Chantilly Academy Distance Learning Plan

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A Message from Chantilly Academy

Good afternoon. Chantilly Academy staff have been hard at work preparing to provide distance learning opportunities to our students for the rest of the school year. I know I speak for all of our teachers and staff when I say that we are very excited to welcome you back to school on April 14, 2020.  We have missed you, and we look forward to reconnecting.  Please carefully read this News You Choose as there is a lot of information that you will need in the coming weeks. 

The FCPS Distance Learning Plan

The plan, linked here: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/FCPS%20Distance%20Learning%20Plan.pdf is designed to provide students with a virtual learning program that promotes continuity of learning. We recognize that it will never replace regular in-school instruction and normal student-teacher interactions, but we believe it will help connect students to course content, their teachers, and fellow students. (Virtual) school will commence on Tuesday, April 14th. Instruction will be both asynchronous (without a teacher) and synchronous (with a teacher in an online platform). Synchronous instruction will happen through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Each teacher has a link to their own virtual classroom that they will provide to students. 

Student Schedule
  • Monday - Individual Work Day
  • Tuesday - Virtual Classes 
    • 1st 9:15-10am
    • 3rd 10:30-11:15
    • 5th 12:15-1pm
    • 7th 1:30-2:15pm
  • Wednesday - Individual Work Day and Teacher Office Hours
  • Thursday - Virtual Classes
    • 2nd 9:15-10
    • 4th 10:30-11:15
    • 6th 12:15-1pm
  • Friday - Individual Work Day and Teacher Office Hours

Classes that are two credits or more may use the additional class time for synchronous or asynchronous instruction. Each teacher will share their plan for distance learning during the first class session on April 14 or 15.

How can Parents Help

As we embark on Distant Learning, we recognize it can present different opportunities and challenges for families and students. While our number one goal is to continue high-quality instruction, we recognize the challenges and obstacles our students and families may face in the upcoming weeks will be exciting yet apprehensive. To prepare for this new approach to learning, it is important that we help our students adjust to the new normal and begin to develop good learning habits. Here are few tips to help students find success in this new environment:

  1. Take a deep breath
  2. Be there for your child as a parent
  3. Continue to maintain family norms and be supportive
  4. Know that you are doing the best you can
  5. Celebrate your accomplishments and progress!
Student Services

The Chantilly Academy Counselors and Career Experience Specialist will be available Monday-Friday to support students. In addition, please visit the Chantilly Academy website https://chantillyacademy.fcps.edu/ for updated resources to assist students in their college and career readiness goals.

Chantilly Academy Counselors

Mr. McCoart, semccoart@fcps.edu and Mrs. Porcella, hcporcella@fcps.edu

Career Experience Specialist

Mrs. Wannett, bjwannett@fcps.edu

Industry Certifications

Unfortunately at this time, all industry credential testing has been cancelled on-site and off-site as official off-site testing centers are all currently closed. As we receive more information from vendors about their specific tests, we will explore any alternative options in hopes to provide opportunities for our students as soon as possible.

Class of 2020

We will miss all of you! We love seeing your faces as you enter door 5, the new friendships you developed across base school boundaries, the skills you've learned during your time in the Academy and most importantly the opportunity to get to know each one of you and grow together. We are sorry that our face-to-face time was cut short but please know our teachers are excited to see you in their virtual classes throughout the remainder of the school year. They are excited to teach you new skills and opportunities that will support your growth beyond the school year.

Please take care of yourselves and each other. Stay healthy and be safe!

Scott Settar

Chantilly Academy Principal

4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 |  Main Phone: 703.222.7460

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Chantilly Academy News

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Chantilly Academy AFJROTC Instructor Named Teacher of the Year

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Lambert has been named the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7327’s Teacher of the Year and will be officially honored at a ceremony in early March. We are so proud of our amazing cadets and instructors involved in the Air Force JROTC Program.

Chantilly Academy Students to Compete in 2020 School Food Culinary Challenge March 21 at Hayfield Secondary School

Students from Chantilly Academy's Culinary Arts program will compete in the 8th annual Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge, sponsored by Silver Diner. The event is free to the public, but registration is required. Doors open at 10:45 AM, with a Public Tasting of students’ dishes at 11:00 AM.

The student “challenge” at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and appealing menu items that conform to USDA school meal guidelines. Winners in the lunch category are featured in school cafeterias across the National Capital Region the following year.

Entries are judged by a panel of celebrity chefs, school food professionals, students and local luminaries. This year 21 teams from 7 school districts will participate.

Get more information and register to attend.

4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 |  Main Phone: 703.222.7460

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Chantilly Academy Open House

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CodeDay DC at Nova Labs in Reston, VA - February 15-16

The following opportunity is being offered by CodeDay DC and not affiliated with Chantilly Academy. We wanted to share this opportunity for any students that may be interested.

CodeDay DC is the most beginner-friendly coding event in the Washington DC area! Bring your friends and get ready to build something cool in just 24 hours at CodeDay DC. We’ll have beginner workshops, hardware resources, as well as tons of activities to make learning to code a fun and engaging experience. Students of all levels of programming experience are welcome, so come and try something new!

Our Winter 2020 season will be happening over the weekend of February 15-16, from noon to noon at Nova Labs located in Reston, VA

You can register at https://codeday.org/dc, and use the promo code CODEDAY30 to receive 30% off your admission ticket.


If you are in need of financial assistance, scholarship tickets are available on a case-by-case basis. Please email vincentla@srnd.org for more information.

4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 |  Main Phone: 703.222.7460

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Chantilly Academy Open House

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As students approach academic advising and registration, we invite and encourage families to see what programs Chantilly Governor’s STEM Academy has to offer.  With a focus on both college and career readiness; we strive to offer program for students to explore in-demand career areas while focusing on skills needed to be successful in the global community.

We are excited to offer our annual Open House on Thursday, January 16th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  All families are welcome to come and learn about all of our programs. There is a free spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria (provided by the Culinary Arts program) from 6-6:30pm where there is also an opportunity to see student demonstrations from each of the Chantilly Academy programs.  Classrooms will be open to meet the instructors and current students during the final hour of the Open House.

In the meantime, check out our Chantilly Academy website for the most up-to-date information on the academic programs, registration, dual enrollment, and student success stories.

Additionally, we encourage families to learn more about our local labor market research to include the “State of the Workforce”  with the newest data on in-demand careers, employers that are hiring as well as top skills and certifications.  This information can be found on the NOVA Workforce site.

4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 |  Main Phone: 703.222.7460

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Happy Holidays from Chantilly Academy

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We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday break. Our students and staff have been in the holiday spirit all week and have been sharing this joy with others.

Students in Exploring Health Sciences made holiday cards and donated 60 pairs of socks to the pediatric unit at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. 

Medical Assistant students created Gingerbread Medical Facilities.

Entrepreneurship students participate in “Market Days” ---an opportunity to learn hands-on small business operations by selling wholesale items to the Chantilly community.

Chantilly Academy Ambassadors had a very busy month presenting to middle and elementary students. 

Auto Collision students pose with an industry professional after networking at a regional auto dealer career fair.

Cosmetology students shared some joy with our youngest friends from the community.

Have a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing all of our students back in 2020!

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