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School Profile

Overview

  • Public high school for high-ability students (746 in FY16)
  • Regional school serving 12 school districts and families in the Richmond, Virginia region
  • Ranked 12th best public high school in the nation by The Daily Beast, August 27, 2014
  • Highly competitive admissions
  • Exemplary community involvement in PTSA, Foundation, School Advisory Council, and Booster Groups

Academic Program

  • Rigorous academic program prepares students for admission to first choice colleges and universities
  • Ten international languages offered and students must study at least two
  • Twenty-one Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered (approximately 1,200 assessments administered in 2015)
  • Sixteen university dual-enrollment (VCU) courses offered (approximately 2,600 university credits awarded in 2015)
  • Each senior completes a Mentorship/Seminar as a capstone course that adds relevance to their learning
  • Community service is valued and 140 hours (minimum) are required for graduation
  • 100% SOL pass rate in every area

Athletics, Fine Arts, and Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Students participate in at least one sport each year: 28 Varsity and Junior Varsity teams are fielded
  • Nine state championships earned in the school year 2014-2015
  • Fine Arts classes include orchestra, jazz band, chorus, visual arts, drama, film study, and photography and routinely win ‘Scholastic Awards’
  • Battle of the Brains, Chess, Debate, Forensics, Future Problem Solvers, Life Smarts, Model UN/Congress, Robotics, We the People, and World Quest teams routinely compete at the state, national, and international level

Class of 2017-188 Students

  • 3 Presidential Scholar Candidates
  • 57 National Merit Commendations
  • 13 National Merit Finalists
  • 4 National Merit Scholars
  • The average GPA was 3.98
  • The average SAT score was 1,419
  • Performed over 37,000 hours of community service

Colleges enrollment includes but is not limited to the following:

American University
Boston College
Boston University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
Columbia University
Dickinson College
Duke University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Hampton University
Harvard University
Howard University
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University, Maryland
Miami University, Oxford
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Old Dominion University
Princeton University
Radford University
Randolph-Macon College
 St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Temple University
The College of William and Mary
The George Washington University
The University of Pennsylvania
The University of North Carolina
University of California, Berkeley
United States Naval Academy
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland College Park
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania 
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington and Lee University
Wellesley College
Yale University