– Strategic Plan

What should Henrico Public Schools look like in 2025?

Henrico Schools’ 2018-25 Strategic Plan was approved by unanimous vote of the Henrico School Board at its monthly meeting on June 21, 2018. Thank you to everyone who offered feedback on the draft version of the new guiding document.

The plan was created by committees comprised of school parents, students, Henrico Schools staff members, interested citizens and others. The groups, formed in January 2018 from a pool of applicants, concentrated on different areas of the new plan. Your views, expressed in an online survey and a public hearing, were instrumental in revising the draft and creating the final plan.

Our Vision

Henrico County Public Schools believes in the right to achieve and the support to succeed for all.

Our Mission

Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social, and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

What’s in the Plan

The plan includes descriptions of eight major strategic goals and how the school division plans to reach them. The goals are each tied to one or more of the four cornerstones that comprise Henrico Schools’ core values.

HCPS’ Four Cornerstones

Safety and Wellness 

An equitable and inclusive school climate that provides for the social, emotional, cultural and physical wellness of all stakeholders.

Academic Growth

Occurring from the cumulative impact of exposure to core curricula, electives and life-skill development opportunities, and that prepares students to reach their potential.

Equity and Opportunity

Collective effort of all stakeholders to reduce disparities among students from varying demographics and backgrounds through engaging, meaningful and relevant experiences.

Relationships

Building authentic, trusting connections that encourage collaboration and engagement among students, families, staff and communities.

Cornerstones at Work!

No HCPS meals Monday; Service will resume Tuesday, with new voter registration drive

Henrico, Va. Sept. 25, 2020 — Monday is a Henrico County Public Schools student holiday in observance of Yom Kippur, and there will be no meals distribution that day. HCPS will resume free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools Tuesday, and bus stop neighborhood drop-off service Wednesday. When the service resumes, families will not […]

From the Kitchen to the Classroom

Reinforcing learning materials can be fun, especially in the kitchen! Join Victoria’s Kitchen as the kids’ cooking school staff shows us how to create some healthy snacks for your learner, all while incorporating math!Learning Strand: Beyond the ClassroomPresenter: Victoria’s Kitchen

Virginia Board of Education honors HCPS as a ‘School Division of Innovation’

Henrico, Va. Sept. 24, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools has been recognized for its educational innovation by the Virginia Board of Education. Fifteen of the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions were named “School Divisions of Innovation.” The divisions were recognized for “designing and implementing alternatives to traditional instructional practices and school structures” in order to […]

2020-21 REB Award: Why is your principal one of central Virginia’s great educational leaders?

Henrico, Va. Sept. 24, 2020 — The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. The monetary component of the awards has been increased this year: honorees […]

Family workshops abound in HCPS’ newly reimagined ‘Bridge Builders Academy’ series

Henrico, Va. Sept. 23, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ family workshops have always been about transformation. Now, the workshop series itself has been transformed to bring Henrico families and educators even more useful presentations, speakers and events. Formerly known as the Family Learning Series, the series will kick off its fall season with the […]

HCPS hosting virtual panel discussions and presentations for Hispanic Heritage Month

Henrico, Va. Sept. 23, 2020 — October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and Henrico County Public Schools will host four virtual events as part of the observance. The events include a panel discussion on activist Dolores Huerta; a teacher panel on Hispanic representation in education; a presentation on community resources; and a discussion of language in […]

No HCPS meals Monday; Service will resume Tuesday, with new voter registration drive

Henrico, Va. Sept. 25, 2020 — Monday is a Henrico County Public Schools student holiday in observance of Yom Kippur, and there will be no meals distribution that day. HCPS will resume free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools Tuesday, and bus stop neighborhood drop-off service Wednesday. When the service resumes, families will not […]

From the Kitchen to the Classroom

Reinforcing learning materials can be fun, especially in the kitchen! Join Victoria’s Kitchen as the kids’ cooking school staff shows us how to create some healthy snacks for your learner, all while incorporating math!Learning Strand: Beyond the ClassroomPresenter: Victoria’s Kitchen

Virginia Board of Education honors HCPS as a ‘School Division of Innovation’

Henrico, Va. Sept. 24, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools has been recognized for its educational innovation by the Virginia Board of Education. Fifteen of the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions were named “School Divisions of Innovation.” The divisions were recognized for “designing and implementing alternatives to traditional instructional practices and school structures” in order to […]

2020-21 REB Award: Why is your principal one of central Virginia’s great educational leaders?

Henrico, Va. Sept. 24, 2020 — The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. The monetary component of the awards has been increased this year: honorees […]

Family workshops abound in HCPS’ newly reimagined ‘Bridge Builders Academy’ series

Henrico, Va. Sept. 23, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ family workshops have always been about transformation. Now, the workshop series itself has been transformed to bring Henrico families and educators even more useful presentations, speakers and events. Formerly known as the Family Learning Series, the series will kick off its fall season with the […]

HCPS hosting virtual panel discussions and presentations for Hispanic Heritage Month

Henrico, Va. Sept. 23, 2020 — October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and Henrico County Public Schools will host four virtual events as part of the observance. The events include a panel discussion on activist Dolores Huerta; a teacher panel on Hispanic representation in education; a presentation on community resources; and a discussion of language in […]

 

The Eight Major Goals of the Plan

 

Accreditation

Henrico County Public Schools will achieve and maintain full accreditation.

Transformation of Curriculum to Meet the Needs of an Innovative, Global Workforce

Henrico County Public Schools will transform the curriculum to meet the needs of an innovative, global workforce.

Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Climate

Henrico County Public Schools will foster an inclusive, safe and supportive climate for all stakeholders.

Recruit, Retain and Reward educators

Henrico County Public Schools will recruit, retain and reward educators who nurture the whole child.

Cultivate and Maintain Collaborative Partnerships

Henrico County Public Schools will cultivate and maintain meaningful, collaborative partnerships to enrich the student experience, and provide relevant learning opportunities.

Strength in Diversity

Henrico County Public Schools will leverage its strength of diversity and lead dialogue to ensure equity and access for all.

Equitable and Secure Environment

Henrico County Public Schools will provide equitable and secure physical learning environments that inspire community pride.

Learner-Centered Experiences

Henrico County Public Schools will provide equitable, collaborative and engaging learner-centered experiences empowering learners to become contributing citizens in a global society.

If you have questions, or would like more information, please call the HCPS Department of Research and Planning at 804-652-3621. You may also email Dr. Tiffany Hinton, director of HCPS Assessment, Research and Evaluation, at tshinton@henrico.k12.va.us.



Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social, and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.


P.O. Box 23120 | 3820 Nine Mile Road | Henrico, Virginia 23223
804-652-3600

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