Web-based Resources

ACT - ACT college entrance exam, and educational and career planning resources.


African American History and Culture Museum - Smithsonian Institution - Long before the Smithsonian Institution opens its newest museum on African American History and Culture, slated to open in 2015, the Institution has launched a virtual version where visitors can also donate their own memories, essays or recordings to the real-world museum. Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits is the museum's inaugural exhibition from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.


Artsonia Student Art Museum - Artsonia celebrates the creativity of young artists from around the world!


Buddy Palatiere's Technology Integration Help Page - This website from our school division's Instructional Technology Integration Specialist - Secondary, has tools, links and suggestions to help teachers integrate technology into their curriculums.


CollegeBoard - SAT registration and preparation.


Colonial Heights Great Schools - Welcome to GreatSchools.net Virginia, your objective source of elementary, middle and high school information for public, private and charter schools. Access Choosing Schools, Track School Performance and the Parent Resource Center to learn about school performance and help your child succeed.


Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers - This website provides concrete information and guidelines concerning "fair use" safe harbors for the use of copyrighted materials for instruction.


Division of Instruction - Standards of Learning
- Standards of Learning: Instruction, Training,and Assessment Resources


eLibrary - eLibrary from Bigchalk.com is another collection of superb web-based resources available to us through the support of the Virginia Department of Education. This includes newspapers, magazines, books, maps, and multimedia resources.


Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Provides hundreds of educational resources supported by agencies across the United States Federal Government, all linked by subject. Site good for K-12.


Financial Information - Provided by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Find It Virginia - is a portal that provides free access to resources provided by the Library of Virginia. Students of all grade levels will benefit from these excellent resources.


FirstGov Search
- Any Government search you need to do. It cuts out all the extra junk from the web except what the Government has to offer. Use the Advanced search for states etc...


Free Application for Federal Student Aid - Are you considering attending a college or career school? Which one to attend is one of the most important decisions you need to make. Another is how you're going to pay for your education. To help you, the U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of student financial aid programs.


Interactive Skill Builders - Online activities from Scholastic.com - Get students excited about History, Reading, Writing, Science, and Math with engaging Web-based activities that support cross-curricular learning. Teacher guides help you integrate activities into lesson plans and offer extensions for offline enrichment.


Jefferson Lab (SOL practice tests)
- Jefferson Lab's Virginia SOL practice tests feature questions from test materials released by the Virginia Department of Education.


MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom - MarcoPolo is a partnership project aimed at providing teachers with the resources they need to make the Internet an integral part of classroom instruction. You'll find standards-based and classroom ready Internet content for the classroom in MarcoPolo, including lesson plans and engaging online student activities.


MathInScience.info - MathInScience.info is the online educational component of the Mathematics & Science Center, a regional consortium of K-12 school divisions in Central Virginia. Colonial Heights Public Schools is member of the Math & Science Center consortium. This website includes quality lesson plans and online curriculum activities.


Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium (MERC)
- MERC is a consortium of Virginia Commonwealth University and seven Richmond area public school systems dedicated to improving education through conducting and disseminating action research. By connecting the professional expertise and practical wisdom of school leaders with the research interests of university faculty, the research agenda is set so that results are useful in local decision-making and program development. Simply put, MERC's mission is to conduct research practitioners think is relevant, and transfer it into schools and classrooms.


NASA "Kids' Club" - NASA has created a new online "Kids'Club" serving up games, activities and plenty of action for future explorers. The new site features animated, colorful, entertaining and educational activities for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Interactive games include exploring and learning about space, building and launching rockets, exploring Mars, keeping airplanes on schedule and helping a comet travel through the solar system.


National Environmental Education Week - April 10-16, 2005 is National Environmental Education Week, and the goal of this program goal is to engage teachers, parents and students in active efforts during the Week to educationally prepare students for Earth Day 2005.

Visit their website to find out more information about this program, and how teachers, parents, and students can participate.


PBS Teachers - PBS Teachers is their web portal for preK-12 educational resources where you will find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. They offer online professional development for educators through PBS TeacherLine.


Pics 4 Learning
- Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.


RoyaltyFreeMusic.com - Award winning library of royalty free music from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com


Summer Student Programs - Rising 4th - 8th Graders
- The Mathematics & Science Center, a K-12 consortium of Central Virginia school divisions, including Colonial Heights, offers some wonderful student programs during the summer. Visit their website for more information.


Teacher's Electronic Toolkit - The Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12. Resources for teachers are available for English, mathematics, science, history/social science for each grade level. These resources are linked to the Virginia Department of Education web site.


TeacherLine - This site sponsored by PBS (public television) focuses on high quality online professional development for Virginia Educators, including over 145 research-based courses at every grade level from PreK-12 in mathematics, reading/language arts, instructional technology integration, science, and instructional strategies.


Thomson-Gale Online Databases - Colonial Heights High School Access
- The Library of Virginia and the Infopowering the Commonwealth Initiative have provided some superb online resources to our school division. These are EXCELLENT resources that we should be using in the classroom.

Note: You must be using a computer inside the school division to access these resources.


Thomson-Gale Online Databases - Colonial Heights Middle School Access
- The Library of Virginia and the Infopowering the Commonwealth Initiative have provided some superb online resources to our school division. These are EXCELLENT resources that we should be using in the classroom.

Note: You must be using a computer inside the school division to access these resources.


Thomson-Gale Online Databases - Lakeview Elementary Access - The Library of Virginia and the Infopowering the Commonwealth Initiative have provided some superb online resources to our school division. These are EXCELLENT resources that we should be using in the classroom.

Note: You must be using a computer inside the school division to access these resources.

Thomson-Gale Online Databases - North Elementary School Access - The Library of Virginia and the Infopowering the Commonwealth Initiative have provided some superb online resources to our school division. These are EXCELLENT resources that we should be using in the classroom.

Note: You must be using a computer inside the school division to access these resources.


Thomson-Gale Online Databases - Tussing Elementary School Access - The Library of Virginia and the Infopowering the Commonwealth Initiative have provided some superb online resources to our school division. These are EXCELLENT resources that we should be using in the classroom.

Note: You must be using a computer inside the school division to access these resources.


United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg
- United Way advances the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, income, and health. Established locally in 1911, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg serves Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan and Richmond.


VA College & University Information - Provided by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Video Clips for Grades 6 and 7 Mathematics
- The Virginia Department of Education has developed an innovative website for grades 6 & 7 mathematics teachers. "Middle School Mathematics: Online Strategies for Teachers" is a collection of video clips demonstrating effective strategies and activities for middle school mathematics classrooms.


Virginia Dept. of Education - Virginia Department of Education's website


Virginia School Boards Association - The Virginia School Boards Association is a private, voluntary, nonpartisan organization whose primary mission is the advancement of education through the unique American tradition of local citizen control of, and accountability for, the Commonwealth's public schools. The VSBA represents the Commonwealth's 134 school boards, who in turn, govern the schools attended by 100% of the public school children in Virginia, and welcomes you to its Web site - the place to find information about issues affecting public education. Explore this Web site and you'll find the latest education and legislative news, up-to-date information about our member programs and services.


Virginia Standard of Learning - This web site is designed to assist students preparing for the SOL tests by offering practice tests in history, math, science, English and computer technology.


Virtual Virginia Advanced Placement School - The Virtual Advanced Placement School provides a variety of college-level and foreign language courses, using distance learning technologies.


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library - The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is developing new resources for teachers, available for free, including standards-based educational resources on history. In addition to fact-sheets on Woodrow Wilson and online exhibits, they are in the process of creating a wide variety of lesson plans.


World of Teaching - This page gives access to free PowerPoint presentations on almost all subjects, including biology, English, chemistry, math, and geography, and Spanish. The site also includes lesson plans. Site is recommended for grades K through post secondary.