Welcome to the Cumberland High School Website.  We are a fully accredited high school!
 Our school's mission is to educate and prepare every student to become confident and caring life-long learners who can make contributions, communicate and function effectively in the 21st Century. As a result of the conscientious, committed, and dedicated efforts of administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the community, CHS will provide an academic environment which values excellence, initiative, and diversity.

Freshmen Transition Night will be Wednesday, July 26th from 6-7 pm in the Cafetorium.  This is being offered by the CHS Administration to review expectations, rules, dress code and academic standards.

Summer Activities of CHS Students:

Preston Sutton (12th) was 1 of 9 students from across the U.S. who traveled to  Brazil at part of the U.S. Youth Ambassador Exchange Program.  He was chosen out of over 9,000 applicants.  This was a 3 week experience of a lifetime.

Jordan Newman came in 1st place at the state FFA Convention for his AgriScience Project.  He will be going to nationals in the fall.  Congratulations! 

Taylor Garrett (11th) represented CHS at the Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) program that was held at James Madison University in June.  There were over 300 students from across the state of Virginia who participated in this week long event. 

Caylor Scales (12th) attended the West Point Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) held at the U. S. Military Academy.  She was 1 out of 550 potential future military leaders who went to the one of the week long sessions.

Mrs. Barr and the World Travelers spent 9 days in Costa Rica in Central America.  It was a mix of high school and middle school students along with parents and chaperones. The students who attended were: Kearsten Duncan (2017 Graduate), Preston Sutton (12th), D.J. Newman (9th), Gabby Baker (9th), Angela Finchum (9th), Alex Tavernier (9th), Penny Dorsey (9th).

Rachel Armstrong, Kayla Brown, Jasey Burley, Caylor Scales, Olivia Simms & Holly Tillett are attending the American Legion Girls State at Longwood University. 

Nick Abbott, Matthew Thompson & Hayes Turner are attending the American Legion Boy State that is held at Radford University.

Elizabeth Newman and Alex Parker attended the State FFA Convention in June for Cumberland High School.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Valedictorian - Kaylah Paras (4.89) and Salutatorian - John Jefferies (4.86).  Kaylah plans on attending Brown University in Rhode Island while John plans on attending Virginia Tech in the fall of 2017.  CHS is proud of both of you!

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The 2017 Prom Kings & Queen were seniors James Booker, Riley Giles & Wyatt Long. Congratulations!

The 2017 Prom Princess & Prince were juniors Olivia Sims & Darius Kyle.  Congratulations!

Pictured above are the 2016 Homecoming King, Brandon Leabough and Homecoming Queen, Tayziana Booker with Mr. Scales and last year's Queen Marya Elasha at the crowning ceremony in CHS gym.  Other pictures from the event can be found on the CHS Yearbook Facebook page.
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**Interested parents or students can receive daily announcements from CHS by email.  The daily announcements have the most current activities and events that occur at the high school.  Send a test email to Mr. Scales at: jscales@cucps.k12.va.us to be added to a parent email group to start receiving your information today.  The announcements can will also be posted to the announcements tab above everyday as well starting Monday, August 8th.

Congratulations to Mrs. Courtenay Taylor for being the 
2017 CHS Teacher of the Year & CuCPS Division Teacher of the Year!

Above is a picture of the CHS Forensics Team before they went to the elementary school to read to students as part of the Betty Scales Day of Service!

Above Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Brittny Price poses with Brigadier General Edwin Kelley Jr. after he awarded her with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement for her involvement with Cumberland High School’s JROTC as Battalion Commander. 

The above picture is of the Seniors from CHS who witnessed the Vice Presidential Debate from historic R. R. Moton Museum in Farmville.  23 students from Mrs. Dawson's Government classes attended this once in a lifetime event for our area.  Mrs. Tolliver attended the event as well.

CHS would like to officially welcome Valeriya Petrechkiv, our Ukrainian Exchange Student.  She is in the 10th grade and will stay at our high school for the entire year.  She is wearing her new Duke Pride gear that were gifts for her.

This year's division Convocation encouraged staff members to dress in the career that they desired to be as children.  Pictured above are the CHS Staff members who participated.   Front row: Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Tolliver, Mrs. Talbott, Mrs. Dawson and Ms. Whittaker;  Back row: Ms. Kelly, Mr. Meinhard, Mr. Waechter, Mr. Altizer & Mr. Scales.  CHS is focused on having our students College & Career Ready in preparation for the 21st Century                

 For the most up to date pictures of events at CHS, go the the CHS Yearbook Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YearbookCHS/  .

For sports and activities photos, go to the Cumberland Athletics Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CumberlandAthletics/