Chesterfield County offers several high school options. Students may apply to attend specialty centers or governor’s schools that target specific interests. Middle school students and parents interested in learning more are invited to attend information fairs and open houses.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia State University researchers $342,795 to support a project that studies the effectiveness of interventions on the mathematics performance of minority middle and high school students.
Kids’ Tech University (KTU) is returning for the second year to the Virginia State University campus for two sessions this fall. A collaborative endeavor between VSU and Virginia Tech, the program’s objective is to pique curiosity and stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for youngsters 9 to 12.
Virginia State University (VSU) held the official inauguration of the school’s new president, Dr. Keith T. Miller, last Friday morning in Daniel Stadium.
Thomas Dale High School welcomed world-renowned musician and Grammy Award winner Sandip Burman last Tuesday morning, who engaged music students in the school’s Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts with the unique sounds of traditional classical music native to India.
In September, GED® (General Education Development) tests are free. As the usual cost to take a test is $58, first-time test-takers, however, who register in September will pay nothing to take the test. Chesterfield County Public Schools is able to offer free tests for a limited time due to a grant from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
In comparing the number of PTA members at Bellwood Elementary to the number of attending students, Christina Welch finds it particularly disturbing. Last year the school had 90 total members; and in the third week of school, Bellwood currently has a little more than half that.