Specialty Center open houses offer information about high school choices

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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.

On both Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Chesterfield families of eighth graders had the opportunity to attend the specialty center fairs at the Career and Technical Center at Hull. To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, Chesterfield County Public Schools held two Specialty Center fairs that gave families a chance to visit booths, ask questions, and pick up information. All 13 specialty centers, both governor’s schools, CCPSOnline, CodeRVA, and the school division’s Transportation Department participated.

Throughout October and November, open houses will be offered at each specialty center and at governor’s schools to provide families with in-depth information about each specific site. Specialty center applications, the student events calendar, and more detailed information is available here: https://mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/specialty-centers/.

Important Dates to Know:

  • October 15- Applications for governor’s schools will be available in middle school counseling offices.
  • December 2- Deadline to apply to attend a specialty center or governor’s school.

March- Students will find out if they have been accepted.

DateTimeEventLocation
October 15, 20197 p.m.Humanities Open HouseMonacan High School 11501 Smoketree Drive
October 16, 20196 p.m.Health Professions & Therapies Open HouseMonacan High School 11501 Smoketree Drive
October 21, 20196:30 p.m.Mathematics and Science Open HouseClover Hill High School 13301 Kelly Green Lane
October 22, 20196:30 p.m.International Baccalaureate Program Open HouseMeadowbrook High School 4901 Cogbill Road AND Midlothian High School 401 Charter Colony Parkway
October 28, 20197 p.m.Leadership and International Relations Open HouseJames River High School 3700 James River Road
October 29, 20196:30 p.m.Health Science Open HouseCosby High School
October 24, 20196 p.m.Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurs (MADE) Open HouseMeadowbrook High School 4901 Cogbill Road
November 6, 20196:30 p.m.Visual and Performing Arts Open HouseThomas Dale High School 3626 W. Hundred Road (Main Campus Auditorium)
November 6, 20195 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m.CodeRVA Open House (One-hour sessions)GPS Address: 2601 Durham Street, Richmond, VA 23220
November 7, 20195:25 p.m.Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Open HouseAppomattox Regional Governor’s School 512 W. Washington St. in Petersburg
November 11, 20196:30 p.m.Information Technology Open HouseMatoaca High School 17700 Longhouse Lane
November 12, 20196 p.m.Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies Open HouseL.C. Bird High School 10301 Courthouse Road
November 13, 20195 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m.CodeRVA Open House (One-hour sessions)GPS Address: 2601 Durham Street, Richmond, VA 23220
November 13, 20196:30 p.m.Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Open HouseMaggie L. Walker Governor’s School 1000 N. Lombardy St. in Richmond
November 14, 20197 p.m.Spanish Immersion Open HouseManchester High School 12601 Bailey Bridge Road
November 14, 20197 p.m.Mass Communications Open HouseManchester High School 12601 Bailey Bridge Road

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