The Bedford County Public School system is dedicated to excellence in education and strives to prepare students to be productive and responsible citizens in our community and the world. With 19 accredited K-12 schools and more than 10,000 students in the system, Bedford County offers a quality and comprehensive education that students take with them beyond graduation into employment or to a number of prestigious colleges and universities.
Bedford County students have access to Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Early College, and Career & Technical Education programs. There’s a Governor’s School for Science and Technology for 11th and 12th grade students, also featuring a Governor’s Health Science Academy. Additionally, students with an interest in health science or mechatronics may apply to XLR8 Academy a regional Governor’s S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy on the Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) campus in Lynchburg. Also, Bedford County Schools offers an Internship Curriculum for seniors who want hands-on experience at a local industry, and the town of Bedford is home to the Susie G. Gibson Science and Technology Center.
CVCC’s G3 (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead) program offers tuition assistance for students living in Virginia who qualify for state financial aid with a household income that’s less than $100,000. G3 is available for select programs in five of Virginia’s most in-demand industries, including Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Public Safety and Skilled Trades (construction and manufacturing).
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Learn more about regional efforts to promote science and technology in K-12 schools.