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For their senior Capstone Project, Sophie Azula and Kate Morris, two students in the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High School, are implementing a plan to help better students’ education within their own school  community. They have been researching and formulating a plan to combat the digital divide that goes largely unaddressed within public education systems. 

A digital divide is defined as the gap between those who have access to or the use of both computers and the Internet and those who do not. In their efforts to bridge the digital divide in their school, they reached out to  Brian Jones, the school division’s executive director of technology, for a little help putting their plan into action. 

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More than 50 members of the business, faith and civic communities got a firsthand look at 21st century public education while shadowing principals at Chesterfield County schools earlier this week during the school division’s Principal for a Morning program.  “In the community, we have assumptions of what goes on, but just seeing the hands-on approach […]

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Nearly 4,500 eighth graders are getting an early start to Chesterfield County Public Schools’ November celebration of College and Career Readiness Month by visiting one of the largest career exploration fairs in the county this week.

The Chesterfield County students joined thousands of their peers from across the region at Richmond International Raceway for ChamberRVA’s fourth annual Mission Tomorrow, an interactive opportunity to explore potential career interests and learn more about in-demand job fields.

“As eighth graders prepare to choose what courses they will take in high school, it is important for them to learn more about the college and career options available that will help shape their future,” Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty said.

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While approximately 20,000 Chesterfield County students were participating in the PSAT for All initiative today, the Class of 2020 was busy getting a closer look at their future. “Our school division has taken a number of steps to increase access to opportunities that will prepare our students with the life skills necessary to be college […]

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Tuesday, Oct. 15, marks the beginning of the last phase of school construction projects overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County residents through the 2013 school bond referendum. Construction of the new replacement school for Reams Road Elementary School begins with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15. 

Through these school construction efforts, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ projects have addressed the need to renovate or replace the older school facilities and also addressed overcrowding in elementary schools in the northeastern part of the county. 

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is excited to offer families a mobile-ready opportunity to see exactly where their child’s school bus is and an approximate time it will arrive at their child’s bus stop! Welcome to the My Stop app by Versatrans. The mobile app is available for download on iPhones and Android mobile devices. The […]

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Amazing learning experiences in remarkable learning environments are being credited with helping keep Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged in school and graduating within the expected four-year timeframe. Chesterfield County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate remained steady at 91 percent for the Class of 2019, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education. […]

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During its business meeting Monday night, the Chesterfield County School Board approved modifications to the 2019-20 school calendar that closes school for students on Virginia’s presidential primary day and provides for some of that instructional time to be made up. As a result of this change: Tuesday, March 3 is a student holiday for all students. For teacher […]

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During its work session Monday afternoon, the Chesterfield County School Board arrived at a consensus that it will not pursue a pre-Labor Day start for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion came as two calendar options were presented, one for a pre-Labor Day start and one for a post-Labor Day start. The school division anticipates […]

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In addition to the innovative, engaging, and relevant instruction our students receive in every comprehensive school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers high school students the opportunity to attend specialty centers and governor’s schools that target their specific academic interests. Students decide in eighth grade whether to apply to a specialty center or governor’s school, so middle school students and parents interested in learning more about these high school opportunities are invited to attend these open houses.

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