Learn about high school options

Middle school parents and students can learn more about Chesterfield County Public Schools’ high school options at information fairs and open houses in October and November.

The information fairs offer general information and give families a chance to see the variety of options for high school. All of the county’s specialty centers, the Chesterfield Technical Center and both governor’s schools will participate in an information fair on Monday, Oct. 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road.

A series of open houses will give specific details about each specialty center and governor’s school and how to apply. Open houses will take place:

  • Oct. 19. at 7 p.m. for the International Baccalaureate Program at Meadowbrook High, 4901 Cogbill Road, and the International Baccalaureate Program at Midlothian High, 401 Charter Colony Parkway.
  • Oct. 25  at 7 p.m. for the Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill High, 13301 Kelly Green Lane.
  • Oct. 27  at 7 p.m. for the Teaching and Learning Through Technology Specialty Center at Matoaca High, 17700 Longhouse Lane.
  • Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. for the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High, 3700 James River Road.
  • Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. for the Health Science Specialty Center at Cosby High, 14300 Fox Club Parkway.
  • Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, 1000 N. Lombardy St. in Richmond.
  • Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. for Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology, 512 W. Washington St. in Petersburg.
  • Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. for the Visual and Performing Arts Specialty Center at Thomas Dale High, 3626 W. Hundred Road.
  • Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. for the Spanish Immersion Specialty Center at Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road.
  • Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. for the Mass Communications Specialty Center at Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road.
  • Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. for the Humanities Specialty Center at Monacan High, 11501 Smoketree Drive.
  • Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. for the Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies at Lloyd C. Bird High, 10301 Courthouse Road.

Additional information and applications for specialty centers are available online at chesterfield.k12.va.us. Applications for governor’s schools will be available in middle school counseling offices starting Oct. 15.

The deadline to apply to attend a specialty center or governor’s school for the 2011-2012 school year is Dec. 1. Students will learn in March whether they have been accepted.


I will be representing the

I will be representing the Math and Science specialty center as a student ambassador here on monday. Personally, I went my 8th grade year and I reccomend all parents bring their kids to this event. It's a good opportunity to allow your child to see the opportunities open to them and begin working towards a career goal. Check out the Matth-Sci station, GO CAVS!

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