Virtual Virginia Courses

Lynchburg City Schools’ students have the opportunity to take courses through Virtual Virginia, a program of the Virginia Department of Education. The Virtual Virginia program offers online Advanced Placement (AP), world language, core academic, and elective courses to students. Students may participate in these online learning courses if they meet all prerequisite and eligibility criteria, including prior approval by the high school counselor and principal.

Edmentum and Other Online Courses Through LCS

Lynchburg City Schools also offers courses through outside vendors, such as Edmentum. Typically, these are courses taken to make up a credit or in a course for which enrollment is too low to be offered in LCS. Enrollment in such a course is only available with written permission of the principal.

Summer Courses (Online)

Courses taken during the summer do not count toward the maximum course load during the fall and spring semesters. Any course taken during the summer that is online must be completed by the summer deadline as prescribed by the school division. More information on the summer course offerings and enrollment procedures will be communicated in late spring.

The following online courses are planned to be offered through LCS for summer 2024.

Each course is available for a fee of $225.

  • Online Economics & Personal Finance (10-12th)
  • Online Health/PE 9
Course Fees and Other Costs

Lynchburg City Schools does not pay course fees and other costs of online courses for non-resident students. During the summer, tuition is charged for both resident and non-resident students for online courses.

Granting Credit for Online Courses

Specific courses available to students for credit depends on the course meeting the graduation requirements outlined in the Lynchburg City Schools’ High School Program of Studies and specific course needs of the student.

Legal References

The information related to online course offerings is provided by the Lynchburg City School Board in compliance with the Code of Virginia 22.1-212.24 as amended, 2014. 

“By July 1, 2011, local school boards shall post on their websites information regarding online courses and programs that are available through the school division and Virtual Virginia. Such information shall include but not be limited to the types of online courses and programs available to students through the school division, when the school division will pay course fees and other costs for nonresident students, and the granting of high school credit.”