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Specialty Center


 10/1 & 10/2      Specialty Center Fairs     CTC @ Hull Street
 10/15  Applications available online http://mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/specialty-centers/
11/11  6:30 pm    Open House Matoaca High School
**Click here for welcome message from Dr. Murray
**Click here for the presentation from Open House
**Click Here for Video about our Center.
 12/2  Applications due     Middle School Counselor
 1/17  Teacher recommendations due Middle School Counselor
 1/27 4-6 pm     Applicant Testing Day 1 (testing day will be assigned) Matoaca High School CIT
 1/28 4-6 pm   Applicant Testing Day 2
(testing day will be assigned)
 Matoaca High School CIT
 2/10 4-6 pm     Final Makeup Day for Testing Matoaca High School CIT
 3/6      Acceptance Letters mailed out Anderson will mail out letters via USPS
 3/17 8:30-3 Shadow Day Matoaca High School
**Cancelled--contact jill_anderson@ccpsnet.net for a Virtual Shadow Event on 3/18 @ 8 pm**
 3/20 4:00 pm Accepted student responses due jill_anderson@ccpsnet.net or 590-3108 x203
4/20 6:30 pm         CIT Spring Orientation & Scheduling for Class of 2024 CIT students & parents         Matoaca HS-Auditorium

Please do not hesitate to contact Jill Anderson with any questions.

804-590-3108 x203


  • Online Application at http://mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/specialty-centers/
  • 2 Recommendation forms--preferred from 1 core teacher and 1 elective teacher from either 7th or 8th grade
    (there was an error in the brochure omitting this information--instead it said that students must attempt an Industry Certification exam--that is something they will do as a CIT student-not an application requirement)
  • Complete applicant testing on assigned date (1/27 or 1/28). Student will also present a 15-30 second "elevator speech"
  • Successfully complete all 8th grade courses & SOLs
  • 9th grade elective must be AP Computer Science Principals
  • Have an interest in IT. Do not need experience, but must possess an interest.


The Center for Information Technology (CIT) will provide students with an opportunity to become engaged in an intensive program of technological studies developed through a collaborative relationship with the business and academic communities. The program will challenge and motivate students to demonstrate a strong commitment to learning both in terms of the mastery of subject content and the development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive technological global economy.

General Information

The Center for Information Technology was founded in 2002 with the opening of the new Matoaca High School. The center was designed for those students who are interested in computer usage and feel like they learn best when they are able to use technology in every subject or most assignments. Also students of the center usually feel that their career pathway includes many digital or computer related fields that currently exist.

With this broad scope of personal expectations taken into consideration, our goal is to attempt to meet the needs of the individual students' needs therefore fulfilling their desired outcomes. In the simplest terms, student choices continue throughout their high school career depending entirely on individual needs.

Students are prepared to live, learn and work successfully in a digital communication age with the following attributes:
  • High Academic Standards
  • Technological Fluency
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Information Literacy
  • Independence in Learning
  • Critical Thinking Abilities
  • Economic Viability
Students will be expected to complete at least 10 hours of community service per year. The community service can be completed either in school (helping with fairs and interviews) or out of school (working in your community).

Specialty Center Coordinator
Mrs. Jill Anderson
(804) 590-3108 ext. 203