Educational Services


Each class in grades K to 5 participates in an art class during the week.


Creative Resources for Exceptional Academic and Talented Endeavors is a program designed for students identified as general intellectually gifted.


Drug Awareness Resistance Education is a program for 5th grade students. The DARE Officer, a member of the Colonial Heights Police Department, teaches the course during the second semester.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - The purpose of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is to help limited English proficient students learn English as quickly as possible through specific ESOL or bilingual instruction and to help them be successful in their school programs.

Counseling Services

A full-time counselor serves the students, parents, and staff. The school counselor meets with students, individually and in groups, to discuss a variety of topics such as study skills, organization, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships. Parental permission is required for participation.

Media Center (Library)

All grades are scheduled for a period in the library. During that period, the librarian teaches library skills and gives them time to select their own reading material.


Students in kindergarten through fifth grade receive weekly music instruction. Fourth and fifth grade students are also taught to play the piano through the use of electronic keyboards.

Literacy Extension

Each class, grades K-5, meets with the Literacy Extension teacher once each week for instruction in Writing and Reading. Activities are designed to correlate with each grade level's curriculum map and Standards of Learning. Literacy Extension provides an opportunity for learners to explore new books, participate in literacy activities, and enhance their writing skills.

Physical Education

All students in kindergarten through fifth grade receive instruction twice per week in physical education from a qualified instructor.


Students Organized to Develop Attitudes is a program for 4th grade students taught by juniors and seniors from Colonial Heights High School.

Special Education

Lakeview Elementary School offers a variety of special education programs that provide educational services for children with special needs. Special education services are provided in a collaborative or small group setting as specified in each child's Individualized Education Program or IEP. In addition, the school system has a Parent Resource Center located at the Colonial Heights Technical Center.


A speech pathologist provides individualized instruction to children experiencing speech and language difficulties.

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