Henrico Schools are well known throughout not only the region and state but also the nation.
The school division is equipped with the latest technology as well as state-of-the-art facilities. Laptops are provided to each of our more than 26,000 secondary students each year through our Teaching and Learning Initiative. HCPS was one of the first school divisions in the country to start this initiative in 2001. HCPS strives to promote environmental awareness and responsibility by using energy-saving measures in both new and existing schools.
Our school division has received awards ranging from Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America for the fourteenth consecutive year, to National School Library program of the year by the American Association of School Librarians. Seven schools earned the 2012 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence and three high schools were named among the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Henrico employs high-quality teachers who are eager to educate well-rounded students. In the Parent Engagement Satisfaction Survey results from the 2010-2011 school year, 94 percent of parents felt their students got a high quality education and 96 percent of parents felt the school’s staff was committed to their child’s education. Teachers from multiple schools were awarded “The Creating Excellence Award” by the Virginia Department of Education in 2011 as well.
In our commitment and vision to be the premier school division in the country, HCPS not only offers traditional learning programs, but also offers an array of programs to fit the needs of each and every student. Courses of study vary from The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, Advance College Academy, and multiple specialty centers, to The English Language Learners Program, which serves students who speak 85 different native languages. – less