Excursions outside of school are opportunities for rewards for students based on grades, attendance and behavior reports. In the past, students have gone on overnight field trips to visit colleges in North Carolina and Virginia. The have visited Washington, D.C, historical local attractions, and amusement parks. Parents are invited to participate as needed and if space is available.
A consistent and positive relationship with an adult Mentor is a key part of the Church Hill Academy approach. Students are partnered with an adult Mentor and meet at least twice a month throughout high school. They listen, support, guide, recommend, share – and don’t judge.
The Academy seeks to prepare students with the skills to pursue and succeed in employment after graduation.
Marketplace Day is an in-school event in which Richmond business leaders volunteer their time to mock interview students. Students come to school in professional attire, engage in interviews with several business leaders and receive constructive feedback on their performance. 2016-2017 Dates: Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. November 6, February 17 and May 5.
CHAT has been awarded $3,500 by Staples Foundation. This grant is part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations that are focused on education or job skills. The program, called 2 Million and Change, awards funds to organizations around the world, reaching more than $2 million in grants by the end of the year. In 2014, associates globally directed more than $2.4 million of Staples Foundation grants to over 1,000 non-profit organizations.