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 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 16, 2018; or
- Mail the completed application with a postmark no later than March 16, 2018.
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.
About the Schools
Each school offers a supportive learning environment that promotes the intellectual, creative, social and physical well being of each child.
2018-2019 SCHEDULE FOR SCHOOLS FOR INNOVATION SELECTION PROCESS
The elementary and middle schools will distribute letters/applications to students:
|3/8/18||TCM – Open House
7:00-8:15 p.m. at TCM located at 600 Mansfield Avenue
Other times by appointment by calling 515-5300
|3/8/18||DMS – Evening of Innovation
6:30-7:30 p.m. at DMS located at 12th & Polk Streets
|3/13/18||DESI – Open House
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at DESI located at 210 Smyth Street
Other times by appointment by calling 515-5220
SFIs & BASS Application Deadline at the School Administration Building in the Department of Information Technology by 4:30 p.m.
The department of information technology will mail the acceptance and waiting list letters to parents that applied to one of the Schools for Innovation before the application deadline.
Deadline for parent/student responses to the student acceptance letters.
For elementary schools for innovation, make sure to check the box to indicate the school or schools to which you are applying—you may apply to one school or both. 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.
For further information on the SFI application and selection process, please contact the department of information technology by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (434) 515-5017.
The deadline to apply to one of Schools For Innovation for the 2018-2019 school year is March 16, 2018. Applications should be sent to the following address:
Lynchburg City Schools
School Administration Building
Department of Information Technology
915 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA, 24504
Visit our Schools and Meet our Staff
Dearington Elementary School for Innovation
Mr. Daniel Rule, Principal
210 Smyth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
T. C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation
Mr. Jeff Guerin, Principal
600 Mansfield Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501-3340
P. L. Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
Dr. Derrick Brown, Principal
1200-1208 Polk Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504-3149