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Important Announcements:
John Tyler Community College (JTCC) recently notified Chesterfield County Public Schools that the college will implement an $8.50/credit fee for all dual enrollment courses taken through JTCC, starting with the 2018-2019 school year. Most of our JTCC dual enrollment courses carry 3 credits per semester.  The fee for a dual enrollment course in which a student earns 6 credits (3 per semester) will be $51.  Fees for JTCC dual enrollment courses carrying different credit amounts will be adjusted accordingly. Chesterfield County Public Schools does not retain any of this fee; all fees associated with JTCC dual enrollment will be collected by the schools and the division will forward the fees to the college on behalf of each student. Included in this fee is:
Access to the JTCC campus libraries, as well as their online databases
An active, college gmail account
Access to JTCC Academic Resource Center at both the Chester and Midlothian campus, with free tutoring services (https://www.jtcc.edu/services/tutoring)
JTCC computer labs for Internet research and tutorial software

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The Mission of the Chesterfield County Public Schools Professional School Counseling System is to empower all students to become productive and contributing members of society. In partnership with families, staff, and the community, school counselors provide a comprehensive program that addresses students' academic, personal/social and career development 

Counselors assist teachers and school administrators in the identification of students’ academic needs and help determine strategies to maximize learning. Services are provided in the areas of academic guidance and counseling; the interpretation of academic testing; college and career counseling; and personal/social counseling. These services are delivered via Classroom Counseling; Small Group Counseling; and Individual Counseling. 

Students with special needs that are outside of the typical student-teacher or student-counselor relationships may require services via crisis intervention teams; the Student Assistance Team; and/or the Child Study Team which are organized helping processes made up of the school’s student services professionals and led by designated members of the school’s administrative/leadership team. 

The Student Services Department at Matoaca High School consists of the school’s psychologist, social worker, nurse, and five professional school counselors. Each Matoaca High School student is assigned a professional school counselor to address their individual needs.

    Counselors help students with 

  • academic planning and educational progress
  • concerns that interfere with learning
  • acquiring skills and knowledge to cope with pressures
  • interpreting test results
  • getting connected with school programs and community opportunities
  • planning for post-secondary education and career options 

Chesterfield School Counselors

  • are trained to work with parents, students, and other school staff members 
  • work with students who individually and in groups to help them resolve problems that interfere with learning 
  • support students with special needs and may serve as a member of the child study team
  • offer critical incident intervention, prevention, and response services
  • maintain contact with and make appropriate referrals to various community and social agencies
  • provide information about school and community resources
  • plan and coordinate various school-wide programs for students and parents in academic achievement,personal/social development and transition planning
  • help students explore options regarding college and career training


17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield, VA  23838

Phone: (804) 590-3108    Fax: (804) 590-3375

School Code: 471-720