Four HCPS innovative learning coaches are “innovation rock stars”

Twice each year, the Henrico Education Foundation awards grants to HCPS educators with groundbreaking ideas for their school or classroom. (Check out some of the amazing innovation-grant-funded projects from across Henrico County at .) Four HCPS Innovative Learning Coaches received special recognition for their successful HEF innovative grants at a recent meeting at the…

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Full-service hub at old Highland Springs HS is key piece of new countywide strategy

When the 2022-23 school year begins, the old Highland Springs High School building will be repurposed as Henrico County Public Schools’ first full-service community school hub. Rechristened the Oak Avenue Complex, the facility will be a major step in a new strategy to connect students and families with community services. It’s no secret that challenges…

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Glen Lea Elementary Telehealth Clinic

Glen Lea Telehealth Clinic

A ribbon-cutting ceremony in December 2021 at Glen Lea Elementary School celebrated an innovative new clinic that will help students get better access to health care and reduce missed instructional time. The Glen Lea Telehealth Clinic uses an internet webcam and other tools to enable students at the school in eastern Henrico County to consult…

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Funding Pre-K Education

Henrico Education Foundation leads a series of Early Childhood Education support initiatives. These initiatives open spaces in private childcare centers and family day homes to preschool students ages 3 and 4 on the waitlist for public Pre-K or for those that need a full day, full year program. Knowing that 85% of brain development happens…

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Students Help Build a Race Car

Racecar build

Students from Wilder Middle School had the opportunity to help build a race car at Richmond International Raceway with Rajeev Brown from the Flying Classroom. With funding from a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) special projects grant, students from Henrico’s Wilder Middle School and Richmond’s Armstrong High School built a race car from scratch!!

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Immersive Portal at Freeman High School

portal interior

For two weeks in 2020, Douglas Freeman students were able to enter an immersive audio-visual chamber and interact with residents of Afghanistan, Uganda and other places far from Henrico County. The portal is constructed from a repurposed steel shipping container, painted gold. It and similar portals are dimly lit and include a floor-to-ceiling screen, giving…

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