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

Carver College and Career AcademyAgriculture and Environmental Sciences
Construction Trades
Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
Sports and Recreation Leadership
Clover Hill HighMathematics and Science
Cosby HighHealth Science
CTC @ CourthouseCareer and Technical Center @ Courthouse
CTC @ HullCareer and Technical Center @ Hull
James River HighLeadership and International Relations
Lloyd C. Bird HighGovernor’s Academy for Engineering Studies
Manchester HighMass Communications
Manchester HighSpanish Immersion
Matoaca HighInformation Technology
Meadowbrook HighAcademy for Developing Entrepreneurs
International Baccalaureate Program
Midlothian HighInternational Baccalaureate Program
Monacan HighHealth Professions and Therapies
Thomas Dale HighCenter for the Arts

Important Information and Documents

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 the Arts at Thomas Dale High, then transportation is through the transportation office responsible for James River.

School bus routes and stops may be viewed on the school division website by going to http://mychesterfieldschools.com/transportation/bus-routes/.

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

  • Area 1 – Bird/Meadowbrook 804-768-6238
  • 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

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.

Other options for secondary students