CVCC Early College Program

Application information
  • Early College Program applications will be distributed after December 2, 2019.  Please see your school counselor for an application after December 2, 2019.
  • Applications are due to your school counselor by January 30, 2020.   
  • 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. 
Admission Criteria
  • Students must have a 3.0 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.  
  • Students must take the English and math VPT tests; there are no substitutions.  Students must place into English Composition and Pre-calculus.  
Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

The Early College Open House for parents and students is on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Merritt Hall rooms 5122-5125.

Expenses

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

 Other Information
  • 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 7, 2020.  
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers (for teacher recommendations) and school counselor to ensure that all applications 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.  
  • CVGS requires all applicants to take both the English and math VPT assessments; students must place into English Composition and Pre-calculus.   
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 three periods and then they report to their base school, HHS, for afternoon classes (specifically English, social studies, and an elective or core course). Juniors take a course 1st period then take their three periods at CVGS, and end their afternoon at HHS.
  • 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 Monday, March 23, 2020.   
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers (for teacher recommendations) and school counselor to ensure that all applications 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.  
  • Students must take the English and math VPT; there are no substitutions for these assessments.  Students must place into English Composition and Pre-calculus.  
Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

An evening open house is scheduled for February 6, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Merritt Hall Multipurpose Room.

Information Session Registration

Expenses

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

Other Information
  • Students attend STEM Academy for the first three/four periods and then they report to their base school, HHS, 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.

Testing Information

Virginia Placement Test (VPT) Testing

*Placement tests can be taken at the CVCC library Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Practice VPT Testing Information

https://centralvirginia.edu/Admissions/College-Readiness/Placement-Test…
https://centralvirginia.edu/Admissions/College-Readiness/Placement-Test…

Notes
  • The ECP, CVGS and STEM Academy require students take both the English and math VPT tests (no substitutions).  
  • To ensure that any of these programs are conducive to your post-graduation education, students and families are encouraged to contact the colleges/universities that they might be interested in applying to for their recommendation on the students’ preferred academic program.    

Frequently Asked Questions