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!

  • CHS Marking Knights performing at Caroline Invitation, earning 2nd overall and 1st for color guard

    CHS: October 2016 Highlights

    The CHS Marching Knights received a prestigious invitation to perform in the London London’s New Year’s Day Parade & Festival in 2018. Schools are vetted before invitations to the largest New Year’s event in the world. It will be the band’s first international trip! The band is also enjoying a strong marching season, recently earning 1st place Percussion, 1st place Music, and 1st place class AAA at the Midlothian High School Showcase of Bands. On October 29 at 2pm, they will host their annual Cavalcade competition, a great chance to see and hear top bands from across the state. CHS earned top ...

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  • Life After High School

    The Special Education Advisory Committee invites families from all our schools for a special evening to discuss “Life After High School,” considering questions about how to prepare your child to live independently after graduation.  Join us on November 18 from 5:30-7:30pm in the CHS A-Commons.

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  • Sabias Folley in scrimmage vs Brookville. Sabias Folley in scrimmage vs Brookville. Courtesy Bart Isley/ScrimmagePlay

    CHS: September 2016 Highlights

    Governor Terry McAuliffe recently hosted an event at CHS, recognizing the 15th anniversary of the state’s insurance program for qualifying students.  The governor surprised the school by arriving early and staying late, squeezing in visits to orchestra and engineering classes. CHS opened the newest student-run branch of the UVA Community Credit Union at the start of the year. Some students get a job, other students open an account, and all students have access to real-life financial literacy learning opportunities. Nearly 300 CHS students attended a showing of the documentary Freedom Riders, followed by a panel discussion with the film-maker and several of the civil ...

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  • 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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  • 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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