About Our School

A Fully Accredited School

Colonial Heights Middle School is a fully accredited school.

Overview

Colonial Heights Middle School is the sole middle school serving this community of 17,000 located approximately twenty miles south of the state capital, Richmond, Virginia.   The building serves a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade population of just over 700 students.

The renovated facility offers up-to-date technology in a modernized, aesthetically-pleasing and comfortable environment.  Throughout the building are well-lit, suitable classrooms, plus a gymnasium, a full-size auditorium, media center, computer labs, technology education lab, facilities for band and chorus. cafeteria, clinic and work/family studies suite.

In addition to teachers, the professional staff includes two full-time administrators, two full-time  guidance counselors, a librarian, and a full-time school nurse.  These are assisted by a comprehensive paraprofessional and support staff.

...Developing Individual Strengths...

The full year, level I and II foreign language classes, Algebra I, and full year electives in fine and technical arts in eighth grade are offered for Carnegie units (high school credits).  This means that students who qualify and do the work in these classes will enter ninth grade having already earned one or more credits toward graduation.

A Middle School 101 (homeroom) period provides academic support for students by allowing time to get help with homework in a supervised setting, and by providing time for make-up work or peer tutoring.  Opportunities to develop social skills  are also included.   Additionally the MS101 period gives students and teachers a chance to interact in a less formal, small group setting, thereby fostering more open communication and a closer, less-structured student-teacher relationship.

Remediation is available to students who have not successfully completed the required state tests.  Students requiring special services are offered classes to meet their needs in any areas and who need additional reinforcement in reading and math skills.  English as a Second Language (ESL) classes prepare students with a non-English background for success in  regular classrooms.

Gifted students receive differentiated instruction in both Resource and collaborative settings.  An Alternative Learning Center (ALC) provides students with an opportunity to learn the self-discipline and social skills necessary to function appropriately in the classroom.


...Cultivating a Sense of Responsibility and Respect...

Clubs and after school activities offer the middle school child an opportunity to share with the community and to extend classroom learning.  They also have a chance to begin practicing leadership skills as they serve as officers, committee chairs, and activity directors.

Clubs open to students at all grade levels include the SCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA),  Drama Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Crime Solvers.  Other clubs associated with enrollment in specific courses are also offered.   The interscholastic sports program includes girls and boys basketball, girls softball, boys baseball, football and cheerleading.
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Colonial Heights Middle School
500 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834
(804) 524-3420