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Alternative Education

Academy 360

A360 provides a safe learning environment and non-traditional option for middle school students to enhance their social and study skills and achieve academic success.

Block 1 – 8:20 – 9:10 a.m.
Block 2 – 9:12 – 10:44 a.m.
Block 3 – 10:46 – 11:40 a.m.
Lunch – 11:43 a.m. – 12:03 p.m.
Block 3 (cont’d) – 12:05 – 12:44 p.m.
Block 4 – 12:46 – 2:19 p.m.

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Melissa Radtke 
Assistant Principal
804-638-5057

Bruna Sandry 
Office Manager
804-768-6165

Jamie Mapp 
Coordinator of Special Education
804-638-5109

Laura Hogan 
Testing Coordinator 
804-251-0995

Jasmine Bess
School Counselor
804-768-6160 ext. 1008

Chesterfield County Public Schools respects parent wishes for their child to bring a cellphone to school. However, cell phones brought to school must be stored appropriately and used only as allowed in the school system’s cellphone guidance. Consequences for violating the cellphone guidance include confiscation of the phone, loss of cell phone privileges or suspension from school. Please review the cellphone guidance below and discuss it with your child before the first day of school.

All electronic devices, including ear pieces, are items that may create disruption and are strong temptations for theft. To avoid these problems students are encouraged not to bring them to school or to turn them off during instructional class periods unless being used for instructional purposes.

If a student chooses to bring a cellphone or electronic device to school, they must adhere to the following procedures:

  • Students may only use their cell phone or electronic device before/after school, during class change, or lunch. For safety reasons, students are permitted to wear one ear piece only. 
  • Cell Phones or electronic devices are not permitted during instructional class periods, unless directed to do so by the teacher. 
  • A student found using a cellphone or electronic device during any testing situation will have the cellphone or electronic device immediately confiscated and will lose the privilege for the remainder of the school year. 
  • Any student, who uses a cellphone or electronic device for unlawful activity while on school property, or while attending any school function or activity, will be subject to disciplinary action that may include out-of-school suspension or a recommendation for expulsion. 
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools is not responsible for lost or stolen personal cell phones or other personal electronic devices.

If a student is found in violation of cell phone or electronic device device use, the following consequences will be issued:

1st Violation

  • Cell phone or electronic device is confiscated and given to administration.
  • Cell phone or electronic device is returned to the student at the end of the day.

2nd Violation

  • Cell phone or electronic device is confiscated and given to administration.
  • Cell phone or electronic device is returned to the parent at the end of the day.
  • Students are subject to appropriate disciplinary consequences which may include in-school or out of school suspension.

3nd Violation and Subsequent Violations

  • Cell phone or electronic device is confiscated and given to administration.
  • Parents must schedule a parent/student/administrator conference between 8:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Cell Phone or electronic device is returned to the parent. Additional violations of the appropriate cell phone school-use expectations may result in the loss of the privilege to have a cellphone on school grounds.
  • Students are subject to appropriate disciplinary consequences which may include in-school or out of school suspension.

If a student refuses to hand over a cellphone or electronic device, it will be considered insubordination. Discipline for insubordination will be added to discipline for use of the cell phone or electronic device in school.

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Chesterfield respetan los deseos de los padres de que sus hijos traigan un teléfono celular a la escuela. Sin embargo, los teléfonos celulares que se traigan a la escuela deben almacenarse apropiadamente y usarse solo según lo permitido en las reglas del uso de teléfonos celulares del sistema escolar. Las consecuencias por violar la regla de uso del teléfono celular incluyen: la confiscación del teléfono, la pérdida de los privilegios del teléfono celular o la suspensión de la escuela. Revise las reglas del uso de teléfonos celulares a continuación y discútala con su estudiante antes del primer día de clases.

Todos los dispositivos electrónicos, incluidos los audífonos, son artículos que pueden generar interrupciones y son fuertes tentaciones para el robo. Para evitar estos problemas, se recomienda a los estudiantes que no los traigan a la escuela o que los apaguen durante los períodos de instrucción a menos que se utilicen con fines educativos.

Si un estudiante elige traer un teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico a la escuela, debe cumplir con los siguientes procedimientos:

  • Los estudiantes solo pueden usar su teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico antes o después de la escuela, durante el cambio de clase o durante el almuerzo. Por razones de seguridad, a los estudiantes se les permite usar solo un audífono.
  • Los teléfonos celulares o dispositivos electrónicos no están permitidos durante los períodos de instrucción, a menos que el maestro lo indique.
  • A el estudiante que se encuentre usando un teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico durante cualquier prueba o examen, se le confiscará el teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico de inmediato y perderá este privilegio por el resto del año escolar.
  • Cualquier estudiante que use un teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico para actividades ilegales mientras se encuentre en propiedad escolar o mientras asiste a cualquier función o actividad escolar estará sujeto a medidas disciplinarias que pueden incluir suspensión fuera de la escuela o recomendación de expulsión.
  • Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Chesterfield no son responsables por teléfonos celulares personales y otros dispositivos electrónicos perdidos o robados. 

Si se encuentra a un estudiante en violación del uso de teléfonos celulares o dispositivos electrónicos, se emitirán las siguientes consecuencias:

1ra. Violación

  • El teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico es confiscado y entregado a la administración.
  • El teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico será devuelto al estudiante al final del día.

2da. Violación

  • El teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico es confiscado y entregado a la administración.
  • El teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico se devuelve a los padres al final del día.
  • Los estudiantes están sujetos a las consecuencias disciplinarias apropiadas que pueden incluir la suspensión dentro o fuera de la escuela.

3ra. Violación y Violaciones Subsecuentes

  • El teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico es confiscado y entregado a la administración.
  • Los padres deben programar una conferencia de padres/estudiantes/administradores entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 3:45 p.m.  El teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico se devuelve a los padres. Violaciones adicionales de las expectativas de uso de teléfonos celulares en la escuela pueden resultar en la pérdida del privilegio de tener un teléfono celular en los terrenos de la escuela.
  • Los estudiantes están sujetos a consecuencias disciplinarias apropiadas que pueden incluir la suspensión dentro o fuera de la escuela.

Si un estudiante se niega a entregar un teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico, se considerará insubordinación. La disciplina por insubordinación se sumará a la disciplina por el uso del teléfono celular o dispositivo electrónico en la escuela.

Connections Academy

Connections Academy is an alternative program serving students who have been removed from the comprehensive school setting by the Office for Student Conduct. Students in Connections Academy continue to work with their home school to receive instruction and complete assessments. Teachers at Connections Academy facilitate learning assignments between the student and their home school and provide academic support when needed. 

More Information

Ben Collins – benjamin_collins@ccpsnet.net
Assistant Principal
804-768-6156 ext. 5315

Night School

Night School provides high school students the opportunity to complete and earn high school credits for FREE in the evening. Students engage in intense academic study to complete a traditional year-long course in a single semester. Please note that students not present on the first night of their class will be unenrolled to allow students on the waitlist to attend.

Fall courses:

Monday/Wednesday 5-9 p.m. 

  • AFDA – Hybrid- Virtual Monday/in-person Wednesday
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12
  • Virtual English 12
  • Virtual Economics and Personal Finance
  • Ethics and Culture in Film
  • Health/PE2 and Drivers Ed. (together)
  • Health/PE 2 (only)
  • Driver’s Education (only)

Tuesday/Thursday 5-9 p.m. 

  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • World History I
  • VA/US History
  • Government
  • Virtual Government
  • Ecology
  • Art I
  • Art II

Spring courses:

Monday/Wednesday 5-9 p.m. 

  •    AFDA – Hybrid- Virtual Monday/in-person Wednesday
  •    English 10
  •    English 11
  •    English 12
  •    Virtual English 12
  •    Virtual Economics and Personal Finance
  •    Health/PE2 and Drivers Ed. (together)
  •    Health/PE 2 (only)
  •    Driver’s Education (only)
  •    ReStart Government 

Tuesday/Thursday 5-9 p.m. 

  •     Economics and Personal Finance
  •     VA/US History    
  •     Government
  •     Virtual Government
  •      Biology II
  •      Restart English 12
  •      Art I
  •      Art II

With the tardy and attendance policy in mind, please arrange reliable transportation and/or internet service. 

  • Students not present on the first night of class will be unenrolled to allow students on the waitlist to attend.
  • Due to the program’s accelerated nature, students will be withdrawn with a failing grade after five unexcused absences. 
  • All classes start promptly at 5 p.m. and in-person students must be picked up at 9 p.m. 
  • Absences and tardiness are closely monitored. Three tardies or early dismissals equals one absence.

Breaks are scheduled at 5:45 and 7:45 p.m. In-person students are provided dinner at no cost. Students may also bring food. Students may not order food to be delivered to school. During breaks, students are not permitted to leave school grounds.

Students may retake the first semester of a course at Night School while they continue the second semester at their home school. The goal is for students to retake the first semester in order to earn a passing grade for the year. Students in ReStart classes will be withdrawn after three unexcused absences. Restart is limited to English 12 and Government only.

Assistant Principal serving Night School and Connections Academy
Benjamin_Collins@ccpsnet.net  
804-768-6156 ext. 5315 

Office Manager
Bruna_Sandry@ccpsnet.net  
804-768-6165

School Counselor serving Night School and Connections Academy
Bridget_Lamb@ccpsnet.net  
804-768-6156 

Coordinator of Special Education
Jamie_Mapp@ccpsnet.net   
804-638-5109

Testing Coordinator
Laura_Hogan@ccpsnet.net 
804-251-0995

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