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Specialty center open houses start Oct. 17

Students work on industrial equipment at CTC @ Hull

During eighth grade, students decide whether or not to apply to a specialty center within Chesterfield County Public Schools, to a governor’s school or to a regional technology school. Here’s how students and parents can learn more:

Attend one or more open houses at specialty centers and regional schools, which are listed below and are also listed at bit.ly/CCPSoptions.

Here is the 2022-23 timeline for eighth graders who want to apply to a specialty center or regional school:

  • At ccpsopportunities.com, the applications for specialty centers and governor’s schools are available starting Oct. 14 and the application for CodeRVA is available starting Jan. 2.
  • Deadline to apply for specialty centers and governor’s schools is 11:59 p.m. Dec. 2, and deadline to apply for CodeRVA is 11:59 p.m. Feb. 17.
  • In March, students will find out if they have been accepted.

 Here are the open houses at specialty centers and regional schools:

  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17: Meadowbrook Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs at Meadowbrook High
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17: International Baccalaureate Program at Meadowbrook High (for students zoned for Bird, Manchester, Matoaca, Meadowbrook and Thomas Dale high schools)
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17: International Baccalaureate Program at Midlothian High (for students zoned for Clover Hill, Cosby, Midlothian, Monacan and James River high schools)
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19: Health Professions and Therapies Specialty Center at
  • Monacan High
  • 6 p.m. Oct. 18: CodeRVA (this open house will also be available virtually via link on coderva.org)
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20: Humanities Specialty Center at Monacan High
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24: Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25: Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies at Bird High
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26: Information Technology Specialty Center at Matoaca High
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27: Spanish Immersion Specialty Center at Manchester High
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1: Governor’s Health Science Academy at Cosby High
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 2: Appomattox Regional Governor’s School
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3: Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 9: Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (virtual information forum via link at www.mlwgs.com/events)
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10: Mass Communications Specialty Center at Manchester High
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15: Specialty Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High
  • 6 p.m. Dec. 13: CodeRVA (will also be available virtually via link on coderva.org)

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