Lugo-McGinness Academy

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The Lugo-McGinness Academy is an educational facility operated by the City of Charlottesville Public Schools that serves at-risk adolescents. The academy works with students who are unable to receive their middle or high school educations for behavioral reasons. [1] [2] [3]


Lugo-McGinness Academy is a small, non-traditional academy that serves Charlottesville City Schools students in grades 8-12. Students may self-select or be referred for admission to the program. Located Venable Neighborhood.

The Learning Center seeks to provide a calm, healthy atmosphere and individualized learning approaches to teach students who have a history of disruptive behavior, criminal records, or long-term suspensions. The Center also provides counseling to students and affords them the opportunity for a high school diploma or GED preparation.[4]

The Lugo-McGinness Academy is named for Alicia Bowler Lugo and Rebecca Fuller McGinness, two Charlottesville natives and educators.


Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°02′14″N 78°29′41″E / 38.037096°N -78.494788°W / 38.037096; --78.494788


The program coordinator for the Lugo-McGinness Academy is Stephanie Carter.[4]


  1. Web. Local academy provides alternative for at-risk youth, Lacey Naff, Charlottesville Tomorrow, December 17, 2014, retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. Web. Lugo-McGinness Academy opens, The Daily Progress, December 11, 2014, retrieved December 12, 2014.
  3. Web. Charlottesville moves to buy property for school relocation, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 21, 2014, retrieved December 12, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Web. Henry Avenue Learning Center, Charlottesville City Schools, retrieved August 14, 2012.

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