Award Opportunity for Young Women in Computer Science

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.  Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.
You can submit an application through November 2, 2014. You can find additional information and the application online at

Check out the video made by 2012 VA/DC winner, 2013 National winner, and current Virginia Tech Computer Science student Allison Collier to see what NCWIT means to her:

Governor’s Schools Information Night

Typical Governor’s School student (beard not required)

Attention students: are you interested in applying to either of the Governor’s School programs available to CHS students?  If so, plan on coming to the Governor’s Schools Information Night on Wednesday, November 12th at the Caroline Middle School Auditorium.

For more information, contact Lindsey Rose, Secondary Gifted Specialist, at or click here for the flier.



Write About Energy, Win an iPad…What a Deal!

Think about it…what would the world be without electricity or natural gas? Consider all that you use on a daily basis such as: lights, your computer, the television. Without the technology and energy workers behind the scenes making sure you have safe and reliable electricity, none of these would be functional. Then, there are schools, hospitals, businesses, stoplights…the list goes on. How do technology and energy workers (for example, lineworkers, engineers, service technicians) make life, as we know it, possible?

Show us what you know!

Enter the 2014 Careers in Energy Week Student Contest sponsored by the Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium (VEWC).

The contest is open to all High School and Middle School students in the state of Virginia.

1st place winners in each category will receive an iPad Mini.
Winning entries will be published on the VEWC website.

Click here for more information!

edX Online Courses

We’ve all been there…sitting around, thinking, “Boy, it would be great if I had some sort of free resource that would allow me to partake in rigorous coursework and provide me an opportunity for learning just for the sake of enriching my own experience as a human being…”

Well, guess what?

Now, you have that opportunity right in front of you.  edX (founded by Harvard University) has launched a high school initiative which allows you to take a huge selection of AP courses online, for free.

Juniors and Seniors: want to shore up that resume?  Few things are more impressive than saying “I took a college-level course, as a high school student, just because I felt like it.”

Feel free to visit for more information and to view their extensive course catalog.