Opportunity Block

New to the Upper School schedule in 2016 - 2017, Opportunity Block (Opp Block) is held twice a week, and serves as a flexible learning and cultural enrichment time for students grades 9 - 12. Topics range from academic assistance to hobbies to community service trips.

The blocks are organized and offered by faculty, with opportunities for students and student groups to propose (faculty-sponsored and -approved) programming. In some cases, teachers will request or require that students join a particular activity that relates to that student’s academic work or extracurricular involvement, but most students will be at liberty to choose their endeavors. See pictures from some of this year's Opp Blocks here.

Recently Offered Opp Blocks

  • Movie Screenings
  • Knitting
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Cum Laude Talk
  • De-Stressing & Outlining Research Papers
  • Photojournalism
  • Yoga
  • Set Construction
  • Math Lab
  • Swahili for Beginners
  • The Art of Satire
  • Community Service with the Boys' & Girls' Club and Charlottesville Senior Center
  • Chess
  • Strategy of Poker
  • College Essays Workshop