Loudoun County Tamil Credit



Dear Loudoun County Members,

Valluvan Tamil Academy would like to share the great news.


Loudoun County will be implementing Tamil high school credit exam starting 2017 spring as per LCPS official.


Note that Tamil is the first Indian language to be added under Loudoun Foreign language credit.


This is a great achievement in our lifetime.


Valluvan Tamil Academy likes to Thank Kristen Umstattd, Leesburg, SRIS Law Group for their tremendous support.


Loudoun county official confirmation and announcement on their website illustrated below:




In April, high school students who speak Tamil will have the opportunity to pilot the new Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Credit through Testing program.


High school students with the ability to comprehend and communicate in Tamil will be assessed for language proficiency using the Credit-By-Exam. Credit through Testing measures students’ heritage or native language proficiency in order to award two high school world language credits and  satisfy the intermediate-to-mid-language proficiency required to earn the Seal of Biliteracy.


The Virginia Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to graduating high school students – regardless of diploma type – that have attained proficiency in English and one or more languages. Testing dates for the Tamil pilot will be April 4th through 6th. Registration for the exam will be required.

For more information,


Contact the Office of World Languages and Cultures at swyhs@lcps.org or call (571) 252-1410.

Seal of Biliteracy information be referred here http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/diploma_seals/seal_of_biliteracy/index.shtml

Kind Regards,

Valluvan Tamil Academy

Location : Stone Middle School
Address :  5500 Sully Park Dr, Centreville, VA 20120
Timing :    Every Saturday 1:30-3:30PM

Valluvan Tamil Academy (VTA) is a charitable, non-profit (with IRS approved 501(c) 3 status), secular, educational organization established in Virginia with a primary goal of teaching Tamil to children. Currently more than 400 students are learning Tamil in various classes (from Mazhalai to Level 6) as defined by the American Tamil Academy (ATA) curriculum taught by 50+ volunteer teachers. Valluvan Tamil Academy is 100% volunteer operated. Apart from American Tamil Academy curriculum, students also prepare for Tamil certificate exams conducted by Tamil Virtual Academy (Chennai). In future, the goal is to prepare students to earn high school credit  for their Tamil education.


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Valluvan Tamil Academy (VTA) is a charitable,non-profit, secular organization established in Virginia, primarily to teach Tamil language to the children.