CVCC Early College Program

Application information
  • Applications are due to your school counselor by February 15, 2021.   
  • An English teacher and math teacher recommendation are required.  
  • It is the student’s responsibility to email/contact  teachers (for teacher recommendations) and your 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. 
  • Application Link: CVCC Early College Program Application
  • Paper copies of the application are available in the School Counseling Office.  
Admission Criteria
  • Students must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average in order to apply. 
  • Students must apply to CVCC: https://centralvirginia.edu/Admissions. 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.  
  • Must be enrolled in Advanced Geometry/Trigonometry and Chemistry or higher to be eligible.
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
  •  Applications are due to your school counselor by February 15, 2021.  
  • Three recommendations are required from a science teacher, math teacher and one other teacher.     
  • PSAT scores are part of the application.  
  • Application information can be found at this link, www.cvgs.k12.va.us/admissions.
  • 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. 
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.  
Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

An information session for prospective students and parents is Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

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
  • Applications are due to your school counselor by Monday, March 26, 2021.   
  • Three recommendations are required from an English teacher, math teacher and one other teacher.    
  • Students must take the English and math VPT tests and place into English Composition (English 111) and Pre-calculus (Math 161/ pass all math units 1-9) as part of the application.  
  • Application information can be found at this link: STEM Application-2021-2022
  • STEM Academy Website: http://www.xlr8academy.com/application/
  • 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. 
Admission Criteria
  • Students must apply to CVCC: https://centralvirginia.edu/Admissions. 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.  
Information Session for Prospective Students & Parents

An information session for prospective students and parents is February 4, 2021 from 5:30-7:15 p.m. via Zoom. More information can be found at this link: Virtual Information Session 2021

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