The Lynchburg City School Division began operation on April 5, 1871 and continues to be recognized as a leader of education in Virginia. From the beginning, students have entered our schools with anticipation, enthusiasm, and hope. They anticipate challenging academic experiences, seek personal enrichment, and hope that their individual efforts cause them to be more successful.
Lynchburg City Schools offer educational services to more than 7,800 students enrolled in preschool through adult classes in two high schools, three middle schools, and eleven elementary schools. Alternative elementary, middle and high school programs, gifted programs, and programs for the disabled are also available. Our elementary schools provide an optimal academic environment and accelerated learning opportunities. Along with basic learning skills, students are taught basic concepts of character development and citizenship.
In bridging the gap between elementary school and high school, our middle schools provide the vehicle through which students move from the child-centered, team-teaching, and unit approach of the elementary school to the departmentalized and comprehensive instructional program available in high school.
On the high school level, courses within the instructional program range in level of difficulty to meet the students' needs, interests, and academic abilities. Advanced classes, including advanced placement and dual-enrollment courses for college credit, are offered in all academic areas. Co-curricular programs include twelve boys' interscholastic varsity sports, eleven girls' interscholastic varsity sports, and cultural arts programs including visual arts, theatre, band, orchestra, and vocal ensembles.
In partnership with parents and community, the faculty and staff of Lynchburg City Schools are committed to the mission of helping children develop their full potential by providing learning opportunities which recognize individual needs.