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History

Charlotte Amalie High School was organized as a junior high school in 1920. In 1930 it added the first twelfth grade and four students graduated in the class of 1931. The Commandant Gade School and the present Senate Building were places used by Charlotte Amalie High School until the school was opened at its current site in 1955.

Timeline

20th CENTURY

1920 C.A.H.S. founded (Commandant Gade Site / grades 7-12)
1931 First Senior Graduation
1931 School located in Marine Barracks (Present Senate Building)
1936 School returned to Commandant Gade
1947 School moved back to Marine Barracks
1951 Introduction of Federal Vocational Education Program
1955 School Moved to present site
1963 Home Economics cottage built by vocational department
1964 School accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and
Secondary Schools
1964 Music suite and gymnasium built
1964 Third floor added to building B
1965 C.A.H.S. became a senior high school (grades 9-12)
1968 Building 5 added to Trade and Industry
1969 C.A.H.S. track added
1973 Received charter for the Amalian Chapter of the National Honor Society
1974 Accreditation renewed through December 1983
1975 Building C added to school complex
1989 Hurricane Hugo demolished English Department rooms 194-200 B
1990 English Department room rebuilt
1995 Hurricane Marilyn caused damage to school
1996 Special Education classrooms built
1997 Academic Teaming instituted

21st CENTURY

2001 Advanced Placement course added to curriculum
2006
CAHS received AYP banner  

2007 CAHS received AYP banner
2007 Gynasium reconstruction completed
2008 Accreditation renewed by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

2010 CAHS received AYP banner  

2010 Wall of Fame introduced to celebrate the achievements of outstanding Alumni  

2011 CAHS received AYP banner

2012 CAHS received AYP banner  

2013 CAHS received AYP banner

 

 

SCHOOL HERALDRY

 Colors ................................................................................... Gold and Blue

Emblem ................................................................................. Chickenhawk

Motto ................................................................................ To Excel Always

 

C.A.H.S. ALMA MATER

 O great and noble high school. How much we owe to thee.

Our grateful hearts will always live wherever we may be.

So let us shout with all our might, and let our joyance never cease.

God grant that teachers, friends, and school may ever have His peace.

We'll not forget the lessons our teachers taught each day.

We'll make you proud of us dear school, each pupil in his way

We'll strive to keep your standards high and fight with all our might

To keep your light forever bright by doing what is right.

 By: 

Arthur Benjamin, Class of 1934

Hugh Smith, Class of 1934

 

SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS

School Newspaper ................................................................... The Reflector

Yearbook ................................................................................. The Amalian

Literary Magazine ........................................................................... Glimpses

Foreign Language Magazine .................................................. Voces Literaria