Summer Polytech for rising sixth- through 12th-graders is being offered for summer of 2021. All summer program information is available through the Henrico Public School’s website. Please click here.
June 21-July 8, 2021
8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
No classes on Friday. No class July 5.
Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage
8301 Hungary Spring Road
Henrico, Va. 23228
Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs
100 Tech Drive
Highland Springs, Va. 23075
Register for courses at the ACE Center at Highland Springs.
Download registration form. | Make an online payment.
Tuition is $50 per course. Only Henrico County residents may enroll in Summer Polytech.
Summer Polytech has an attendance requirement. Once a student misses two days of a credited class, he or she will be removed from the class. No credit is earned and tuition is forfeited.
Transportation by HCPS will begin on June 21, the first day. Bus schedules will be sent via email on or before June 18. Be sure that your email address is clearly written on the registration form. Students will be picked up from and returned to the elementary school you list on the registration form.
Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration with payment or receipt, if you pay online, need to be received before your student will be registered in a course.
Applications will not be processed before April 12. Rising ninth-12th grade students will be able to receive 0.5 credits from the three-week course. Rising sixth-eighth grade students will not receive credit.
The withdrawal deadline is June 18, 2021, by 3 p.m.
Courses for Rising 9th-12th Graders (0.5 Credit)
Auto Body Repair introduces students to aspects of automotive body repair including minor body repair and proper use of the tools of the trade.
Automotive Technology introduces students to the many fields related to the automotive service industry including engine and brake repair.
Barbering teaches students the basics of hair, scalp and skincare. Students practice on mannequins to hone their new skills and discover what it takes to operate a barbershop.
Computer-Aided Drafting and 3D Animation is an introductory course where students gain an understanding of how to create drawings, 3D models, and animations using the latest CAD software.
Computer Systems Technology is an introductory program for students who enjoy building, repairing, or troubleshooting PC computers, basic electronics, and networking.
Cosmetology teaches students the foundation of the professional care of the hair, skin, and nails. Students will practice techniques needed to perform these services in a salon setting environment.
Criminal Justice explores the world of modern law enforcement. Learn to use police equipment to solve crimes and keep order. Topics include crime scene investigation, using police tactical gear, fingerprinting, and common patrol tactics.
Culinary Arts students participate in creative activities related to the following recipes and cooking. Learn basic culinary techniques, menu planning, and explore culinary careers.
Diesel Technologies introduces students to the fundamentals of diesel equipment technology. Learn the basics of diesel vehicles such as firetrucks, school buses, and ambulances.
Early Childhood Education and Services is ideal for students interested in pursuing the field of education, especially those who have a passion for working with younger children. Students will work directly with preschool-aged children enrolled
at Springer Preschool Academy.
Electricity & Cabling is designed to introduce students to electricity-related occupations. Basic principles of electricity are stressed with emphasis on residential wiring.
Graphic Communications is designed to introduce students to the world of printing. Learn techniques to manage and control production printing using 21st-century skills and develop skills in digital composition and printing, wide format printing, and collation/binding operations.
High Tech Academy (HTA) introduces students to a multi-discipline program offering maths, science, and engineering. Students work in teams to solve problems incorporating advanced mathematics and science.
Legal/Medical Systems Administration is an introductory course for students who want to be legal or medical office workers or specialize in other fields in a legal or medical environment. Students develop skills that prepare them for employment in a variety of legal and medical office environments.
Masonry student learns to use, care for, and handle safely the tools, machines, equipment, and materials commonly used in the masonry trade.
Nurse Aide is an introduction to the field of nursing focusing on basic nursing skills such as communication, CPR, first aid, and patient care. Pharmacy Technician introduces students to the skills needed to assist pharmacists in the delivery of health care services to clients in a variety of settings.
Radio Broadcasting and Journalism focuses on learning about the Production Studio. Learn about the history of audio editing to various platforms with an emphasis on Adobe Audition. Students will experience the process of digital audio production via hands-on projects.
Sports Medicine provides an introduction to the field of sports medicine and athletic training. Students develop skills in prevention, recognition, assessment, management, disposition, and rehabilitation of injuries. Learn the principles of designing exercise programs for healthy individuals and developing proper diets through the essentials of nutrition.
STEM and Precision Machining introduces students to the world of STEM through activities using machining technology. Students learn to layout and produce projects using a variety of industry-standard tools and equipment.
Veterinary Assistant is an introductory course designed to teach basic skills in animal care and explore animal-related careers. Content includes animal behavior, breeds and species, basic animal anatomy, restraint and handling, feeding/nutrition, animal grooming, facility maintenance and cleaning, and workplace readiness.
Web Development/Programming introduces the skills students need to succeed in today’s high-technology marketplace.
Courses for Rising 6th-8th Graders (No Credit)
Automotive Technology introduces students to the different areas involved in auto repair and maintenance. Students will develop an understanding of how a car works and the different facets of car ownership and care.
Computer Systems Technology is an introductory program for students who enjoy building, repairing, or troubleshooting PC computers, basic electronics and networking.
Cosmetology introduces students to the foundation of hair, nail, and skincare.
Hospitality, Tourism and Catering Students will participate in hands-on cooking demonstrations, learn basic culinary techniques, plan events and explore the hospitality industry including food and beverage (catering), lodging, recreation, travel, and tourism.
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