W. M. Bass Elementary students

Year-Round Elementary School

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 17, 2017

We are now accepting applications for William Marvin Bass Elementary School (WMBES) for the 2017-2018 school year for students that reside within Lynchburg City but outside of the WMBES attendance zone. All students entering kindergarten and currently enrolled in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible to apply. Transportation for both zoned and invited students will be provided. Also, siblings of currently enrolled students will be given preference, if space is available. Students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 30, 2017.

William Marvin Bass Year-Round School offers a calendar that is unique among the elementary schools in Lynchburg City Schools. The school year begins on July 24th and ends on May 31st. During the school year, in addition to most of the breaks offered at the other LCS elementary schools, there are four week-long intersessions that offer services to a portion of the students in reading, writing, and math and various enrichment programs. The year round model also allows us to:

  • stress creativity and developmentally appropriate practices in all grades;
  • emphasize the use of instructional technology; and
  • expand hands-on math activities.

If you reside in the student attendance zone for Bass Elementary School, your child will automatically be assigned to the school and you do not need to complete this application.

If you do ​not​ live in the attendance zone of the desired school and you wish to apply, complete and return the application in one of two ways:

  • Hand-deliver the completed application to the School Administration Building by 4:30 p.m. on ​March 17, 2017​; or
  • Mail the completed application with a postmark ​no later than March 13, 2017​.

Please do not return applications to the school. The application must be mailed or hand-delivered to the LCS School Administration Building, 915 Court St., Lynchburg, VA 24505.

Each application will be reviewed by a selection committee. Student academic, attendance, and discipline records will be a part of the review process along with the interest statement.

For an applicant who has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), we will review the IEP to determine whether we can implement the IEP at William Marvin Bass Year-Round School. Some special education services are so unique that they are available only through division-wide programs at specific schools.

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For further information on the year-round elementary school application and selection process, please contact the department of information technology by email at gillespieac@lcsedu.net or by phone at (434) 515-5017.

The deadline to apply for the year-round elementary school for the 2017-2018 school year is March 17, 2017. Applications should be sent to the following address:

Lynchburg City Schools
School Administration Building
Department of Information Technology 
915 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA, 24504

Only those students who currently live outside the W. M. Bass Elementary School attendance zone need to apply.

Visit our School and Meet our Staff

William Marvin Bass Elementary School
Monica Hendricks, Principal
1730 Seabury Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: (434) 515-5200

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[video] WDBJ7 news story from 2014 focusing on the positive impact of year-round school at W. M. Bass Elementary