• The Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering

    Norfolk Public Schools is proud to offer the Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering (LCSE) for students across the district who want to develop strong leadership skills and pursue advanced studies and college credits in science, technology, engineering and math.

    LCSE Logo The mission of LCSE is to prepare courageous, reflective leaders who use their minds and hearts to guide their communities to create and sustain productive and continuously improving standards of living.

    Our vision is to graduate students who play a central role in the success of their communities and beyond, through application of their natural talents, experience, and academic preparation. The Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering stands as an exemplary model of commitment to scholarship, service, tradition, and innovation.

     LCSE Program Overview

    The Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering (LCSE) is a special learning community within Norview High School, geared for gifted, high-achieving students from across the district. LCSE students are enrolled in a four-year rigorous curriculum consisting of honors and Advanced Placement courses, with considerable emphasis in math and science. The program culminates with participation in the innovative AP CapstoneTM Program, during which students complete a senior research project. This experience will provide the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills valued by both colleges and future employers.   In addition, LCSE students receive two years of formal instruction and training in leadership development, and contribute to their school and community through extracurricular involvement and volunteer work.

    The overall design of the LCSE program guides students towards possible college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM). However, an ultimate goal is to not only graduate students fully prepared to be successful in college, but also equip them with the skills to become effective leaders within our communities.



    Are you interested in learning more about the Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering (LCSE) at Norview High School? Please contact Katie Arroyo at kiarroyo@nps.k12.va.us



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