• Central High School (CHS) serves King and Queen County’s eighth through twelfth grade students and has great potential to provide an excellent learning environment for all students that enter its doors each day. To realize this vision, CHS must be a place where students are encouraged to take risks, where learning is nurtured by excellent teaching and the school climate is one of positive expectation and support.

    The upcoming school year offers a new learning opportunity for each of our students and each of our staff members. We know that we are not only educating for just learning but educating for life. We commit to providing an environment where each student is not only expected to achieve but taught how to do so with the skills of perseverance, resilience and self-advocacy. CHS will focus our efforts on ensuring that every student is fully immersed in learning opportunities that create excellent readers and writers, fully competent mathematicians and career-minded graduates.

    Your child’s education is very dependent on the level with which the school and home are working in partnership to ensure his/her success. Please take every opportunity at home to discuss your child’s daily activities, to ask about what was learned, and to check with him or her for important notes and announcements. Giving your child a quiet space to complete homework and checking on his or her progress will show your support and convey your expectations for success. Whenever you have a question or concern, please contact your child’s teacher and discuss the issue by phone or set up a face-to-face conference. At CHS, we truly believe that we are working together to help each child achieve success in school.

    Consistent attendance is one of the key factors in a child’s ability to both learn new concepts and maintain knowledge over time. Our doors open at 7:45 a.m. and school dismisses at 3:00 p.m. Students are considered tardy if arriving after 8:00 a.m. For more information, please take a few moments to read the attendance section of the Student Conduct Code and Public School Regulations. We truly believe a child can reach his/her full potential when daily attendance is made a priority.

    As we begin a new year together, it will be very important that the lines of communication are open from the very beginning. Because this year is going to be unique in both the way we begin and the way we conduct our daily routines, please take the time to read through all documents sent home during the first few days of school. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

    Sincerely,

    David Copsmith, Principal

    Ashley Reynolds, Assistant Principal