About XLR8

XLR8 Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy is the 16th regional Governor’s STEM Academy offering programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (subjects known collectively as “STEM”) for high school juniors and seniors in Virginia’s Region 2000/Lynchburg regional area.  Located on the campus of Central Virginia Community College, XLR8 offers academic and technical training related to careers in engineering, mechatronics, biotechnology, health science, and cybersecurity.

Project Lead The Way Curriculum (PLTW)

When the first XLR8 STEM Academy students arrived in the fall of 2013, they were the first students in the Region 2000 area to take advantage of courses from Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education curricula used in schools.

The PLTW curriculum has been designed to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem-solving skills for students. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career readiness.

Vision: The vision of the XLR8 STEM Academy is that all students will graduate with multiple options for success in college and/or post-secondary career opportunities.

Mission: XLR8 every child to graduation through a rigorous, relevant, and innovative curriculum.

Eight Guiding Principles of the XLR8 STEM Academy

  1. I will always act with INTEGRITY on projects and assignments.
  2. I understand my studies will require INVESTMENT of my time and talent.
  3. I will use my IMAGINATION to reach goals and expand my thinking.
  4. I will embrace my INTELLIGENCE to thrive as a leader and team player.
  5. I shall seek INNOVATIVE ways to problem solve and support my community.
  6. I understand that everything I learn has a level of IMPORTANCE.
  7. I understand I am an INDIVIDUAL and take responsibility for all of my actions and decisions.
  8. I will find INSPIRATION in my pursuit of knowledge to embrace my own future.

XLR8: Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy is located on the campus of Central Virginia Community College in the Framatome Technology Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. Download the CVCC Campus map here or view below:

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