Performance Learning Center (PLC)

The CIS Performance Learning Center (PLC) is a small, non-traditional high school geared toward students who are not succeeding in a traditional school setting.

The PLC incorporates CIS’ caring philosophy and approach that combines strong personal relationships between staff and students with an intense focus on academic achievement. A Services Coordinator, who is a CIS staff member, helps students with non-academic issues that may affect there ability to learn. The PLC serves high school students who are not succeeding in a traditional school setting and who typically lack interest in a traditional school environment and are seeking another learning option Experience poor academic achievement Are chronically late to or absent from school Are at high risk of dropping out of school

Those persons seeking to complete their high school degree at RTC should get a referral from the last high school attended. The referral should include; SOL scores, transcripts, report cards and all documentation needed to verify prior high school credit. Adults seeking to complete their diploma requirements must be residents in the City of Richmond and will need to provide an official transcript from the last high school attended. RTC does not award the high school diploma, students will receive the diploma from their zoned comprehensive high school.

All students referred for the PLC program must apply for admission and interview with a selectionpanel. During the selection process students will be given the BASI test. Students must perform at the8th grade reading level on the BASI test to be admitted to the program. All applications must be sentto the PLC office. Mr. Wesley Hamner, PLC-RTC Academic Coordinator, will contactthe student regarding the application process.

Call (804)780-6187 and make an appointment. To learn more about the PLC program, please download these documents:

PLC Brochure 
PLC Referral and Transcript Request