Early College Academy

Lancaster High School is proud to offer the Early College Academy, a program for high achieving students. The Early College Academy provides a pathway for qualifying juniors and seniors to complete requirements for a high school diploma and concurrently earn an Associate's Degree through Rappahannock Community College. An Early College Academy student receives two years of college education, and the RCC course credits transfer to many Virginia colleges.

Students selected to participate in the Early College Academy will begin taking college courses in the summer. Summer courses will be required between the sophomore and junior years and also between the junior and senior years. Some courses may be offered at the Kilmarnock and/or Warsaw campuses of Rappahannock Community College while other courses will be held at the high school. Admission is competitive and is based on previous core courses, teacher recommendations, standardized achievement testing, writing skills, and honors. Students may apply for admission during their sophomore year. For specific criteria and an application, a prospective sophomore should contact the high school counseling department.