• News Release: 10/8/2019 On-time graduation rate remains 91 percent

    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.

    Half of the school division’s 10 comprehensive high schools saw their individual on-time graduation rates increase or remain the same, with Clover Hill High leading the way with a 2-percentage point increase. Here are the 2019 on-time graduation rates for Chesterfield’s comprehensive high schools:
    • 99 percent at Cosby
    • 98 percent at Midlothian
    • 97 percent at Clover Hill
    • 94 percent at Matoaca and Thomas Dale
    • 92 percent at Manchester
    • 90 percent at Monacan
    • 89 percent at James River
    • 88 percent at Bird
    • 78 percent at Meadowbrook
    In addition, nearly 59 percent of Chesterfield County’s 2019 graduating class earned a more rigorous advanced studies diploma after successfully meeting more rigorous graduation standards.

    Graduates must earn at least 26 credits to earn an advanced studies diploma in Virginia. Students must earn four English credits, four math credits, four science credits, four social studies credits, three foreign language credits, three elective credits, two health and physical education credits, a fine arts or career and technical education credit and an economics and personal finance credit. A standard diploma Virginia only requires 22 credits.

    The school division currently is working on a complete audit of every school division dropout.

    “This involves making personal contacts with each family with a goal of having the student re-enroll,” Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty said. “Additional student support services are also being incorporated to work with students who may be vulnerable to dropping out.”

    For more information, visit the school division’s School Quality Profile at http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/divisions/chesterfield-county-public-schools.
     

  • “Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses

    What?

    Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Cabinet and Chesterfield County have united to support a coordinated relaunching of the Chesterfield economy.   Relaunch focuses on issues for businesses and elected officials around the county to consider as reopening plans are made. "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to work in conjunction with the Governors’ Covid-19 Business Task Force recommendations as they too begin the work of relaunching Virginia’s economy. 

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" will be developed in partnership with business leaders across a broad array of industry sectors and organizations around the county, including but not limited to the following sections:

    • Health and Safety First/Internal & External Customers
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitality
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Healthcare Services
    • Personal Care Service Industry
    • K-12 Education & Childcare and Daycare

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.

    We are currently seeking participants to work and lead in these individual industry workgroups.  Please submit your information to be considered for an interested industry cluster workgroup by clicking here.    

    Why?
    Businesses are resilient in creating opportunities to thrive in challenging conditions.  Businesses ability to pivot their business model and allow others to learn from that change is important for the greatest number of businesses to relaunch. By joining efforts and bringing businesses and resources together we have the ability to make adjustments quickly and start commerce sooner. 

    When the Commonwealth is ready to open Virginia, Chesterfield will be ready to open.

    How?
    We are looking for 8-10 people for each industry workgroup indicated to develop a framework for success.  Models and examples are already available as a guide from across the Country.  Workgroups using best practices can have the best opportunity for a successful plan.