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Summer Offerings

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Summer School

Elementary & Middle School

Elementary and middle school principals will extend an invitation to students to attend summer learning. Summer school for K-8 students typically begins in early July and lasts for 20 days. Contact your child's school office for further information.

High School

Students in grades 8-12 may now register online for high school summer school. Visit the High School Summer Program web page for information about course offerings and registration.

Camps & Programs

Albemarle Fine Arts Academy

The Albemarle County Summer Fine Arts Academy provides students from our region an opportunity to spend an extended period of time studying a field of art of their choice under the direction of highly qualified and engaging teachers. Culminating in a public performance or display at a local venue, rising 7th-12th grade students can choose from jazz studies, music production, drama/playwriting, visual art, or creative writing. Watch a short video highlighting the history of the Fine Arts Academy »

Registration ends Friday, June 23.

Summer Leadership Academy

The Summer Leadership Academy is a two-week program in July for Albemarle County’s rising 9th-12th grade students. Participants will discovery and experience what it can mean and what it could look like to be a community activist and changemaker. This program will push students to explore and examine challenges that citizens and students in Charlottesville/Albemarle County face; additionally, they will collaborate and develop ways in which community challenges can be addressed. Students will step into the shoes of local leaders and gain firsthand field experience with the area’s cultural landscape  so that they  more clearly understand the challenges and opportunities of our community and ways to address them.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, click on the link here​.  The deadline to apply is May 31st.   Applicants will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis.



  • Week 1 - July 1-3, 5
  • Week 2 - July 8-11
  • Days will run from 9 AM - 3 PM; Students should pack their own lunches. *

Where:  Center One (Formerly Albemarle Tech): 1180 Seminole Trail, Suite 225 Charlottesville VA 22901

* Lunch will be provided upon request for students receiving Free and Reduced Lunch

CATEC Summer Camp (FREE)​​

Earlier this year, the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) received a grant from the state of Virginia for a pre-apprenticeship program. Across the Commonwealth, the average age of apprentices in the building or electrical trades is 26. Through this program, a student can become an apprentice at the age of 16.

Plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry & Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship summer program from June 17 – July 12 for rising 9th through 12th graders. (If space allows, the program may accept some 8th graders.) Through this opportunity, students can earn a federal OSHA certification or a workforce credential, which will provide them with project-based, hands-on learning opportunities in such fields as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and HVAC. Download the application packet (Word) »

Career Exploratory Camp from July 1-12 for rising 7th through 10th graders. Full-day and half-day options are available. Among the career fields participants will explore are Emergency Medical Technician, Veterinary Science, Information Technology, Nurse's Aide, Culinary Arts, and Cosmetology. Download the application (Word) »

Please call 434-973-4461 for more information.​

CoderDojo Academy

CoderDojo​ provides students from Albemarle County Public Schools with opportunities for creativity, innovation, and fun. Students will have access to a variety of technology experiences including coding, Minecraft, digital music production, 3D design & printing, microcontrollers, computer science & engineering, robotics, and more.  ACPS Teachers and Learning Technology Integrators will facilitate the project based learning and student centered experience that is at the heart of CoderDojo.​​​

           When:  Session 1 will be July 10-July 13, 9:00 am-12:00 pm - Register Here
                        Session 2 July 16-19, 8:30 am-11:30 am - Register Here​

 Where:  Agnor-Hurt Elementary School Get tickets »

KidsCollege @ CATEC

This summer, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) in partnership with the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) will offer KidsCollege @ CATEC, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and Technical academies for rising 7th-10th graders.

Offered June 19-30 via week-long morning or afternoon sessions, these hands-on, project-based academies feature such topics as computer coding, engineering, culinary arts, firefighting, financial management, job preparedness, and more. For detailed academy descriptions, view the KidsCollege catalog.

KidsCollege will be held at CATEC, located at 1000 East Rio Road in Charlottesville. There is a $135 fee for each academy, and scholarships are available based on financial need. Learn how to register »

Summer Internship

ACPS high school students ages 16 and up can apply for a summer internship. Internships allow students to explore interests, develop skills, and build a network that will help prepare them for their next steps. Our students have interned in a variety of positions, including medical, technical, history, psychology, journalism, carpentry, crafts, working with children, working with animals, and more. For more information, interested students should contact the career specialist at their high school by Thursday, June 1. Students may be able to earn credit for their internship.


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