What is CAMPUS?

CAMPUS is an academic and college preparation program designed to meet the specific needs of students from historically under-represented populations in higher education and prospective first-generation college students attending Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS).

An LCPS guidance initiative, CAMPUS began in the spring of 2002. The program now serves over 500 selected students in grades 9-12. CAMPUS seeks to provide support and encouragement to students who demonstrate the ability to achieve academic success and college admission. Students must commit to attending mandatory CAMPUS meetings and/or classes during the school day and CAMPUS activities throughout the year.

Parents are also an integral part of CAMPUS and its success. Parents are expected to participate in CAMPUS initiatives and to support their children in the college search and application process. Admission to and graduation from college are among the goals of the CAMPUS Program.

CAMPUS supports students through:

 Academic enrichment and support
 A Two-Day Summer Seminar for rising ninth graders
 Self-advocacy skills development
 Leadership development
 College and university visits
 College and scholarship preparation
 Careful course selection 
 Community service projects and activities

CAMPUS Selection Process: Strong consideration is given to students who:

 Will be the first in their family to graduate from a college or university
 Come from an historically under-represented population in higher education
 Come from a single-parent family  
 May be considered socio-economically disadvantaged



For more information please contact:

Christopher D. Clarke, CAMPUS Program Manager

Loudoun County Public Schools

21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148

Chris.Clarke@lcps.org Phone: (571) 252-1017 Fax: (571) 252-1245