CHARLES CITY, VIRGINIA -- The Charles City Public Schools (CCPS) School Board took action last evening at its Regular Meeting to approve a School Security Equipment Grant totaling $53,427 from the Virginia Department of Education. The grant was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 2013 as an opportunity in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy to provide local school divisions with grant funding to enhance school facility safety and security measures.
CHARLES CITY, VIRGINIA -- Charles City Elementary School (CCES) will start the 2016-17 school year with a new administrative team at its helm. Edward Van Dyke, who currently serves as an assistant principal at Berkeley Middle School in Williamsburg-James City County, will assume duties as the new principal of CCES on July 1st . The elementary school’s new assistant principal, Heather Kennedy, who teachers special education in ChesapeakePublic Schools, will take over her new duties starting August 1st .
Charles City High School was recognized for the success of its learning community for meeting all state and federal benchmarks and for making significant strides and progress in attaining the division and state goals for student learning. CCHS joins 166 school across the Commonwealth of Virginia in being recognized as a Distinguished Achievement School.
CHARLES CITY, VIRGINIA -- Charles City Public Schools and Charles City High School in particular had much to celebrate with the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) release of its On-Time Graduation data on September 29, 2015. While the numbers released by VDOE showed an increase in the state’s on-time graduation rate to 90.5%, Charles City High School reported an on-time graduation rate of 98.25% -- one of the highest on-time graduationrates in the state. Additionally, while the drop-out rate for Virginia’s high school students continued to decrease from 5.4% to 5.2% between 2014 and 2015, Charles City Public Schools posted a drop-out rate of 0%. Falls Church City and King and Queen County Public Schools also joined CCPS in posting a similar 0% drop-out rate for 2015.