Out of District Enrollment
The Charlottesville City School Division permits out-of-division families to apply for enrollment in Charlottesville City Schools by paying tuition. This offer applies to students in grades K-12.
Take a look! Charlottesville is a community that values education, and the rich opportunities in our schools reflect that commitment. With an eye toward innovation in teaching and learning, Charlottesville City Schools infuse critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration in all areas of instruction. Elementary Spanish and project-based learning—both core components of our 2011-2017 CCS Strategic Plan—are engaging students and increasing the relevance of our curriculum. Each student in grades 6-12 was issued a tablet computer this year, which has transformed the learning experience inside and outside of school walls.
Our fine arts program is nationally recognized for excellence. The arts play an integral role in how we approach subjects such as science and math. The benefits of our academic and extracurricular programming can be seen in a number of ways: increasing levels of achievement in all areas of learning; students involved in community service and workplace activities; regional, state, and national awards, as well as acceptance of CHS graduates at top-level colleges and universities all over the world.
Charlottesville City Schools students have a reputation for success in our community and beyond. musicians and singers won three levels of championships for grades 5-12. The Charlottesville High School science club (known as BACON) was named Team of the Year at the Virginia Science Olympiad State Championship for bringing the most spirit, positivity, energy, and ingenuity to the event. Partnerships enrich our programs—Minds in Motion with the Richmond Ballet, the City Schoolyard Garden at Buford Middle School, CPR instruction with the Red Cross, and Rule of Law Day with the local bar association.
We encourage parents to learn more about our excellent educational system and the many outstanding programs we offer. If you are interested in enrolling your child in a City school, please contact the school office directly to arrange a visit and tour of the school to which you will be applying.
Application Process for Enrollment
All applications must first be submitted through the school principal. If space is available at the school, your enrollment application will be considered in the order of preferences. A waiting list may be established. The building principal will notify parents about the status of their out-of-district enrollment application within approximately three weeks.
Parents are strongly encouraged to apply on or before June 1. We hope to see you and your children this August! Tuition must be paid in full by August 17, 2012.
2013-2014 Tuition Rates
- Grades K-8:
- $1100 for the first child in a family
$900 for each additional child from the same family
- Grades 9-12:
- $1400 for the first child in a family
$1200 for each additional child from the same family
Forms and Reference Items
- New Application for Non-Resident Student Admission
- New Application for Out-of-Zone Student Admission
- School Board Policy JECC — Admission of Nonresident Students