Excellent public schools with STEM and robotics programs, international baccalaureate schools, private schools and military academies and some of the best blue ribbon schools in the nation are present across the SoVa region.  Specialized training schools with industry driven credentials and certifications, special needs education, and collaborative initiatives to support specialized programs to meet the needs, guide the best of development in our schools and colleges.

Whether you are addressing the needs of children, workers, or lifelong learning opportunities for yourself and your family, you will find yourself in an area that appreciates the need for a region that appreciates the importance of education and lifelong learning to guide the development of our future.

Academy for Engineering and Technology (AET)

The Academy for Engineering and Technology (AET) program is a concurrent college enrollment engineering program for high school juniors and seniors that aims to equip the next generation of engineers by giving our students a holistic view of both the...

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434-766-6700
AmeriCorps Programs

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps is an organization that engages Americans in intensive service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups across the country. Not only do the programs move communities forward, but they serve their members by creating jobs...

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(434) 766-6729
Averett University

Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 30 undergraduate majors, minors and special programs, along with five graduate programs with a number of concentrations. Dedicated to...

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434-791-5600
Band – George Washington High

We perform pep music & a half time show at all regular home GW football games, perform in the Danville Veteran's Day Parade and Christmas parade, compete in local and national marching band competitions, and host the Dixie Classic Marching...

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434-799-0742
Band – Gretna High School

This is a marching band that consists of students grades 7-12. Practice is held during the summer and after school in the fall and spring. Students in the marching band will learn music and drill to perform at football games,...

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434-656-2246
Band – Martinsville High School

The Martinsville High School Band from Martinsville, Virginia has maintained a tradition of excellence for over 70 years and is currently under the direction of Brian Joyce and Grayson Givens. The marching band averages 130 students and the band program...

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276-403-5776
Band – Tunstall High School

This ensemble involves all performance classes, plus students selected to participate in the color guard. This is a co-curricular activity and takes place both during and after school. The Marching band compete in various competitions throughout the fall, participates in...

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434-724-7111
Blue Ribbon Schools

The National Blue Ribbon School Program was the brainchild of the second Secretary of Education, Terrel H. Bell, named by President Reagan. Best known for commissioning the study of American education that resulted in A Nation at Risk, Bell created the...

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Chatham Hall

Chatham Hall is about the whole girl—intellectual, moral, athletic, and spiritual. No other school has the blend of academics, honor code, athletic competitiveness, and spiritual tradition in a small school, which ensures that every student’s voice is heard, and develops,...

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434-432-2941
FIRST Robotics

Inspiring young people since 1992, FIRST® began with 28 teams in a New Hampshire high-school gym. Today, the four FIRST programs reach over 400,000 young people annually. The fun they have, the knowledge they gain, and the friendships they make...

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(804) 572-8454
Galileo Magnet School

"Global Competition Starts Here" Galileo Magnet High School, in partnership with family and community, will provide to all students a balanced, diverse, and challenging educational experience that emphasizes individual responsibility in a global society. Through the integration of academics, strand...

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434-773-8186
Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining

The Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining is a progressive precision machining training model that answers industry expressed needs for a highly skilled 21st century workforce. The program is currently supported with over $1 Million in commitments from leading global...

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434-766-6700
Governor’s Schools

The mission of the Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology is to provide a challenging, project-driven, research-based curriculum in a technology-infused environment. The school is designed for academically gifted, highly motivated, and high achieving eleventh (11th) and twelfth...

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276-656-0328
Hargrave Military Academy

Hargrave Military Academy is an exceptional private military boarding school steeped in tradition that carries its legacy through the lives of our alumni and their contributions to their communities and society as a whole. Hargrave develops young men into leaders...

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434-432-2571
Heritage Academy

Heritage Academy is a private Christian day school serving communities located in and around Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The Academy provides primary school education to students attending Kindergarten - 8th grade. The Academy maintains an active, Christian preschool program.

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434-432-8380
IALR Inspiration Lab

The Inspiration Lab advances K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education by providing quality, hands-on activities for students.STEM mobile learning lab. Students and educators within the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s (IALR) service region enjoy a high level of exposure...

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434-766-7600
Sacred Heart School

Founded in 1953 as Sacred Heart School (SHS), the school immediately began building a strong reputation as a provider of high-quality primary (grades 1-8) education in Danville, Virginia. Four Sisters of Mercy from Merion, Pennsylvania, opened the school doors on...

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434-793-2656
School of Nursing – Danville Regional Medical Center

Sovah Health partners with Averett University and Danville Community College to expand and enrich their nursing programs. We have a partnership agreement with Averett University for the transition of its Registered Nurse program to a Bachelor of Science degree.

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(434) 799-2100
SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA Virginia is the student organization for students enrolled in career and technical occupations in Virginia's high schools and community colleges. SkillsUSA has an impact on the lives of America’s future workforce through the development of personal, workplace and technical...

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540-750-6896
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

The mission of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is to advance southern Virginia’s economic potential through education, innovation, and collaboration. For more than 30 years, the SVHEC has been helping people in Southern Virginia transform their lives by harnessing...

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434-572-5440
The Center for Exceptional Children – Special Needs Schools

The greatest asset for a child with special needs is a strong support system. The Family Support Network Programs are dedicated to strengthening families and enhancing the lives of children with special needs by providing support, guidance and caring connections for each...

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336-924-9309
Woodlawn Campus

Woodlawn is operated by the Pittsylvania County Education Foundation, Inc. and is accredited by the Virginia Independent School Association (VISA). Woodlawn emphasizes academics, enrichment activities, and Christian ideals to help students develop a strong sense of individual responsibility, of family,...

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434-432-9244