Lynchburg, an industrial and commercial center in Central Virginia, is a city of approximately 70,000 persons. It is located on the banks of the James River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The city offers a wide variety of cultural opportunities; six institutions of higher learning are located in Lynchburg or in the immediate area.
School Description (139 years of Excellence)
E. C. Glass is a comprehensive, public high school, 9-12, that offers students the opportunity to prepare for college, careers, or the military. Students may apply to attend the Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology in their junior and senior years. The Lynchburg City School Division is accredited by both the Virginia State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Enrollment Grades 9-12: 1400
Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 56
Faculty with PhD/Eds: 4
Students are required to take 6 classes and a study hall or 7 classes. Governor’s School students only have time to take 6 classes due to the need to travel between buildings. Seniors in good standing are allowed an early release option. Classes are graded by semesters consisting of 2 nine week periods.
Any student taking an Advanced Placement (AP) class MUST take the AP exam. AP classes are open to all students.
F Below 60
GPA and Class Rank
Grade point average and class rank reflect the achievement of all courses students have taken for high school credit and are assigned the following weighted point value as follows:
Standard Diploma: Twenty-two (22) units of credit – English 4, Math 3, Science 3, Social Studies 3, Health/PE 2, Electives 6, Fine or Practical Arts 1. (Pass 6 of 11 Standards of Learning Exams)
Advanced Diploma: Twenty-four (24) units of credit – English 4, Math 4, Science 4, Social Studies 4, Foreign Language 3 or 2 & 2, Health/PE 2, Electives 2, Fine or Practical Arts 1. (Pass 9 of 11 SOL exams)
Advanced with Lynchburg Honors Seal: Twenty-four (24) units of Credit – English 4 (3 must be advanced-level courses, must be taken in 10-12), Math 4 ( 3 courses Algebra 1 and above), Social Studies 4 (advanced-level Courses), Science 4 (lab courses must include Chemistry or Physics), Foreign Language 3 or 2 & 2, Health/PE 2, Electives 2, Fine or Practical Arts 1, and Take 2 AP or Dual Enrollment courses in grade 12 (Pass 9 of 11 SOL exams).
Modified Standard Diploma: Twenty (20) units of credit – English 4, Math 3, Science 2, Social Studies 2, Health/PE 2, Electives 6, Fine or Practical Arts 1 (Determined by Individual Education Program-IEP- & pass 8th grade English and Math SOL exams).