2018 Crossover Accomplishments

Expanding Educational Opportunities

Education is the gateway to opportunity. To help students achieve their fullest potential, we must ensure a system that provides for the unique needs of each student. Whether it is increasing online learning opportunities or counting for college credit work done in high school, House Republicans have made strengthening and improving our education system a top priority.

HB 3 Landes | Dual enrollment courses; quality standards, university transfer course credit.

Ensures dual enrollment courses students take in high school transfer for credit to state universities as long as they meet a quality standard.

HB 544 Freitas | High School to Work Partnership; establishment, exemptions.

Establish High School to Work Partnerships between public high schools and local businesses to create opportunities for high school students to (a) participate in an apprenticeship, internship, or job shadow program.

HB 1181 Rush | Online Va. Network Authority; adds Chancellor of Va. Community College System to board of trustees.

Builds on our innovative approach to online learning by allowing the community college system to offer courses in the Online Virginia Network portal.

HB 1085 Yancey | Public schools; open enrollment for military students.

Requires school divisions in which a military installation is located to allow a military student residing on the installation to enroll at any school within the school division, upon the request of his parent.

HB 919 Jones, S. C. | Virginia Community College System; changes to ensure a standard quality of education.

Makes several changes to the Virginia Community College System to ensure a standard quality of education at all comprehensive community colleges and to ensure the transfer of community college credit to four-year public institutions. Establishes the Passport Program in which course offerings would be accepted as credit at a four-year institution to map out career education pathways that allow students to see the classes necessary to complete a four-year degree in a particular field of study. The Virginia Community College System would be required to create a single online repository where the public may access all transfer agreements and dual enrollment agreements with four-year institutions