Kanawha County Schools Summer Learning Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for free virtual summer learning. Please find the information below!

*Free Virtual Summer School & Credit Recovery*

Both virtual summer school (for middle and high school) and credit recovery classes (high school only) will be offered for free this summer. Additional information is as follows:

Virtual Summer School (middle/high)

  • Students currently in original-credit courses and unable to finish by the end of the school year may continue until July 31, 2020, at no charge.
  • Registration for summer school will begin May 1, 2020.
  • All courses should be completed by July 31, 2020.
  • High School summer school teachers will be reaching out. All others can contact their school counselor or administrator. 

Credit Recovery (high school)

  • The WV Virtual School is offering free credit recovery for students who have failed credits.
  • For this year only, this is for students who were failing courses as of March 13, 2020.
  • Registration will begin on May 1, 2020.
  • Courses must be completed by July 31, 2020.
  • You will hear from or can contact the student's school counselor or an administrator. 

To view the update, click the link below:





Capital High School 2020 Graduation Date

Cougar Community-

With all West Virginia school buildings closed for the rest of this school year, our 2020 graduation ceremony is now scheduled for June 23 at 7:30 PM in The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

Thank you!


Larry D. Bailey, Principal 
1500 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 348-6500
Fax: (304) 348-6509
Twitter: @CHS_Cougars1989

FamilyCare School-Based Center Access

Students, families and staff of Capital High School:

Please note that during this time of school closures, our FamilyCare School-Based Health Centers at the schools will also be closed.  We do want to continue to accommodate services for both Behavioral Health and Medical needs for the schools' students and staff at both schools, however.  Our School-Based Staff will be offering services at the Patrick Street office of FamilyCare in the interim.  You may reach this office at 304-720-4466 to schedule an appointment with either Derrick Gibson (therapy) or Dawn Grigsby (medical needs).  We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during this uncertain and unsettling time.  Thank you!
 Larry D. Bailey, Principal 
1500 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 348-6500
Fax: (304) 348-6509
Twitter: @CHS_Cougars1989

PB&J Scholarship

For the first time, PB&J is offering Capital High School students a $1,000.00 scholarship for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed!

Apply at;


This scholarship is open to all college-bound seniors at Capital High School that plan on attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020.

Contact Traven Watase, Director of the fund, at (808) 450-9988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Priority Deadline: May 31, 2020

Army ROTC Scholarship Opportunity

The Army ROTC program offers more scholarships than any other organization in America. Benefits include scholarships to assist with tuition, housing, books, and monthly allowances.

March 9, 2020, is the DEADLINE TO APPLY.

Students can apply online:


Robotics Tournament October 18

We took 5 robotics teams to their first qualification matches today. There were 24 teams at the event. Our teams finished the day in the following places: 1, 3, 4, 13 and 15th out of 24 teams. Our students received their kits a month after every other school. If you see the students on the list from this morning, give them a shout out.

A big thank you to Mrs. Gothard and Mr. Lilly for helping bring us together this week. Also, thank you to everyone that had loaned us items while we get the program on its feet.

Go Cougars!

Thank you,

Shawn Ferguson