- The curriculum is designed for gifted and talented students.
- Teachers serve as mentors promoting student engagement and active learning.
- Students are responsible for their own learning.
- Multidisciplinary connections between mathematics, science and technology are stressed.
- Students participate in sophisticated science laboratories, long-term assignments, independent research projects, and group work in both labs and on projects.
- The use of technology is integrated into every class.
- Students receive email accounts and Internet access.
- Students enjoy the freedom to explore topics of interests beyond the structured curriculum.
- Juniors participate in a 36-hour internship program that takes place on Fridays in the spring.
- Juniors (and some seniors) participate in the regional International Science and Engineering Fair
- Many juniors participate in the annual research symposium of the Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences
The Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology is housed in a facility that is adjoining Heritage High School, one of the two high schools in the Lynchburg City Schools. Effective September 24, 2014, a Memorandum of Agreement between the Lynchburg City Schools School Board and the Governing Board of the Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology explains the partnership between the two organizations as it relates to the use of the CVGS facility. A copy of the MOA can be found at this link: LCS-CVGS MOA.