Colonial Heights Middle School

Colonial Heights Middle School is the middle school serving the City of Colonial Heights, a community of approximately 17,400 citizens, located twenty miles south of the state capital, Richmond, Virginia. The building serves a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade population of just over 700 students.

Section 508 Compliance

Colonial Heights Public Schools believes it is essential that our websites are accessible by all people.  The Division will modify its current websites in a manner consistent with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998 (29 U.S.C. § 794 (d)) to make our web content more accessible to people with disabilities.

CHMS Will Have An Extra Day Off This Year

The school will be closed Friday, May 26th for Memorial Day.
We will be back in session on Tuesday, May 30th.  

Colonial heights MS Drama Club Presents BLOOPERS!


Improvisational Comedy

Friday June 2nd in the CHMS Auditorium

Show starts at 6:30 PM

This 90 minute show is fun for all ages.

$3- for students of all ages

$5- for adults

Concessions available before and during intermission

RMEP On The Move

Need an idea for a summer program for your child to participate in….. well think about RMEP.


Richmond Minorities in Engineering Partnership.

Three week program for students interested in engineering.

RMEP, formally known as RAPME, is a local non-profit organization, founded in 1978, with a goal to achieve greater diversity in science and engineering.

We are an organization in which minority middle and high school students are encouraged to consider a Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) profession, thereby assisting in the national effort to alleviate under representation of minorities in all engineering professions.

Check out our website- for more information, the application, and testimonials from former participants.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact us at

Open to rising 7th—12th graders.

Applications available at


Our participants are advised on the merits of taking as many math and science courses in middle and high school as possible. Our Summer Engineering Institute classes are taught by engaged and enthusiastic teachers, who use hands-on and minds-on activities, making science and math fun and interesting. This not only helps students to learn, but also plants the “seed of interest” that could grow into an exciting and rewarding STEM career.


Richmond Minorities in Engineering Partnership

P.O. Box 26248

Richmond, VA 23060

Office: 804 - 420 - 2674   

CHMS Shirt Order Form

Fly Fishing Club


Dear Parents
We would like to introduce you to a new system our school has acquired to help protect your children, called V-soft. V-soft helps track visitors, students, faculty, contractors and volunteers at our school, thus providing a safer more monitored environment for the students.
When visitors, volunteers or contractors check-in, or parents come to pick up students, they will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the system. The system has the ability to provide alerts on people who may jeopardize the safety of the campus.
We feel certain this will help us keep our campus a little safer, and ask for your cooperation in presenting your valid state issued ID when checking in at the school. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.


William V. Hortz

CHMS Calendar of Events

Principal's Message


 Happy 2017 CHMS Family!

We are ready to take on 2017, finish our first semester strong, and have a productive and successful second semester! 

There are lots of events and opportunities to shine here at the middle school. 

We are working hard to prepare for 8th grade SOL tests in Science and Civics. Afterschool remediation begins in February to help students sharpen their math and language skills. We have upcoming events in Drama, Band, SCA, FCA, FCCLA, and the other teams and clubs.

Parents, continue to stay involved in your student’s education.  Check their grades on PowerSchool, look in their binder, check their agenda, review their homework, check the website and read the Newsletter.  Your involvement really makes the difference in your child’s success!

William V. Hortz
Principal, Colonial Heights Middle School

CHMS Athletic Participation Forms.

Parents and Guardians who have children in any school sponsored athletic programs, please click here for the physical examination forms
And click here for the Concussion Fact Sheet and Risk Form.  
Thank you. Colonial Heights Middle School. 

My School Bucks - Changes

Beginning on November 1, 2015, the fee applied during checkout on will decrease from $2.50 to $1.95 and applied only to a single deposit and not per child. 
These changes bring fees in line with surrounding school systems and help to alleviate costs for Parents.  All fees are displayed at the time of payment prior to completing a transaction.
If you are not using MySchoolBucks, please consider this option for quick and secure updating of available funds for lunch and breakfast for your child. Additionally, you will receive access to transaction history, meal purchase history, and can receive low balance alerts. The process is very easy and you can use your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card to supply funds to your child's account. Visit to create an account.