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Athletics Banquet

Charles City High School's Athletics Banquet is Wednesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m.  RSVP's are due by Friday, May 31. Forms are available in the high school's main office or via email at

Come out and honor our student-athletes who represented Charles City High School this year!

Underclassmen Night

Attention Underclassmen and families: You are invited to Charles City High School's first Underclassmen Night! This night will feature hands on workshops related to scholarship searches, resume building, personal statements and lots of other good information to get started on the college process with a strong start!

This event will feature visits from college representatives and a panel of recently graduated students.

If you have any questions, then please feel free to reach out to the guidance department @804-829-9249 or college advisor @

SOL Testing

Next week will be the beginning of SOL Testing here at Charles City Public Schools.  Please click here to view a calendar of testing dates

CCHS DriveSmart

Students recently participated in an Impaired Driving Tricycles activity, through the Drive Smart Virginia program, sponsored by State Farm Insurance. Students also participated in the driving simulator, which allowed them to simulate driving while texting in different situations.

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Principal Advisory Council Explores VA Aquarium

Mr. Marcus Petty and the students on the Principal’s Council traveled to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. The Principal and students had an unforgettable 90-minute excursion offering unparalleled close-up observations of bottle-nose dolphins! The staff trained by Aquarium experts share a program based on our three decades of experience and provided discussions on incredible dolphin behaviors and what is being done to conserve the species.

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International Women's Day at Rolls Royce

On March 20th, Charles City High School sophomores, Delaney Narron and Diamond Washington participated in the International Women’s Day Program at Rolls Royce, Crosspointe, Prince George, Virginia. GO future female STEMers!

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Touring the Academies of Hampton

On April 11th, Mr. Marcus Petty, Principal of Charles City High School, Mrs. Vickie Williams, CTE teacher and other honored guests traveled to Bethel High School, Hampton, Virginia. Guests toured the Academies of Hampton that allows young people to begin high school careers on a platform of individual and career exploration before entering into a college and career academy during the tenth-grade year. “Today’s investments in our schools and city will determine tomorrow’s outcome for our young people”.

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JROTC Cadets to Attend Leadership Conference

Cadet’s Christopher Lowe and Nickoli McCoy  have both been selected to attend the Youth Leadership Conference from May 4-8 in Jamestown, Virgina.

Cadet Christopher Lowe, a sophomore, is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Charles City High School Army JROTC Program and is the Platoon Leader for the CCHS Panther Battalion. Cadet Nickoli McCoy, a junior, is a Command Sergent Major in Charles City High School Army JROTC Program and is the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for the CCHS Panther Battalion.

Through a very generous donation by the Charles City Ruritan Club, both Chris and Nickoli will attend the conference that focuses on leadership, patriotism, and the free enterprise system. Both Cadets will receive guidance from business professionals, guided tours of historical sites, leadership challenges, as well as classroom interaction.

Cadet Chris Lowe has received the Superior Cadet Award, the Daughters of the American Colonists Award, and the American Veterans Award. Cadet Nickoli McCoy has received the Superior Cadet Award and the Reserve Officers Association Award. Both Cadets were selected due to their academics, leadership, and selfless service to our community.

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Parent Academy

Special thanks to parents & students who attended and participated in the event.  Also a big thank you to Samaria, Liberty, and Mount Pleasant Churches for supplying meals for all in attendance.

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Robotics at CCHS

The Robotics Technology and Design classes are programming the EV3 Mindstorms robots to find a parking space in the four different companies parking lots. The students are learning how to use the touch sensor and steering blocks to move the robot to different locations within the industrial park they made to simulate a working environment with autonomous cars.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Charles City High School celebrated Black History Month with entertainment from “The Elegba Folklore Society” of Richmond. Dancers, drummers, storytelling and  singers focus primarily on West Africa to spur an evolving understanding of the cultural and historical underpinnings of the dance and its music. This dance theatre presentation is about lifestyles, folklore, language, family, spirit and more as told in music, dance and stories. It is a forum for diverse audiences to develop a greater appreciation for heritage. Our students were both educated and entertained by their presentation. 

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Marketing Class Fun

The Advanced Marketing students at CCHS have been busy creating board games. The students are creating board games to share their knowledge of concepts learned in class.  Board games are creative, fun-to-play, encourages socialization, and positive behavior reactions from participants while offering basic marketing skills.

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Valentine's Day Fun

Students in Mrs. Williams’ PRIDE Time designed and created a Valentine’ Day Selfie frame.  Everyone had fun snapping selfies during lunch.

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Art Students Visit VMFA

Students from Art Foundations recently visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to view the special exhibition of “Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa”. The visit was timely as students will soon be creating their own masks.

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Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019 was a success!  Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming court.

Mr. & Miss CCHS - Cameron Vaden and Alontay Adkins

Mr. & Miss 7th grade - Elijah Adkins and Jasmyn Rolland

Mr. & Miss 8th grade - Mitchell Whitehead and Jadan Adkins

Mr. & Miss Freshmen - DelMonta Johnson and Em’Miyah Cotman

Mr. & Miss Sophomore  - Keondre Barnes and Alexis Williams

Mr. & Miss Junior - Cristian Stewart and Jamia Jones

Mr. & Miss FBLA - Cameron Vaden and Nijah Johnson

Students Visit Rolls Royce

On December 3, Charles City High School students accompanied by Mrs. Vickie Williams and Mr. John Christian traveled to Rolls-Royce Crosspointe, Prince George County, Virginia. The Rolls-Royce Crosspointe facility in Virginia is a center for the manufacture of precision-engineered engine components for some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. Located on 1,000 acres of land, 30 miles south of Richmond, it is the first Rolls-Royce manufacturing facility built from the ground up in the U.S.

The students were greeted by friendly security officers before receiving their visitor passes.  The students were introduced to Ms. Linda Hogan, HR Director, their tour guides, viewed a safety video, and fitted with safety gear before beginning their tour of the facility.

Students learned that Rolls-Royce invest in their people, offering learning and development opportunities at every stage of their career, allowing them to own the moment, be brilliant and help pioneer the power that matters.

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Technology Student Design Cars

Technology Foundation students designed, crafted and tested their own designs of an energy efficient car.

In this beginning high school course, students acquire a foundation in technological material, energy, and information and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Challenged by laboratory activities, students create new ideas and innovations, build systems, and analyze technological products to learn further how and why technology works. They work in groups to build and control systems using engineering design in the development of a technology.

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PTSA Essay Contest

The Charles City High School PTSA sponsored an essay contest for juniors and seniors.  The topic was "Why I Want to Attend College".  There were 29 participants and Milla Mantel was the essay winner.  All essays were well written with excellent content.  All participants were recognized and received a $5 gift card and participation certificate.  Our winner received a $5 gift card, a certificate, and a $25 Regal cinema gift card.  Congrats to all!

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JROTC Compete in Air Rifle Competition

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Scholastic Bowl Team Victorious

Last night (Tuesday November 8),  the Charles City Scholastic Bowl team had a fantastic victory over West Point.  It was a true team effort as everyone on the team scored points towards the win.  The match was not without its drama.  With only 5 questions to go, West Point had a thirty point lead; however, Charles City was able to rally and tie the match.  Charles City took the win in sudden death overtime much to the delight of their coach and fans.  Congratulations on the big win Panthers.

Super FASFA Night

On October 18th, senior students and their families gathered to take the first steps to going to college. Sixteen families came and filed their FAFSAs at Charles City High School's annual SUPER FAFSA Night!


Mission Tomorrow Field Trip

On October 19th, the 8th grade students had an opportunity to go to the Richmond Raceway to participate in an interactive career exploration event at Chamber RVA's Mission Tomorrow.  Students shot basketballs to save cities, practice CPR, and learn about ways in which they can conserve energy and save the world. Watch out because we have some future superstars in the class of 2023!


Rolls Royce Visits CCHS CTE Classrooms

It has been a great start to the 2018-19 school year here at Charles City High School! On October 10, guest speakers; Linda Hogan and Corey Stewart came to share with our students the possibilities of employment and internship with Rolls Royce, Prince George, Virginia. Rolls Royce is looking to hire 80 people next year and there are 14 openings for Seniors in the Manufacturing Internship Program. Interviews will start in December. An internship with Rolls Royce is an amazing chance to gain invaluable experience.

The careers in manufacturing, precision machinery, and technology and engineering can make a real impact on live projects and our society.

A topic of discussion was Work Place Readiness Skills and behavior interviews. When the students were question to naming characteristics and or qualities required in the workplace; our students rose to the occasion. Answers were flying from every direction in the auditorium.

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Learning the new Desmos Calculator

Students used the Desmos calculator today in AFDA class to compare and contrast 3 different quadratic functions. 

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The Latest from our Electronics I and II Classes

Students are excited to learn how the role of electricity and electronics play in their everyday lives.  Students will be building motors that turn, integrated chips that will count in binary and numerical form, and circuits that light up and make sound.  These pictures show students taking inventory of their electronic parts as part of the planning phase for their circuit building.

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Celebrating Constitution Day

DConstitution Day HS 2018-19uring Mr. Brown’s Civics classes students had the opportunity not only to be introduced to replica primary document of the Declaration of Independence but also had the opportunity to explore the Bill of Rights in depth with partners.  Students were given the opportunity to modernize these documents by putting them in their own words.

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.