Seniors, Class of 2017
Announcements:
  • letter jacketInterested in a varsity jacket?  We're bringing back an old tradition.  Click for HERE more information.  See Mr. Williams for more details. 
  • There will be a Financial Aid meeting on October 13th @6pm in the LHS library.  Beginning this year, parents/students will be allowed to begin the FAFSA filing process in October. 
  • Seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching are encouraged to see Ms. Whorley about a new teachers initiative with CVCC and Lynchburg College.  The GROW YOUR OWN TEACHERS program participants will complete two years of course work at CVCC while also taking selected classes at Lynchburg College.  Students enrolled in this program will also be eligible for Lynchburg College club sports as well as other activities through Lynchburg College. Additionally, the program allows for  students to graduate in four years (including student teaching).  Scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available for participants.  
  • Seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching are encouraged to see Ms. Whorley about a new teachers initiative with CVCC and Lynchburg College.  The GROW YOUR OWN TEACHERS program participants will complete two years of course work at CVCC while also taking selected classes at Lynchburg College.  Students enrolled in this program will also be eligible for Lynchburg College club sports as well as other activities through Lynchburg College. Additionally, the program allows for  students to graduate in four years (including student teaching).  Scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available for participants. 
  • The Jostens representative was here to today to talk with seniors and give them their graduation order information.  Please ask your senior for the information so that you can benefit from the fall group rate pricing. We are very excited that The Class of 2017 will be the first class to be wearing a navy blue gown with red trim on the sleeves; therefore seniors will not be able to wear a gown from a past graduation.  Seniors ordering a cap/gown/tassel only will not need to make a deposit at the time of ordering and the total cost is $37.38 with tax if ordered before the deadline.  Orders need to be paid in full by March, 2017.  Seniors ordering additional items are requested to place a $75.00 deposit at the time of ordering. As a reminder, orders are being placed on September 19 and 20th. Questions should be directed Jostens: 1-800-567-8367 or email www.jostens.com/contact
  • Find our more about Scholarships under the Scholarship section of the School Counseling Page.   Click here.
  • All College Visits are also listed on the School Counseling Page.
  • Pay your senior class dues to Mrs. Smith.


  • Students and their families are encouraged to use a variety of information sources to select a college and major. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program; click here to access that link. 

  • Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Virginia that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS. A few of the key features on the page:
    - Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
    - Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning
    - Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution
    Anyone can access the college guide at the following location: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/virginia/

  • Online Databases of Colleges in Virginia

  • The Bedford County School Board approved a revision to regulation IK-R at its December 2013 meeting. The high school graduation recognition section was altered based on the timeline for determining honors based on our current and future calendars:
    • Graduation Recognition:The graduation distinction of honors or high honors status is determined by numerically calculating cumulative grade point averages of students classified as seniors. Students are recognized as achieving high honors status when their grade point average is 4.0 or above. Students are recognized as achieving honors status when their grade point average is 3.75-3.99. Grade point averages will be figured at the end of the first semester for this purpose. Final transcripts will reflect the ending grades and class rank of all students.