Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) has entered into a new educational partnership that will enrich the learning experiences of Virginia Wesleyan’s teacher-education students while generating revenue and providing additional opportunities for enrollment at the College. An agreement signed with Tidewater Community Academy (TCA), an organization that serves students from the sixth through the 12th grades, will provide rented space on the VWC campus to expand TCA’s programming in ways that will be mutually beneficial for the educational missions of both organizations. Utilizing some classroom and administrative areas of VWC’s Pruden Hall and the soon-to-be-constructed YMCA Partnership Building, the Academy will function as an on-campus laboratory school for our teacher-education students who currently travel to the school’s Chesapeake location. Additionally, the partnership agreement calls for establishing an early college-entrance program, permitting senior students at the Academy to take courses here and earn college credits. The expectation is that many of these students will be strong contenders for continued enrollment at Virginia Wesleyan. Learn more about Virginia Wesleyan’s Education Department.