Life Ready Expo

Students in grades 7-12 and their families can find out more about a variety of career and educational pathways Oct. 22 at CTE’s first Life-Ready Expo. The event will be held at the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage. Talk with employers about career opportunities and the total value of their pay and benefits. Learn…

Godwin Culinary Photo Challenge

Godwin wants to challenge any foods- culinary class. Who takes the best “grammar” pic of lemon and water.  The students were given a lemon and they were to figure out the best way to photo. They learned knife skills, teamwork, problem-solving, creative thinking, time management, and loved it! Click here for more photos.

High Tech Academy Students Light Up The Room With Exothermic Reactions

Dr. Reveles, High Tech Academy program students are testing an exothermic reaction to release energy in the form of a spark or flash. The flash occurs because of mechanical energy (vigorously smacking one rusty cannonball with another one covered in aluminum foil) causing iron oxide on the cannonball to react with the aluminum metal, oxidizing…

The Vet 2 Class Is Fostering Kittens Again This Fall

The Vet II class at the ACE Center at Hermitage is fostering 2 female, black & white, special-needs kittens. Both are missing part of a back leg. They manage to get around pretty well, despite that. Click here for photos.

Varina CTE Students Are Producing Their Own YouTube Podcast

Mrs. Thompson’s Varina HS Advanced Sports Marketing students are setting up equipment to start their YouTube Podcast. Students are excited! Their first televised production set for Tuesday. Visit and subscribe @ VHSSportsreactions.  

Summer Building Trades Lunch and Learn

Our Summer Building Trades students had lunch with their parents and were able to show them the hard work they have been doing this summer on Henrico’s 18th and 19th student built house. Every year students from the Summer Building Trades, and the CTE trades programs during the regular school year, get practical experience building…

HCPS’ “Letter-of-Intent Signing Day” program wins workforce-readiness award from Virginia School Boards Association

Text from press release: Henrico, Va. July 24, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools’ initiative to celebrate students entering the workforce has been recognized with a first-place award from the Virginia School Boards Association. Henrico Schools won first place among large Virginia school divisions in the 2019 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards for its Career…