Charlotte Amalie High School

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Charlotte Amalie High School
8 and 9 Sugar Estate Road
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 00802
U.S. Virgin Islands
Coordinates 18°20′31″N 64°55′11″E / 18.341845°N 64.919669°E / 18.341845; 64.919669
Type Public
Motto "To Excel Always"
Established 1920
CEEB code 550080
NCES School ID 780003000005
Principal Mr. Alcede Edwards
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,400+
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Mascot Chicken Hawk
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (2019)

Ambassador Terence Todman

Timothy and Theron Thomas (Rock City)


Reuben Rogers

Rashawn Ross

Elrod Hendricks

Al McBean

John "Dah Rock" Jackson

Julius "The Chef" Jackson

Renaldo Turnbull

Charlotte Amalie High School is a public high school housing a population of just over 1400 students, and 130 plus members of faculty and staff. It is located in what is colloquially called the "town area" of the island of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands; It is named after the official name for the "town area," Charlotte Amalie, and it is a part of the St. Thomas-St. John School District. It is the territory's most populous high school.


C.A.H.S. was established in 1920 as a junior high school. In 1930, the first 12th grade class was added, and four students graduated in the class of 1931. It is popularly known as "High School" to older residents of St. Thomas, because it was the first high school opened on the island. It was named after Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), the queen consort of Denmark and Norway, (the wife of King Christian V). The school had two other locations prior to where it currently stands. The first location was at the Commandant Gade Site, and the second was at what is now the Senate (Earl B. Ottley Legislative) Building. The Charlotte Amalie High School moved to its current location in 1955.

School Mission[edit]

Our mission is to educate and prepare students to become responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners who are able to function at optimal levels in institutions of higher learning, in careers, and in a global society.

School Uniforms[edit]

Charlotte Amalie High School requires its students to wear school uniforms.

Male Students Female Students
Males students are to be attired in navy blue dress pants worn on the waist, supported by a Black, brown, or navy belt worn on the waist with a small buckle, a light blue tailored shirt or pullover tucked into the pants, solid-colored white, blue, or black crew socks, solid-colored black, brown, or blue shoes, or solid-colored white or black sneakers and the school ID worn visibly on the collar. Female Students are likewise attired in a navy blue, fully pleated skirt that is touching the knees, a light blue tailored blouse or pullover with collar, solid-colored white or blue crew socks, solid-colored black, brown, or blue shoes or solid-colored white or black sneakers coupled with the school ID worn visibly on the collar.

Charlotte Amalie High School Uniform Notes

  • Undershirts that are visible must be white or light blue. The Physical Education shirt (gold) may also be worn as an undershirt, other colors are an infraction of the uniform policy and may result in disciplinary action.
  • No bracelets, chains, or other ornaments around the neck, wrist, or ankle or anywhere else on the face or body are allowed.
  • Hats, caps, head wraps, and dark glasses are not to be worn on campus at any time without administrative approval.
  • A navy tie either dress or knit is also required for seniors for both the male and female uniforms.
  • Repeated violations of the uniform policy may result in suspension either in-school or out of school.

Alternate School Uniforms

The School Chapters of the Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Art Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, Interact Club, and other organizations present at C.A.H.S., have slight variations or alternate versions of the school uniform that students who hold membership are allowed to wear on specific days. JROTC cadets can also be seen in their uniforms on their designated days.[1]

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Charlotte Amalie High's Mighty, Mighty Chickenhawks have been exceptional performers in many of the extracurricular activities and sports present in the Virgin Islands.

The athletes of C.A.H.S. have claimed multiple IAA (Interscholastic Athletic Association) titles in Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Tackle Football, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

C.A.H.S. always fields a strong team for the annual Virgin Islands Appellate High School Moot Court Competition held in the territory. After taking first place in 2013, 2014, and 2015, Charlotte Amalie High School also became the first to claim three consecutive victories in the competition. C.A.H.S. has also claimed first place finishes in the competition in 2011 and 2009. CAHS also has excellent showings in the territorial JROTC Caribbean Drill Competitions, Poetry Out Loud, various Quiz Bowls, and the ever expanding Rock City Classic: Battle of the Bands (Current and 4 Time Repeat Champions). In regards to the Poetry Out Loud competition, the 2008 National Champion also hails from the Charlotte Amalie High School. Her win is most impressive because that was the first year that the Virgin Islands was allowed to participate. Also of note, is the fact that the St. Thomas Carnival Queen has, for 18 consecutive years (1999-2016), come from Charlotte Amalie High School.

While The C.A.H.S. Hawks compete against the Antilles Hurricanes, All-Saints Vikings, Saints Peter and Paul Jaguars, The Virgin Islands Montessori School Volts, Seventh Day Adventist Crusaders, and The Wesleyan Academy in the St. Thomas / St John District, they hold a long standing and intense rivalry with the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Dynamic Dynamite Rays.


  1. ^ "Dress Code." Charlotte Amalie High School.

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Coordinates: 18°20′32″N 64°55′09″W / 18.3422°N 64.9193°W / 18.3422; -64.9193