From Central Virginia Community College: The first graduating class of the CVCC Early College for Lynchburg City Schools will receive their Associates of Arts and Sciences degree in General Studies at Central Virginia Community College’s commencement to be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vines Center at Liberty University. These 20 motivated students initially enrolled at CVCC in the 2013 fall semester to pursue the Early College Program designed for high school juniors who exhibited the dedication to academics necessary to succeed in a rigorous program. The Early College Program provides an opportunity for these students to receive their Associates of Arts and Sciences degree from CVCC in May prior to receiving their high school diploma in June. The Early College Program is designed for students planning to enter four-year colleges and universities. So far, the graduating students have reported that they will be transferring to Virginia Tech, George Mason, Christopher Newport, Carnegie Mellon, Lynchburg College, University of South Carolina, Eugene Lang (New York), Randolph College and University of Alabama.