Charlotte Training School & Charlotte High School

401 Thomas Jefferson Highway
Charlotte Court House, Virginia

The Charlotte Training School, opened its doors to students on February 12, 1928 after the community had raised $7000 to fund the building of the school.
After a decade of service, Ambassador David K. E. Bruce donated the funds necessary for the construction of a successor to the Training School,
to be designated as Charlotte High School.

In the late 1990's the citizens of Charlotte County embarked on a project to plan and fund a museum dedicated to the goal of documenting the long
unrecognized history and culture of African-Americans in Charlotte County. In 1997 the Board of Supervisors for Charlotte, along with the School Board,
put forth and approved a plan to house the museum in the former Central High School one-room library. The remainder of the building is home to an early
childhood learning center.


Charlotte Training School under construction



Charlotte Training School in 1928


Charlotte Training School in 1937




Charlotte High School in 1948