– Strategic Plan

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!

Moody Middle School seventh-grader captures Henrico Schools’ divisionwide spelling title

Henrico, Va., Jan. 15, 2020 – Ananya Nanduru topped competitors from across Henrico County Tuesday night to become Henrico Schools’ 2020 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Moody Middle School seventh-grader won in Round 8 by correctly spelling “breviary,” a book of daily prayers, hymns and psalms. The contest features spelling champions from 46 HCPS elementary schools and 12 middle […]

Does 2020 include a clear vision for your career?

Henrico, Va. Jan. 13, 2020 – There’ll be no need for hindsight when you make 2020 the year you find a satisfying job that makes a difference. Come talk to us about joining the Henrico County Public Schools team. Virginia’s sixth-largest school division is holding a job fair Jan. 16 at Tuckahoe Area Library.We’re seeking […]

26 Henrico teachers attain profession’s highest mark; HCPS recognized for supporting teachers’ efforts

Henrico, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 – Twenty-six Henrico County Public Schools teachers achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2019, and three additional Henrico teachers renewed their certifications. Becoming certified is a rigorous process and is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. The national board also included HCPS among 11 school […]

Board adopts calendar for school year 2020-21

Henrico, Va. Dec. 13, 2019 – The Henrico School Board voted Thursday at its monthly meeting to adopt a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that includes two full weeks of Winter Break and more student holidays. After getting input from the community through three community meetings and an online survey, the school division’s calendar […]

Deck your halls while you support horticulture students

Henrico, Va. Dec. 9, 2019 – Decorate for the holidays without spending a lot of green when you buy festive plants from Henrico Schools students. The horticulture programs at the Academy at Virginia Randolph and the ACE Center at Hermitage will both hold sales of student-grown plants in December. Come give your house the gift […]

Moody Middle School seventh-grader captures Henrico Schools’ divisionwide spelling title

Henrico, Va., Jan. 15, 2020 – Ananya Nanduru topped competitors from across Henrico County Tuesday night to become Henrico Schools’ 2020 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Moody Middle School seventh-grader won in Round 8 by correctly spelling “breviary,” a book of daily prayers, hymns and psalms. The contest features spelling champions from 46 HCPS elementary schools and 12 middle […]

Does 2020 include a clear vision for your career?

Henrico, Va. Jan. 13, 2020 – There’ll be no need for hindsight when you make 2020 the year you find a satisfying job that makes a difference. Come talk to us about joining the Henrico County Public Schools team. Virginia’s sixth-largest school division is holding a job fair Jan. 16 at Tuckahoe Area Library.We’re seeking […]

26 Henrico teachers attain profession’s highest mark; HCPS recognized for supporting teachers’ efforts

Henrico, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 – Twenty-six Henrico County Public Schools teachers achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2019, and three additional Henrico teachers renewed their certifications. Becoming certified is a rigorous process and is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. The national board also included HCPS among 11 school […]

Board adopts calendar for school year 2020-21

Henrico, Va. Dec. 13, 2019 – The Henrico School Board voted Thursday at its monthly meeting to adopt a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that includes two full weeks of Winter Break and more student holidays. After getting input from the community through three community meetings and an online survey, the school division’s calendar […]

Deck your halls while you support horticulture students

Henrico, Va. Dec. 9, 2019 – Decorate for the holidays without spending a lot of green when you buy festive plants from Henrico Schools students. The horticulture programs at the Academy at Virginia Randolph and the ACE Center at Hermitage will both hold sales of student-grown plants in December. Come give your house the gift […]

 

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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