What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Graduation Rates Rise; Community Forum on Equity Scheduled for 10/23

    Continuing a pattern of growth, the Charlottesville High School on-time graduation rate rose to 92.6 percent for the class of 2018, which exceeds the state’s overall rate. The drop-out rate fell to 4.8 percent, also superior to the state’s rate. The on-time graduation rate also rose for African-American students in Charlottesville, hitting 88.3 percent. Since 2006, this rate for Charlottesville’s black students has risen almost 25 points. “We are so proud of our students and the staff who support them. The growth in our black students’ graduation rates in the last twelve years is tremendous,” noted Dr. Rosa Atkins, superintendent. “Even so, ...

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    Buzz-by-Belmont: Clark 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and Kids Dash Registration Open

    Charlottesville-area residents can now register to participate in the 14th Annual Clark Elementary School “Buzz by Belmont” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 26. The race is a celebration of fitness, student achievement, and family fun that starts and finishes at Clark Elementary School and has become a tradition in the neighborhood and Charlottesville fitness community. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and takes participants along a rolling course through the diverse neighborhoods that comprise the Clark Elementary School district. There will also be a free Kids Dash for elementary students (Pre-K to 4th grade) which will start at 9:00 a.m. on the ...

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    Charlottesville Schools Ranked #6 in Virginia

    The 2019 Niche.com K-12 rankings are out, and Charlottesville City Schools earned an A+ , placing #6 overall among Virginia school districts and landing in the top 3% in the nation. Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents. Additional recognition for CCS from a variety of Niche categories include: #2 of 133 – Most Diverse School Divisions #3 of 132 – Best Places to Teach in Virginia #6 of 132 – Districts with the Best Teachers in Virginia.  A+ ranking in College Prep and Diversity categories and A in Academics and Teachers. We’re proud of the good ...

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    Help Nights for Back-to-School Forms

    Having trouble creating your PowerSchool account? Need to add a child to the account? Want a hand finishing up your back-to-school forms? Working on your free/reduced lunch application? Call or stop by during our Help Nights on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4-5.  All Charlottesville families are welcome to attend either event. iSe habla español! On Tuesday, 9/4, from 5-7pm, we’ll be at Clark School (1000 Belmont Avenue). On Wednesday, 9/5, from 5-7pm, we’ll be at CHS (1400 Melbourne Rd). Just need a student ID or a password reset? For student IDs, you can call your school. For password resets or other questions, call either 245-2943 ...

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  • Members of the Charlottesville 12 and School Board stand with first Charlottesville 12 Scholarship recipient Kely Oufoula Kossi

    Charlottesville 12 awards $5000 scholarship to CHS student

    Recognized for her high grade point average, leadership, and community work, CHS Class of 2018 graduate Kelly Oufoula Kossi received the first Charlottesville 12 Scholarship at the June School Board meeting where several members of the original Charlottesville 12 attended and received commendation by Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins. “We have before us representatives of the Charlottesville 12, the courageous 12 students who integrated Venable Elementary and Lane High School in September, 1959 after being denied both equal access and even any access to our schools during Massive Resistance,” said Dr. Atkins. Of the 12 African American children who were the first to ...

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    Response to White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville in August 2017

    The events of August 11 and 12, 2017, certainly provided challenges to the Charlottesville community, and in response to those challenges, our teachers provided incredible learning and reflection opportunities for our staff and students. Our response to the rallies began with our teachers, who returned to work just days after the rallies. We held an emotional and healing staff-wide convocation to address the events directly. Giving teachers time, space, and resources was one of our first priorities. Even our elementary students have been given opportunities to process these events through conversation, counseling, community-building activities, and more. As a school division that embraces ...

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    Open House Schedules

    Come meet your teachers and see your classrooms! Open houses this year will be on Monday, August 19, 2019. School starts on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 CATEC Open House is Wednesday, August 14, from 5-7pm Monday, August 19, 2019 Elementary Schools: 1–3pm Walker Upper Elementary: 3-5pm Buford Middle School: 4-6pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019 CHS Freshman Orientation: 9am-1:30pm CHS Virtual Orientation for online classes: 1:30pm See here for more information. CHS Open House 5-7pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019 First day of school. See school hours below. 3-year-olds: 9:00am to 2:00pm Elementary (preK-4 through 4th grade): 8:00am to 2:30pm Buford and Walker: 8:30am to 3:15pm CHS: 9:05am to 3:50pm (with a one-hour delayed start on ...

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    Congratulations, Class of 2018!

    Members of the Charlottesville High School Class of 2018 received their diplomas at graduation exercises on June 7, 2018 in John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.  A recording of the live event can be seen at http://bit.ly/2018CHSGraduation. Congratulations, Class of 2018 CHS Black Knights!

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    Summer Awards and Special Recognitions

    School may be out for the summer, but many of our students are busy at work making presentations at conferences and receiving awards and opportunities at the state and national level. CHS student Cole Fairchild and engineering teacher Matt Shields were selected as part of the 2018 cohort of Bezos Scholars and recently attended an all-expenses paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival. Each year, the Bezos Family Foundation selects rising public high school seniors who apply with an educator partner to the year-long leadership development program.  After attending the festival, scholars return home to organize their own community change projects, known as ...

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    An Apple for Teacher

    10 Charlottesville City Schools teachers were among area teachers recognized for their excellence in education at the 17th annual Golden Apple Awards ceremony on May 16, 2018. Each year, one educator is selected from each public and private school in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Our winners this year are:  Latoya Brown (Buford Middle), Mary Johnston (Burnley-Moran Elementary), Nicole Armstrong (Charlottesville High, Black Knights), Jessica Taylor (Clark Elementary School), Briana Barns (Jackson-Via Elementary School), Laura Schaaf (Johnson Elementary), Harry Hill (Lugo-McGinness Academy), Leslie S. Hunter (Venable Elementary School), Sarah Lloyd (Walker Upper Elementary School), and Patrick Beale (Greenbrier Elementary School). Ms. Schaaf and ...

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