• Rockingham County Schools has had a long tradition of academic excellence and promotion of students to higher education.  As we move further into the 21st century, it is imperative that we prepare our students to be the best they can be so they can compete globally.  Furthermore, we must challenge our young people to take more rigorous classes, like Advanced Placement (AP) and College Dual Enrollment Courses, so they can have high level options after high school, With the creation of the Advanced Studies Academy at each high school, the faculty and staff wish to create an environment that helps students reach their goals and pushes each child toward high academic success.  


    The Advanced Studies Academy’s course sequence enables students to obtain college-level course credit during their high school career through each high school’s collaboration with Rockingham Community College’s Career & College Promise Program and potential college credit through Advanced Placement Coursework and exams.  Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired college-level course credits that will place them as potential college/university sophomores or juniors.  These classes may be offered on-campus at Rockingham Community College, through online or distance learning courses, or at their high schools depending upon the number of students enrolled in each course.  


    Please see the Advanced Studies Academy webpage with potential course pathways for students.  Additionally, counselors are available to answer any questions you may have along the way.


    Thank you for your time and we hope that your child and you will choose the rigorous and high level pathway of the Advanced Studies Academy.


    Sincerely,


    Greggory R. Slate, Ed.D.