High school specialty center fairs and open houses

Learn about high school choices at fairs and open houses

Chesterfield offers several high school options.

In addition to a broad spectrum of programs in each high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity during high school to participate in specialty centers and governor’s schools that target specific interests.

Middle school students and [...]

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Virginia on-time graduation rate rises two points

Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate Rises Two Points to 85.5 Percent Black & Hispanic Graduation Rates up Nearly Five Points Since 2008

 

More than 85 percent of the students in the class of 2010 graduated on time with a diploma, according to data reported today by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

 

The commonwealth’s [...]

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More Chesterfield students are graduating in four years

More Chesterfield students are graduating in four years

The on-time graduation rate for Chesterfield County Public Schools improved to 87.8 percent in 2010, up from 85.9 percent the previous year, according to figures released today by the Virginia Department of Education.  Chesterfield students continued to outperform their peers across Virginia; Virginia’s on-time graduation rate is 85.5 [...]

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Chesterfield County semifinalists in National Achievement Program

Chesterfield County semifinalists in the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program are Clover Hill High students Terrence Graves and Daniel Njoku Manchester High student Yeshi Lemma Matoaca High student Christopher Hocutt Midlothian High student Tyler Johnson Thomas Dale High student Averi Hayes

 

This nationwide program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., annually recognizes as [...]

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Students in four school divisions now using iPads

Students in Four School Divisions Trade Textbooks for iPads Classroom Potential of Digital Media & Wireless Technology Explored

The backpacks of nearly 300 students in four Virginia school divisions will be lighter this fall as the students exchange their history textbooks for Apple iPads loaded with interactive content, media and applications aligned to [...]

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2010 Bravo!Award recipients

2010 Bravo!Awards celebrates the newest class of outstanding Chesterfield alumni

The Chesterfield Public Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 class of Bravo!Award recipients. The Bravo!Awards will honor its second class of alumni from Chesterfield County Public Schools on Thursday, November 11, 2010, for their outstanding accomplishments and achievements. The seven recipients of the [...]

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School Board meeting notices Sept. 28

Sept. 28 meetings

On Sept. 28, the Chesterfield County School Board will meet at two sites.

 

The School Board will hold these meetings at the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road:

At 4:45 p.m., the board will meet in closed session under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline. At [...]

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Teen drivers and their parents invited to safe driving program

Teen drivers and their parents invited to Come Home Alive

Teens and their parents are invited to a safe driving program called Come Home Alive.

With the goal of reducing car crashes and saving lives through education and parent awareness, the program brings together parents, students, school officials, law enforcement representatives and community members. Stressing [...]

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Bensley Elementary to host visiting school leaders

Bensley Elementary is a model of academic success.

 

Located off Jefferson Davis Highway at 6600 Strathmore Road, Bensley is a Title I school. About 88 percent of Bensley students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

 

On Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 27-28, Bensley Elementary will host 25 school leaders from Florida who want to [...]

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Chesterfield County named one of the Nation’s 100 best communities

Chesterfield County Named One of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People By America’s Promise Alliance and ING

Competition Recognizes Communities Taking Action to Help Reduce Local Dropout Rates and Create Brighter Futures for Young People

 

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The efforts of Chesterfield County civic and community leaders were [...]

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Annual car show will take place Oct. 9

Annual car show will take place Oct. 9

The Chesterfield Technical Center’s 13th annual car show will take place Oct. 9 at Tractor Supply Co., 6801 Lake Harbour Drive off Hull Street Road. Car clubs and individuals from across Virginia will display all types of vehicles, including classic cars, street rods, muscle cars, 4x4s and [...]

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Meeting notice Sept. 20 and 22

Meeting notices

Members of the Chesterfield County School Board will meet with the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs/PTSAs at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road.

 

The Chesterfield County School Board, Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting about the comprehensive plan 1-3 p.m. Sept. [...]

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98 percent of Virginia schools meet SOL standards

98 Percent of Virginia Schools Meet SOL Standards New Benchmarks & Standards to Raise the Bar for Students & Schools

 

Ninety-eight percent of Virginia’s public schools are fully accredited and meeting current state standards for achievement in English, mathematics, history and science based on 2009-2010 assessment results, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) announced [...]

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Success stories Sept. 15

Recent successes in Chesterfield schools Alumna attends State Department dinner (photo attached)

A Chesterfield County Public Schools alumna who is currently student teaching at Midlothian Middle attended an iftar dinner hosted Sept. 7 by the U.S. State Department. Natalia Virani, a senior at the University of Richmond, was nominated to attend the annual fast-breaking dinner [...]

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National Merit semifinalists announced

Chesterfield County semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program are

Clover Hill High students Brittany Gater and Alexander Spinos Cosby High students Ashlyn Brong and Colleen Daszkiewicz James River High student Laura Stough Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School students Thomas Casalaspi, Jason Kong, John Roach and Edward Tanner

 

This program, conducted by the [...]

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All Chesterfield schools accredited for three years in a row

Chesterfield is the largest school division in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited three years in a row

All Chesterfield County schools are fully accredited for the 2010-11 school year, making Chesterfield the largest division in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited three years in a row, according to data from the Virginia [...]

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Event helps students with disabilities prepare for college

Event helps students with disabilities prepare for college

College 4 U is a college preview event for middle school and high school students with disabilities, their parents or guardians and education professionals.

Each year, students and families find practical tips and inspiration at this regional event. College 4 U includes sessions on preparing for college, [...]

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School Board meeting notices Sept. 14 and 23

Meeting notices

The Chesterfield County School Board will meet Sept. 14:

At 4:30 p.m. at the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road, the board will meet in closed session to discuss an employee disciplinary matter under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia. At 5 p.m. at the School Administration Building, the board will hold [...]

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Success stories Sept. 8

Recent successes in Chesterfield schools Two schools win 2010 grants for student running programs (photos attached)

Crestwood Elementary and Robious Middle were among the 60 schools nationwide that recently won $2,000 grants to inspire students to be more active and make healthy choices. The ING Run for Something Better grants will help create student running [...]

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Back to school

Chesterfield schools to open Sept. 7

On Sept. 7, more than 59,000 students will begin the school year in Chesterfield County Public Schools, the fifth-largest school system in Virginia and one of the 100 largest school systems in the United States.

Superintendent Marcus Newsome will visit schools on opening day, accompanied by several School Board [...]

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