Survey: Help shape the future of middle schools in Henrico County

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Henrico County Public Schools is reimagining middle schools, and the school division needs your help. HCPS is asking Henrico families to take a brief online survey to provide feedback about the exploration of additional middle school specialty centers.

HCPS is considering establishing the centers – called Young Scholar Academies – to enable students in grades 6-8 to concentrate in a particular academic area. The proposed programs would add more options to Henrico Schools’ three existing middle school International Baccalaureate programs.

The survey is available at http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/b581g59b5a or by going to henricoschools.us and looking under “Hot Topics.” The survey will solicit input through Nov. 28 and is open to families at all grade levels. Families can also contact their school directly to obtain a paper copy of the survey in English or Spanish. The survey is part of the school division’s continuing efforts to innovate by engaging families.

The programs would offer a theme or focus designed to give middle school students an opportunity to explore a special interest, gift, talent or skill. The centers would aim to provide more high-quality options for students with diverse learning needs.

The survey can be completed in 2-3 minutes.