Open houses at spe­cialty cen­ters

The Progress-Index - - EDUCATION -

CHESTERFIELD — To help stu­dents and their par­ents learn about the va­ri­ety of high school op­tions, Chesterfield County Pub­lic Schools are host­ing open houses at every spe­cialty cen­ter and gov­er­nor’s school. Stu­dents de­cide in eighth grade whether to ap­ply to a spe­cialty cen­ter or gov­er­nor’s school, so mid­dle school stu­dents and par­ents in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about these high school op­por­tu­ni­ties are in­vited to these events.

This week the fol­low­ing open houses are planned:

• 7 p.m. Tues­day, Nov. 14, the Health Sci­ence Spe­cialty Cen­ter at Cosby High, 14300 Fox Club Park­way, Chesterfield

• 6:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Nov. 15, Mag­gie L. Walker Gov­er­nor’s School for Govern­ment and In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies, 1000 N. Lom­bardy St., Richmond

• 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov. 16, Ap­po­mat­tox Re­gional Gov­er­nor’s School for the Arts and Tech­nol­ogy, 512 W. Wash­ing­ton St., Petersburg.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for spe­cialty cen­ters are cur­rently avail­able at my­chester­field­schools. com. Ap­pli­ca­tions for gov­er­nor’s schools will be avail­able start­ing Oct. 16 in mid­dle school coun­sel­ing of­fices. Dec. 1 is the dead­line to ap­ply to at­tend a spe­cialty cen­ter or gov­er­nor’s school for the 2018-2019 school year. Stu­dents will find out in March if they have been ac­cepted. More in­for­ma­tion about the spe­cialty cen­ters and gov­er­nor’s schools is avail­able here: http://my­chester­field­ spe­cialty-cen­ters/.

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