What's New

2014-15 School Year


Christmas Winter Break

December 19th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

Please note that Dec. 19th is a 1/2 day for students and staff

School reopens on Monday, January 5th, 2015


Annual School Board Organizational Meeting

January 13th, 2015 at 8:00 A.M.

Located at the Colonial Heights Technical Center


Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 19th, 2015

School Division Closed


Regular School Board Meetings

January 27th, 2015

Regular Closed Meeting - 6:00 pm (Conference Room)

Regular Open Meeting - 7:30 pm (AV Room)

Located at the Colonial Heights Technical Center

News & Announcements
Top of PageCentral Registration Begins November 3, 2014
Central Registration for Middle and High School students will begin Monday, November 3, 2014. The Central Registration Office is located in the Colonial Heights Technical Center and office hours are from 7:30a-3:00p.

Please contact Mrs. Denise Underhill, Central Registration Secretary, if you have any questions.

Colonial Heights Technical Center
3451 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights,VA 23834
Phone (804)526-0321
Fax (804)524-2554
Top of PageFRC and PEATC Present "Friendship Building Strategies"
CHPS welcomes the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) as they present "Friendship Building Strategies."  Participants will explore the diversity and nature of their own friendships and build a vision of possibilities for children to develop positive relationships and friendships with each other.

The event will be held 7:00-8:30pm Thursday November 20th at the Colonial Heights Technical Center.  

See flyer for more information.
Top of PagePublic Hearing Notification: 2015-16 Budget

Top of PageColonial Heights Public Schools Meet Full SOL Accreditation for 13th Year In a Row!

All schools in Colonial Heights have met the SOL accreditation standards of the Virginia Department of Education for the thirteenth year in a row.  Of the one hundred thirty-two divisions in Virginia, only twenty-two had all schools accredited.  This places Colonial Heights Public Schools in an elite group.  This success can be attributed directly to the efforts of our teachers in the classrooms, the diligence of our students, our parent partners, and school administration providing quality leadership and support for their staff members and students.

Thank you to all of our Faculty and Staff!  Congratulations to our students!

Click to Read The Colonial Voice Article on 'Colonial Heights Schools Fully Accredited'

Click to Read the WTVR-6 Article on SOL Results

Click to Read the CHPS Memo Sent To Faculty and Staff

Top of PageColonial Heights Exceeds State Graduation Rate

The Virginia On-Time Graduation report for the Class of 2014 was recently released by the Virginia Department of Education.  Colonial Heights High School's 2014 graduation rate was 94.8%, as compared to the State rate of 89.9%.  This rate reflects the number of students that entered the ninth grade together as a cohort and graduated in four years.  Only nine high schools out of 327 in the Commonwealth had a higher graduation rate than CHHS.  The Class of 2014 had a dropout rate of 2.6%, as compared to the state rate of 5.4%.  Congratulations to the Class of 2014 for a job well done!

Class of 2014

2014 Graduation Rate

2014 Dropout Rate

Hanover County



CHHS Average



Chesterfield County



New Kent HS



Wmburg-James County



Henrico County



Prince George HS



Powhatan HS



Petersburg HS



Dinwiddie HS



Hopewell HS



Top of PageHomework Battles: Keeping the Peace

Join Tracy Lee, Family Resource Coordinator, on October 14th at CHMS Library for an event called "Homework Battles: Keeping the Peace". Topics covered include: getting organized and managing time, strategies for children with different homework issues, and ways in which parents can help children succeed. See the attached flyer for more information.

Click to Read Memo on Homework Battles

Top of PageMemo Regarding Enterovirus D68

Recent media reports have described an increase in respiratory illnesses caused by Enterovirus D68 among pediatric patients.  While there not have been locally confirmed cases, we would like to share with you information form the Virginia State Health Department regarding symptoms and ways to prevent the spread of Enterovirus D68. 

Click to Read Memo Concerning Enterovirus D68

Top of PageSpecial Education Advisory Committee - First Meeting
The first Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meeting of the 2014-2015 school year will take place on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:15pm in the AV Room at the Colonial Heights High School Technical Center.  The public is welcome and all parents of students with disabilities within the city of Colonial Heights are especially encouraged to attend!
Top of Page2014-15 School Supply Lists

Top of PageRegistration and Orientation Information

Click for full Registration and Orientation information.

Quick dates to note:

New residents to the City of Colonial Heights are encouraged to register their children for school before the first day, Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  All schools are open for new student registration between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Each of the Colonial Heights elementary schools is holding orientation for kindergarten students on Friday, August 29, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
  • All elementary schools will also hold a special "MEET THE TEACHER" on Thursday, August 28, 2014 for NEW and current students and their parents in grades 1-5
  • Colonial Heights Middle School will hold orientation activities for all sixth grade students and new seventh and eighth grade students on Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • Colonial Heights High School will hold a special orientation program for all rising freshmen (grade 9) and their parents on Thursday, August 28, from 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of CHHS.  

Click for full Registration and Orientation information.

Top of PageSuperintendent's Message

As Superintendent I look forward to following Colonial Heights students in their career as Colonial Heights "Colonials!" I hope that you and your families will be active participants in our many programs, working hard academically and giving your best in all that you do!


Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Superintendent

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