Learning Environment

  • 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 class projects.
  • 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 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. Our facility is located at 3151 Wards Ferry Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502