CHS Counseling Department
Charlottesville City Schools welcome students who reside in other school districts to apply for enrollment as space is available. Over 100 noncity resident students attend Charlottesville High School each year to take advantage of our nationally recognized fine and performing arts programs, rigorous academic courses (including 18 or more Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses offered each year), and a large variety of clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
City residents currently attending private schools or being homeschooled are also welcome to enroll at CHS, but the enrollment procedure is different from that of noncity residents, who must apply on a space-available basis.
Prospective students typically use the following protocol when considering enrollment at Charlottesville High School:
Visiting Charlottesville High School
Parents may contact the school counselor who would work with that student (alphabetically based on student’s last name) to arrange a visit to shadow a CHS student for a day or part of a day. Shadowing visits normally take place February through April. SOL testing during May normally precludes prospective student visits. Arrangements should be made at least one week in advance of the visit so teachers and school administration can be notified. While we will try to schedule the visit on the date requested, only a limited number of students can visit on any given day to prevent classroom disruptions. Occasionally school functions will not permit visits on a particular day.
Students and their parents will be invited to attend the Prospective Student Information Night in the spring (TBA) at Charlottesville High School in A-Commons. The agenda will include an overview of the academic programs, fine and performing arts programs, graduation requirements, sports and other extracurricular activities, a student/parent panel, a review of the application process for noncity resident students, and a tour of the high school.
Applications will be available at the spring Information Session, or parents can contact Mrs. Monica VanZandt (phone #245-2701; email Monica.VanZandt@ccs.k12.va.us, to obtain an application by mail. A complete application should include most recent grades, attendance record, discipline record, and any available standardized test scores (including SOL scores for public school students). For students enrolling in grades 10-12, a school transcript is also required. Non-city residents cannot enroll at CHS until their application is approved. Upon approval, parents must contact the school registrar as outlined below to make an appointment to enroll their child.
Tuition Rates for Nonresident students
|School||1st student||2nd student|
|Elementary Schools (K8)||$1100||$900|
Prospective students are encouraged to meet with the school counselor who will be assigned to them during April or May to discuss the courses they should take in the fall. It is not necessary for noncity residents to have already submitted the nonresident application. The Program of Studies can be found online, and hard copies are also available. Students considering courses that require an application or interest inventory should contact the school counselor as they should be submitted prior to the end of the current school year. Some courses have summer assignment requirements, so students should review the Program of Studies carefully and insure they have all summer assignments for the courses they wish to take. Summer assignments can be found online and are in the CHS School Counseling Department.
Enrollment of students takes place during the summer. Parents can contact the CHS registrar, Mrs. Susan Dietlin at (434) 245-2698 or Susan.Dietlin@ccs.k12.va.us to make an appointment to enroll their child. It is important to note that enrollments for the upcoming school year cannot take place until the current school year is completed. Noncity residents cannot enroll until their application has been approved.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the school counselor who would be assigned to your student as indicated below, or Lisa Morales, the School Counseling Department chairperson, at (434) 245-2685 or Lisa.Morales@ccs.k12.va.us
|A - D||Carol Easterlin||245-2689||Carol.Easterlin@ccs.k12.va.us|
|E - K||James Bryant||245-2687||James.Bryant@ccs.k12.va.us|
|L - R||Melanie Key||245-2686||Melanie.Key@ccs.k12.va.us|
|Students with Disabilities & Career Counselor||Gigi Davis-White||245-2690||Gigi.Davis-White@ccs.k12.va.us|
|S - Z||Fallon Dodson||245-2688||Fallon.Dodson@ccs.k12.va.us|
|ESL, Dept. Chair||Lisa Morales||245-2685||Lisa.Morales@ccs.k12.va.us|