Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Please check under Important Dates to see upcoming events!

**VT Construction Engineering & Management (CEM) Preview Day**

On April 21st, Virginia Tech wants to welcome high school juniors and seniors to spend an afternoon with them to learn more about the Construction Engineering and Management major and the career opportunities after graduation. This free event will begin with a tailgating lunch and then students and family members will be divided into groups to rotate through sessions that will allow them to experience their Build Lab, hear from a panel of current CEM students, hear from a panel of current industry representatives, and participate in a hands-on activity that combines the elements of teamwork and engineering. At the end of the event, students and family members are invited to join their current students for a campus tour.

Register for this event by April 9, go to


Essay contest is open to students currently in grades 9 through 12. *Note: Children, grandchildren, stepchildren, and members of the household of a federal judge or federal judiciary employee are excluded from the competition.

The prompt for the 2018 Essay Contest is "How has the Fourteenth Amendment impacted education in the 150 years since it was ratified, and what impact will it likely have in the future?" Length & Format Essays are limited to 1000 words. Citations should be placed in footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies and excluded from the word count.

Submit your essay as a Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF document. Do not include your name on your essay. Judging Understanding of constitutional principles (35 points) Clarity and effectiveness in expressing the theme (30 points) Grammar, spelling, and composition (20 points) Originality (15 points)

Your essay and entry form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday April 15, 2018. The contest entry form includes instructions for submitting your essay.

Contest Entry Form

Award Winners will be announced in June and presented at a Constitution Day event in September 2018.           
· First Prize: $2,000 · Second Prize: $1,500 · Third Prize: $1,000

Additional Information:


Be aware of college application deadlines.
Inform your counselor on where to send transcripts.
Do not forget to complete your FAFSA application.
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Dual Enrollment-contact RVGS and/or CVCC to send transcript
Check your e-mails and mailing for college letters.

Sign up to take your SAT/ACT if you plan on attending college after graduation. You can find those testing dates and websites in the Testing tab.

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