Specialty Centers

In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests.

Specialty centers and locations

Visual and Performing Arts Thomas Dale High
Information Technology Matoaca High
Mass Communications Manchester High
Spanish Immersion Manchester High
Mathematics and Science Clover Hill High
Health and Physical Therapy
Monacan High
Monacan High
International Baccalaureate Program Midlothian High
International Baccalaureate Program Meadowbrook High
Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship Meadowbrook High
Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies Lloyd C. Bird High
Leadership and International Relations James River High
Health Science Cosby High
College and Career Academies Carver College and Career Academy
Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse next to Lloyd C. Bird High
Career and Technical Center @ Hull at Old Clover Hill

Admission documents

Please download documents below to print, fill in and submit to school Guidance Office.


Specialty Center Coordinator Directory

Other options for secondary students

Specialty center transportation

Bus stops are established within a three-mile radius of students’ residences. These are considered express stops. No intervening stops are made between the established stops, even though the bus may pass right by your door.

Routes and stops are established by the transportation office in the home school area of the student. For example, if the student normally attends James River High but enrolls in the Specialty Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Thomas Dale High, then transportation is through the transportation office responsible for James River.

Each year, routes are posted on this website and are available to schools by Aug. 15. Stops are created if the addresses do not fit existing stops (i.e. a new student does not live within a three-mile radius of an existing stop).

School bus routes and stops may be viewed on the school division website by going to http://mychesterfieldschools.com/transportation/bus-routes/. There are six transportation areas – find your home school, then click the specialty routes for that area – located at the bottom of each list.

If you do not have access to the Internet, you may call the area transportation office:

  • Area 1 – Bird/Meadowbrook 804-743-3605
  • Area 2 – Midlothian/Monacan/James River 804-378-2475
  • Area 3 –Clover Hill/Manchester 804-739-6260
  • Area 4 – Matoaca/Thomas Dale 804-796-2604
  • Area 5 – Special Education – 804-768-6124

With permission, students may ride a different bus in the afternoon. For example, if an afternoon bus leaves a specialty center going to a stop that is more helpful to the student and family, the student may ride that bus rather than the one taken in the morning.

Activity buses are available and leave from each specialty center about 4:30 p.m. to return students to their home school. Once at the home school, specialty center students are responsible for getting home just as all other students who stay after school for various activities.