For the 2014-15 school year, every school within Chesterfield County Public Schools is accredited. The Virginia Department of Education establishes accreditation status each year based on student achievement on Standards of Learning tests taken during the previous school year.  Chesterfield County Public Schools pass rates on Standards of Learning... Read more
You have heard a lot of teachers, politicians and media talking about STEM or STEAM, but what on earth does it mean? In brief, STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, and STEAM instruction is one strategy the district is using to engage students and achieve Goal... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools volunteer – a person who, working under staff supervision, donates his or her time to assist with activities that enhance instruction, promote learning or support athletics and activities. The goal of the volunteer program is to enable dedicated citizens to assist administrators, teachers and other... Read more
Choosing the right care for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. At the end of the day, it comes down to entrusting the care of your child to a provider that will give you peace of mind and give your... Read more
Healthy Vision: How sight affects learning in children, teens
As children and teens gear up for another year of studies, parents should be aware of often overlooked obstacles that may hinder academic success: vision problems. Challenges with learning and performance Living in a visual world, almost 80 percent of what children learn through age 12 is from their... Read more
Bells will soon be ringing, and parents may experience a sense of déjà vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain drain” – when kids lose skills they mastered the... Read more
To achieve the goals of the Design for Excellence 2020 strategic plan, Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) continues the plan for its next school year to provide students with daily access to technology. This will increase anywhere, anytime learning and strengthen their focus on college and career readiness. Classrooms... Read more
Just as good nutrition is important for children’s growth and development, learning to save at an early age will help promote their financial well-being. At Argent we encourage our young members to save by making it fun and rewarding. As children grow, they’ll need a savings program that offers... Read more
School Entrance Age Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 30 of the school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten. There are no exceptions to this state requirement. Daylong prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds are available at a few elementary schools. Also, there is a... Read more
Six Weeks Before Schedule doctors appointments Send required forms to doctors Sign-up for fall sports and activities Sort through fall clothing: donate/hand down what no longer fits Sit down with your planners and write in the entire school calendar One Month Before Purchase basic wardrobe necessities: backpacks, lunch boxes,... Read more