The Division of Teaching and Learning
The Division of Teaching and Learning is organized into several offices that are designed to provide leadership and support to schools and classrooms in achieving the mission of Loudoun County Public Schools. The Division of Teaching and Learning is responsible for the administration and coordination of several content areas to ensure that all instructional programs support the mission and attainment of LCPS strategic goals.
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Career & Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) are courses offered to students in grades 6 through 12 to prepare students for college and high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.
Community ConnectionsThe Community Connections office enables opportunities for valuable enhancement to our education programs by connecting what students learn in the classroom to authentic, real-world experiences. By creating educational partnerships with shared values and objectives, our community directly impacts student success and promotes our mission to empower all students to make meaningful contributions to the world.Click for more information on Community Connections.
The Mission of the Computer Science Department is two-fold:
- To empower all students to develop their critical consciousness and computational identities by meaningfully connecting computer science to their daily lives.
- To support educators in the integration of computer science and computational thinking throughout all subject areas while designing curricula that are student, community, and equity centered.
Students must have a valid Virginia Learner's Permit and have a passing grade in the Driver's Education Course (a component of Health/PE 10 class). Students and their parent/guardian are also required to attend a 90-minute "Partners in Safe Teen Driving" Presentation in order to complete their classroom instruction. Please note that both parent and the student must attend the meeting and sit together. When you arrive, you will receive a packet of information that includes a form for you to complete to verify your attendance (please bring a pen with you). Students will receive an "Incomplete" grade for classroom Driver's Education if they do not attend a Partners in Safe Teen Driving presentation.
Students wishing to take Behind the Wheel through a private company should come to the School Counseling Office to request their Certificate of Completion card (DEC-1). They should bring their Virginia Learner's Permit with them when requesting a certificate. It takes approximately 2-3 days to process the certificate.
English & Reading - Secondary
The English Language Arts program provides a comprehensive program of studies in English language, writing, reading, and literature consistent with the VA Standards of Learning.
Family Life Education (FLE)
Family Life Education provides information to families through an educational approach, often in a classroom-type setting or through educational materials.
Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre)
The Fine Arts program in Loudoun County includes the visual and performing arts. LCPS provides a number of programs some of which includes:
- numerous performance ensembles
- an all-county art festival
- a music spring festival
- rotating arts exhibits throughout the county
- Summer in the Arts
Gifted & Talented Education
The LCPS Gifted Education Program strives to provide students with support and structure for finding challenges in the school environment while encouraging students to achieve their maximum potential.
Health & Physical Education
Health and Physical Education provides all students with the knowledge, processes, and skills needed to become physically fit through activities that contribute to lifetime fitness and wellness. Students are provided the opportunity to acquire an understanding of health concepts and skills, and to apply them in making healthy decisions.
Library & Media Services
Library Media Services provides guidance and support for all aspects of school libraries in Loudoun County Public Schools. In addition, Library Media Services oversees the adoption and management of instructional resources for the division.
Loudoun County Public Schools actively engages students in a rigorous mathematics curriculum that supports students in making connections, critical thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, and communicating about their learning. We are preparing our students to pursue higher education, to compete in a global workforce, and to be informed citizens which requires rigorous mathematical knowledge and skills.
Reading & Writing - ElementaryPathways to Reading and Writing, an explicit staff-development model, provides kindergarten through fifth-grade teachers and instructional specialists with a consistent, research and strategies-based framework of reading and writing instruction. The program incorporates the skills of spelling, writing, reading comprehension, phonics, and vocabulary. The Pathways multi-approach literacy framework helps teachers provide their students with specific skills to become better readers and writers.Books and educational supplies are used to support the elementary teachers and reading specialists in their implementation of a balanced and multi-approach literacy framework. In addition, personnel includes literacy facilitators who provide professional development and support for classroom teachers and specialists.
Loudoun County Public Schools science programs are designed to actively engage students in the process of science and use reasoning processes that build scientific thinking. These programs teach students to know, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world; to generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations; to understand the nature and development of scientific knowledge, and to participate productively in scientific practices and discourse.
Social Science & Global Studies
The Social Science and Global Studies Office offers a comprehensive program for the instruction of content and skills in the areas of history, geography, economics, anthropology and world culture, sociology, government, and psychology. Our program is aimed at developing student awareness of, and appreciation for, these content areas, and at consistently improving students' social skills and critical thinking abilities so that they become active, involved, competent and thoughtful citizens of Virginia, the United States, and the world.
World Languages & Cultures
The World Languages and Cultures Division of the Department of Instruction affords students from middle through high school the opportunity to study an array of world languages.