|Robert E. Lee High School|
|6540 Franconia Road|
Springfield, Virginia 22150
|School district||Fairfax County Public Schools|
|School type||Public high school|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold ██|
|Feeder schools||Key Middle School|
|Rival schools||West Springfield High School|
|Athletic conferences||Patriot District|
Robert E. Lee High School (Lee High School) is a high school in the Fairfax County Public Schools system. The Fairfax County Public Schools system (abbreviated FCPS) is a branch of the Fairfax County government which administers Public schools in Fairfax Its mascot is the Lancer. A lancer ( Uhlan) was a type of Cavalryman who fought with a Lance. The school is located in Springfield in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia. Springfield is an Unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States and is a suburb of Washington D Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. It is named after Robert E. Lee, the general of the Confederate troops in the American Civil War. Robert Edward Lee (January 19 1807 &ndash October 12 1870 was a career United States Army officer, an Engineer, and among the most celebrated The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Lee High School was named #516 on Newsweek's 2006 list of the 1,000 top schools. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City.  In 2005 Lee was #549 and in 2003 Lee was #566, according to Newsweek. Graduates have typically moved on to attend local and state colleges and universities, such as Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and Northern Virginia Community College. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic University in The University of Virginia (also called UVa, UVA, Mr Jefferson's University, or The University) is a highly selective public research George Mason University (also referred to as GMU or Mason) is a large Public university in the United States.
Lee High School's student body is 39% White, 25% Asian, 21% Hispanic, and 15% Black.
Lee High School offers a wide array of sports and sporting clubs, including Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Swimming, Wrestling, Golf, Indoor Track, Cross Country, Marching Band, Field Hockey, Cheerleading, Softball, and Volleyball (Volleyball). Football is the word given to a number of similar Team sports all of which involve (to varying degrees kicking a Ball with the foot in an attempt to score a Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two people in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of the opponent Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams A marching band is in the broadest terms a group of performers that consist of instrumental Musicians and sometimes dance teams / color guard who generally perform Field hockey is a Team sport in which players attempt to score goals by hitting the Ball across the pitch with a stick Cheerleading is a Sport that uses organized routines made from elements of Tumbling, Dance, jumps and stunting to direct spectators of events Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet Sports are offered at Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity levels. In sports usually at the high school and College levels in the United States and Canada, members of a team who are not the main players in a competition In the United States and Canada, varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams representing a College, University, High Lee's sports compete in Virginia's AAA Patriot District. The AAA Patriot District is a high school conference in the state of Virginia that includes schools from eastern Fairfax County and Alexandria City.
Football is of the most popular sports teams at the school. Given the team's popularity, the Lancers regularly attract a large amount of fans.
Lee Lancers onward, on to victory
All knights and ladies sing out joyfully
Our hopes are painted in the blue and gold
So let's unfurl the banner and behold
As we fight for Lee High School
Robert E. Lee High School has a very successful Track and Field program. It has produced All-District, All-Region, All-State and All-American athletes. In 2007, the Lee track team came 3rd in the AAA Virginia State meet. Track coach Gary Powell was awarded Coach of the Year by the Washington Post in 2007. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D Many Lee track team athletes continue on with their Track and Field careers onto the collegiate level, including alumnus Sean Holston (Class of 2007), national high school champion in the 200m and 400m.
The Girls' Varsity Basketball team won the Northern Region title for the 2007-2008 season.
Lee High School has served the Springfield community since it opened in 1958. Like many schools in Fairfax County, Lee reflects the increasing diversity of its student body. Students come from 42 countries and speak more than 34 languages. Lee holds high academic expectations for all its students, and the goal is to prepare students to successfully meet the challenges of a global society.
The integration of technology into the instructional program continues to be a major initiative. Lee’s library has the latest computer and network technology. The labs are equipped with high-end computers, digital cameras, and scanners for computer graphics and photography classes, and a fully computerized CAD lab is available for technical drawing and engineering classes.
Lee High School has a Career Center inside the school. It is designed to provide students with college planning services through the use of computer software, videos, catalogs and visits by college representatives from state and national colleges and universities. Career planning, military options, scholarship and financial aid information are also available. Throughout the year, many special programs are presented for both parents and students. Juniors and seniors use the resources available to them at the Career Center as they decide what path to follow beyond graduation. However, freshmen and sophomores can begin planning for their futures at the Career Center as well.
Lee High School offers a wide array of student activities, including Clubs, Honor Societies, Student Government, and writing for High School publications. A club is an association of people united by a common interest or goal In the United States, an honor society is an organization of rank the induction into which recognizes excellence among one's peers A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization
The theatre department at Lee High School produces two mainstages a year: a fall play, and a spring musical. One of the mainstage shows, usually the fall or spring mainstage, is selected as the Cappies competition piece. The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program is an international program for recognizing celebrating and providing learning experiences for High school Theater Lancer Theatre also produces a competition piece in October to perform at the Virginia Theatre Association conference. Lancer Theatre's Thespians, troupe 362 of the International Thespian Society, produce an annual Murder Mystery dinner show in September, Lancer Idol voice competition in December, theatre parties, fundraising, and other community events. To be part of the Thespian Honors Society one must collect 30 points in theatre, which are obtained by being in shows, seeing productions, and so on. Lancer Theatre also has a Drama Club that is open to all and any Lee students. Drama Club includes theatre updates, food, fun, games, and theatre sports. There use to be an Improvisation Team, picked as "Best in the County" for 2005-2006. Finally, Lee High School offers theatre classes, including Theatre 1-4, IB Theatre 1-2, and Technical Theatre, taught by Allen Brooks. The 2007-2008 school year will be Brooks' last.
The Student Government Association consists of elected and selected students who represent the entire student body. A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization The objectives of the SGA are to promote school spirit, initiative and unity among the different classes and students, coordinate school activities and to provide a means of communication among administration, faculty and students. The SGA sponsors Homecoming, Class Night, Family Feud, The Senior vs. Faculty Basketball Game, Mr. and Ms. Irresistible, Lancer Link-a-thon, International Night, three pep rallies, class elections and balloting among many other school activities.
The Lance is Lee High School's monthly newspaper. A student-run newspaper with a staff of approximately 20, The Lance covers news and events in the school, community, and nation. The Lance won Trophy Class, the highest honor bestowed by the Virginia High School League (VHSL), in 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. History The VHSL was established in 1913 by members of the Washington and Jefferson Literary Societies of the University of Virginia and originally served as a debating In 2007, The Lance received a grant for its consistent excellence.
The Shield, Lee's yearbook, serves as an informational record, memory and historical reference for the students and faculty as well as the Lee High School’s community at-large. The Shield covers academics, sports, student activities and student accomplishments with fairness and accuracy. The content is decided upon by the student staff members enrolled in Photojournalism 1, 2, and 3. Recruiting to become part of the staff typically takes place in early February when course selections are being made for the next year. Students are selected through a process that includes a written application, teacher recommendations and interviews OR through successful completion of Journalism 1. Lee's 2006-2007 edition of the yearbook was named a Pacemaker finalist. The National Pacemaker Awards are awards for excellence in American student journalism given annually since 1927
The Troubador is a literary magazine by and for the students of Robert E. Lee High School, published to promote an interest in the arts by showcasing student art and literature.
The marching band includes members from the top two bands, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. A marching band is in the broadest terms a group of performers that consist of instrumental Musicians and sometimes dance teams / color guard who generally perform Also referred to as the Marching Lancers, they attend all the varsity home football games, and play during the halftime show.
In the 2006 year, The Lee Marching Lancers achieved a superior rating at the VBODA state marching festival, at Winchester, VA, and later received the title of a "Virginia Honor Band. Winchester is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. "
Students are selected for membership through an application process and sometimes interviews are conducted. Candidates must meet the chapter's requirement for scholarship, service, leadership and character in order to be selected for membership. Continued participation in service projects is required to retain membership. Members must also maintain the chapter's required cumulative GPA and have a good understanding of the language, or specialty.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is open to all highly motivated and successful 11th and 12th grade students at Lee High School and presents a varied and rigorous program of studies. Started in 1921 the National Honor Society, or NHS, is an organization whose intent is to recognize middle and high school students who show achievement in scholarship The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish IB is a comprehensive, integrated program that places as much value on the process of knowledge (teaching the student to analyze and apply knowledge) as the product (preparing the student for the content and assessments). This proven program prepares students for success within the university experience. IB courses present options for students to pursue a mixture of major interests (higher level courses) and less major interests (standard level courses).
The Pre-IB classes (grades 9-10) and the IB courses (grades 11-12) provide academic rigor and the intellectual, social, and critical perspectives necessary for the university experience. While there is no formal screening process for enrollment in IB courses, students are encouraged to enroll in Pre-IB classes to prepare them for the challenge of the IB course sequences. IB is recognized for a strong emphasis on critical thinking skills, analytical writing, and a “connection” of skills across the academic disciplines.