pagetitles-WCDP4002021/2022 School Year Classroom Pictures

ACEBrakes300Automotive technology students learn important #LifeReady skills by completing Natef task sheets for disc brake inspections, removal, and installation. It is always ACEBrakes2_300nice seeing students involved in
real world activities. What a great day. 11/10/2022

Horticulture students from the ACE Center at Virginia Randolph learned about native plants this morning. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with our students. 10/18/2022

A great day in Auto Tech at the ACE Center @ Virginia Randolph. Students were taught how to mount and balance a tire. 10/18/2022

Our first Lunchbox was amazing. The staff at Virginia Randolph and the ACE Center loved it. The Culinary teacher and his students did a great job! 10/17/2022

Deep Run High School marketing students attended Sports Business Day with the Washington Commanders on Thursday, October 13th. After getting a tour of both locker rooms and the field, students heard from the team’s Chief Ticketing Officer, VP of Finance, VP of Marketing and head of Merchandising. 10/17/2022

Masonry students from the ACE Center at Highland Springs visited the Oldcastle plant where they make masonry products. Check out our masonry program as well as our other 35 ACE Center programs that will get you #LifeReady and #CareerReady! 10/07/2022

A great morning participating in the @GlenAllenDay parade with ACE students showing their support for @HenricoCTE and @HenricoSchools!! 10/08/2022

Barbering students at ACE@HS worked on trims today. High engagement from all students was awesome! ⁦10/07/2022

“Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” was the theme for ACE Center Greenhouse students at Virginia State Fair Competition. 10/06/2022

Congratulations to Mr. DeJarnette and two of his students Adam Herrington and Mahomed Ibrahim for placing 4th in the Auto Tech competition at the @VaStateFair They are just getting tuned up to ACE the district competition in November! 09/27/2022Fds4E6uX0AUAU3A copy_300

dsc00439The ACE Center at Highland Springs Auto Body Repair students were busy replacing a damaged bumper cover on a customer’s car. Mr. Robinson was busy teaching some of his students how to replace the bumper cover while other students were finishing up a truck they had just painted the day before. Click here for photos. 05/02/2022

dsc00289ACE Center students are working hard on the Regency Project. They are cleaning out storefronts to eventually turn them into classrooms. The Electricity students are checking all the pannel boxes and making sure the breakers are working.  Click here for photos. 04/29/2022

IMG_4150The ACE Center at Highland Springs Computer Systems Technology students participated in mock interviews. To practice their interview skills the first-year students and second-year students each had a day where local business partners and staff with technology backgrounds interviewed our students. Interview skills are learned and experience is a great way to improve them as are resume writing skills which are also taught. Click here for photos. 04/28/2022


ACE Center Auto Body Repair students are taping and prepping a truck for painting. You should consider Career & Technical Education as part of your education plan. Talk to your parents, your friends, and your counselor to find out what’s right for you. Auto Body Repair link. 04/27/2022


These ACE Center at Highland Springs Carpentry students are learning how to layout stair stringers. Nothing beats hands-on learning! Talk to your counselor about CTE’s over 150 classes for middle school and high school students. Here is where you get career and college ready! This is what a CTE education looks like. Carpentry class link. 04/27/2022

dsc00146Castle Rock’s Debut! The debut of the playhouse, named Castle Rock, built by ACE Center CAD and Carpentry students, JM Jordon Company, James River Exteriors, and Atlantic Construction, was this weekend! Visit Short Pump Town Center where Castle Rock and 4 other playhouses are on display. The playhouses are up for auction for CASA for Children, Home for Good Playhouse Auction. For more information, please visit their website, Click here for photos. 04/25/2022

dsc00065Delivered! The playhouse designed by the CAD students and built by the Carpentry students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs and JM Jordon  Company, James River Exteriors, and Atlantic Construction has been delivered to Short Pump Town Center. Saturday there will be a ceremony for the debut of our playhouse and 4 other playhouses built by a list of companies for CASA for Children, Home for Good Playhouse Auction. For more information please visit their website,

Our playhouse and others are now at Short Pump Town Center for viewing. Come and check them out. They are all awesome works for a great cause. Click here for photos. 04/21/2022


Last Build Day Before Reveal. The ACE Center Carpentry students are working hard to complete the playhouse project for the Home for Good Project auction. The playhouse Castle Rock Playhouse, and others, will be on display at Short Pump Town Center from April 22 through May 8, 2022. Please visit their website for more information, Click here for photos. 04/21/2022

fqpjvxexsaougi8Fashion Students Show Their Creativity. Michelle Landon’s Intro to Fashion students are showing their creativity by designing their own dresses.  Click here for photos. 04/13/2022

dsc09609Vet Students Visit Virginia State. Students from the Ace Center @ Hermitage Vet Science class visited Virginia State University to experience, hands-on,  their sheep breeding program. They were able to see many aspects of the care and breeding of sheep. Click here for photos. 04/13/2022

dsc09902Carpentry Students Are Almost Ready.  Our ACE Center at Highland Springs Carpentry students are getting close to completing the playhouse they are building for the Home For Good Project auction. It’s almost time for the auction. These students will always remember working on this project. Here is more info about the auction and what it is supporting. Click here for photos. 04/13/2022

Pharmacy Students Show Their Skills.  Pharmacy Tech students at the @ACE_Center_HS demonstrated skills virtually to @BESTigers today.


Fashion Students Having Fun! Students in Intro to Fashion are working on their color wheels. Click here for photos. 03/29/2022

imageHenrico CTE/The Department of Workforce & Career Development is always thinking out of the box when it comes to providing educational opportunities in Henrico County.  Henrico County ACE Center students are currently working to help build out a 48,500 square-foot space at Regency Square Mall into adult education classrooms. When completed there will be 46 classrooms for nursing, English as a Second Language, GED programs, apprenticeships, and more. This project is giving students from Computer Aided Drafting, Carpentry, Electricity & Cabling, and masonry, real-world experiences and hands-on training in a real commercial contractor environment.  Click here for more information on the project. 03/29/2022


Saturday 3/19 SPARKY Tucker’s robotics team competed at The Greater Richmond Robotics Event 2 day1. SPARKY finished the qualifiers as the third seed with a record of 7-3-0. Picked by the number 1 alliance SPARKY ran thru the elimination tournament to the finals for the win.

51532Sunday 3/6 SPARKY Tucker’s robotics team competed at The Greater Richmond Robotics Event 1 day2. SPARKY finished the qualifiers as the fourth seed with a record of 6-3-1. Picked by the number 1 alliance SPARKY ran thru the elimination tournament to the finals for the win.  Click Here for photos.  03/23/2022

DSC09556The 2022 Practical Nursing Graduation was last night and 34 excellent students graduated in front of family and friends! Click here for photos. 03/23/2022


On Monday the Practical Nursing class had a career fair where 23 medical organizations came together to meet our graduating students. Thanks to the organizations for coming out. Click here for photos. 03/23/2022

Pic4In our latest podcast we talk with Tyson Dickson, Jr., Talent Acquisition Partner, Noel Travis, Safety Manager, and Eric Walters, Area Manager, with Southeast Connections. Southeast Connections is a gas pipeline company that specialises in pipeline and station construction, maintenance, and emergency response. Their industry is growing and are excited to work with our students so they can find the next generation of workers to begin their well-paid careers. Click here to listen to this important podcast. 03/23/2022

DSC09347Our Carpentry students are working on a playhouse for a charity auction. Click on the link to find out more about the auction for the Home For Good Project. Click here for more photos. 03/23/2022

DSC09260Mr. Jackson’s Exploring Computer Science class built arcade games out of cardboard and other classes visited and played the games for prizes. Click here for photos. 03/17/2022

DSC09232Mr. Jackson, Exploring Computer Science class teacher at Short Pump Middle School, is taking St. Patricks Day seriously. 03/17/2022

Promo3Flyer1000All 17 career clusters were represented by our students. Over 200 businesses and community partners came to see our students demonstrate their skills. They met the students, collected resumes, and even conducted interviews. What’s next? Signing Day!  Click here for photos. 03/16/2022

Dennis2Dennis has been very visible around Henrico CTE lately. We see him again for a great podcast interview at Richmond Raceway where he is president. His support for Henrico CTE has been invaluable and his insites on why he thinks Henrico CTE is important to students should be heard by all parents and students. You can listen to his interview on your favorite podcast app or Click Here. 03/10/2022

FM9XhEXXEAMMGlNCongratulations Amari Chambers on your promotion to Lance Corporal. You are taking Self Confidence and Determination by the horns and making it your own. So proud of your achievements in the Program. 03/04/2022

pic1Devon Gallagher is not a prime example of a Henrico Career & Technical Education graduate. Yes, she  completed the 2 year, CTE/ACE Center Electronics program. She went to college to become an engineer. She is now a successful nuclear engineer at Dominion Power. Yes, she is an example of a successful individual, but she is typical of a successful CTE graduate because they learn how to be successful through their CTE education.  Discover how successful you can be by exploring all Henrico CTE has to offer. If you want to become a plumber or welder making $100K a year or become a nuclear engineer making $100K a year we have you covered. With over 150 programs to chose from it’s all up to you. This is what a Henrico CTE Education Looks Like! Click here for podcast. 02/17/2022

RR3Sarah N. Voyack’s , Business & Marketing teacher at Deep Run High School,  Advanced Sports Marketing students had the amazing opportunity to have Dennis Bickmeier, president Richmond Raceway (and Deep Run parent), speak to them about current marketing strategies the raceway is engaging in preparation for the upcoming Spring race and beyond. He brought to life many of the concepts we discuss in class. His words were a great lesson for all students, regardless of what their future career plans may be.


e91p03lwuaaddaqHenrico CTE made a great impression with parents and students at Henrico County Public Schools’ division wide outdoor “Back-to-School Kickoff” Our team showed up with our mobile classroom and had some great conversations about the importance of Career & Technical Education for middle to high school students. The 2021-22 school year is going to be great! 08/30/2021

Ey3uTegWUAYa4gk300Have a look at some photos of our Signing Day event where we celebrate some great young people who are starting their careers right after high school. Click here for photos. 05/20/2021

Congratulations to Josh Pham for receiving a $1,500 scholarship from the Gene Haas Foundation. Josh is a student in the Precision Machining program and will be attending JMU for engineering this fall. 04/15/2021

Ey_OtovXAAMUA4n300Criminal Justice students investigating a crime scene. Could this be a career path for you? Check with your counselor or visit for more information about this class and over 150 offered by Click here for photos. 04/15/2021

Students in Greenhouse Mgt. learned how to design/construct wreaths! Students learned that art, history, and nature can be expressed in many ways and wreaths have been around for centuries crossing different cultures dating back to ancient Greece/Rome. Click here for photos. 12/18/2020

J. R. Tucker High School’s 3 Computer Science Clubs Honor Computer Science Education Week! The clubs are CS Honor Society, Girls Who Code, and CS for ALL worked together to create these amazing events throughout the week! Click here for photos 12/15/2020

It’s been great to have our ACE Center students back in class on a limited basis. Click here for photos. 12/15/2020

This year’s seniors received their diplomas at Richmond Raceway! Click here for photos. 06/16/2020

The Practical Nursing program held a career fair for its students. Click here for photos. 03/16/2020

Henrico CTE is Proud of this Highland Springs JROTC Rifle Team.  They just finished their Jr. Olympic Match. They learned a lot and currently holding on to 3rd place with 4 teams left to shoot.

The ACE Center at Hermitage is hosting a classic car show Saturday, March 28! Come on out to support our school and students! There will also be a Fun Run/Walk, petting zoo, kid zone, vendors and food, and so much more!

Nurse Aide students at the ACE Center at Hermitage made jello “brains,” and labeled the various parts and had a little fun too. Click here for photos. 03/05/2020

Criminal Justice II mock interviews at the ACE Center at Hermitage, 2-24-20. Part of educating quality CTE students is to have them practice having job interviews. Practice makes perfect. See these Criminal Justice students practice their interview skills. Many thanks to our interviewers for giving their time and expertise! Click here for photos. 03/03/2020

Godwin’s Culinary class is popping!  6 different methods of popping corn.  Which tastes best?  Which cost the least?  Which is healthy?  Why does it pop? Click here for photos. 03/03/2020

Godwins Teachers for Tomorrow toured the Richmond Montessori School. Learned about how they approach teaching students. The “whole” body, all hands-on, self-directed instruction. 03/03/2020

Henrico CTE had our first career rodeo and it was awesome! We had over 400 students and over 100 businesses coming to judge and talk with those students as they showed off their career skills! I have pictures. We know of at least one student that was hired on the spot! Click here for photos. 03/02/2020

Greenhouse Management Students Shine On Valentine’s Day
Amazing Valentine’s Day arrangements from Ms. Mazza’s Greenhouse Management class @ACEatHermitage! Greenhouse Management students always do a great job! Click here for photos. 02/17/2020

Early Childhood Education students volunteered at H. M. Ratcliffe Elementary school this evening for their Family Engagement Math and Reading Boot Camp workshop for parents. We provided childcare for over 20 elementary students and their siblings. While having a fantastic evening giving back to our community, our students had a chance to meet a former ECE student, Briana Baugham, class of 2013, who is currently teaching 5th grade at Ratcliffe. Click here for photos. 02/13/2020

Great afternoon at the house seeing the progress of the ACE Center at Highland Springs students!  Also a chance to meet with Kathy from Takeoff LLC and B.J. from the installation company who are going to work with our students on flooring installation. Click here for photos. 02/13/2020

Students at the Diesel Technologies program at ACE Hermitage had the opportunity this week to compete and demonstrate their skills at this year’s District Skills USA event. Students from across the region were represented well, but it was clear that Henrico’s students were well prepared and had an amazing turnout. Five ACE Hermitage students placed in the top 10, including taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the district. Congratulations and a job well done! Click here for photos. 02/13/2020

1= Clayton Fuhrman = ACE @ Herm
2= William Harden = ACE @ Herm
3= Jason Lopez-Arevalo= ACE @ Herm
7= Jacob Bailey = ACE @ Herm
8= Kyle Claytor = ACE @ Herm

Cosmetology students at the ACE Center at Hermitage are getting ready for this year’s SkillsUSA regional event. Makeup, hair, nails, esthetics, & more! Acquiring skills to be #LifeReady! Click here for photos. 02/13/2020

Mr. Murray’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students at Quioccasin Middle School visited VCU to tour their basketball training facility (wow!), new baseball facility, sports medicine department, and the Siegel Center, where students got to talk to 13 people from various roles throughout the athletic department. The FBLA students also learned about setting up for events, marketing, creating and balancing a budget for the entire athletic department, and a lot more about the life of student-athletes at VCU.   Also, check out the 100% student- made FBLA t-shirts!  An 8th grader came up with the design, and a 7th grader hoping to start his own clothing business made the shirts with the press he has at home. Click here for photos. 02/05/2020

Ms. Coppola’s Computer Science students at Holman demonstrated their problem-solving skills by creating a potato chip ring. They used 1 can of Pringles and no glue or other supplies to make the ring. Students had to sketch their design and write down their process on a worksheet before constructing their ring. Click here for photos. 02/05/2020

Marine JROTC students at Highland Springs High School are getting prepped for a color guard competition this weekend. Good luck!  Click here for photos. 02/04/2020

Tucker HS had a Computer Science Fair for ALL hosted by Computer Science for ALL & Computer Science Honor Society.

The club advertised the event for a week via Sunday Night Call, PA announcement and Schoology groups. The event was run by stations – Sphero (robot), Cozmo (AI robot), Makey Makey (circuit), Touch drones, Course info (students made a draft video), Robotics (school’s robotics team brought their robot) and there were treats and raffles. Each participant has an activity hand-out with the names of the stations – they go to each station, learn/try each activity, and get a stamp/stickers. When students submitted the activity hand-out to the raffle station, they got a free swag and a raffle prize. Click here for photos. 01/30/2020

#3, CS3 – Robotics
#4, CS2 – Cozmo (AI robot)
#5 – circuit board
#6 – course info desk and Makey Makey
#7 – Sphero (green poster)
CS1 – Sphero desk and a girl flying a touch drone
CS4 – An IB student did a personal project with JAVA programming on his own

The ACE Center at Hermitage finished in the first place Alliance on 1-18-20 in the FIRST Robotics FTC qualifying event in Orange, Virginia. Our team, Smokey Jr. was selected by the top qualifying team from Gainesville, Virginia to join their alliance. Together the alliance of the Frogbots and Smokey Jr. put up the highest three-point total in the state this year! This also qualified the ACE Center at Hermitage’s Robotics team for the state event in late February. The team has put in time after school and Saturdays since last November. Their hard work, team effort, and Gracious Professionalism has made a wonderful season. Click here for photos. 01/21/2020

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