ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Plans to protect a former African-American high school in Albemarle County are moving forward.

On Thursday, February 14, the Albemarle County School Board approved a resolution to add Burley High School to the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register.

Burley was the only high school designated for African-American students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County from 1951 through 1967.

It’s now an Albemarle County middle school.

Now, the application will be sent to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

The entire process could take up to a year, and cost up to $10,000.