Neighborhood Schools. Great Teachers. Infinite Possibilities.
The City of Charlottesville values education highly and the Charlottesville City School Division offers the very best in curriculum and community. Neighborhood schools with a global orientation expose students to a wide variety of experiences, viewpoints, and opportunities—preparing them not only for post-secondary education but for life. Small class sizes promote individual attention in a collaborative climate, where each child can build a solid academic foundation while developing his or her unique interests and strengths. Charlottesville is one of only 36 divisions in the Commonwealth that are fully accredited for 2013-14.
A new science laboratory opened this year at Buford Middle School--the nation's first U.S. Laboratory School for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. The program is a collaboration between the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and School of Engineering and Applied Science and Charlottesville and Albemarle County public schools. Updated science labs at Charlottesville High School are planned for 2014.
Our teachers are trained to address the multiple learning styles of the young, active minds and to foster complex, creative thinking. The K-12 years are a time of growth and exploration, and Charlottesville City schools provide programs and activities that incorporate the 4 C's of relevant, project-based learning--Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication--into all subject areas so that students are actively engaged in learning and applying information.
Charlottesville City Schools are very much a part of the community, as well as the world! Student field trips and competitions take students to places like Williamsburg, New York City, Atlanta, China, and Europe. Our students excel in all areas and they go on to attend some of the world's best colleges and universities.
To implement the goals of our Strategic Plan 2011-2017, we have a variety of programs that reflect our priorities and objectives.
Green initiatives promote education, conservation, and healthy living
High expectations and awareness of college opportunities
Parent connections to support learning at home (PPT)
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For individual school information, visit the school home page and click on "About" page. A printable PDF school profile is posted there as well.
See also: VDOE School Report Cards
Statewide data on student achievement by grade, subject and student subgroup and information on other indicators of school quality.
We also have school division data posted at http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/about/assessment-data.html.