• News Release: 10/4/2019 Specialty Center open houses offer information about high school choices

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    October 04, 2019
    Specialty Center open houses offer information about 
    high school choices
    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: http://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. 
     Specialty Center Open Houses:
     
    Date Time Event Location
    October 15, 2019 7 p.m. Humanities Open House Monacan High School
    11501 Smoketree Drive
    October 16, 2019 6 p.m. Health Professions & Therapies
    Open House
    Monacan High School
    11501 Smoketree Drive
    October 21, 2019 6:30 p.m. Mathematics and Science
    Open House
    Clover Hill High School
    13301 Kelly Green Lane
    October 22, 2019 6:30 p.m. International Baccalaureate
    Program Open House
    Meadowbrook High School
    4901 Cogbill Road 
    AND
    Midlothian High School
    401 Charter Colony Parkway
    October 28, 2019 7 p.m. Leadership and International Relations Open House James River High School
    3700 James River Road
    October 29, 2019 6:30 p.m. Health Science Open House Cosby High School
    October 24, 2019 6 p.m. Meadowbrook Academy for
    Digital Entrepreneurs
    (MADE) Open House
    Meadowbrook High School
    4901 Cogbill Road
    November 6, 2019 6:30 p.m. Visual and Performing Arts
    Open House
    Thomas Dale High School
    3626 W. Hundred Road
    (Main Campus Auditorium)
    November 6, 2019 5 p.m. OR
    6:30 p.m.
    CodeRVA Open House
    (One-hour sessions)
    GPS Address:
    2601 Durham Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    November 7, 2019 5:25 p.m. Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Open House Appomattox Regional Governor’s School
    512 W. Washington St. in Petersburg
    November 11, 2019 6:30 p.m. Information Technology
    Open House
    Matoaca High School
    17700 Longhouse Lane
    November 12, 2019 6 p.m. Governor’s Academy
    for Engineering Studies
    Open House
    L.C. Bird High School
    10301 Courthouse Road
    November 13, 2019 5 p.m. OR
    6:30 p.m.
    CodeRVA Open House
    (One-hour sessions)
    GPS Address:
    2601 Durham Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    November 13, 2019 6:30 p.m. Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Open House Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School 
    1000 N. Lombardy St. in Richmond
    November 14, 2019 7 p.m. Spanish Immersion Open House Manchester High School
    12601 Bailey Bridge Road
    November 14, 2019 7 p.m. Mass Communications
    Open House 
    Manchester High School
    12601 Bailey Bridge Road


     
    Contact:
    Shawn Smith, Director of Government, Policy & Media Relations
    (804) 748-1405