Chesterfield continues to expand options for high school

This year, Chesterfield County Public Schools expanded high school options by opening a second career and technical center. Next year, the school system will open its 13th specialty center: the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship.

To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, the school system will hold two information fairs in addition to the open houses scheduled at every specialty center and governor’s school. Students who choose to apply for a specialty center or governor’s school do so in eighth grade, so middle school students and parents interested in learning more about these high school opportunities are invited to these events:

Information fairs offer general information and give families a chance to visit booths, ask questions and pick up information. All 13 specialty centers, both career and technical centers, both governor’s schools, CCPSOnline and the Transportation Department of Chesterfield County Public Schools will participate in two information fairs:

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Monacan High, 11501 Smoketree Drive
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road

Open houses at specialty centers and governor’s schools provide in-depth information about each site:

  • 7 p.m. Oct. 20 for the Health and Physical Therapy Specialty Center at Monacan High, 11501 Smoketree Drive
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 for the Information Technology Specialty Center at Matoaca High, 17700 Longhouse Lane
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 23 for the Humanities Specialty Center at Monacan High, 11501 Smoketree Drive
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 for the Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill High, 13301 Kelly Green Lane
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 28 for the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High, 3700 James River Road
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship at Meadowbrook High, 4901 Cogbill Road
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 30 for the International Baccalaureate Program at Meadowbrook High, 4901 Cogbill Road
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 30 for the International Baccalaureate Program at Midlothian High, 401 Charter Colony Parkway
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 5 for the Health Science Specialty Center at Cosby High, 14300 Fox Club Parkway
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 for Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology, 512 W. Washington St. in Petersburg
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 for the Visual and Performing Arts Specialty Center at Thomas Dale High (main campus), 3626 W. Hundred Road
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 for Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, 1000 N. Lombardy St. in Richmond
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 13 for the Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies at Lloyd C. Bird High, 10301 Courthouse Road
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 17 for the Spanish Immersion Specialty Center at Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 17 for the Mass Communications Specialty Center at Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road

Applications for specialty centers will be available at mychesterfieldschools.com starting Oct. 15. Applications for governor’s schools will be available starting Oct. 15 in middle school counseling offices. Dec. 1 is the deadline to apply to attend a specialty center or governor’s school for the 2015-2016 school year. Students will find out in March if they have been accepted. More information about the specialty centers and governor’s schools is available here: http://mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/specialty-centers/.

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