HCPS’ Bridge Builders Academy features virtual gatherings and discussions with experts on a host of topics, designed to connect you, our families, with information you need. The sessions are categorized in four “learning strands”:

  • Beyond the Classroom
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Exceptional Education
  • Information, Access and Opportunities

The series is presented by HCPS’ Department of Family and Community Engagement and the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center. For more information about the Family and Educator Resource Center, visit the center’s webpage.

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Upcoming Events

Medical Mythbusters
Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
Learning Strand: Exceptional Education
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English Language Learner Information Session
Thursday, May 19 at noon  (VIRTUAL)
Learning Strand: Information, Access and Opportunities
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Body Image and Behavior: What’s the Connection?

Tuesday, Jan. 25 at at 6 p.m. (VIRTUAL)

Learning Strand: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Disintegrating Student

Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. (VIRTUAL)

Learning Strand: Beyond the Classroom

VDOE Ombudsman
Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
Learning Strand: Exceptional Education
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Learning Strand Categories

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Beyond the Classroom

Whether learning happens virtually or in person, conditions outside the class environment affect each student’s ability to thrive. “Beyond the Classroom” workshops give you new ways to support your learner at home and in the community.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

These workshops aim to empower students and families, and foster better practices of diversity, equity and inclusion for our youth, adults and community.

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Exceptional Education

Exceptional education services can be challenging to navigate. These sessions help families understand the exceptional education system and find the resources they need to better support their learners

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Information, Access and Opportunities

Discover the wealth of resources available to families in our community. These workshops connect parents, guardians, and educators with important information and services from HCPS experts and organizations in the Richmond region.