Charlottesville High School
Ms. Jill Dahl
1400 Melbourne Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Mr. Lawrence Clarke
Ms. Tamara Mines
Mr. Justine Malone
Embrace Diversity and Inspire Dreams!
Extraordinary Students, Extraordinary School
Charlottesville High School is home of the Black Knights, serving approx. 1200 students in grades 9-12. As the flagship high school in the Charlottesville community, the CHS motto is “Embrace Diversity and Inspire Dreams.”
Black Knight pride is on display at the school throughout the year. Numerous recognitions are awarded to students, based on nominations by fellow students and staff. Black Knight Pride Awards are given daily to students and teachers for exemplary service to CHS as well as monthly awards.
The Knightly News, a monthly newsletter for CHS parents, is mailed to parents six times a year. CHS has a supportive PTO that, in addition to supporting student and staff activities, hosts informational sessions throughout the year. The CHS Program of Studies offers challenging classes, a variety of electives, and it has one of the state‘s largest selections of Advanced Placement courses, as well as dual enrollment agreements with the University of Virginia and Piedmont Virginia Community College.
CHS students are accepted at top colleges around the world and honored by many awards and recognitions in all areas of learning. CHS offers more than 30 college-level courses (Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment) and it is possible for a CHS graduate to earn an Associate's Degree from PVCC while still in high school. Seventy-seven percent of the scores earned were 3 or above, and 56% of the tests taken earned scores of 4 or 5. AP scores have consistently been in this range for a decade at CHS!
Three CHS students were 2013 named National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists; 15 students were commended by the NMS program. SAT combined mean scores for 2012-2013 in Verbal, Math, and Writing — resp., 567, 550, 558— are well above both state (516, 514, 498) and national mean scores.