CVCC Early College Program

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

Application information
  • Early College Program Applications are due to your school counselor by Wednesday, February 9, 2022 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.
Admission Criteria
  • Students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative 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.
  • 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. Students must place into English Composition and Pre-Calculus at CVCC.
School Presentation

To be determined 

Evening Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

An evening information session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Merritt Hall Multipurpose Room.  
 
*snow date is Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Merritt Hall Multipurpose Room*

Expenses
  • Students and parents are responsible for the tuition. 
  • LCS provides textbooks and transportation.  
  • LCS provides opportunities for financial assistance. The deadline to request financial assistance through LCS is Friday, May 13, 2021 by 2:30 p.m. Please see your school counselor for more information on LCS financial assistance opportunities.   
 Other Information
  • There is a prescribed curriculum that LCS students follow; all students take the same classes.  The Early College Program curriculum can be found on electronic page 63 of the High School Program of Studies .  
  • Typically, students do not return to HHS for classes.  However, students have the option to take afternoon classes at HHS, especially if they have other high school graduation requirements to complete.  
  • CVCC has its own academic calendar which might not be compatible with the LCS academic calendar and its 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 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 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 (PSAT/NMSQT 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-School Presentation 

Representatives from the Central Virginia Governor’s School Program will present to eligible 10th grade students on Tuesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 8 in Advanced Chemistry classes.

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 Lynchburg resident students accepted into this program is paid for by LCS.     

Other Information
  • Students attend CVGS for the morning session and then report to their base school for classes (specifically English, social studies, and an elective or core course) in the late morning/early afternoon. A travel period is built into students’ schedules. 
  • 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. 

*Students in the 11th grade can apply to CVGS for their senior year, but there is no guarantee that space will be available.

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).
  • The application deadline for STEM Academy applications is Friday, April 1, 2022.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by the STEM Academy by this date.
  • 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.  Students must place into English Composition and Pre-Calculus at CVCC.
      
In-School Presentation 

To be determined

Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

An evening information session is scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Merritt Hall Multipurpose Room. Registration information can be found in this link, https://www.xlr8academy.com/information-session/.

Expenses
  • The tuition for Lynchburg resident students accepted into this program is paid for by LCS.
  • LCS provides textbooks and transportation.
Other Information
  • Students attend STEM Academy for the morning session and then report to their base school for afternoon classes (specifically English, Social studies, and an elective or core course) for late morning/early afternoon. A travel period is built into students’ schedules.
  • 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.

Additional Information

  • Students apply to the Early College Program, Central Virginia Governor’s School (CVGS) and STEM Academy, in their 10th grade year for enrollment in their 11th and 12th grade years.
  • Students can apply to all programs, but if accepted can only accept the offer of admission for one program.  
  • To ensure that any of these programs are conducive to a student’s post-graduation plans, 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.
  • It is important for students to ensure that all application materials are received on or preferably prior to the application deadline.
  • Students attend the STEM Academy and CVGS in the morning and then report to their base school for English, history/social studies and perhaps another course in late morning/early afternoon.
  • It is recommended that teacher recommendations are from this year or your 9th grade year.
  • According to the College Board, PSAT/NMSQT scores will be available online on December 7, 2021. Students can sign up for a College Board account here, Create College Board Account.

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