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Education Services

The academic program at Turning Point Academy (TPA) located within the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center is associated with three entities: the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) and Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center (LRJDC). The program is housed within LRJDC and is subject to those policies therein. All personnel are hired through LCS, who serves as the fiscal agent, and are also subject to their policies. VDOE serves as the funding source and provides program governance. The TPA academic program is a State Operated Program (SOP) run directly by the VDOE.

Quick Facts
  • We follow the LCS School Calendar with few exceptions.
  • All residents (students) attend TPA and participate in a 5.5 hour instructional school day.
  • Courses may include English/language arts, science, math, social studies, Health/PE, character education and a host of electives options.
  • Special education services are provided as well as support services for students with 504 plans.
  • Career-related education and GED preparation (when applicable) are available to students as well.
  • We offer additional enrichment sessions roughly two weeks before and two weeks after the traditional school year.

When a student enrolls in TPA the child’s home school is notified after their first day of attendance. The home school forwards portions of the child’s cumulative school record so that appropriate educational services can be provided during the period of detainment. When a student is released from the LRJDC (the facility), a transfer summary reflecting grades and SOL information (when applicable) is forwarded to the student’s home school of record. These grades should be factored into the student’s academic performance on his or her regular transcript. Please note: depending upon the length of stay students and parents may be required to attend a re-enrollment meeting.

All teachers hold an active professional license to teach in Virginia.

TPA Beliefs


Turning Point Academy acknowledges the intrinsic worth of each student and tailors the learning environment to provide educational experiences according to each student’s individual learning style and ability. The school provides each student the opportunity to build the character, confidence, and life skills needed to successfully transition to the community.


“Realizing the Possibilities – Promoting the Change“

Staff Directory

Core Subject Teachers

TBD, English 
Mr. Forrest, History
Ms. Johnson, Math
Mr. Boling, Science 

Support Teachers

Ms. Hutchinson, Special Education
Ms. Scott, Student Support Specialist
Ms. Halsey, Art Teacher
Mr. Pillow, Health/P.E. Teacher

Administrative Team

Mrs. Calloway, School Principal
Mrs. Fink, Office Manager/Admin. Assistant

Important Links


Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lisa FinkOffice Manager/Admin. Assistant

  • attendance verification
  • records request
  • enrollment/withdraw information
  • billing, invoicing, shipping

Lauren Calloway, School Principal

  • specific program questions
  • specific student questions

Phone: (434) 455-7897
Fax: (434) 455-4193
Mail: 1400 Florida Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Email: [email protected]

For general information regarding the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center please contact Shannon Revely at (434) 455-7878.