The Board of Education included in its 2009 revisions to the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, (8 VAC-20-131-5 et seq) provisions for each middle and high school student to have a personal learning plan that aligns academic and career goals with the student’s course of study. Virginia Department of Education Academic and Career Plan.
The implementation of this provision resulted in an unprecedented number of requests for campus visits to James Madison University by Virginia Middle Schools. Initially handled by the JMU Admissions Department, the middle school visit requests soon overtook their capacity and resources available for high school visits and scheduled family tours.
With the increased interest in middle school visits to JMU, the Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management, Ms. Donna Harper, advocated for the creation of the Middle School Coordinator position to implement and manage these visits.
Ms. Kathy Lubkowski, Middle School Coordinator, 540-568-1685, firstname.lastname@example.org, Request a visit.