Lafayette is one of two high schools of the Williamsburg-James City Public School Division, serving both the City of Williamsburg and James City County in Virginia. At Lafayette we offer a comprehensive curriculum to students in grades 9 to 12, using a semesterized 4X4 block schedule. Students earn four full credits per semester, eight credits per year, and thirty-two credits by graduation. Opened in 1973, the school was named after two Revolutionary War heroes: James Lafayette and Marquis de Lafayette. After over twenty years of operation, Lafayette has undergone a major building renovation and various technology upgrades. A second high school (Jamestown High) opened in 1997-98, and our student body of 2000 split, except for the Class of 1998 which remained at Lafayette until graduation. The following year, each high school served 1200 students.