Cornerstone Alignment:

Safety and Wellness

Academic Growth

Equity and Diversity

Relationships

Strategic Goal

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

Overview of the Goal

Henrico County Public Schools seeks to create learning environments that develop the whole child and promote growth in alignment with the Henrico Learner Profile and Deeper Learning model.  When students have authentic learning opportunities, they are engaging in career exploration and developing an understanding of the skills needed in the global workplace. 

Collaborative partnerships, including family involvement, are an important 21st-Century tool for every school. These partnerships provide equitable access to resources for all students. The school division will seek to create equal opportunity and equal access to these real-world learning experiences for all of its students. These partnerships will also enhance academic skills that include creative, innovative and critical thinking, as well as enhance the ability to problem-solve, communicate and collaborate while improving research and literacy skills.

To achieve this goal, the school division will develop and foster meaningful, collaborative partnerships/relationships to provide enriching and relevant student experiences. Available community resources will connect learners with content that integrates subject areas and interests. The partnerships should enhance the student experience, while increasing student involvement in the community.

Implementation Drivers:

Henrico County Public Schools will:

  • Continue to support the Department of Family and Community Engagement to serve as a liaison between community partners and schools.
  • Create and maintain a database of community partners to chart existing partners and available programs, as well as the recruitment of new partners.
  • Continue to encourage individual school and student involvement in establishing partnerships.
  • Review annual stakeholder survey results to identify specific needs in each area of the county.
  • Collaborate with community partners to support after-school opportunities for students.
  • Use community partners to support the academic and career planning process.
  • Explore how community partners can provide relevant on-site and off-site learning experiences to students through outreach opportunities and resources to enhance authentic learning opportunities within schools.
  • Continue to evaluate the appropriateness of establishing regional collaborative programs/services with neighboring school divisions to meet the various needs of Henrico’s students (i.e., CodeRVA, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, etc.) and plan to implement such programs/services when appropriate.
Outcomes Metrics
Increase school-community partnerships Increased database development
Provide partnership support across magisterial districts Database reflects partnerships in each magisterial district
Engage students and staff in partnership opportunities Annual climate/stakeholder survey results
Schools maintain a “Level One” rating on the college and career readiness indicator for full accreditation All schools meet or exceed accreditation targets for college and career readiness