VA for college credit at a substantially discounted rate. They have the full use of campus facilities such as libraries, research opportunities, and athletic spaces. While students gain the experience of attending a college class they also earn college credit which in many cases is transferable to the college they will attend.