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Rigorous Academics




Overview


RVGS is a cohort of motivated students from around the Roanoke Valley. We have dedicated teachers who are available to help students in a positive, creative and caring environment. Our courses emphasize depth of understanding and go beyond the Standards of Learning and Advanced Placement requirements. We emphasize laboratory experiences and hands on learning. Our students have access to state of the art equipment, and technology is integrated into all the classes. There is a major emphasis on student research with a January Intersession when students focus solely on their research projects. Students participate in the RVGS Project Forum and a variety of science fairs at the regional, state, and international levels.



Curriculum


Mathematics
RVGS Algebra II
RVGS Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Accelerated Calculus BC
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics**
RVGS Linear Algebra**

Science
RVGS Physics
RVGS Chemistry
AP Chemistry
RVGS Biology**
AP Physics
AP Environmental Science

Electives - Student Research Program
Math Modeling and Simulations
Biotechnology and Bioinformatics**
Directed Study
Environmental Research
Applied Chemical Research
Fundamentals of Research
Robotics
Mentorship
Product Design Engineering
Introduction to Engineering Research


** Indicates course with dual enrollment option