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2017/2018 School Year

Springer Preschool Academy students making fresh apple sauce after learning about Johnny Appleseed! Click here for photo. 10/19/2017


Mr.  Tate’s 8th grade business students collaborating with each other to link their learning to the Indian Jones project in his Exploring Computer Science class at Pocahontas MS. Click here for photos. 10/19/2017


Career & Technical Education students competed in SkillsUSA competition at the State Fair of VA. Events included Carpentry, Electricity, Automotive, HVAC and Cosmetology (2 girls featured – Total Fashion Look competition) as well as leadership competitions. A/C, Refrigeration and Plumbing students from the ACE Center at Hermitage took 2nd place and Carpentry students at Highland Springs took 2nd placed as well. Click here for photos. 10/04/2017


HOSA (Health Occupations students of America) blood drive organized by Jennifer McCrickard (Nursing), and Audrey Valentine (Pharmacy Technician) at the ACE Center at Highland Springs had 44 donors (most were students) and collected 38 units of blood. Click here for photos. 10/04/2017


Mr. Doolidge teaching his students how to read and produce drawings at Short Pump Middle School. Click here 09/14/2017


Students begin their first week at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 09/06/2017


Students at their first day of class at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Click here for photos. 09/05/2017


2016/2017 School Year


Several elementary schools have received book houses from Career & Technical Education. Click here for photos. 08/21/2017


Student recruits in this years Henrico Summer Youth Fire Academy worked very hard on their training despite the heat and heavy equipment.Click here for photos. 07/13/2017


Henrico Summer Youth Fire Academy recruits training. Click here for photos. 07/12/2017


Vet students at the Summer Polytech Program visit an Alpaca farm. Click here for photos. 07/12/2017


Vet students in the Summer Polytech program visit the Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue in Varina. Click here for photos. 07/10/2017


Students with the Summer Building Trades watched a concrete foundation get pored and worked. Click here for photos. 06/29/2017


Students in the Summer Building Trades program are learning residential wiring today. Click here for photos. 06/28/2017


Academy at Virginia Randolph Graduation ceremony. Congratulations and good luck! Click here for photos. 06/09/2017


Masonry students, from AVR, repair sidewalk at water treatment plant. Click here for photos. 06/01/2017


Both ACE Centers participated in a joint awards ceremony at Highland Springs High School this year. Congratulations to all the students receiving awards this year! Click here for photos. 06/01/2017


The 13th Annual Henrico Vocational/Technical Education Foundation Golf Tournament. Click here for video. 05/24/2017


The Sandston Rotary Club President Dr. Marcel Lambrecths, Jr., DDS presented Principal William Crowder a check for $2000 for scholarships for students at the Ace Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photo. 05/22/2017


Local businesses and county officials came together to play in the 2017 HBP Golf Tournament. The Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation, this year hosted its 13th annual golf tournament to raise funds to support the House Building Project so CTE students can be involved in building a house each year as part of their education. Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and players for making this year’s tournament such a great one. Click here for photos. 05/18/2017


Mrs. Davenport’s Hermitage HS Marketing students advanced to DECA national competition in Anaheim, CA.  Click here for photo. 05/08/2017


Mrs. Buck’s Quioccasin Middle School “Make It Your Business” students sell Italian icees to raise funds for FBLA.  Click here for photos. 05/08/2017


Plant sale at the ACE Center at Hermitage a great success! Click here for photos. 05/05/2017


Ms. Brown’s Exploring Computer Science students at Elko Middle School made a game operated by attaching the Makey Makey to metal items, people, pencil lead, and more! Click here for photos. 05/05/2017


Cooperative Education Employer Appreciation Luncheon Click here for photos. 05/01/2017


2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance,

A team of Glen Allen High School juniors Soham Apte, Chris Sanchez, and Graham Smith, and sophomore Jasmine Medrano claimed the Runner Up spot (2nd place in the State) in the David Ricardo Economics Division of the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.

And the Glen Allen High School Personal Finance team of seniors Sean Deibel, Lauren Golmon, Zach Gregory and Shelby Vandergriff were officially recognized at the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance for their 1st place finish in the online qualifying competition for DOE Region 1. These same students were last year’s State Champs and they finished strong again this year.

Congratulations to these students and their Economics and Personal Finance teacher, Mrs. Adams! Click here for photos. 05/01/2017


The Highland Springs High School Business Department held a W!se Parent Night meeting.  Henrico CTE teachers did a fantastic job explaining the importance of the W!se test to the parents of our Econ & Personal Finance students.  We provided food to all attendees, and also important handouts that detail the topics covered on the test. Teachers had parents participate in actual EPF classroom assignments, competitions, and activities.  Our parents thoroughly enjoyed the learning activities, and expressed appreciation for the event.  We believe this was a valuable experience to help our parents better understand the significance of W!se test.  Having this support from home for our students to prepare and give their best effort on the W!se test will be invaluable! Click here for photos. 04/18/2017


The plant sale at Virginia Randolph was great with beautiful flowers and plants for lots of customers last week. Mrs. Wright’s students filled orders and helped their customers by answering questions and even taking their purchases to their car. Click here for photos. 04/25/2017


This year’s winners for the cardboard chair design really impressed us. Andrew Greene, Malachi Shumate, and Khalil Hill from the 8th grade Tech Systems Manufacturing class, created a great chair that used no glue, tape, or any fastener. It was purely cardboard and lap joinery. It held me 180 lbs. for 5 minutes without even budging and crinkling. Click here for photos. 04/18/2017


For the second year in a row, Glen Allen will have two teams competing in the State Championships in Economics and Personal Finance at VCU on April 26th. Also for the second consecutive year, Glen Allen is the only school from HCPS invited to the finals. Click here for photos. 04/06/2017


National Tech Honor Society ceremony for students at ACE Center @ Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 03/28/2017


National Tech Honor Society Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was for the ACE Center @ Hermitage students. A record 100 students were inducted this year. Click here for photos. 03/23/2017


Practical Nursing Graduation at Hermitage High School Auditorium. Click here for photos. 03/22/2017


First Virginia Department of Transportation Bridge Building Competition

Team 32- Grapes – consisting of Lilly Piett, Eli Fidlow, and Logan Hiner were the winners of the first Virginia Department of Transportation Bridge Building Competition last Saturday, March 18, 2017.  The event was held at the Chesterfield County Technical Center on Hull Street.  Their bridge weighed 20.2 grams and held 122 pounds before it failed.  A fourth student, Tim Johnson, represented the team and made their presentation because they were at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Portsmouth. Congratulations Team Grapes! Click here for photos. 03/21/2017


Three Henrico County Middle Schoolers are surprised at their home schools with prizes after they participated in “Mission Tomorrow,” the Richmond region’s first interactive career exploration event for 8th grade students.. Click here for video. 03/17/2017


This is a picture of Lori Brooks’ FCCLA Group at Elko Middle School.  FCCLA Group at Elko Middle School. Click here for photos. 03/14/2017


Elko Middle School Students use Kahoot. Kahoot is a fun method of learning while being challenged and competing against other students.  The students are having fun while learning. Click here for photos. 03/14/2017


Elko Middle School’s Independent and Teen Living Sewing Projects using the Sewing Machines and Learning How to Hand Stitch. Click here for photos. 03/14/2017


Elko Middle School’s Independent Living Class students  create their own restaurant with Name, Menu, Floor Plan, Décor, and Music for ambiance in the restaurant .  They were all required to make a poster/sign that included all requirements.  The next step was to choose one item on the menu to cook and be evaluated. Click here for photos. 03/14/2017


The Highland Springs Economics and Personal Finance 10th graders had a great time at Junior Achievement Finance Park. It was the first time that Highland Springs has participated in this program and our other EPF classes will follow later this spring. Students were given real life profiles and salaries and learned how expensive the real world can be by speaking with volunteers. They really seemed to enjoy themselves, had exemplary behavior and came back realizing that real life can be expensive! Click here for photos. 03/14/2017



CTE Teacher Highlight (March) Ms. Ashby, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at J.R. Tucker High School. Click here for video. 03/14/2017


The Materials & Processes Tech with Woods class at Highland Springs High School are working on many projects including guitars and jewelry boxes. Click here for photos. 03/09/2017


MOCK INTERVIEWS at Tucker High School with News Anchors. Karla Redditte, NBC 12 News, Eric Philips, NBC 12 News, Whitney Banks, Channel 8 News interviewed the students today.  Click here for photos. 02/28/2017


Henrico County Schools FACS students participated in the 4th Annual Cupcake Wars competition. Click here for photos. 02/20/2017


Henrico’s GRAD Center students were able to talk with Tyrone E. Nelson, Supervisor for the Varina District, about the workings of government at the local level. Click here for pictures. 02/13/2017


Make It Your Business: Watch out world, here they come! Make It Your Business students at Quioccasin Middle School presented their business plans to the panel in a Shark Tank style setting.  Their products were awesome! Click here for photos. 01/23/2017


Exploring Computer Science: Quioccasin Middle School’s Exploring Computer Science students learned about universal computer components/features and their basic functionality, such as CPU, motherboard, input/output formats & peripherals, etc. by dissecting computers within small groups. Click here for photos. 01/23/2017


Fashion Marketing:  Designers from RVA Fashion Week shared their inspirational stories of their road to fashion success with Fashion Marketing students at Hermitage High School. Click here for photos. 01/23/2017


Four Business & Information Technology teachers (Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Pedersen, Mrs. Graham, and Mr. Thomas) were invited to attend “A Conversation With The Chair, A Teacher Town Hall Meeting” with Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Click here for photo. 01/13/2017


Virginia ACTE 2017 Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year Award Event. Click here for photos. 01/13/2017


Virginia DECA District Leadership Conference at Regency Mall. Virginia DECA helps marketing students prepare for careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. Click here for photos. Click here for video. 01/06/2017


Hermitage Educators Rising Reading to local elementary school students. Click here for photo. 01/06/2017


Teacher Cadets rediscover the joy and importance of play.  ❤️Glitter Play-doh!!! Click here for photo. 01/06/2017


Junior Achievement’s Empowered through Ethics – business professionals came to my business classes and discussed ethics with my students. (12/15/16 and 12/16/16) Ms. Dawn Garrett – Senior Internal Auditor, Owens & Minor Mr. Mack Frost – Planning and Environmental Specialist of the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation (Fredericksburg) Mr. Kevin Jones – Planning and Environmental Specialist of the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation (Bristol and Kingsport) Mr. Mark Sartain – VP, Nuclear Engineering, Dominion. Click here for photos. 01/02/2017


Mr. Steve Satterwhite, Chief Financial Officer of Ukrop’s Dress Express, met with students and introduced the Seven Steps to Get Hired and Succeed, key factors to investigate in career planning: skills, interests, work priorities, and job outlook, and exploration of the career clusters. (12/7/16) Students went to Ukrop’s Dress Express on 12/15/16 and participated in a guided tour by employees, where they observed professional work conduct, learned what skills and education they need to earn jobs, and participated in a series of host-led challenges that brought home lessons from the “real world” of work. Click here for photos. 01/02/2017


Jeremy Stacy’s photography class is in the process of making DIY photo booths. His students have been learning about lighting and its importance to photography. Today they all brought in products to take photos of after the construction of their booths. Click here for photos. 12/20/2016


Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code (12/9/16) – Virginia currently has 34,469 open computing job (4.3 times the average demand rate in Virginia) with an average salary of $100,800, which is significantly higher than our current average salary ($51,670). This was a major opportunity to introduce our students to something that will no doubt create greater possibilities for them in the near future. Hermitage students and teachers joined millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries in over 45 languages in a self-led tutorial for one hour of coding with great success. Click here for photos. 01/02/2017


Hermitage High School had its Hour of Code event. Click here for photos. 12/12/2016


JA Finance Park. Click here for photos. 12/09/2016


A small group of FBLA students read to K and 1st graders at Highland Springs Elementary School. Everyone had a great time. We are looking forward to volunteering there again in January. Click here for photos. 12/09/2016


Student at Hermitage HS’s CTE Photography Class Captured This! Click here for photo. 12/07/2016


Students from many area schools visited today’s Hour of Code event at Henrico’s Eastern Recreation Center. Students were able to have hands on experience in game programming, circuit design and building and robotics. Click here for photos. 12/07/2016


Master Barber, Robert Jones, owner of Parkside Barber Shop, visited some our students today and spoke with them about the importance of education and how they could become future entrepreneurs. Students heard the steps it takes to start and run a successful business. Mr. Jones explained the two routes it takes to earn your state license to become a barber. Students asked Mr. Jones about what it took for him to start his business and he stressed the importance of education and how it was key in order to learn how to run a successful business. The morning wrapped up with a group picture with Mr. Jones and the students. Click here for photos. 12/07/2016


The Barton Malow Foundation donated $5000 to Henrico CTE students. BMF works closely with Richmond International Raceway and their work to promote technical education in the Richmond/Henrico area.They all were there to see CTE students working on reclaiming old benches from Richmond International Raceway to be installed at local area baseball fields. Click here for photos. 11/06/2016


Henrico High School students in Mrs. Artis-Ablack’s Office Administration course participated in Job Shadowing with PricewaterhouseCoopers on Friday, November 18th. Click here for photos, 11/23/2016


Diesel Technology students hitting the books before heading out to the shop. Click here for photos. 11/23/2016


AVR Culinary Arts class hard at work. Click here for photos. 11/23/2016


Ray Ferguson sons are honored at the School Board meeting on achieving Eagle Scout. Click here for photos. 11/15/2016


2016 College and Career Night at Freeman High School. Click here for photos. 11/09/2016


Varina High Intro to Culinary students with NBC 12 take over. Click here for photos. 11/08/2016


Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region’s first interactive career exploration event for students. The event was held October 27– 28, 2016, at Richmond International Raceway. Click here for photos. 11/02/2016


Pajama day at Springer Pre-school Academy (Early Childhood Ed.) at the ACE Ctr. at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 11/2/2016


First-year Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Plumbing students hard at work. Click here for photos. 10/26/2016


Graphic Communications II students at the ACE Center at Hermitage, design their class t-shirts, among other things. Click here for photos. 10/12/2016


The Veterinary Assistant II class visits with some Great Pyrenees. Click here for photos. 10/12/2016


Vet students groomed two dogs at no charge for a man who is impoverished and wheelchair-bound.  His two little dogs were terribly matted.  The SPCA couldn’t even help him and suggested he call us.  The morning group did this on their half day, and it was such a big job that several stayed late to finish up.  The dogs felt so much better afterwards, and the students felt good that they had done something to help the man and both dogs. Click here for photos. 09/23/2016


Jacob Canary was a junior when he competed at SkillsUSA Nationals in 2016 and while he placed 10th in the nation his scores were high enough to earn him a certificate of proficiency in Graphic Imaging- Sublimation. Click here for photo. 09/23/2016


Deep Run photography student Torrance Hall’s photo entitled “Clouds” has  been chosen for a gallery show at the Lyndon B. Johnson Department of Education building in Washington DC. Click here for photo. 09/22/2016


First day of school at ACE Center @ Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 09/09/2016


First day of school at ACE Center @ Hermitage. Click here for photos. 09/09/2016


Last Day For Early Childhood Education at this year’s Summer Polytech.  Click here for photos. 07/18/2016


Summer Polytech Culinary Class. Click here for photos. 07/14/2016


More photos from Summer Polytech. Click here for photos. 07/14/2016


Summer Polytech Students Visit The Science Museum. Click here for photos. 07/13/2016


2016 Fire Academy students get put through their training. Click here for photos. 07/13/2016


Early Childhood Education take their kids to the mall. Click here for photos. 07/13/2016


More photos from Polytech this week. Click here for photos. 07/11/2016


More Summer Polytech Photos. Click here for photos. 07/11/2016


The Summer Polytech Vet class working with their animals and they visited The Gloucester Dog Show at RIR. Click here for photos. 07/07/2016


The Summer Polytech students are keeping busy learning this summer. Click here for photos. 07/07/2016


 Early Childhood Education Class takes their kids to the water park and a playground. Click here for photos. 07/06/2016


CTE’s Summer Polytech Graphic Communications, Automotive Technology, Electricity, Radio Broadcasting and Journalism, Veterinary Assistant, EMT, and Cosmetology classes. Click here for photos. 06/29/2016


Second Day at 2016 Summer Polytech. Students get a taste of many of CTE’s classes this summer at the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage. Looks like everybody is having a great time and learning a lot. Click here for photos. 06/22/2016


The ACE Center at Highland Springs Graduation Ceremony. Click here for photos. 06/14/2016


Springer Preschool Graduation Program. Click here for photos. 06/14/2016


The Ace Center at Hermitage Graduation Ceremony. Click here for photos. 06/14/2016


Seven Pines Elementary 5th grade students work with Billy Batkins with the Center for Engineering at Highland Springs, and a few of his students, on the properties of flight by building and flying their own model airplanes.  Click here for photos. Click here for video 1. Click here for video 2. Click here for video 3. Posted 06/10/2016


The Tech Ethics Society of the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Highland Springs held their annual Spring Senior Adult Picnic. Hot dogs and hamburgers and all the fixings were on the menu and no one went home hungry. Students and teachers cooked, prepared and served meals up to local seniors from the Highland Springs area. Our superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools, Dr. Patrick C. Kinlaw, was there and met with many of our guests. Since 2000 this annual picnic has brought together students and local seniors for food and shared experiences in the community. Click here for photos. 05/24/2016


Cosmetology students from the ACE Center (Advanced Career Education) at Highland Springs provided manicures to the homeless at Second Presbyterian Church. Click here for photos. 05/24/2016


Tucker High School Economics and Personal Finance students attended a Luncheon at the Federal Reserve for state winners of the Stock Market Game. Click here for PDF file. 05/16/2016


The Veterinary Assistant 2 classes have been working with Richardson’s Rescues to help foster kittens.  Currently we have two that are close to 8 weeks old who will be going to their new homes this week.  We also have a 4 day old and an 11 day old who both need bottle feeding.  This is providing the students with great experience and helps the community as well!  Click here for photos. 05/16/2016


Cosmetology students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs provided exceptional ed. students from Highland Springs High School with manicures. This was their community service portion of a project students were working on for national SkillsUSA competition. Click here for photos. 05/16/2016


K9 Officers Honored With a Memorial.  Today they dedicated a memorial to our K9 officers over the years. CTE students over the years have completed many projects at the Henrico County Police K9 Facility and Training Center.Click here for photos. 05/06/2016


The Big Red Bus made a trip to Dumbarton Elementary and the kids had a great time! Click here for photos. 05/05/2016


CTE hosted the 2016 Cooperative Education Appreciation Luncheon for employers who have employed our students this year. Thank you so much for support of Career & Technical Education. Click here for photos. 05/02/2016


CTE’s Big Red Bus visits Greenwood Elementary. 5th grade students at Greenwood Elementary had a great time on the Big Red Bus! Click here for photos. 04/28/2016


The Academy at Virginia Randolph Spring Plant Sale

Thursday, April 21st – Friday, April 22nd 9am-5pm.
Vegetables, Perennials, Annuals and Tropicals for sale. Cash or checks accepted only. 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Click here for photos. 04/20/2016

Henrico CTE Students Win at SkillsUSA State Competition. Click here for photos and list of winners. 04/20/2016


The team of Sean Deibel, Lauren Golmon, Zach Gregory, and Shelby Vandergriff won first place in the Personal Finance Division of the Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance this past Thursday at VCU. Sean, Lauren, Zach, and Shelby, as well as David Ricardo’s economics team comprised of Rebekah Cheng, Mya Driffill, My Nguyen, and Matija Tomas, were 8 of the 176 students who qualified to attend the state championship round at VCU out of a record number of more than 3,350 high school students from across the state. Click here for photos. 04/18/2016


Students from the ACE Center at Hermitage are inducted in the HHS auditorium. To qualify, CTE students must maintain a certain grade-point average in their tech classes, as well as have no disciplinary infractions and limited absences. Click here for photos. 04/12/2016


EMT students practice extricating “victims” from an automobile after an accident. Click here for photos. 03/28/2016


CTE students attend the STEM IN SPORTS event at VCU’s Siegel Center. Click here for photos. 03/28/2016


Teachers and staff compete in Cake Boss FCCLA fundraiser. Click here for photos. 03/18/2016


Practical Nursing students from the ACE Center at Highland Springs (now attending class at St. Mary’s) participate in a health fair at the HCPS Adult Education Center. Click here for photos. 03/15/2016


Students at the ACE Centers at Hermitage and Highland Springs visited the auto show in downtown Richmond. Click here for photos. 03/15/2016


Highland Springs HS Engineering Students Learn Real World Work
Highland Springs HS engineering students learn how their studies apply to real world work. They visited the Automotive Technology class at the Advanced Career Education Center @ Highland Springs to learn how wheel balancing and front end alignment of automobile tires and suspension systems are rooted in the principles of math and engineering.

Click here for photos. 03/08/2016


Students at the AVR Auto Body Repair Class Paint a Dodge Ram Pickup
1988 Dodge Ram overall paint job. We will be repainting both colors (red and white). We will be doing a spray in the bed liner. We will be cutting out the rust that you see over both rear tires and welding patch panels in. This will give the kids some good ideas of how much work is involved when you have to paint 2 colors at once, along with this amount of bodywork. It’s a good versatile job for a learning experience. Click here for photos. 03/08/2016


The IT Fundamentals Class at Fairfield Middle School completed a lesson using Excel 2013 to create a Battleship game board. After the students completed all of the steps using the instructions and prior knowledge of Excel they were able to play the game with each other. Click here for photos. 03/08/2016


The EFE class at Fairfield Middle School took a trip on Friday, March 4th to Junior Achievement Finance Park. Click here for photos. 03/08/2016


Hermitage DECA students volunteered on yesterday at Maude Trevvett Elementary for Dr. Suess Birthday, the members read to students in grades PK – 5th grade. We also facilitated an activity in all of the Kindergarten classes. We had so much fun. Click here photos. 03/03/2016


3rd Annual Cupcake Wars was this past Friday. Students from Family and Consumer Sciences classes across Henrico competed in this year’s sweet and frosty fight of delight. Click here for photos. 2/22/2016


Students from the Advanced Career Education Centers, formerly known as Tech Centers, participated in SkillsUSA competition at The Academy at Virginia Randolph (AVR).  Click here for photos. 2/22/2016


Tech ethics students went to St Mary’s Hospital, pediatric floor to deliver teddy bears. Click here for photos. 2/22/2016


Some Varina students and staff we met while recruiting last week. Click here for photos. 2/8/2016


EMT Students teach the Sports Medicine students how to handle a possible spinal injury while placing someone on a backboard. Click here for photos. 2/08/2016


Teachers and administrators at Highland Springs and Hermitage celebrate our new name, Advanced Career Education Centers @ Highland Springs and @ Hermitage. Click here for photos. 2/8/2016


Susan Brooks with KSB Inc. received the Helping Hand Volunteer Award for her dedicated work as President of Henrico County Public Schools Business Advisory Council. Click here for photo. 1/29/2016


Mark Holmberg with WTVR 6 visited with students and teachers at the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation house. Mark interviewed our students, teachers and Foundation members while reminiscing of his days as a brick mason back in the day. Students from CTE’s two Highland Springs and Hermitage Technical Centers and The Academy at Virginia Randolph trades programs build houses to teach them hands-on the skills needed to build a house from foundation to shingles. Once the house is completed the house is sold on the open market to fund the Foundation’s purchase of land and materials needed to build the next house. So far the Foundation and our students have built and sold over 16 houses in Henrico County since the Foundation was established in 1986. Click here for photos. 1/19/2016


CTE students participated in the DECA District Leadership Conference on January 7th at Virginia Center Commons Mall. The annual event prepares students for real-world marketing situations through role-play scenarios and previously administered online testing related to their competition event. Judges were brought in from the business community and scored students on specific criteria for their event. Students that placed 1st and 2nd in their event will move forward to DECA’s State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Virginia Beach on March 4-6. Click here for photos. 1/12/2016


Here is a bumper that was painted for a 2007 Honda Accord. Mr. Leuzzi’s Auto Body Repair students Ryan Davis, and Adam Reyes painted it. Turned out nice! Click here for photos. 1/6/2016


Congratulations to Patricia Dame and her students on their VCU Regional Stock Market Game success!!

Tucker won first and second place in the VCU Regional Stock Market Game and Second and Third Place in the State. They were the top two high school teams in Virginia.
Team one members are Business Management students: Basit Khan, Ahmed Ismail, and Oral Malcolm
Team two members are EPF students: Lauren Estes, Mohammed Benzekri, CJ Eze, and Juan Marie
These students have been invited to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for a formal lunch and reception in May. Click here for photos 1/6/2016

The Virginia Randolph Auto Body Repair class did a great job on an allover paint job on a Nissan Titan pickup. Awesome job! Click here for photos. 1/4/2016


2nd-year Criminal Justice students at Hermitage Technical Center practiced interviewing with staff from ECPI technical college, VCU police officials and School Board member Michelle Ogburn. Thanks so much to our interviewers for giving their time and expertise to help our students! Click here for photos. 12/18/2015


Students from the Hermitage Tech Center CAD class participated in mock interviews Dec. 9th with CTE staff and Susan Brooks, an HR professional with an engineering firm. Thanks so much to our interviewers for giving their time and expertise to help our students! Click here for photos. 12/9/2015


Henrico County Schools Career and Technical Education participated in the International “Hour of Code”.  The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Click here for photos. 12/9/2015


Vet Assistant students practice canine CPR and first aid. Click here for photos. 12/9/2015


Here are some pictures of a 2008 Scion that our Auto Body Repair students just finished. The job was for one of our teachers here at AVR. We had to repair some body damage on the rear bumper, prime, paint, and clear it. Our students did a great job! Click here for photos. 12/9/2015


The Legal Systems Admin. class at Hermitage Tech Center participated in mock interviews in the Hermitage H.S. library on Dec. 3rd. Students interviewed with legal professionals from the Allen & Allen law firm and HTC staff. Click here for photos. 12/7/2015


Medical Systems Admin. students at Hermitage Technical Center participated in mock interviews with HR/healthcare professionals from Bon Secours in the Hermitage H.S. library on Dec. 3rd. Many thanks to the folks who kindly gave their time and expertise to help our students! Click here for photos. 12/07/2015


AVR’s Auto Body class completed a paint job on a Toyota Tacoma. The customer wanted a semi-gloss black finish on his truck and it looks great. Click here for photos. 12/2/2015


The Auto Body class at AVR buffed out the headlights on a Chrysler 300. Click here for photos. 12/2/2015


 Students participated in the Homeless Connect project. Hermitage Tech Center Barbering and Cosmetology students participated in the Homeless Connect project today (11-17-2015) at the Richmond Center. The event offered various services from dental care to tax help to free clothing to homeless folk. The students offered free hair cutting and styling. 184 clients were served in a five-hour period. HTC students were professional, friendly and productive – and they gave a morale boost to people who could use one. They should be proud of themselves. Click here for photos. 


FBLA Students Read To Elementary School Students. Advance College Academy-Business Administration students  participated in the FBLA reading day at Highland Springs Elementary School. Click here for photos. 11/17/2015


Career & Technical Education’s (CTE) Ready Set Hire Night. Ready. Set. Hire. brings together businesses, students, parents, teachers and key workforce stakeholders to highlight the Henrico’s Technical Centers. Students participate in mock interviews with local business people and learn how to prepare for a successful career in their prospective fields. Employers interact with students who represent their future workers. Click here for photos. 11/17/2015


Career Day at Highland Springs High School. Click here for photos. 11/12/2015


Computer Systems Technology students at Highland Springs Technical Center participated in mock interviews with IT professionals, School Board member, Mrs. Ogburn, and CTE staff. They were expected to dress professionally, prepare a resume, and answer questions. Those earning top marks were selected for a panel interview. The aim was to give them a taste of what’s involved in applying for a job in the real world. Mock interviews are part of HSTC’s workplace readiness program. Click here for photos. 11/12/2015


Our Tech Ethics Society Club is hosting an in-house coffeehouse every Thursday and raising funds to be able to expand the club. Click here for photos. 11/3/2015


CTE’s Graphic Communications class is taped for a spot on Channel 99. Click here for photos. 11/3/2015


Tech Ethics Society students really do know how to give. Click here for photos. 11/3/2015


Karen Bowles’s Vet Assistant students visited the Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue in Varina. They helped train, walk, groom, bathed, and brushed out over a dozen Great Pyrenees dogs. Click here for photos. 11/3/2015


Mr. Leuzzi’s Auto Body students repaired the bumper on a 2003 Mini Cooper. Looks like they did a great Job! Click here for photos. 11/3/2015


Photos of Mr. Miller’s Auto Tech students working on a project. This is a 1996 Cadillac that was donated to our program with a bad transmission. In the photos you see the students have removed the transmission from the vehicle and are in the process of tearing it down to inspect it and then rebuild it. Click here for photos. 11/3/2015


The team from Career and Technical Education(CTE) was at Henrico High School this morning teaching the students about the importance of CTE in getting them college and career ready! Click here for photos. 11/2/2015


Jennifer McCrickard and Sheila Langford’s students held a blood drive sponsored by HOSA at the Highland Springs Technical Center. Click here for photos. 10/28/2015


County Manager, John Vithoulkas visited Glen Allen High School Economics and Personal Finance students. Click here for photos. 10/28/2015


Jennifer Dillon’s Hermitage High School Culinary Arts class visited Dumbarton Elementary School as part of the Read for the Record program. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a global campaign which generates public support for high-quality early learning by mobilizing millions of children and adults to take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience. On October 22, 2015, Jumpstart celebrates the 10th anniversary of Read for the Record with the campaign book, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Click here for photos. 10/23/2015


Robert J. Himmel, President of the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation presents work boots paid for by the foundation to some of CTE’s Diesel Technology students. Click here for photos. 10/23/2015


CTE’s auto body class finishes their truck. Click here for photos. 10/15/2015


Auto body students tackle a big job on a 1999 Dodge truck. Click here for photos. 10/14/2015


HSTC Cosmetology II students make color wheels using icing, and food coloring. The base was a sugar cookie. Students had to mix primary colors to produce secondary and tertiary colors in the wheel. Click here for photos. 10/14/2015


Mr. Leuzzi’s auto body class is hard at work. Click here for photos. 10/14/2015


Veterinary Assistant students complete a large-animal project at the State Fair of Va. Click here for photos. 10/1/2015

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Shaquanda Whitfield from the AVR Cosmetology class placed 1st in the State Fair of Virginia Manikin Comb-out.


Shaquanda Whitfield from the AVR Cosmetology class placed 1st in the State Fair of Virginia Manikin Comb-out.


HSTC Cosmetology students use melted sugar and lemon/lime juice to make a natural waxing agent. Click here for photos. 9/30/2015


Career & Technical Education and many other county agencies receive National Association of Counties (NACo) and Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) awards. CTE received the NACO 2015 Achievement Award for Education in Racing: How STEM Plays a Role in NASCAR and National Parents Night Out and Hermitage Technical Center’s Emergency Medical Technician Course. CTE also received an award from VACo 2015 Award for our Education in Racing: How STEM Plays a Role in NASCAR.  Click here for photos. 9/23/2015


Team building Exercise for Computer Systems Technology Students -Computer Systems Technology21480056031_a86462ba1e_m students participate in a team-building exercise. Students had to build a boat with straws and  masking tape. The winner was the one whose boat took the most pennies to sink. Click here for photos. 9/21/15


A student team from the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at Deep Run High School won the inaugural Virginia Virtual Datathon, in which 23 teams took part. All but two of the teams were comprised of working professionals.

The team consisted of Roman Bohuk, Jake Smith, Akhil Bharani, Nikhil Bharani and Grant Klich.  All are juniors in the CIT.  The students worked together to create an app that utilized student longitudinal data to help parents make informed decisions when choosing school districts for their children.

As winners of the Virtual Datathon the students were asked to present at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) on September 9th.  The students were one of five teams to present their apps to the attendees during lunch.  The students won the People’s Choice Award for their app and received a standing ovation when they received their award on Wednesday afternoon.


All HOSA classes contributed money for two gift baskets to give to Henrico County firefighters at Henrico Fire Station 12. Click here for photos. 9/11/2015


The first week of CTE classes at Hermitage Technical Center. Click here for photos. 9/11/2015


The first week of CTE’s new Diesel Technology Class. Click here 9/11/2015


First day of school, Highland Springs A.M.,  Highland Springs P.M.,  Hermitage P.M.   9/9/2015


2014/2015 School Year

Summer Polytech and Fire Academy students. Click here for photos. 7/6/2015


More Polytech photos from Highland Springs Tech Center. Click here for photos. 7/6/2015


Students hard at work in the CTE Summer Polytech program at Highland Springs Technical Center. Click here for pictures. 6/29/2015


Henrico CTE students go to California for HOSA competitions. Click here for pictures. 6/29/2015


Hermitage Tech Veterinary Science students visit Three Lakes park for a fishing competition. Click here for pictures 6/29/2015


Congratulations to Torrance Hall for receiving his national award for photography in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition back in February. Click here for photos. 6/29/2015


CTE Polytech Students. Click here for pictures. 6/23/2015


Hermitage Technical Center Completion Ceremony. Click here for photos. More Pictures Here. 6/9/2015


Buddy Bench Project. Click here for photos. 6/8/15


Highland Springs Technical Center Completion Ceremony. Click here for photos. Click here for more. 6/5/2015


Brad Beazley promotes CTE’s newest course, Diesel Technologies. Click here for pictures 6/3/2015


Students talking to Brad Beazley about CTE and our new Diesel Technology program starting in the fall.  6/2/201520150602_125451


Jennifer McCrickard’s Nurse Aide students had a 100% pass rate this year! Congratulations for a job well done! WE ARE CTE! Click here for Facebook link. 5/28/2015


The Veterinary Science 2 class at Hermitage Technical Center put their dog grooming and handling skills to the test today at the Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue in Varina.  19 students worked on teams to help train, exercise, brush out and bathe dogs in preparation for adoption.  The students received high praise for their organization and their professionalism, knowledge and ability to work with the animals.  As a reward, they got to play with the puppies at the facility!  It was a great experience, and a real win-win situation.  They have begged us to come back next year! Click here for pictures. 5/26/2015


Practical Nursing students at Highland Springs Tech Center practice giving injections using oranges. Click here for pictures. 5-26-2015


Members of the HSTC Tech Ethics Society provided a picnic lunch for senior citizens in the area. Click here for pictures. 5/26/2015


Henrico CTE students placed in two categories in The Richmond Chapter 141 of the NAWIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION Design Contest. Click here for pictures. 5/26/2015

We also want to mention Tyler Stevens Cable who is a second year scholarship recipient of the Richmond Chapter of the NAWIC Education Foundation. Tyler graduated from Varina High School and Highland Springs Technical Center’s Carpentry Program in 2014 and is currently studying Environmental Engineering at Wofford College. Congratulations Tyler!


CTE students help renovate Henrico Police’s K9 kennel. Click here for pictures. 5/14/15


Students from Hermitage Technical Center get special instruction. Click here for pictures. 5/14/15


House Building Project Golf Tournament. Click here for pictures. 5/14/15


Henrico County Public Schools Cooperative Education Employer Appreciation Luncheon. Click here for pictures. 5/4/15


Precision Machining students at HTC hard at work. Click here for pics. 4/27/15


Debbie Woo cuts the ribbon on her Capstone project at the Science Museum of Virginia. Click Here for pics. 4/24/15


The National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony at Hermitage Technical Center. Click here for photos. 4/16/15


Freeman High School CTE Business students attend FBLA State Leadership Conference in Reston Virginia. Click here for photos. Click here for photos 4/13/15


The CTE Business Advisory Council Steps Up Holman Middle School’s Career Day. Click here for photos. 4/2/15


Johnson & Wales University rep doing a cooking demo (Asian dish) for Hotel & Catering class at Highland Springs Tech. Click here for photos. 4-1-15


Hermitage students from the Culinary Arts and Fashion CTE class on a field trip to Maggiano’s. Click here for photos. 3/31/15


Hungary Creek Middle School displays a collaboration of all CTE teachers to help promote the programs and promote/celebrate HCMS’s Arts at the Creek in their main office. Click here for photos. 3/30/15


2015 Henrico County – St. Mary’s Hospital School of Practical Nursing Graduation. Click here for photos. 3/25/15


Students in the HSTC Carpentry class are building a K-9 training unit for drug sniffing dogs for the Henrico Police Dept. Click here for Photos. 3./25/15


CTE students from Highland Springs, Tucker, and Godwin High Schools went to the FIRST FRC Virginia Regional Robotics Competition at VCU’s Siegel Center. Click here for photos. 3/20/15


Hermitage Automotive Technology class went to the Richmond Auto Show. Click here for photos. 3/20/15


Highland Springs High School Receives a Gift. Click here for photo. 3/19/15


Students with Fire Club work with Henrico County firefighters at Wilder Middle School during practice fire drill. Click here for photos. 3/19/15


Henrico County Public Schools Excel in Health & Medical Competitive Events
during the 35th Annual Health & Medical Occupations Students of America State Leadership Conference
March 13-15, 2015 Williamsburg, Virginia. Click here for photos. 3/18/2015


Virginia TSA representatives meet with Virginia Governor McAuliffe. Click here for photos 2/11/2015


The Highland Springs Tech Center Criminal Justice class is having their mock interviews. Click here for photos 2/12/2015


With guidance from the People’s Library, professional writers, their teacher, and with the assistance of VCU Globe students, Barbara Ingber’s ESOL class documented their personal journeys detailing how they arrived to Virginia from their native country.  Not only did they write their own stories in English, they manufactured the paper used for the book, and bound the book themselves.

Click here for info.  2/5/15


Nursing students at Hermitage Tech created “people” to showcase body systems. Click here for photos 2/5/15


Pharmacy students are making hand sanitizer and practicing compounding. Click here to see photos 2/5/15


Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the Regional Scholastics Art and Writing competition in Photography!!  

Click here to see photos.

Gold Key Recipients

  1. Emma Bailey –Submerged
  2. Torrance Hall –Day Dreams
  3. Addison Hodges –Trapped
  4. Joey Saucier –Perched
  5. Kelsey Stoner –Touch of Color
  6. Kelsey Stoner –Modern and Antiquated

Honorable Mention Recipient

  1. Meagan Gallagher –Walking on Water

Gold Key work will move on to be judged nationally in New York.  Good Luck Everyone!!

To see the work visit the “Student Recognition” section of EnGaged: http://drhsphotography.weebly.com/student-recognition.html

Click to see photo’s. 2/3/2015


Mrs. Zimmerman’s Computer Applications students at Hungary Creek Middle School used Microsoft Excel to learn how to create charts and graphs.  They used varying colors of tootsie pops and the number of licks it would take to get to the center of a tootsie pop for data. Click to see photo’s. 2/3/2015


HOSA Blood Drive at Highland Springs Technical Center Click here for photos 1/9/2015


High Tech Academy students at Highland Springs Tech calculate Pi using various methods, including measuring a tire. Link to photos 1/6/15


Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones visits Hermitage Technical Center. Link to photos. 12/19/2014


Central Virginia Electrical Contractors Association gives a donation to the CTE electrical programs. Click here 12/18/14


Students from the Greenhouse Management Class at Hermitage Technical Center are having a plant sale. Click here for pictures 12/17/14


Hour of Code

Students from Deep Run’s Information Technology Specialty Center along with Hermitage Technical Center’s Web Design/Programming students spent December 17, 2014, at Virginia Center Commons Mall exposing and educating students from Henrico County Public Schools, Richmond City Public Schools, All Saints Catholic School, and Home School students to the vast and diverse world of computer science through their support of Hour of Code. Students from both schools collaborated with  one another and were able to use their knowledge and skills learned within their respective programs to share and guide visiting students through programming modules courtesy of Code.Org, showcase student work, and allowed guests to experience the programming world through interactive play with Spheros and Smokie Jr Robot. Students were not the only ones who benefited from this Hour of Code Event, adults who were in attendance learned a wealth of knowledge in regards to what programming is and how it is the language of our society. Coding is for everyone and it is everywhere. Join us next year as we strive to increase the exposure of computer science.  For more information regarding Deep Run’s Information Technology Specialty Center please contact Lynne Norris at lmnorris@henrico.k12.va.us  and for information regarding Hermitage Technical Center Web Design/Programming Program please contact Keisha Leonard at klleonard@henrico.k12.va.us. Link to pictures 12/17/14


Hotel & Catering project (team building exercise), build gingerbread houses. Click here for photos 12/17/14


Henrico CTE students with the National Technical Honors Society fill holiday socks for charity. Click here 12/10/14


Hermitage Technical Center Cosmetology students work on “non-hair” hair styles. Click here 12/10/14


Hermitage Technical Center Cosmetology Class students were hard at work doing facials today.  Sounds relaxing. 12/4/14


Steve Coor receives  the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation award for emeritus service for the foundation at a dinner at Richmond International Raceway. 12/2/14

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EMT students at Hermitage Technical Center check out a pig’s heart. Click here    Posted 11/19/14


Students in Carpentry and High Tech Academy finishing up the trebuchet they will be using this Saturday at Innsbrook’s first ever “Punkin Dunkin” competition. Come out to 4991 Lake Brook Drive in Glen Allen and watch our students launch pumpkins based on a design they created in the classroom. This is a free event and sure to be a great time! Students will set up from 9 – 10:30 and begin launching at 11 AM. Posted 10/24/14

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Varina High School geospatial technology students work to document gravesites at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond during a visit Oct. 31  Click Here


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Ms. Pedersen’s Economics and Personal Finance class learning about traditional, command, and market economies by making beaded necklaces, bracelets, and rings at Varina High School. Posted: 10/3/14

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Varina High School Economics and Personal Finance teacher received the BB&T Scott and Stringfellow Scholarship to attend the NYSE Teacher Workshop this summer. Posted: 10/3/14


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