Why intern with Henrico County Public Schools?

  • HCPS expresses a division-wide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.”
  • The school division embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety and Wellness, Academic Growth, Equity and Opportunity, and Relationships.
  • We are the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, serving more than 50,000 students in 72 schools and program centers.
  • Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-four division schools earned 2018 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction.
  • Student teachers are placed with cooperating teachers recommended by their school leaders to provide exceptional training and guidance to becoming a teacher.
  • We host a student teacher reception each semester, providing the opportunity to meet with our leadership team, school board members and our human resources staff.

Student Teaching/Internships

 Application for In-School Participation Form

This form should be used for all field placements greater than 40 hours total. Your college/university representative is required to review and sign the form and send all documents to us in order to secure your placement.

Prior to beginning your student teaching, you are required to be fingerprinted, complete a criminal background check, Central Registry Release of Information Form and Tuberculosis test no later than July 1 (for fall placement) or November 1 (for spring placement).

Checklist of Required Documents


Field Experiences/Observations of 40 hours or less

The college/university placement office and student should directly contact the school. These placements do not have to go through our Human Resources Office. Visit our school listings for additional contact information: HCPS Schools, Map of the school division


We look forward to working with you at Henrico County Public Schools!
If you have any questions regarding student teaching, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Shelby Elliott at 804-652-3429, sgelliott@henrico.k12.va.us

Jessica Dadey at 804-652-3365, jddadey@henrico.k12.va.us