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Applications for the 2023-24 school year will open on October 14, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. and will close on December 2, 2022. Please read important information about the application process below.

Contact

Mrs. Courtney Merridew

 or

Mrs. Caroline Leone

CTC school counselors, if you have any questions or encounter any technical difficulties.

Please read over the directions carefully

Steps for Applying

Step 1

Students currently enrolled in Chesterfield County Public Schools:
It is best to use your CCPS Chromebook, logged in to your CCPS Google account, with no personal Google accounts logged in. Navigate to www.ccpsopportunities.com and look for the red “Login with RapidID” button on the left-hand side. You will log in using your normal Chesterfield ID and password.

You will be asked to confirm your full name and date of birth. It is important to use the exact spelling of your name as it is recorded in Synergy. For example, if you have two last names in Synergy (eg: “Burke-Smith” or “Rodriguez Melendez”), be sure to include both of them and use a hyphen if appropriate.

Students NOT currently enrolled in Chesterfield County Public Schools:
Navigate to www.ccpsopportunities.com and look for the box on the right-hand side titled, “First time using SchoolMint…” Complete these fields to create an account.

Non-CCPS students must either upload a transcript to the application when prompted, or it can be emailed to courtney_merridew@ccpsnet.net. Please ensure the transcript is sent or uploaded before December 2nd, 2022 in order for your application to be considered in the first round of admissions.

Non-CCPS students may include homeschool or private school students. Only students that reside in Chesterfield County are able to apply.

All students:
If you are unable to log in to the application, please contact caroline_leone@ccpsnet.net or courtney_merridew@ccpsnet.net to help troubleshoot the login problems. Please include screenshots if possible. Do so as soon as possible so that the issue can be resolved and you can log in to apply on time. Applications must be submitted by December 2nd, 2022 to be considered in the first round of admissions.

Step 2

Follow the prompts to complete the general information. Some of it is automatically completed for you if you are logged in to your CCPS account. It is important to check that a valid email address is used on your application. The email address on your application is the main way that we will contact you, so ensure that it is one you are checking regularly.

Step 3

Choose which programs you would like to apply for. You are welcome to apply for up to 3 programs for consideration. For the programs that have Economics & Personal Finance as an option, be sure to select whether you would like to take this course or a program related course.

Step 4

Please respond to each of the following questions:

  1. Tell us how and why you became interested in this program. Please respond in 100-250 words. You will need to answer this question for each program for which you apply.
  2. What are your educational and/or career plans after high school? Please respond in 100-250 words. You will only need to answer this question once.


Be sure to carefully read the essay prompts. Essays are scored and the results comprise the majority of your overall application score. For the best score, make sure your response answers the prompt, is as detailed as possible, and meets the length requirements. Write your responses in English or whichever language is most comfortable for you to express yourself. Spelling and grammar are not scored, however, responses in complete sentences are preferred for ease of reading.

Step 5

Student and Parent must type their name to sign and then submit!

While students are strongly encouraged to apply between October 14th and December 2nd, 2022 for the best chances of admission to their preferred program, there is no advantage to applying earlier within this timeframe. For example, a student who applies on October 14th has no advantage over a student who applies on December 2nd. You are welcome to wait until after you have attended Opportunities Day or Open House to apply.

Once applications have been evaluated and initial placement offers have been determined, each student will receive a notification by email that an admissions decision is available to view. Students are either offered placement in a program, or offered a seat on the waiting list for a given program. A waiting list offer can turn into a placement offer at any time all the way up to the first week of school next year.

*Please note that applications do not roll over from year to year. If you applied for the 2022-2023 school year and your application was waitlisted or you did not attend for any reason, you must apply again.

*The Technical Centers are only able to process applications for current high school students. We are not able to enroll post-graduates.

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