Cosby High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in our specialty centers and two regional Governor’s schools.  The application window for this year will open October 15, 2021.   Eighth grade students interested in applying to attend a specialty center or Governor’s school may apply through the application portal at, available October 15, 2021-December1, 2021.    

If you have questions about specialty centers, please visit their website.  You can find a link to each school’s page here.  Families can also find links for other county and regional programs below.

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.

We invite you to learn more about each specialty center and Governor’s school by viewing this year’s Fair presentations.  While not live and synchronous, this year’s fair presentations will provide general information about the 13 specialty  centers, two Governor’s Schools and other special programming offered.  In the presentations linked below, you will also find information about this year’s Open Houses, where each program will share even more about the curriculum and opportunities they offer to students.

CCPS Specialty Centers – Virtual Fair Presentation Fall 2021

Regional Governor’s Schools – Virtual Fair Presentation Fall 2021

Specialty Centers and Locations

Clover Hill High Mathematics and Science
Cosby High Health Science
CTC @ Courthouse Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse
CTC @ Hull Career and Technical Center @ Hull
James River High Leadership and International Relations
Lloyd C. Bird High Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies
Manchester High Mass Communications
Manchester High Spanish Immersion
Matoaca High Information Technology
Meadowbrook High Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs
International Baccalaureate Program
Midlothian High International Baccalaureate Program
Monacan High Health Professions and Therapies
Thomas Dale High Center for the Arts

Important Information and Documents

Specialty Center Documents – Updated Oct. 11, 2021

Guidelines for Specialty Centers

Recommendation Form

Specialty Center Coordinator Directory

Specialty Center Student Event Calendar

Specialty Center Event Calendar – Insert

Specialty Center Application Requirements

Specialty Center Application Example

Other Options for secondary students


CodeRVA Regional High School

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies

Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology