VCU Acceleration

Attention Seniors:

Are you interested in pursuing a career in health sciences, such as medicine, nursing, or dentistry?  VCU Acceleration is a program for incoming freshmen planning to study one of the health sciences that includes a residential summer session and continuing resources during the school year like a living-learning community and access to pre-health advisors.

If you are interested, click here to apply or click here for program descriptions.

You can also click here for a program brochure.

U.Va S.T.E.M. and Architecture Program

*Is pi more than a dessert to you?

*Do you find balance in chemical equations?

*Do you think geology rocks?

Then you should register here for U.Va’s S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Architecture Open House on Monday, November 3rd.  During the Open House, you will meet with current faculty and students, enjoy panel conversations, attend classes, tour departments and Grounds, and possibly hear some more really solid puns like the ones above.  Register now!

School Counseling Newsletter

The always-popular CHS School Counseling Newsletter is now available for the month of October.  You can find it by clicking on the “Newsletters” tab above. The newsletter contains information on such topics as scholarships, SAT/ACT testing, upcoming events and much more – give it a look, and make sure to check back every month for an update!

2015 Governor’s Summer Residential Program

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the 2015 Governor’s Summer Residential Program will include seven Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS) and five Governor’s Foreign Language Academies (GFLA).  The SRGS offer gifted high school students opportunities for intensive study in academics, mentorships, and visual and performing arts.  The GFLA offer full-immersion academies for French, German, and Spanish; a partial-immersion academy for Japanese; and a Latin Academy.

If you are interested in applying to one of these programs, or if you would just like some more information, click on the links above or see your school counselor.


VCUarts Open House



DID YOU KNOW that the #1-ranked public university arts and design program in the nation is right down the road?

And DID YOU KNOW that this program will be holding open houses for students who are interested in majoring in fields like art, graphic design, music, photography, and theatre?

It’s true – VCUarts, the fine arts department of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, is elite, nationally-recognized, and would love to have you on campus to check out their programs and facilities, meet current students and faculty, and attend sessions on financial aid, credit transfer, and more.

These Open Houses are scheduled for Saturday, October 11th and Saturday, November 1st.  CLICK HERE to sign up, or see your school counselor for more information.

College Visits @ CHS

Attention juniors and seniors:  The following schools will be sending a representative to CHS to discuss their school and answer any questions you might have.  If you are interested in attending, make sure to sign up in the School Counseling office!

Christopher Newport University
October 3rd @ 1:00 pm
Virginia Wesleyan College
October 6th @ 11:30 am
University of Mary Washington
October 8th @ 10:00 am
Bridgewater College
October 8th @ 1:00 pm
Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School
October 10th @ 10:00 am
Old Dominion University
October 13th @ 9:00 am
Germanna Community College
October 14th@ 8:45 am
Lynchburg College
November 3rd @ 11:30 am
The Apprentice School
November 6th @ 1:00 pm
Radford University
November 7th@10:00 am
James Madison University
November 13th @ 1:00pm

Interested in S.T.E.M.?

Caroline High School, as viewed from space

CHS students who have an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) might want to check out these NASA-related opportunities:

For current 11th graders, Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is an interactive online course focusing on space mission design and human space flight.  It culminates with a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton.  The program is FREE for students who qualify and can potentially earn students up to 4 college credits.  Interested students should visit for more information and to apply.  The application deadline is Novermber 2nd, 2014.

For current 10th graders, Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a FREE program that allows students to examine the earth and airborne science, technology, and engineering that goes into modern space flight.  It includes an online course and a seven-day residential summer academy where students will learn first-hand from NASA professionals.  Students who are interested should visit to get more information and to view the application.  The application deadline is November 2nd, 2014.

UVA High School Visitation Day-Young Women Interested in Engineering

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school seniors to apply for a place in our High School Visitation Program, taking place November 8, 2014. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career.  A link to the online application can be found here: