School Administration

Charles City High School

Marcus Petty Principal

Marcus Petty, Principal

Heather Kennedy

Heather Kennedy District Assistant Principal

Message from the Principal...

Welcome to Charles City High School.  As principal, I feel honored to have the opportunity to interact daily with students and their families.  Our goal is to prepare students to be successful in and out of the classroom.  We have hired several new teachers and a new assistant principal for this year.  

High standards and expectations for each student concerning academic performance, co-curricular participation, and responsible citizenship are the heart of our school.  As a Panther, it is important to set goals to help you stay focused during the year.  Your goals should include:

  • Raising your GPA above 2.5.
  • Missing no more than four total days during the school year.
  • Becoming active in at least one activity this year.
  • Attending at least one sporting event or academic event every semester.

Our theme this year will be one simple word “PRIDE” which stands for Preparation, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence.  It is important for our students to integrate this theme into their everyday lives in order to take full advantage of the opportunities offered at Charles City High School.

I look forward to getting to know each one of you and ensuring we have a successful school year. I am excited at the possibilities and hope to share those successes with you and your family.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.



Marcus L. Petty Sr., Principal

“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Charles City County Public Schools

10035 Courthouse Road | Charles City, VA 23030

Office: 804-652-4612 | Fax: 804-829-2363

The Mission of Charles City Public Schools is to develop self-sustaining, responsible and educated adults who can contribute and work to improve their community and the world.