Ribbon-cutting! Photo courtesy CFA Institute.

Don’t-Miss News out of CHS

From fine arts to finance, there have been some amazing announcements and accomplishments at CHS this winter. Scroll down to see them all!

  • Photo and Yearbook Information

    It’s time to order your yearbook and get your photos or senior portraits made! You can order your yearbook here or place an ad (including senior and baby ads) here. Upcoming Dates & Info: October 25:  Non-senior picture make-ups in the PAC lobby during school hours

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  • CHS Screenagers Poster

    Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

    You and your device-using child are invited to attend Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, an acclaimed documentary exploring the potential impact of students’ time on phones and other devices. The event is open to the whole community, including families from other schools or school divisions. WHEN: Wednesday, 9/14 at 7pm WHERE: Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center TICKETS: $10 — purchase online SPONSORED BY: Charlottesville High School PTO

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  • Back-to-School Info for CHS

    School starts Tuesday, August 23!  Here are some dates and information to help you prepare. Upcoming Dates August 8: Schedules and information will be mailed during this week. August 12: Freshman orientation, 8am – 12:30pm. August 18: Open house, 4:30-6:30pm.  Come see your friends and teachers, and check out the school’s new branch of the U.Va. Credit Union. August 31: Senior Portrait Make-Up Day (by appointment).  Call LifeTouch at 800-366-0639. Add the Charlottesville Schools academic calendar and the CHS event calendar to your Google calendars! School Supplies: School Supplies Lists Fall Athletics: Information about free sports physicals and fall try-outs More athletics information is at blackknightathletics.org.  

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  • Fall Sports Try-Outs

    Fall Sports Tryout Information: Training and Try-out Information for CHS 2016 Fall Sports Free sports physicals 7/30 at the  Charlottesville Community Health Fair Flyer at Booker T. Washington Park Call in advance to schedule a sports physical: 434-243-2079 You must complete and bring this form signed by a parent/guardian More athletic information is at blackknightathletics.org.

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  • Dr. Eric Irizarry, Prinicpal of CHS

    Dr. Eric Irizarry Named New CHS Principal

    At a staff meeting this afternoon, Dr. Rosa Atkins announced the appointment of Dr. Eric Irizarry as principal of Charlottesville High School effective July 1. Irizarry was selected from a strong pool of candidates from across Virginia and beyond. Dr. Irizarry presently serves as principal of D.C. Virgo Prep Middle School in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was tapped to lead that school’s reopening and reorganization in 2012, and the school has since made gains in student achievement, implemented a 1:1 technology initiative, and has launched a STEM initiative. Dr. Irizarry holds three degrees from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, ...

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  • Collage: CHS Students selected for US State Department Travel Fellowships

    CHS Highlights: May 2016

      Four CHS students have earned international travel fellowships through highly competitive programs sponsored by the U.S. State Department.  Santiago Padron will spend the summer in China with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y). Matthew Robinson and Elsa Schenck will spend next year in Turkey with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad) program, and Fré Halvorson-Taylor is actually completing a year in Morocco with the YES Abroad program. Congratulations and best wishes to these young ambassadors as they represent our community and our country! Also relating to world languages and travel, Noah Robinson was accepted to the STARTALK Chinese program at U.Va., part ...

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  • CHS students at the Wharton School

    CHS Investment Group Places 4th in Global Competition Sponsored by Wharton School

    The Charlottesville High School Student Investment Group placed 4th on April 30 in an international competition sponsored by the Wharton Business School and Aberdeen Asset Management. In the finals, held in Philadelphia at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, CHS competed against 14 other teams from areas as far away as California and China. Although more than 500 teams from around the world entered the competition, CHS was the only Virginia team to reach the finals. The CHS Investment Team was started in September by 10th-grader Lucas Higgins. Other team members are Caroline Clark, Thomas Inigo, Maggie Randle, and William ...

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  • Collage: CHS Students selected for US State Department Travel Fellowships

    Four CHS Students Selected for U.S. State Department Travel Fellowships

    Four students — Fré Halvorson-Taylor, Santiago Padrón, Matthew Robinson, and Elsa Schenck — are Charlottesville High School’s most recent recipients of U.S. State Department travel fellowships. In the past years, a number of CHS students and Charlottesville schools teachers have earned places in these selective programs designed to foster international understanding and language development in critical areas such as Arabic or Mandarin. Recent recipients: Santiago Padrón, recipient of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) will spend the summer in China. He is presently completing his third year of Mandarin Chinese at CHS.  As suggested in the name of the program, NSLI-Y is sponsored by ...

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    CyberCamp at CHS

    Thanks to a grant from the Virginia Department of Education, Charlottesville High School is offering a brand-new, cutting-edge cybersecurity camp this summer!  Learn about this fast-developing field and see if it’s for you!  No prior programming knowledge is necessary. Runs June 13-30, 7:45am-1:15pm Free! Breakfast and lunch are provided Held in the CHS Sigma Lab, exclusively for CHS students Apply by May 9 (the application is very simple) If you sign up, you must attend every day Bus transportation is available To apply and learn more: Online application (apply by May 9) VIRGINIA CYBERCAMP 2016 Flyer Bus Routes (the same as for CHS summer school)

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  • Students in costume for a performance

    CHS Highlights: March 2016

    Congratulations to students in German 2 and 3,  who won 1st and 2nd place in the U.Va. German studies short film contest! Their films explored the local history of the Germanna Colonies and will be posted on the Germanna Foundation’s website. Two seniors recently won art awards.  “Art Nouveau,” a comb by Sydney Saunders, won honorable mention in the southeast region of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. A painting of the Paramount Theater by Serena Meintzschel won 2nd place in the Virginia School Boards Association’s central region art contest. Author, artist, & graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge offered a comics workshop to help ...

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