Chantilly Academy Program Highlights

Applications Open for the Girls Fire and Rescue Summer Academy

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy is offering a Girls Fire and Rescue Academy this summer from June 25-28.  Campers will engage in unique experiences each day including physical training, fire/EMS simulations, interacting with an on-duty fire and rescue crew, touring the fire station, and more!  The program is completely FREE of charge.  Uniforms and safety gear will be provided.  

The Girls Fire and Rescue Academy is open to rising 7th through 12th grade female students who are Fairfax County residents.  The Academy is limited to 24 applicants, so apply today!  To apply, visit the Girls Fire and Rescue Academy website.  Applications are due by Friday, May 17, 2024.  

girls fire academy

Chantilly Academy Highlights

auto guest speaker

Former Chantilly Academy Auto Tech student, Colin, came to speak to our Auto Tech 2 & 3 students about his pathway in the automotive industry. Colin began his first internship in the field at the Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services (DVS) while he was in high school. After graduation, Colin attended Penn College of Technology and earned an associate's degree in Automotive Technology and a bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology Management.  Colin recently began a full-time position with DVS as a mechanic working on school buses.  Thank you, Colin, for sharing your journey with our students!


carpentry window sash

Carpentry 2 students had an opportunity to learn about preserving historic windows this week.  Melanie Lytle of Glaze Craft Windows, one of the premier historic window preservationists in the Mid-Atlantic region, brought in one of her current projects to show students, a set of century-old windows from a local home.  Students had the opportunity to learn about the preservation process and do some problem solving along the way.


military ball

Our AFJROTC cadets attended the Military Ball this week along with cadets from all eight of the FCPS JROTC programs.  It was a fantastic evening connecting with cadets from throughout the county! 


Skilled Professionals Signing Day

save the date signing day

Chantilly Academy will be hosting a Skilled Professionals Signing Day on Wednesday, May 8.  We will celebrate the next generation of skilled professionals as students sign letters of intent for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training.  Academy students who are interested in participating can contact Mrs. Jonsson ( for more information.  We can't wait to celebrate you!