Our Schools: Approximately 4,000 students attend three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
The Virginia Standards of Learning and No Child Left Behind Legislation provide the frameworks for what is taught at each grade level in all of the schools in King George County. Each child is viewed as a unique person with individual interests and differences. Curriculum and instruction is designed to meet the needs of the students it serves. Low pupil-teacher ratios help to facilitate differentiated instruction for students at each grade level.
The general community, local businesses and civic organizations are very involved with, and support, each school in a variety of ways. Active PTA/PTSA organizations also support each school.
Our Staff: Over 253 academic teachers are complemented by guidance counselors, school psychologists, social workers, special education teachers, librarians and other resource specialists to provide the best possible education for each child. Professional personnel are certified and endorsed in their respective areas of expertise by the Virginia Department of Education and more than one-third of the teachers have advanced degrees. A 200 member support staff consisting of paraprofessionals, secretaries, transportation personnel, cafeteria workers, custodians and maintenance personnel support the efforts of the professional personnel and enhance the learning environment for all students.
Elementary Programs: King George County’s three elementary schools are well equipped, air-conditioned facilities serving nearly 2,500 students in kindergarten through grade six. Primary classes are heterogeneously grouped for instruction with an emphasis on the core academic areas of language arts and mathematics, integrated with science and social studies. Intermediate classes are departmentalized to provide concentrated instruction in each specific academic area. Reading and mathematics specialists and paraprofessionals in each school support the classroom instruction. All students, also, receive quality instruction in physical education, art and music, as well as instruction from the media specialist.
Middle School Programs: The middle school, housing students in grades seven and eight, prides itself on its focus on the unique characteristics of each student at each grade level. The middle school offers advanced courses providing students opportunities to acquire high school credit prior to attending high school. Middle school students, also, have opportunities to receive instruction in a variety of elective courses in foreign language, music, technology, fine arts and physical education. While the middle school is not a part of the Virginia High School League, student athletes may participate in competitive football, basketball, wrestling and track. Co-curricular opportunities for students include a science fair, spelling bee, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council and special interest activities.
High School Programs: Students at King George High School excel academically scoring higher than the state and national averages on the Scholastic Aptitude and Advanced Placement tests. The high school offers over 20 dual enrollment courses providing students opportunities to earn college credit prior to graduating from high school. A full range of elective courses is offered including foreign language, fine arts, physical education, music, business and career and technical education. As part of the Battlefield Athletic District, the students participate in cheerleading, cross-country, volleyball, football, basketball, tennis, swimming, softball, soccer, field hockey, wrestling, baseball, track and golf. In addition, students may also participate in academics, drama, and music competitions.
Special Education: Special education programs designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability begin with preschoolers, ages 2 through 4, and continue for young people to age 22. Programs of study are designed to meet the individual needs of the student in the least restrictive environment. Special education services may be provided in a general education or special education classroom, home, hospital, separate school, or other setting. Most students attend regular classes and have the assistance of specialists and resource personnel. Very specialized classes are available through cooperative arrangements with surrounding school divisions.
Character Education: King George County Schools has joined with the surrounding counties and the City of Fredericksburg to use the same character values each month. These values can be found on our division website (www.kgcs.k12.va.us). The hope of Character Education is to foster a caring school community and to offer opportunities for learning academics in a safe, respectful classroom. These values, which encourage academic achievement, are begun in the family home and are then supported by whole-staff involvement.
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