Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Specialty Centers: Application Requirements

For each specialty center to which you wish to apply, pick up the Specialty Center Application and, if applicable, TWO confidential recommendation forms. In addition, check the chart below for other requirements that are to be met for each of the centers. For further information, contact the Specialty Center Chair for the particular center in which you are interested.

For all centers, students will be notified of their status by letters mailed on March 9, 2018. Students selected for admission must accept or decline the invitation no later than Friday, March 23, 2018.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 (Turn applications into your Middle School Counselor)

Center

Open House

Recommendations are to be obtained from:

Testing Date

Interview or Audition Date

Snow Date for Testing/

Interview/

Audition

Other

Center Phone Number

Governor’s Academy

for Engineering

Studies

L.C. Bird High School

Wednesday,

November 8, 2017

6 p.m.

Current math or science teacher; another academic middle school teacher

Saturday,

January 27, 2018

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

@ L.C. Bird HS

N/A

Thursday,

February 15, 2018

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

@ L.C. Bird HS

Alternate test date for medical emergency or religious reasons:  
Thursday, February 18, 2018,
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  

@ L.C. Bird High

768-6110

x 3064

Health & Physical

Therapy

Monacan High School

Tuesday,

October 17, 2017

6 p.m.

One from a 7th or 8th grade Science teacher and one from a 7th or 8th grade core subject teacher

N/A

Interviews will be scheduled on:

January 20, 2018

TBD

Written statements are part of the interview process and will be completed immediately prior to the panel session.

378-2480

x 271

Health/Science

Cosby High School

Tuesday,

November 14, 2017

7 p.m.

Current math or science teacher; another academic middle school teacher

N/A

Interviews will be scheduled on: January 13, 2018

January 20, 2018

N/A

639-8340

x 8420

Humanities

Monacan High School

Wednesday,

October 18, 2017

7 p.m.

7th or 8th grade English or social studies teacher; another teacher of your choice

N/A

Interviews will be scheduled on:

January 25, 2018

February 1, 2018

February 7, 2018

N/A

N/A

378-2480
x 246

Center

Open House

Recommendations are to be obtained from:

Testing Date

Interview or Audition Date

Snow Date for Testing/

Interview/

Audition

Other

Center Phone Number

Information

Technology

Matoaca High School

Thursday,

November 9, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Two teachers of your choice

Testing will be scheduled on:

January 30, 2018

and

February 7, 2018

N/A

N/A

N/A

590-3108

x 203

International

Baccalaureate

Meadowbrook &

Midlothian High

School

Thursday,

October 19, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Any two 7th or 8th grade academic teachers, but they must be from different subjects

N/A

Interviews for Midlothian IB will be scheduled on: Saturday,

February 10, 2018

Beginning @ 9:00 a.m.

Interviews for Meadowbrook IB will be scheduled on:

February 5 - 9, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

N/A

Students are divided by attendance zones:

If you would attend Bird, Matoaca, Thomas Dale, Manchester, or Meadowbrook, you apply to Meadowbrook IB.


If you would attend James River, Monacan, Clover Hill, Cosby or Midlothian, you apply to Midlothian IB.

Meadowbrook:  743-3675
x 6260

Midlothian:
378-2440

x 4149

Leadership &

International

Relations

James River

High School

Tuesday,

October 24, 2017

7 p.m.

7th or 8th grade English or social studies teacher and another 7th or 8th grade teacher of your choice

N/A

Interviews to be scheduled:

 February 2018

N/A

N/A

378-2420

x 4165

Mass

Communications

Manchester

High School

Monday,

November 13, 2017

7 p.m.

Any two middle school teachers

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

739-6275

x 5181

Center

Open House

Recommendations are to be obtained from:

Testing Date

Interview or Audition Date

Snow Date for Testing/

Interview/

Audition

Other

Center Phone Number

Math/Science

Clover Hill

High School

Monday,

October 23, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Current math or science teacher; another academic middle school teacher

Monday,

January 29, 2018

4:00 - 6:45 p.m.

@ Clover Hill HS

N/A

Monday,

February 5, 2018

4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

@ Clover Hill HS

Alternate test date for medical emergency or religious reasons:  
Monday, February 12, 2018
4:00 – 6:45 p.m.
@ Clover Hill H.S.
Statement of Interest is not required.
Information can be found at:
www.mathsci.info

639-4951

Meadowbrook Academy For Digital Entrepreneurship

Meadowbrook High School

Thursday,

October 26, 2017

6:30 p.m.

An outside source, ie. Coach, youth minister, family member (in addition to the two teacher recommendation letters of your choice)

N/A

Interviews will be scheduled on:

January 20, 2018

January 27, 2018

February 3, 2018

N/A

A two-minute presentation (can be shorter) on  “Why would you be a good candidate for Meadowbrook’s Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship?”

Students can make a video or choose to come in and do a face to face presentation.

Students may use YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

743-3675

x 6204

Spanish Immersion

Manchester High School

Monday,

November 13, 2017

7 p.m.

Current World Language teacher and another academic middle school teacher

N/A

Interviews TBD

N/A

Student should be currently enrolled in Spanish I, II, or III

739-6275

x 5180

Visual and Performing Arts

Thomas Dale High School

Wednesday,

November 8, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Current music, dance, art, or theatre teacher (school or private); plus middle school English teacher

N/A

Once we receive your applications, we will contact you to confirm an audition time.

N/A

Audition required for music, theatre and dance.  Portfolio review required for visual arts. Obtain required audition music (for music applicants), audition requirements and audition appointment at open house.  General audition/portfolio review requirements available online at https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/tdhssca/ (V&PA)

768-6245

x 6276