||The Upper School is comprised of grades nine through twelve and operates on a semester block schedule through which students complete traditional year courses in one semester by taking only four classes at a time rather than seven. This scheduling system increases time-on-task and reduces fragmentation of the instructional day. Class periods last approximately 85 minutes, providing instructional flexibility. In addition to a wide range of courses on campus, including advanced placement and honors options, students are able to take courses at Southside Virginia Community College, Hampden-Sydney College, and Longwood University. Class sizes range from four to twenty-five, with the average size being seventeen. After school, the library is open to all students, Monday-Thursday, until 5:00 pm with no additional charge.
Curriculum/Course of Study
Extended Campus Program