Application Process

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Center for Leadership & International Relations at James River High School.

To apply to the Center, please visit http://mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/specialty-centers/ and scroll down to Admissions Documents.


  • Please ensure that your middle school counselor is informed of your application, and he or she will forward transcripts and recommendations to our office.


  • Potential applicants and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend an informative Open House that explains the purpose of the Center, its courses, and student involvement and opportunities. 


  • Attendees will hear from current students and also participate in breakout sessions held immediately after the presentation. The breakout sessions will allow students and parents the opportunity to ask specific questions about the Center. 




Check out the DIGITAL SPECIALTY CENTER FAIR for each CCPS specialty center:



Admissions materials for the 2020-2021 school year can be found on CCPS' specialty center website: https://mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/specialty-centers/

Posted 10/28/2020

Who do we select?



When selecting students, the following criteria are using in making decisions:


  • Middle school grades

  • Strong application demonstrating leadership, community service, particpation in activities, awards, and other interests

  • A confidential recommendation from a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade English or social studies teacher

  • A second confidential recommendation from a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade middle school teacher of your choice

  • Participation in an interview panel with faculty and students

Interview Reminders

  • Check the date and arrival time for your interview. 

  • Wear business casual/business attire.

  • Arrive at JRHS at your designated time in the front lobby where a Leadership student will greet you.

  • Parents may visit our hospitality suite while their child is being interviewed.


  • Check here if there is inclement weather.

  • If an emergency arises, please call Mrs. Ashley Hewlett as soon as possible at 378-2420 x4165. If you need to contact her the day of your interview after 2:00 p.m., please call the main office at 378-2420 or via email after 3 p.m.: Ashley_Hewlett@ccpsnet.net