Our Community
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
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 Early College program, Lynchburg Regional Governor's STEM Academy, or 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: 1391
Faculty: 95
Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 52
Faculty with PhD/Eds: 2

Academic Notes
Students are required to take seven classes. Governor's School students take six classes due to the need to travel between schools. Seniors in good standing may be considered for an early release option. Click here for the Senior Course Load Waiver form. Most classes are year long classes.

Any student taking an Advanced Placement (AP) course must take the AP exam. AP classes are open to all students.

Grading System:
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
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:

  A B C D F
AP & Dual Enrollment Courses 5 4 3 2 0
Advanced Courses 4.5 3.5 2.5 1.5 0
All Others 4 3 2 1 0

Click here for information about Calculating Grade Point Average (GPA).

Graduation Requirements
Standard Diploma:  www.pen.k12.va.us/instruction/graduation/standard.shtml

Advanced Diploma:  www.pen.k12.va.us/instruction/graduation/advanced_studies.shtml

Advanced with Lynchburg Honors Seal: Students who wish to earn the Advanced Studies Diploma with Lynchburg Honors Seal must meet all the course and verified credit requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma. In addition, they must meet the following additional criteria:

  1. English must include a minimum of six semesters in courses designed for students with above average skills in reading and writing. Four of these semester courses must be taken during the junior and senior years.
  2. The four math credits must include Algebra 1 and three credits above the level of Algebra I. The minimum must include progress through trigonometry/functions.
  3. Science credits must include choices from Earth Science, Biology I, Biology II, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology II, Ecology, chemistry, physics, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Biology, and Dual Enrollment Biology.
  4. Social studies credits must include Advanced World History and Geography I (to 1500 AD), Advanced World History and Geography II (1500 AD to Present) or AP World History, AP Human Geography, Advanced American History, AP American History, Advanced U.S. Government or AP Government, AP European History, and AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.
  5. Students must take and pass at least two advanced placement or dual enrollment courses (or one of each) in different content areas during the senior year. These courses may be in English, Math, Science, or Social Studies.