Colonial Heights Public Schools

512 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834   |  Phone: 804-524-3400
City of Colonial Heights, Virginia

News & Announcements

Open House and Orientations

It's almost time to start a new school year. But first, it's time for students and parents to visit the schools for Open House and Orientations.

Kindergarten Orientation is September 2 at 10AM.
Grades 1-5 Open House is September 1, 3PM-6PM

Sixth Grade Orientation is September 1, 1PM-3PM
Grades 7-8 Open House is September 1, 3PM-6PM

Ninth Grade Orientation is September 1 at 10AM
Grades 10-12 Open House is September 1, 3PM-6PM

Please join us to meet teachers and staff, visit classrooms, and get ready for a new school year.

Invitation to Bid #2016-4000

The Colonial Heights School Board will receive Sealed Proposals until, but not later than 1:00 P.M., August 31, 2016, for Architectural/Engineering Services for five renovation/construction projects throughout the Colonial Heights Public School division in the City of Colonial Heights, VA. 
More information on this proposal can be obtained by contacting Mr. Kenny Harrell, Director of Maintenance and Operations at 804-524-3448.

Division Bus Routes 2016-2017


2016-2017 Colonial Heights School Bus Routes 

All Elementary School Routes

Middle School & High School Routes

New Food Service Director, Program, and Vision

CHPS is pleased to announce that it has returned to a self-managed Food Service Program that will be a source of Colonial Pride! The same sincere and hard-working staff will continue to create nutritious and exciting offerings with an eye on local preference and dining trends. The staff will maintain a student-centered program and work closely with students, faculty, and staff to make improvements, resolve issues quickly and celebrate success together. We will continue to use the same on-line prepayment system ( and fast paced checkout system. 
To lead this exciting initiative, Aaron Robertson has joined Colonial Heights Public Schools as our Food Service Director. Aaron graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, and holds the ServSafe industry certification. For the last eight years, Aaron has managed site operations at various universities both in and out of state. Prior to directing school-based food service operations, Aaron honed his culinary talents while serving as the Executive Chef for several Richmond restaurants. 

Student Meal Prices for School Year 2016-2017

Beginning July 1, 2016, the following student meal prices will be in effect.
Full Price Breakfast: $1.45
Reduced Breakfast: $0.30

Full Price Lunch: $2.55
Premium Lunch (CHHS Only): $3.20
Reduced Price Lunch: $0.40
Full price breakfast: $1.45
Reduced breakfast: $.30
Full price lunch: $2.55
HS only - Premium lunch: $3.20
Reduced price lunch: $.40
Full price breakfast: $1.45
Reduced breakfast: $.30
Full price lunch: $2.55
HS only - Premium lunch: $3.20
Reduced price lunch: $.40
Full price breakfast: $1.45
Reduced breakfast: $.30
Full price lunch: $2.55
HS only - Premium lunch: $3.20
Reduced price lunch: $.40

Free and Reduced Lunch and Breakfast Applications

Parents wishing to apply for free and reduced meal benefit have the option to fill out our online application at Remember that a new application must be filled out for the household each year. The online application is fast, easy, and secure.
Electronic applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be available starting July 20th, 2016.
Alternatively, click for the paper application and letter to households.

My School Bucks

If you are not using MySchoolBucks, please consider this option for quick and secure updating of available funds for lunch and breakfast for your child. Additionally, you will receive access to transaction history, meal purchase history, and can receive low balance alerts. The process is very easy and you can use your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card to supply funds to your child's account. Visit to create an account.

Congratulations Class of 2016!

USDA Summer Food Program

For many kids, summertime means food, friends, and fun. However, for families who count on school breakfast and lunch, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to stretch even further. Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at summer meals sites across Virginia.  Read the flyer for more information. Programs begin in local areas after school lets out for the summer.

Text "FOOD" to 877-877 to find locations in your area.  

CHMS Student-led Instrument Drive

CHMS Student-led Instrument DriveMiddle school students use social media to crowd-source an instrument drive supporting a popular band program. Instrument donations may be delivered to the middle school now through summer.
Click to watch a special report from WTVR-6 that showcases the efforts of our students.

Colonial Heights Public Schools Meet Full SOL Accreditation for 14th Year In a Row!

All schools in Colonial Heights have met the SOL accreditation standards of the Virginia Department of Education for the fourteenth 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

Superintendent'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

The Colonial Facts: Part I

Attendance News

A new school year is a fresh start! Regular school attendance is a habit, and it starts in elementary school. Being present every day at school helps students not only to achieve academically but also to develop good attendance habits that will serve them well in school and eventually the workplace. Here are some tips to help improve a student’s attendance:

  • Parents should emphasize the importance of school at home. If a parent believes that school is important, the child will too.
  • Reward good attendance with praise or a treat – let the student know that exemplary attendance is noticed and appreciated.
  • Try to schedule any appointments after school hours or when school is not in session.
  • Avoid planning family vacations that conflict with regular school days.
You are welcome to check out for additional ideas and information. Enjoy your summer!

Register Your Children

Central Registration Office
Mon - Fri, 7:30 am - 3:00pm
For more information contact: 
Central Registration Office Secretary
3451 Conduit Road
ph: 804-526-0321
fax: 804-524-2554

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