The Call Me MISTER program combines the special strengths and resources of Longwood University with the individualized instructional programs offered by our partners.
SVCC was established in 1970, and is one of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The Christanna Campus near Alberta and the John H. Daniel Campus near Keysville serve ten counties and one city - the largest community college service region in the state. In 1985, SVCC opened its Campus Without Walls in Emporia-Greensville, now named the Robert C. Wrenn Center.
About 6,000 students, 63% of them females, are enrolled at SVCC. The average student age is 27. The majority of students work and attend college part time. SVCC operates on the semester system with classes offered during the day and evening. A semester is about 15 weeks long.
The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees. SVCC is approved by the State Department of Education for payment of veteran's benefits. The college is supported by local, state and federal funds.
The college's goal is to provide diverse instructional programs ranging from developmental studies to associate degree curricula in academic, technical, and lifelong education. Through various activities, students will also have the opportunity to develop their roles and responsibilities as participants in a changing society.
Prince Edward County Public Schools educates the vast majority of the children in the county. The schools are committed to providing all students with varied learning experiences and activities to make them productive members of society. Many academic and athletic opportunities are available to all students.
The schools are fortunate to receive support from local businesses, community members, and social agencies. In return, the schools offer opportunities for the community to serve on various task forces, advisory councils, and committees. Active parent-teacher organizations work closely with the schools to provide additional support.
District Mission Statement:
The Prince Edward County School System's mission is to meet the intellectual, personal, social and vocational needs of all students.
Saint Paul's College was founded in 1888 by James Solomon Russell, founder and first principal of the Saint Paul Normal and Industrial School.
By act of the General Assembly of Virginia, on March 4, 1890, the school was incorporated as the Saint Paul Normal and Industrial School, and with the name it was given a perpetual succession and common seal.
A collegiate department of teacher training was started in 1922 and was accredited by the Virginia State Board of Education in 1926. As a result of this development, a large percentage of the teachers in the elementary and secondary schools of Virginia and the neighboring states of North Carolina and Maryland are graduates of Saint Paul's.
The charter was amended on December 30, 1941, the authority to grant degrees based on a four year program was granted, and the name of the institution was changed to Saint Paul's Polytechnic Institute. Degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science in Education were started in September 1942. On February 27, 1957, the name of the institution was changed from Saint Paul's Polytechnic Institute to Saint Paul's College.
The College holds membership in the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, The Association of Episcopal Colleges, the Association of Virginia Colleges, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Eastern Association of Colleges, the National Association for Equal Opportunity, the Union of Black Episcopalians, The United Negro College Fund, and other organizations.
Cumberland County is located in the heart of Virginia's vast, rich agricultural belt. Many areas of life within the county are influenced by our rural lifestyle. Our students enjoy the many recreational activities provided by Bear Creek Lake State Park. The State Park is conveniently located four miles from the public school campus.
Cumberland County Public School System is a small, rural, fully accredited, model school division located one hour west of Richmond, Virginia. Approximately 1,500 students attend one high school, one middle school and one elementary school. Cumberland Public Schools has over 125 devoted classroom teachers, librarians, guidance counselors and other teaching personnel focused on meeting the educational needs of all students.
The School Board is committed to providing the human and capital resources, which are necessary for teachers and staff members to implement an instructional program that is rigorous and challenging for all students.
The mission of Cumberland County Public Schools is to partner with the family and community to provide every student with the opportunity for a first class education in a safe, respectful environment.