What is HCPS doing well? What could it do better? And what do we want the school division to look like in 2025? Those are the questions considered by “Destination 2025: The Plan for HCPS.”

Each year a strategic plan steering committee revisits our progress and suggests revisions for the School Board to consider. “Destination 2025: The Plan for HCPS” merges an earlier version of the school division’s comprehensive strategic plan with another document known as “Amy’s Passport” (Superintendent Amy Cashwell’s 2018-19 booklet of reflections, recommendations and next steps) to create a roadmap for Henrico County Public Schools’ continuous progress. The earlier version of the comprehensive strategic plan for HCPS was created during the 2017-18 school year, thanks to the involvement of more than 300 committee members, students, families and HCPS staff. It also includes input from focus groups, community input events, two online surveys and a public hearing. Because the earlier strategic plan and “Amy’s Passport” shared similarities, they have now merged to become one.


What’s in “Destination 2025: The Plan for HCPS”?

The Plan is divided into six goals we want to achieve by 2025, how we’ll get there, and how those goals align with our values, or cornerstones.

Where do we want to go? By 2025, we want HCPS to be clearly defined by:

  • Academic excellence.
  • An inclusive, safe and supportive climate.
  • Recruiting, retaining and rewarding educators.
  • Cultivating and maintaining collaborative partnerships.
  • Strength in diversity.
  • An equitable and secure environment.


How do we get there? A destination is no good without movement. The Plan details a host of steps HCPS should take to achieve the vision described by the six defining goals above.

How do we know we are on the right path for HCPS? The goals and the ways we plan to reach them align with one or more of our four cornerstones, or core values:

  • Safety and wellness.
  • Academic growth.
  • Equity and opportunity.
  • Relationships.


HCPS 2018-2025 Strategic Plan Updates Presentation – December 10, 2020

View the draft of the complete revised Plan and comment on the plan using one of the three methods below. All comments will be given careful consideration, no matter how they are submitted.

  • Email Dr. Tiffany Hinton, director of HCPS’ Department of Assessment, Research and Evaluation at tshinton@henrico.k12.va.us.
  • Attend a public hearing Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va., 23223.
  • The School Board is expected to vote on the revised Plan at its Jan. 28 meeting. You are welcome to email the School Board. An email sent to this address will be sent to all five Board members: schoolboard@henrico.k12.va.us

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.


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