Rockbridge County High School

Together, We Are Rockbridge!

143 Greenhouse Road | Lexington, VA 24450 | Phone 540.463.5555 | Fax 540.463.6152

Curriculum

Rockbridge County High School is proud to offer a diversified curriculum of over 100 different courses that are designed to prepare students for the finest colleges and universities, for the highly technical workplace of the 21st century, or for post-secondary technical training.  RCHS is organized on a seven period school day, thus a maximum load (excluding marching band and/or evening classes) is seven credits per year.

Graduation Requirements

Standard Diploma Requirements:

Subject Standard Credit Verified Credit
English 4 2
Mathematics 3 1
Laboratory Sciences 3 1
Social Studies 3 1
Fine Arts, CTE or Foreign Language 2  
Economics and Personal Finance 1  
Health/Dr. Ed./PE 2  
Electives 4  
Student Selected Test   1
Total      22 6

Beginning with students entering ninth grade for the first time in 2013-2014, a student must also:

  • Earn a board-approved career and technical education credential to graduate with a Standard Diploma; and
  • Successfully complete one virtual course, which may be non-credit bearing.

Advanced Studies Diploma Requirements:

Subject Standard Credit Verified Credit
English 4 2
Mathematics 4 2
Laboratory Sciences 4 2
Social Studies 4 2
Health/ Dr Ed / PE 2  
Fine Arts or CTE 1  
Foreign Language 3 or 4  
Economics and Personal Finance 1  
Electives 3 or 2  
Student Selected Test   1
Total      26 9

Beginning with students entering ninth grade for the first time in 2013-2014, a student must successful complete one virtual course, which may be non-credit bearing, to graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma.

Grading Scale

Rockbridge County Schools utilizes the following ten-point grading scale:

Letter
Assignment
Numeric Range
Spread
A Range 94-100 7
A- Range 90-93 4
B+ Range 87-89 3
B Range 84-86 3
B- Range 80-83 4
C+ Range 77-79 3
C Range 74-76 3
C- Range 70-73 4
D+ Range 67-69 3
D Range 64-66 3
D- Range 60-63 4
F Range 0-59 60

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