KEYS Academy - Caroline

CarolineKEYS Academy-Caroline is a Private Day School licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to serve Special Education students in grades K through 12. We are located at 8051 Prosperity Way, Suite 200, Ruther Glen, VA 22546. Our Phone number is 804-867-2657. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 804-589-0433. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Charlene Gray

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Second semester was off to a great start as we were able to offer 5 days/week in-person learning to all of our students. Our students and staff continue to do daily health screenings and temperature checks every morning, as well as follow CDC guidelines for mask use and social distancing to ensure that we are creating a safe environment for in-person learning.

For our staff, the first quarter was about teambuilding and relationships. Our second quarter, we focused on how to deepen relationships with each other and our students. Our third quarter, we have really challenged our students with both academic rigor and course completion.

As for our students, they have stepped up to the plate in course completion, while continuing their work through our KEYS curriculum. Our students continue to demonstrate their knowledge of the KEYS curriculum through verbal expression, writing, music and even art. Their ability to retain their well-being is commendable as we have had inclement weather throughout the quarter. We have already administered some SOLs and will continue throughout the semester. We had fun celebrating Alliteration Spirit Week, which included the following:

  • Monday: Mismatched and Madlibs
  • Tuesday: Tie Dye and T-Shirts
  • Wednesday: Pajamas and Pancakes
  • Thursday: Bowties and Bagels
  • Friday: Flip Flops and Flannels

In February, our students also enjoyed Black History Month by encouraging an atmosphere of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Students decorated their doors, answered trivia questions, and researched contributing historical events.

KEYS Academy-Caroline will continue to focus forward on our school theme of “Family Matters” as we approach the fourth quarter and prepare our students to take SOLs and achieve social-emotional success.


Charlene Gray, Director

School News

KEYS Academy-Caroline is licensed, and will open its doors to students on Monday, August 10, 2020. Due to opening within COVID-19 Phase 3 guidance, KEYS Academy-Caroline will operate on a hybrid schedule. Students will attend in person either A day (Monday and Thursday), or B day (Tuesday and Friday), and students will attend through remote learning the other 3 days of the week. Wednesdays will be remote learning for all students. Students will follow the same school day schedule, 8:30-2:30 whether attending remotely or in-person. An all remote school day will also be available to families with significant health needs.

Important Dates

  • April 2nd-9th Spring break
  • April 15thInterims
  • May 26thLast day of school
  • June 7thESY Starts