2023-24 APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2023
Our elementary Schools for Innovation (T. C. Miller and Dearington) provide students with a variety of innovative and challenging instructional experiences which employ the latest trends in educational technology and instructional methodologies. Both schools offer instructional activities in science, technology, engineering, and math. Dearington also offers activities in Spanish and leadership. T. C. Miller also offers activities in dance, theatre, and visual arts.
At the middle school level, students attending Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation have the opportunity to participate in instructional activities such as drama, marine science, herpetology, world languages, television studio, science, technology, engineering, and math.
If you reside in the student attendance zone for a School for Innovation (SFI), your child will automatically be assigned to the respective 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 submit the application by 4:00 p.m. on March 31, 2023. If you need assistance with the application, call the desired school using the phone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.
About the Schools
Each school offers a supportive learning environment that promotes the intellectual, creative, social and physical well being of each child.
2022-2023 SCHEDULE FOR SCHOOLS FOR INNOVATION SELECTION PROCESS
Online application opens.
SFIs & BASS Application Deadline.
The Office of the Superintendent will mail the acceptance and waiting list letters to parents that applied to one of the Schools for Innovation or Year-Round Schools before the application deadline.
Deadline for parent/student responses to the student acceptance letters.
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 the school for innovation. Some special education services are so unique that they are available only through division-wide programs at specific schools.
Visit our Schools and Meet our Staff
Dearington Elementary School for Innovation
Jason Giambrone, Principal
210 Smyth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
T. C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation
Christen Rhodes, Principal
600 Mansfield Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501-3340
P. L. Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
Dr. Kellie Baldwin, Principal
1200-1208 Polk Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504-3149