Tours for Potential Venable Students

Ven-Bldg_edVenable will be offering tours to parents on the dates listed below.  All tours take place at 9:15 a.m. and last approximately 30-45 minutes. We limit the number of participants on each tour to ensure that everyone can hear and ask questions.  Please call Ms. Lawson in the Venable office to register – 434-245-2418.

Upcoming Dates:

  • January 19
  • February 23
  • March 16
  • April 13

Parents should plan to arrive in the front office a few minutes early to sign in and receive visitors’ passes.  Please allot time for parking as there are typically few spots available on site and many of the neighborhood streets do not permit non-resident parking during the day.

Unfortunately, requests for tours at other dates and times cannot be honored due to the disruption to classes.

If you are an out-of-division family who would like to apply for a space at Venable next year, we begin accepting applications in April.  Click here for information about the application process. 

Tours for Potential Jackson-Via Students

Front of Jackson-Via Elementary SchoolJackson-Via will be offering tours to parents on the dates listed below.  All tours take place at 9:15 a.m. and last approximately 30-45 minutes. We limit the number of participants on each tour to ensure that everyone can hear and ask questions.  Please call Ms. Harlow in the Jackson-Via office to register – 434-245-2416.

Upcoming Dates:

  • November 18
  • December 2
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14

Parents should plan to arrive in the front office a few minutes early to sign in and receive visitors’ passes.  Please allot time for parking as there are typically few spots available on site and many of the neighborhood streets do not permit non-resident parking during the day.

Unfortunately, requests for tours at other dates and times cannot be honored due to the disruption to classes.

If you are an out-of-division family who would like to apply for a space in Charlottesville City Schools next year, we begin accepting applications in April.  Click here for information about the application process. 

El Espectaculo performance.

El Espectaculo showcases elementary Spanish program at Cville Schools

El Espectaculo performance.The fourth annual El Espectaculo, a multi-media performance featuring fifth grade
Spanish students from Walker Upper Elementary School was held Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Charlottesville High School in the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center.

“El Espectaculo is a performance that marks the end of students’ journey through our
elementary Spanish program in Charlottesville City Schools,” said Elementary Spanish
Lead Teacher Stacy Diaz. “The vision behind the performance is to show how the
Spanish language and culture reaches all content areas in fifth grade at Walker Upper
Elementary School.”

El Espectaculo fifth grade band performance.The production included offerings from all of the fine arts classes (art, band, orchestra, and chorus), along with videos highlighting students applying Spanish to science, math, and language arts classes.

The award-winning elementary Spanish program of Charlottesville City Schools was
developed by our teachers for our schools and has served as a model curriculum for
other school districts. With twice-a-week, 30-minute classes in español, our students
learn Spanish concepts and vocabulary that complement what they are studying in their regular lessons in areas such as math or history.

El Espectaculo fifth grade choir performance.First-graders learn basic concepts such as numbers and colors through songs, games, and activities. By second grade, students begin speaking and writing Spanish. In their history classes, third-graders are learning about world explorers – and their Spanish curriculum reinforces these concepts. By the time students complete the elementary Spanish program in fifth grade, some have the option to take Spanish 1 for high school credit in sixth grade.

At Buford Middle School, students can continue with Spanish or explore French or Latin. Charlottesville High School offers French, German, Latin, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.

“We are very proud of our elementary Spanish program at Cville Schools and its
interdisciplinary approach to language learning that creates connections, deepens
understanding, and enriches learning,” said Diaz. “Introducing young people to world
language skills and an awareness of other cultures is just one way that we prepare our
students to be global citizens.”

 

 

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Burnley-Moran Principal Search Update

art projectThanks for your excellent participation in the community survey regarding Burnley-Moran and its next principal. We had more than 130 responses!

The next public event in this process will be Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30pm, when we welcome the top candidates to speak at a community forum. Audience members can submit questions at the start of the event. Join us as we make this important decision!

More about the Process

Using the results of the survey, division-level administrators have reviewed a strong pool of applicants.  They have selected a group of finalists to be interviewed on Monday, April 23 by a panel of employees and parents. The top candidates will attend the community forum on April 24.  The audience will be offered the chance to submit feedback, which will be taken into consideration. A decision will be made in a timely manner, and the decision will be announced a time agreeable to the selected candidate. Thank you!

Walker Orchestra

Spring Performances and Events at Cville Schools

Charlottesville City Schools has a full menu of opportunities to enjoy the fine arts for all ages this spring!

4/18 (Wednesday): El Espectáculo, an evening of youth multi-media performances that showcase the division-wide elementary school Spanish program. 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2412

4/25 (Wednesday): CHS Choir Spring Concert, 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2410

4/26 (Thursday) Walker Orchestra Spring Concert, 7pm, Walker Auditorium. 245-2412.

4/26 and 4/27 (Thursday and Friday): CHS Theatre presents The Tempest, 7pm, Black Box Theatre at Charlottesville High School. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/CHSTheatreTickets. Students $5 and Adults $10. 245-2410

5/1 (Tuesday) Johnson Elementary PreK, 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades presents “Celebrating Friendship” Spring Performance, 6pm. 245-2417.

5/2 (Wednesday): Buford Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30pm, Buford Auditorium. 245-2411.

5/3-5/5 (Thursday-Saturday) CHS Theatre presents Chicago, 7pm, Black Box Theatre at Charlottesville High School. http://bit.ly/CHSTheatreTickets. 245-2410

5/4 ( Friday) Greenbrier Elementary First Grade Spring Performance, 10:30am. 245-2415.

5/4 (Friday) Buford Band Spring Concert, 7pm, Buford Auditorium. 245-2411.

5/6 (Sunday) CHS Band Spring Concert, 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2410

5/7 (Monday) Venable grades 1 and 2 Spring Performance, 6 pm,  245-2418.

5/15 (Tuesday), Clark Elementary K-4 Spring Performance, 6pm. 245-2414.

5/16 (Wednesday) Walker and Buford Chorus Spring Concert 7pm, Buford Auditorium. 245-2411.

Walker Orchestra

5/17 (Thursday) Burnley-Moran K/1 Spring Performance, 6:30pm. 245-2413.

5/18 (Friday) Walker Band Spring Concert, 6:30pm, Walker Auditorium. 245-2412.

5/18 (Friday) Buford Stage Left Theatre Presents: The Actor Games, Buford Auditorium, 6:30pm. 245-2411.

5/18-5/19 (Friday-Saturday): CHS Dessert Theatre, Black Box Theatre. Friday at 7 and Saturday at 3 & 7. Featuring comic sketches and musical performances. General admission $5, VIP seating $10. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/CHSTheatreTickets. 245-2410.

5/23 (Wednesday) CATEC Completers’ Ceremony, 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 434-973-4461.

5/24 (Thursday) CHS Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2410.

5/25 (Friday) Walker Stage Left Theatre Presents: Frumpled Fairytales, 6:30pm, Walker Auditorium, 245-2412.

5/25 Greenbrier Elementary Kindergarten Spring Performance, 10:30am. 245-2415.

May 28 (Monday) CHS Band performs for City’s Memorial Day Ceremony, Charlottesville Sprint Pavilion, 11am. 245-2471.

May 31 (Thursday) All CCS Elementary Schools Minds in Motion performance, Jamestown: A New World in Motion. Through a unique partnership with the Richmond Ballet and Charlottesville City Schools, Minds in Motion (MIM) is a year-long inclusive program that combines dance instruction with storytelling, academic lessons, and a large scale year-end performance. 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2671.

6/7 (Thursday): Charlottesville High School Graduation, 7pm, JPJ Arena, 245-2410.

2018 CHS prom flyer (with art deco illustrations).. See web page for content.

Prom at CHS April 28

2018 CHS prom flyer (with art deco illustrations).. See web page for content.Please join us for the Junior/Senior Prom 2018
Saturday, April 28th
7:30pm-10:30pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club
Doors close at 8:30

*Tickets $20 per person //$35 per couple. Tickets will go up $5 on the second week of ticket sales

Ticket includes entry / hors d’oeuvres / photo booth

Fry’s Spring Beach Club
2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Little Feet Meet parachute station.

Special Olympics Little Feet Meet promotes inclusiveness among local students

Little Feet Meet parachute station.Nearly 30 Charlottesville Schools volunteers joined with other local area youth at the 4th annual Little Feet Meet, an annual Special Olympics event in which students with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their general education peers participate together in track and field events and other fun activities.

The Little Feet Meet, is an opportunity for local youth to support and encourage students with disabilities.

Little Feat Meet CHS volunteers.“Our students with disabilities love this event!” said Charlottesville City Schools Special Education Coordinator Karen Wilson. “It is a time to recognize how wonderful they are, and how many skills they do have. In addition, our peer buddies learn to work with and better understand students with disabilities. It is a win, win.”

In partnership with Charlottesville City Schools, Albemarle County Public Schools, and the U.S. Department of Education, 23 Charlottesville High School Key Club members volunteered as peer buddies and also ran various activity stations which included kicking a soccer ball, running a race, playing with a big parachute and navigating an obstacle course.

Student volunteers pose for picture at Little Feet Meet“It is awesome to see how engaged these buddies are,” said Wilson. “For the most part it is a lot of playing and having fun.”

Several students from Walker Upper Elementary also participated in the day’s events. Walker had six student athletes paired with nine buddies who were able to practice the track and field events at school prior to coming to the meet.

Karie Williams, a functional skills teacher at Walker, said the day is not about competition, but comraderie.

“This is all done in the spirit of companionship over competition,” said Williams. “It is a great experience for the athletes as well as the buddies.”

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Buford Summer Info

Illustration of sun with words "summer opportunities"The end of the year is approaching, so it’s not too early to start thinking about this summer! Charlottesville and Cville Schools sponsor several summer opportunities for Buford students:

Our community offers many other camps and special opportunities. Make the most of your summer!

James Bryant portrait

James Bryant Appointed Interim School Board Member

James Bryant portraitOn April 11, the School Board appointed James Bryant, a graduate and longtime employee of Charlottesville City Schools, as interim School Board member.  Until a special election is held on November 6, Mr. Bryant will hold the position vacated by Adam Hastings, who resigned in March as part of a move outside the City limits.

Thanks to Mr. Hastings for his concluded service! Welcome and thank you to Mr. Bryant for his future service!

For more information about the process and Mr. Bryant’s service to our community, please see:

Summer School at CHS

CHS SUMMER SCHOOL INFO

Start now to plan your summer! CHS will offer both virtual and face-to-face summer classes for current students and rising 9th-graders.

  • Summer School Dates: June 18 – July 27
  • ONLINE registration for the CHS Summer School program is open NOW through June 14th. See below.
  • Walk-in registration is April 30, 9:30-11:30am at CHS.
  • NOTE: many of our popular courses such as Health/PE and Virtual Economics & Personal Finance do have CAPACITY limits. Registration will be accepted in the order in which it is received.

Face-to-Face Courses

Additional information about face-to-face courses can be found here.

  • English 9 (1 Credit)
  • English 10 (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • English 11 (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • English 12 (1 Credit)
  • Government (1 Credit)
  • VA & US History (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • World History 1 (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • World History 2 (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • Biology (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • Earth Science (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • Algebra 1 (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • Algebra 2 (1 Credit) – *End of Course SOL Exam
  • Geometry (1 Credit)
  • PE 09 (.5 Credit) – SESSION 1 (June 18 – July 6)
  • PE 10 (.5 Credit) – SESSION 1 (June 18 – July 6)
  • PE 09 (.5 Credit) – SESSION 2 (July 9 – July 27)
  • PE 10 (.5 Credit) – SESSION 2 (July 9 – July 27)
  • Behind-the-Wheel for driver’s education: this is a separate sign-up. Click here!

Virtual (Online) Courses

Additional information about virtual (online) courses may be found here.

  • PE 09 (.5 Credit)
  • Health 09 (.5 Credit)
  • PE 10 (.5 Credit)
  • Health 10 / Driver’s Ed (.5 Credit)
  • Economics and Personal Finance (1 Credit)

Cost

Students attending CHS in the 2018-19 school year are considered “In District.”  Students on Free or Reduced Lunch are eligible for reduced tuition rates. Out-of-district students are not eligible for Free/Reduced rates. Tuition is non-refundable.

Course In District Tuition Price Out of District Tuition Price Reduced Lunch Tuition Price Free Lunch Tuition Price
Full Credit Course $400 each $550 each $200 each $25 Each
1/2 Credit Course:
PE 09 & 10
Health 9 & 10
$200 each $350 each $100 each $25 Each

You may bring your tuition payment (cash, check or money order payable to Charlottesville High School) to the CHS Office.

Or, you can pay your summer school tuition online through MySchoolBucks at http://bit.ly/chssummertuition. A convenience fee will apply.

Steps to Register Online

    1. Complete your online registration: go to bit.ly/chssummerschool2018 to complete the online form.
    2. Pay summer tuition online at bit.ly/chssummertuition (convenience fee applies) or bring cash, check or money order to CHS office.
    3. ALL students must complete a Student Information Form – mail or bring into CHS office.

Walk-In Registration on April 30

Walk-in registration will held be at Charlottesville High School on April 30th at 9:30am – 11:30am.

Additional Questions? Please contact: