Get Involved

As a K-12 StudentAs a Parent/GuardianAs a School Teacher/AdministratorEveryone

K-12 students – Help organize a club at your school.  Ask  a teacher or your school’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) to help.

  • Elementary Grades (K-5) – See K- 5 Students’ Playing ACES CHESS Get Started Guide Sheet.
  • Middle School (6-8) – See 6-8 Students’ Playing ACES CHESS Get Started Guide Sheet
  • High School (9-12) – See 9-12 Students’ Playing ACES CHESS Get Started Guide Sheet

Middle and High School students that want to lead K-12 chess program development efforts in Charlottesville City & Albemarle County should look in the Student Chess Leadership Council (SCLC).

Parents / Guardians – Help your future K-12 chess player and advocate for chess in their school.

  • Elementary Grades (K-5) – See K- 5 Parents’ Playing ACES CHESS Getting Started Guide Sheet.
  • Middle School (6-8) – See 6-8 Parents’ Playing ACES CHESS Getting Started Guide Sheet
  • High School (9-12) – See 9-12 Parents’ Playing ACES CHESS Getting Started Guide Sheet

Schools (Administrators & PTOs) – Participate in the annual planning meetings the last week of April annually at the (TBD). See Program Calendar.  Also, learn more about your role in promoting the SCLC.  Note: If your public, private, alternative or home school group within Albemarle County or Charlottesville City desires a chess program during the period Aug 2016 – Jul 2017 please go to the Desire a Program link before 01 May to record your program need.  This will be used to program resources to meet your needs.

  • Elementary Schools (K-5) xx Apr, Tuesday, 17:30 (5:30 pm) – 19:00 (7:00 pm) See School Annual Planning Guide (ES)
  • Middle School (6-8) xx Apr, Wednesday, 18:00 (6:00 pm) – 19:30 (7:30 pm) See School Annual Planning Guide (MS)
  • High School (9-12) xx Apr, Thursday, 18:30 (6:30 pm) – 20:00 (8:00 pm) See School Annual Planning Guide (HS)

Community – Help sponsor a K-12 chess.

  • Submit a Program Sponsorship Form and/or an Event Sponsorship Form.
  • Volunteer at one of our events.
  • Donate
  • Submit ideas for possible event types.  See current ideas list!