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

Applications are now being accepted to the Albemarle Leadership Academy. Summer 2017 marks the 6th annual Albemarle Leadership Academy. 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 the foundation for education in Albemarle County. By developing pitch projects focused around the “High School 2022” initiative, learners will shatter the mold of what it means to be a “conventional” leader, 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 its forms and travel around the area to see the vast educational diversity present in Albemarle County. Contact Chris Cantone ( or Burton Inman ( with any questions.

The Academy is free to students who will attend an Albemarle County high school in 2017-18. Watch a brief video on the Academy »


  • Academy Dates: July 10-20, Monday-Thursday only
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break for lunch
  • Location: Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville


To apply to the Albemarle Leadership Academy, complete this form by Friday, June 9. Notification of admission will be ongoing.

CoderDojo Academy

Online registration for the 2017 Summer CoderDojo Academy at Murray High School is underway! This highly popular computer coding program, now in its sixth year, offers students the opportunity to work in various computer coding languages, create computer apps and video games, design web sites, and gain programming experience. All experience levels are welcome!

Students may register for either a morning or afternoon session on July 11-14 or July 18-21.

Participation is free for Albemarle County Public Schools students in grades K-12; however, children under age 8 must attend with a parent. Students who do not attend an Albemarle County public school also can participate by paying a $100 fee to partially offset program costs. 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.