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Guide to a Student’s Successful Junior and Senior Year

Your student is about to embark on the second half of his or her high school career. It’s an important time – and your teen’s last chance to enhance his or her resume, raise those grades and prepare for the impending college application process.

The importance of a wellness checkup

Getting ready to start the school year is a great opportunity for your child’s annual physical. It is necessary for preschool children because of immunization requirements, but it’s just as important for all ages through high school.

Chesterfield Tech Center offers an excellent alternative

The Department of Career and Technical Education of Chesterfield County Public Schools invites you to explore your options.

Heavy bookbags can cause back problems

Is your child is carrying more than 10 to 20 percent of their body weight in their backpack? Carrying a heavy backpack can cause health problems for your children, especially if they walk to school or carry their pack on one shoulder.

Let’s help Communities in Schools of Chesterfield

Coming up are two ways to rally around Communities In Schools of Chesterfield, which helps students from struggling homes achieve academic success.

Chesterfield Schools fast facts

  • 58,764 students
  • 62 schools — 38 elementary schools (grades K-5), 12 middle schools (grades 6-8), 11 high schools (grades 9-12) that include 11 specialty centers and one technical center
  • 25-to-1 pupil-teacher staffing standard for elementary school, 27-to-1 for middle school and 26-to-1 for high school
  • $533 million operating budget (69 percent for instruction, 11 percent for operations and maintenance, 8 percent for debt, 6 percent for transportation, 4 percent for administration, attendance and health and 2 percent for technology)
  • $9,030 cost per student

A word about Chesterfield Schools menus

Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches, offering milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains and meeting strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. The nutritional integrity of school meals has always been a priority, and the school system is meeting the challenges set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Chesterfield twins’ leadership earn Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and Service

Their program seeks to help young people create a better future for themselves, and is considered so unique that it won a Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and Service in May.