Procedures

Students in Henrico County are expected to attend the school which serves the geographical area in which they live, unless they have been accepted to either regional or divisionwide educational programs (e.g., specialty centers and exceptional education programs). Placements based on academic programs or exceptional education services are not variances and are handled by the appropriate director of elementary, secondary, or exceptional education. Siblings of students accepted into academic programs or placed in exceptional education programs may not attend the school out of their residential zone unless they are also placed or accepted into a special program at that school. Exceptions to the process will only be made after investigation and subsequent recommendation is initiated through the variance application process. (Continue reading.)

Variance Request Form

Variance Request Form Supplemental Documentation (used for elementary child-care variance requests)

Contact your child’s assigned school for questions related to HCPS school assignment/variance requests.

Contact Information:
Cheri Guempel, Policy & Constituency Services Specialist, 804-652-3714