Chantilly Academics

Chantilly High School is an institution which takes pride in its academic achievements, and always works to provide the best of opportunities for its students. The 211 teachers, 11 administrators, 12 counselors, and other professionals strive to meet the individual needs and interests of each pupil, and the College and Career Centers within the school provide numerous opportunities for students to integrate their high school experience with their college and career aspirations. The Media Center maintains a large CD-ROM collection and offers services which include satellite long-distance learning, Internet and database searching and satellite capability for course offerings as well as the four Fairfax County teaching/learning channels. In the past two years, Chantilly has increased the number of networkable computers by more than 80%, and all classrooms and offices are networked, providing students and teachers with full Internet and e-mail capability. State-of-the-art Writing and Research Labs feature full multimedia equipment designed to enhance student written communication skills in English, Social Studies, Foreign Language, and Science. Other updated computer labs include those in Computer Science and Research, Chemistry, Geosystems, Business, and two multipurpose multimedia labs. The Chantilly Academy for Engineering and Scientific Technology offers 17 professional and technical preparatory courses to juniors and seniors from Chantilly and 27 other high school locations in Fairfax County.


Since 1977, Chantilly has graduated more than 80 National Merit Semi-Finalists, 348 Commended students and 20 National Achievement Commended students. The Class of 1999 had 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists and 16 Commended students and 2 National Achievement Commended students.


  Verbal Math Total
National 505 512 1017
Virginia 507 499 1006
Chantilly 527 537 1064


In addition to a strong college preparatory curriculum, Chantilly High School's course offerings include Gifted and Talented (GT) courses in four disciplines: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Chantilly also offers twenty-one Advanced Placement programs which are weighted by an additional .5 quality point added to the passing grade if the student takes the AP exam.