VCU School of the Arts Open House

Saturday, November 2, 2013 & Saturday, February 15, 2014 RSVP

You’ve heard about VCUarts, but have you seen it? If not, Open House is the perfect time.

• visit campus • tour arts facilities • have your portfolio reviewed • meet faculty and students from each department • visit the dorms • eat in our award-winning dining hall • attend sessions on financial aid, study abroad, transferring, the Honors College, and more!

November 2, 2013: Open House 7:30 to 8:30am – Check in (Siegel Center, Lobby) 7:30 to 9am – Student Services Information Tables (Siegel Center) 9am – Welcome (Siegel Center) 10am – School of the Arts Overviews (Various locations) 10:45am to 12pm – Departmental Overviews and Q & A Sessions (Various locations) 10:45am to 1:30pm – Tours of the School of the Arts (meet in Singleton Center lobby) 11:30am to 12:15pm – Art Foundation Q & A session (Bowe St. Deck, Fifth Floor, Room 535) 11am to 2pm – Portfolio Reviews (Bowe St. Deck, Fifth Floor, Room 535)

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SAT will be given here at CHS on 12/7/13

Students who are planning to attend a four year college/university and need to take the SAT can take it at CHS on December 7 (this was not an original test date for CHS-it’s just been added). Also, there’s still space available for the SAT prep class–stop by the school counseling office to get a registration form. The SAT prep class prepares students in time to take the test on December 7. The charge is $42.00 (which includes the cost of the book). See your school counselor for more details.

2014 Governor’s Summer Residential Program


The Virginia Department of  Education is pleased to announce that the 2014 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.  For more information and a link to the application, contact Dr. Burruss in the CHS School Counseling Office via email: .

Advanced 10th Graders can Sign Up for the PSAT

Attention All Advanced 10th Graders:

If you have completed geometry and are enrolled in Advanced English 10 this school year and would like to take the PSAT scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, you can sign up in the School Counseling Office (sign up by Monday, Oct. 14). Plan to bring 2 no. 2 pencils and your own graphing calculator–calculators will not be provided. If you opt not to take the PSAT this year, you’ll have the chance to take it as a junior.  See your school counselor if you have any questions.

SAT Prep Class Seats Available

Are you interested in improving your SAT scores? Well, you are in luck because there’s still room in the SAT Prep Course! It’s offered here at CHS starting on November 4, 2013. Stop by the School Counseling office for a registration form and details!



Featuring Engineering and Science Classroom Demonstrations

10000 Germanna Point Drive, V. Earl Dickinson Building, Fredericksburg, VA  22408

Saturday, October 12, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Details available on our Upcoming Events Calendar at:

Prospective students who register & attend

will be entered into a drawing for a

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On Wednesday, October 9th an email will be sent to all registrants with an overview of the activities and speakers for the day.  If for some reason you have difficulty registering, please feel free to contact my office and someone from the Recruiting Team will assist you.  Our contact information is provided below.  We hope you can make it, and look forward to meeting you!

The GCC Recruiting Team

Kimberly Viarella, M.S., College Recruiter   Mobile:  540.229.6645

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