Dual-credit classes are available which earn both high school credit at Highland Academy and college credit from regionally accredited institutions.

Dual-credit classes are only available to juniors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and seniors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  All students must receive approval through HA’s Curriculum Committee.

Volunteer State Community College – $135/credit hour*

Taught at HA by a VolState professor (min. 8 students registered)

  • Composition 101                                    (3 credit hours)
  • Composition 102                                    (3 credit hours)


Southern Adventist University – $130/credit hour*

Offered online only (max. 6 hours per semester)ž  

  • Composition 101 (3 credit hours)
  • Health for Life (2 credit hours)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Life and Teachings of Jesus (3 credit hours)

For more information on SAU’s current online offerings for this program, click here.

*Tuition rates are preset by VolState and SAU and are subject to annual increases.


The Comp. 101 classes through VolState and SAU will take the place of English IV.  The other college courses will be viewed as elective credit at HA.  See our registrar, Verne Sherman, for more information.