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Summer Offerings

​​Summer Offerings

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.

Albemarle Leadership Academy - Apply by July 1st

The Summer Leadership Program is a two-week academy in July that brings students together from around the district to collaborate, innovate, and help reimagine Albemarle County.  This program will challenge learners to be change-makers both in their school communities as well as the community at large.  Students will step into the shoes of local leaders in order to understand the ins and outs of leadership in all of its forms and travel around the area to see the vast cultural and educational diversity present in Albemarle County.  In addition to last year's look at Albemarle County's High School 2022 framework, we will examine two specific strands:  equity and access and interdisciplinary learning.

Contact Chris Cantone ( or Burton Inman ( with any questions.

The Academy is free to students who will attend an Albemarle County high school in 2018-19. Watch a brief video on the Academy »


  • Dates:  July 9-19 (Monday - Thursday only)
  • Hours:  9 am to 3 pm with a break for lunch
  • Location:  Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville
  • Eligibility:  Open to all rising 9th-12 graders who have not attended in previous years.​
  • Cost:  Free (Participants must provide their own lunch)


Complete this form by July 1 to apply to the Albemarle Leadership Academy.

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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