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Charlottesville High School
January School Counseling Newsletter
2021-2022 Academic Advising Information for
Rising 9th-12th Grade
Dear Black Knight Families and Future Black Knights:

It is hard to believe that the end of the first semester is near and it's time to begin thinking about the courses you plan to take next year. During the academic advising process, teachers will enter course recommendations, counselors will give an overview of course offerings to students and one-on-one individual meetings with students and parents to finalize courses will take place.

Parents, we welcome your participation in the academic advising process along with your student. To sign-up for a 15 minute meeting with your student's counselor please sign-up for an appointment below
Academic Advising Timeline

January 14th-January 22nd: Teachers will enter recommendations for students. It is important for students to speak with their teachers about which classes they are recommending.

January 28th & February 2nd: Grade level specific academic advising lessons from counselors to students to discuss the process and course selections.

February 5th: Virtual Curriculum Fair: Open to rising 9th-12th grade students and families. This fair will give students and families an opportunity to learn more about course offerings at CHS.

February 8th-March 19th: Individual meetings with counselors will take place with students & families to select courses for the upcoming school year.
In order to set up your 15 minute academic advising appointment, please contact your student's school counselor by accessing their Calendy link below or by emailing your student's counselor. Counselor's caseloads are divided by student's last names or ESL. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Shamika Terrell
Last Names: T-Wa
David Wilkerson
Last Names: Cr-Hi
Melanie Key
Last Names: N-S
Nikki Eubanks
Last Names: A-Co
Brianna Hill
Last Names: Ho-M
Hannah Dowdy
Last Names: We-Z & ESL
Virtual HBCU College Festival
February 20th, 2021
Interested in learning more about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), plan to attend this virtual HBCU festival on February 20th, 2021. This annual festival will be virtual and will consist of seminars, on-site interviews and admissions by some schools, a virtual HBCU drumline competition and much more. Last year approximately $5.4 million in scholarships and waived application fees were offered to those accepted. You don't want to miss this life changing opportunity!!! This event is open to high school students and their parents/guardians!!

Cayip is accepting applications for the next session. Due to COVID 19, the program will remain virtual. The spring session will run from February 8th-March 14th and youth can submit applications anytime from now until February 1st by 5:00pm. Click here for the application!!! Contact Anne Sechrist @ for additional information or follow CAYIP on social media through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Uncertain of what you would like to do after high school?

Meet with Ms. Kalea, College Advisor to assist you!! Simply Schedule a Meeting with Ms. Kalea here!

Ms. Kalea will be hosting a few college workshops coming up soon so be on the lookout for an announcement though Canvas.

Ms. Ashby is available to help CHS seniors and families with exploring PVCC degrees and certificates, the application process, academic advising including 4-year college transfer plans, financial aid and scholarships, and course registration. Sign up here to request a meeting or just to be added to the email information list (to receive updates on PVCC opportunities for CHS students, such as financial aid workshops, virtual department visits, registration events, etc.)

Email with any questions.

Choose PVCC 2021 Interest Survey link:  

Choose PVCC 2021 Remind App:


Deborah Ashby
Career Coach at Charlottesville High School
Wondering How to Submit Mid-Year Transcripts?

Directions on how to request Mid-Year Transcripts for PVCC & Non-Common Application Schools!!!

Seniors, you are half way to the finish line!!! Continue to excel academically in your classes until the end. The time is almost upon us to submit your mid-year grades to colleges & universities.

*Please note that if you applied using Common App or Coalition, your school counselors automatically upload your mid-year report after the 1st semester.*

If you applied to a school that is not on Common App or Coalition, you are responsible for requesting your mid-year transcript to be sent through Parchment by visiting: Parchment (click here or visit Questions, please contact your school counselor.

Adopt-A-Senior Program
Seniors, in an effort to help lift your spirits as you strive to finish out your final semester of high school year our division is interested in implementing the "Adopt-A-Senior" program. 
This program is designed to meet your individual needs so if you are interested in receiving gifts, cards, snacks, additional post-secondary planning assistance this program is for you. If interested, fill out the form listed below!!! 
Your school counseling staff wants to wish you a happy new year and remind you that we are here to serve. We know that this message may find some of you well, while for others you are struggling in ways that you have never encountered before. Isolation, financial hardship, and the challenges of online learning all contributed to making this a very difficult school year for students and their families alike. Many students have reported that Zoom sessions or phone calls with their school counselors have felt productive and hopeful. Sometimes, it's just useful to talk to someone outside of your home so on behalf of our counseling team we look forward to continuing to help serve and meet your needs.  Families, if you have a need please do not hesitate to reach out to your school counselor via phone, text or email.
1/19-1/29: Mid-Term & Mid-Year Assessments
1/22: Live synchronous day 
1/26: PSAT for Juniors
1/24: Community COVID Vaccine Conversation @ 1pm: Contact the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center for more information. Click here to submit questions!
1/29: End of Second Quarter
2/5: Virtual Curriculum Fair (9-2pm) More details will be shared soon
2/8-3/19: Academic Advising for Students & Parents
Charlottesville High School Address

1400 Melbourne Road

Charlottesville, VA 22901