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 work of our students and teachers, and we appreciate the support of our community. While any given ranking system has its limitations, Charlottesville City Schools has done so well by so many measures, that the combined feedback paints a portrait of excellence. Three other indicators would include:
- 100 percent of Charlottesville City Schools met the state’s accreditation standards in 2017-18, compared with 86 percent of schools statewide. Out of 132 divisions in Virginia, Charlottesville is one of just 65 divisions that presently have all their schools fully accredited.
- CHS students far surpass the state and nation on SAT exams.
- CHS has earned 11 blue ribbon awards from the Virginia Music Educators Association in recognition of musical excellence.
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 or 245-2962. During the help nights, you can also call 245-2943 from 5-7pm.
These important back-to-school forms are required for all returning students every year. (If you completed forms for a new student this spring or summer, you do not need to do them again.) Most of the answers are pre-completed for you. These forms help with:
- health and emergency information
- field trip permissions
- authorizations for a friend or relative to pick your child up from school
- accurate bus information
- and much more!
Thanks to all who have completed them, and if you need any assistance, please call us or join us for the Help Nights for Back-to-School Forms.
The first day of school is almost here, and we can’t wait to welcome back our students!
- Open house is Monday, August 20, 2017 from 4-6pm
- School starts on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Hours are 8:30am -3:15pm
- Buford School Supplies List 2018-19
- Letter to parents from Principal Carter, August 6, 2018
- Community Visits schedule–Come meet your administrators!
Buford Middle School students are assigned a Chromebook (computer) and charger for the school year. Buford students, along with their parents/guardians, will have the opportunity to pick up their Chromebook prior to the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
Pick-Up Dates and Times (in Buford Cafeteria)
- Monday, August 13th: 3-6pm
- Tuesday, August 14th: 3-6pm
- Wednesday, August 15th: 4-6pm
- Thursday, August 16th: 3-6pm
- Friday, August 17th: 3-6pm
- Tuesday, August 21st: 3-6pm
Please take advantage of these dates and times so your child can avoid long lines on the first day of school. *Chromebooks will not be distributed during Open House.
TIP: Use your child’s Chromebook to log into PowerSchool and easily complete your back-to-school forms with InfoSnap! Information about creating a PowerSchool account will be mailed to your home in August.
Also, you and your family might enjoy meeting up with Books on Bikes, a group of Charlottesville City Schools teachers, librarians, staff, and even trained doggie pals as they make summertime deliveries of books and freezy-pops.
Summer Reading Recommendations and Information:
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- 2018 Middle School Reading Recommendations-grades 7 and 8
- CHS-For a variety of excellent choices for grades 9-12, visit the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) book lists:
Need a school supply list? Click here.
Below are this year’s CCS school supplies lists. Copies of these lists are available at area stores. If you have any questions, please call your school.
And if you need assistance getting school supplies for this year, contact your school counselor. People who registered for this year’s Back-to-School Bash can pick up their supplies at their school open house on Monday, August 20. For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/.
School Supply Lists for the 2018-19 School Year:
- Clark Elementary
- Greenbrier Elementary
- Johnson Elementary
- Venable Elementary
- Walker School
- Buford Middle School
- Charlottesville High School
Need a summer reading list? Click here.
Walker student Hazel Conklin won the stockpile division at the regional soap box derby in Culpeper! She was assisted in this STEM project by Troy Brown, Elias Garcia, and Oliver Jackson (not pictured). Congrats also to their advisor, iSTEM teacher Chris Chamberlin. Hazel has qualified to compete in the Local Masters Race this June, also in Culpeper.
Students Hallie Goode and Allie Floyd have been awarded the Red Cross Youth Heroes Award for our region for their kindness and persistence in helping and befriending Walker’s functional skills students. Way to model kindness and inclusivity, girls!
This spring, Ms. Washburg and Ms. Woods’ 6th grade classes collaborated to host the Confidence Carnival! Positive affirmations, games, face painting, and a visit from a UVA Women’s Basketball player made for a great morning!
Peer mentors at Walker not only welcomed the City’s fourth-graders for a visit, but they even wrote personalized letters to each student (delivered at the elementary schools) to express greetings!
The 3rd annual AVID College and Career Night at Walker brought many families and community representatives to the school for a fun-filled evening helping students peer into the future.
“El Espectaculo!” at Walker was spectacular. Fifth-graders in the event showcase what they’ve learned across the curriculum in the Elementary Spanish program. Here’s a nice recap: http://bit.ly/2Hs6RwT.
The Walker Peace Squad visited all six elementary schools to perform an original play and raise the question, “What are some ways you can stand up when you see someone being mean to someone else?”
Buford, Walker, and CHS parents and guardians are invited to take a survey about college-level classes sponsored by the CHS PTO and Counseling Department. The survey is part of a national conversation about college prep and high school stress.
Buford’s Aidan Peters qualified to compete at the VA State Geographic Bee at Longwood University.
Amanda, Eleanor, Ella, Emma, Harriet, Niharika, and Saba represented Buford in the History Day regionals at UVA! Ella and Emma will represent us at the state finals!
The Buford Middle School Orchestra earned a Superior rating for their beautiful performance at the District Orchestra Assessment.
17 Buford orchestra students made the 2018 Junior Regional Orchestra while 14 band students made the All-District Band—more than any other middle school in the area!
Buford’s Abby Paquette and Elisabeth Scharf shared their experiences in the Foundations of Engineering and Engineering 1 classes at the International Techology and Engineering Educator Association in Atlanta, GA.
Buford students performed well in the Virginia Mathematics League Contest–the 7th grade team came in fifth in the league and fourth in the region; Christian Millard was ranked in the top 35 7th graders in the league; The 8th grade team came in fourth in the league and third in the region; and Camden Baucom was ranked in the top 35 8th graders in the league!
In other math news, the Buford MathCounts team finished 2nd in regional competition.
Buford student Miya Anderson participated in the 29th Annual African-American Read-in on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Buford Middle School. Students read excerpts from their favorite books and poems to celebrate Black History Month and African-American literature.
Engineering 1 students at Buford Middle watched a live virtual tour of MIT let by the CHS BACON Zero Robotics team. The tour gave these 8th graders a glimpse into what opportunities are ahead in the Cville Schools iSTEM program!
Eight Buford girls participated in the Girls Excelling in Math Tournament run by the Village School. The 8th grade team of Abby Paquette, Lidia Shimer, Lucy Armengol, and Sylvie Bon-Harper finish is 1st place and Abby finished 2nd overall as an individual. The 7th grade team of Sarah Burns, Vicky Gonzalez, Elie Lewin, and Lowell Tolton finished in 2nd place and Sarah finished 5th overall as an individual.
Congratulations to eighth grader Silas McClellan who correctly spelled “subterranean” to become the 2017-18 school spelling bee champion for Buford Middle School.
Buford Middle School civics students Abby, Jaimin, and Kaia presented their project “Hate Speech vs. Right to Assembly and Free Speech (Permit or No Permit)” at the Public Education Foundation 2018 Luncheon at the Boar’s Head Inn.
Congratulations to our Fencing Team for hosting another successful tournament. Students competed fiercely on three different stages. Ms. Carney has sponsored our team for several years and continues to do a wonderful job. https://buff.ly/2E1lXaF
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.
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 Local Ideas Festivals (LIFs). We can’t wait to see what Cole and Mr. Shields have planned.
Meanwhile, CHS student Zyahna Bryant is preparing to accept multiple awards for her student leadership on social justice issues. In September, Zyahna will travel to Connecticut to accept the 2018 Harriet Beecher Stowe Foundation Student Stowe Prize and $1,000 for her essay on social justice. In October, she will accept the 2018 Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement. In addition, this spring she was the recipient of the 2018 Princeton Prize in Race Relations for her advocacy work at CHS and recently attended a two-day conference at Princeton that included presentations, celebrations, and a $1,000 prize.
In addition, the following CHS students are attending the 2018 Summer Virginia Governor’s School for Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts: Rachel E. Beling-Humanities, Talia Marshall-Humanities, Alyce Yang-Humanities, Davida Rimm-Kaufman-Agriculture, Adria Cafferillo-Instrumental Music (Flute), Sahara Clemons-Visual Arts, Sophia Greenhoe-Dance, Linnea Schenck-VA Governor’s Foreign Language Academies (French). Congratulations on earning this distinguished opportunity!
Jack Timmins and Adela Cervantes have been selected to present at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in San Francisco this summer. Way to go, Jack and Adela!
And lastly, a group of Buford Middle School engineering students have been conference-hopping this summer, presenting their work with the Smithsonian Invention Kits at national conventions in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. The students have been sharing their projects, challenging audiences to make speakers out of every day items, and leading workshops to teach the teachers about using the invention kits in their own labs.
Online registration for summer school classes will continue until June 14. 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
- 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.
- CHS – 2018 Summer School Bus Routes
- Buford – 2018 Summer School Bus Routes
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!
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)
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.
- Complete your online registration: go to bit.ly/chssummerschool2018 to complete the online form.
- Pay summer tuition online at bit.ly/chssummertuition (convenience fee applies) or bring cash, check or money order to CHS office.
- ALL students must complete a Student Information Form – mail or bring into CHS office.
Walk-in registration will held be at Charlottesville High School on April 30th at 9:30am – 11:30am.
Additional Questions? Please contact:
- Teresa Bryant, CHS Assistant Principal (434) 245-2410 firstname.lastname@example.org
- CHS Counseling Office, (434) 245-2698