Acceleration Courses - Summer Options

Acceleration Courses - Summer Options

Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) through Longwood University - Course Information

Who: Rising 9-12th grade students (For rising 9th-12th graders, who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed at least the level of Algebra I.)

Summer Session June 24 – July 27, 2024

* This dual-enrollment course is completely online and students may work ahead, however must complete all assignments by posted deadlines.  

* Students are required to take their final exam on Longwood University's campus.

Registration: will open mid/late March and will close on June 7th, 2024
Tuition: $50 for HCPS students
Additional information about the course and enrollment requirements can be found at

Contact: (p) 434.395.2546

  • Economics & Personal Finance is a 4-week, rigorous, mathematically intensive course covering economics and personal finance that may require students to spend up to 6 hours daily to succeed.  The course satisfies the state's economics and personal finance requirement and the online experience certification requirements for high school graduation.  The W!SE Financial Literacy Certification exam is administered in the course.  Students will receive 3 hours of college credit for successfully completing this class.
  • Required course text - “Personal Finance: Turning Money into Wealth” 7th edition, Arthur Keown, 6th edition (Print or eBook) 
  • Required course calculator: Any graphing or financial calculator (Texas Instruments - BAII Plus recommended)
Online Acceleration courses through Virtual Virginia - Link to Informational Flyer
Enrollment fees must be paid at the time of course registration and must be paid using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card.  If a student's summer session enrollment fee is not paid by noon on the individual cohort start date, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the course by Virtual Virginia.  After you sign-up, our school’s Registrar Ann Maramba will register your student for Virtual Virginia.  Withdrawal from a Virtual Virginia Summer Session course must be submitted by the enrolling school that registered the student to Virtual Virginia.  HCPS parents must submit the request to withdraw their student, in writing, to their student's school counseling office registrar.  Withdrawal deadlines are by 10:00 AM.  Summer Cohort 1: by Tuesday, June 4th; Summer Cohort 2: by Tuesday, June 18th.  No refunds will be issued for enrollments withdrawn after the corresponding dates above.  Students who are withdrawn after those dates will have the withdrawal grade (WP - Withdraw Passing or WF - Withdraw Failing) reflected on their HCPS transcript.
Summer Session Cohort 1: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Summer Session Cohort 2: June 17 - July 26, 2024
Registration: March 1 - June 4, 2024 (for Summer Cohort 1); March 1 - June 18 (for Summer Cohort 2) - Sign-Up Link
Tuition: $375 per person, per course. 


Who: Self-motivated and task-driven students in rising 8th grade who are driven to spend 4-6 hours per day working online may register to take one of the following courses for acceleration

  • Spanish I
  • French I

Who: Self-motivated and task-driven students in rising 9th grade who have met prerequisites and are driven to spend 4-6 hours per day working online may register to take one of the following courses for acceleration

Summer Cohort I:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Earth Science
  • Economics & Personal Finance (EPF)
  • Health & PE 9 (not driver's education) - (this is not an NCAA approved course)

Summer Cohort 2:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Earth Science I
  • World History and Geography I
  • Spanish I, II or III
  • French I, II, or III
  • Economics & Personal Finance (EPF)
  • Health/PE 9 - (this is not an NCAA approved course)