CVCC Early College Program

https://centralvirginia.edu/Start-Here/Middle-High-School/Dual-Enrollme…

Application information
  • Early College Program applications will be distributed TBD.  Once CVCC provides these applications, the School Counseling Office will notify students when these applications are available. It is usually in December.
  • Applications are due to your school counselor by February 15, 2021 by 2:30 p.m.   
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers (for teacher recommendations) and school counselor to ensure that all application materials are received, on or preferably prior to the deadline.  Request recommendations at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. 
  • Completed applications are submitted and reviewed by the CVCC selection committee.  
  • In mid-March, decision letters are mailed and applicants are notified. 

Early College Program Application Packet 2021-22

Admission Criteria
  • Students must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average in order to apply. 
  • Students must apply to CVCC—acceptance to the college is not acceptance to the Early College Program. Students need to keep track of their SIS number (student identification number). The SIS number is received when students submit their application. There is a separate application for the Early College Program.  
  • Placement tests will not be used again for the 2021-22 application year so the alternate method remains to use the high school transcript as part of the application process.  
School Presentation

Representatives from the Early College Program presented to interested 10th grade students on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 

Early College Program Presentation for the Class of 2023

Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

A virtual information session will be on January 26 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact your school counselor for the link.

Expenses

Students and parents are responsible for the tuition; however, LCS provides books and transportation.  Financial assistance is available, please check with your school counselor.     

 Other Information
  • Typically, students do not return to ECG for afternoon classes. However, students have the option to take afternoon classes at ECG if it fits into their schedule. The majority of our students attend ECP and do not return to ECG. These students are still eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at ECG.
  • CVCC has its own academic calendar which might not be compatible with the LCS academic calendar.
  • CVCC has their own policies and procedures, which are independent from LCS.  

Central Virginia Governor’s School (CVGS) Program

http://www.cvgs.k12.va.us/

Application information
  • CVGS applications are available on their website.  Under the Admissions tab, you will find all of the documents needed for the application, including application, student record form, teacher recommendation forms (1 math, 1 science and 1 other teacher).
  • Students must have completed or currently be enrolled in Advanced Geometry/Trigonometry and Advanced Chemistry.  
  • Applications are due to your school counselor by February 12, 2021 by 2:30 p.m.  
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers (for teacher recommendations) and school counselor to ensure that all application materials are received, on or preferably prior to the deadline. Request recommendations at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. 
  • Completed applications are submitted and reviewed by a LCS selection committee. 
  • Late March/early April, notifications are mailed to accepted students, those on the waiting list, and those who were not selected. 
Admission Criteria
  • This is a highly selective program.  
  • The selection committee considers standardized test scores, academic achievement, and demonstrated interest in science and mathematics when evaluating and ranking student applications. 
  • Students must have completed or currently be enrolled in Advanced Geometry/Trigonometry and Advanced Chemistry.  
  • In addition, students must take the PSAT.  Students can register for the PSAT by submitting a payment of $20.  More information can be found in this document, PSAT Information.  
School Presentation 

Representatives from CVGS will present to interested 10th grade students on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Students who sign up at the link will receive the presentation Zoom invite. This link was emailed to students, 2020 ECP, CVGS, STEM Sign-up.

Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

CVGS will host Program Overview Nights for prospective students and their parents in January. We will provide this information at a later date.      

Expenses

The tuition for students accepted into this program is paid to CVGS by the student's school division.           

Other Information
  • Students attend CVGS for the first three periods and then they report to their base school, ECG, for afternoon classes (specifically English, social studies, and an elective or core course).  A travel period is built into our students’ schedules. 
  • It is possible for students to take courses during their travel period, but the course options are very limited.
  • Since CVGS is a regional school, it has its own academic calendar which might not be compatible with the LCS academic calendar. The academic year for CVGS starts earlier than the LCS academic year.    
     

XLR8 STEM Academy at CVCC

http://www.xlr8academy.com/

Application information
  • STEM Academy applications are available on their website.  Under the Application and Admissions tab, you will find all of the documents needed for the application, including application, school counselor form, teacher recommendation forms (1 math, 1 science and 1 other teacher).
  • Applications are due to your school counselor by Friday, March 26, 2021 by 2:30 p.m.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers (for teacher recommendations) and school counselor to ensure that all application materials are received, on or preferably prior to the deadline. Request recommendations at least two weeks in advance of the deadline.
  • Completed applications are submitted and reviewed by the STEM Academy selection committee.
  • After May 1, notifications are mailed to accepted students, those on the waiting list, and those who were not selected.
Admission Criteria
  • Students must apply to CVCC—acceptance to the college is not acceptance to the STEM Academy. Students need to keep track of their SIS number (student identification number). The SIS number is received when students submit their application.
  • Placement tests will not be used again for the 2021-22 application year so the alternate method remains to use the high school transcript as part of the application process.  
      
School Presentation 

There will not be school presentations via Zoom this year

Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

A virtual information session is scheduled on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:30-7:15 p.m. via Zoom. More information will be provided at a later date.  

Expenses

There is no additional expense to the student and parent/guardian.   

Other Information
  • Students attend STEM Academy for the first four periods and then they report to their base school, ECG, for afternoon classes (specifically English, Social studies, and an elective or core course).  A travel period is built into our student’s schedule. 
  • It is possible for students to take courses during their travel period, but the course options are very limited.
  • CVCC has its own academic calendar which might not be compatible with the LCS academic calendar.
  • CVCC has their own policies and procedures, which are independent from LCS.