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Specialty Centers & Programs

Specialty Center/Program
Principal/Center Chair
Highland Springs High School
15 S. Oak Ave
Highland Springs, 23075
J. R. Tucker High School
2910 Parham Rd.
Henrico, 23294
Henrico High School
302 Azalea Ave
Henrico, 23227
Varina High School
7053 Messer Rd
Henrico, 23231
Glen Allen High School
10700 Staples Mill Rd
Glen Allen, 23060
Highland Springs High School
15 S. Oak Ave
Highland Springs, 23075
Hermitage High School
8301 Hungary Spring Rd
Henrico, 23228
Deep Run High School
4801 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, 23059


International Baccalaureate Program
(Middle Years Program)

Fairfield Middle School
George H. Moody Middle School
Tuckahoe Middle School

International Baccalaureate Programs Office

Art G. Raymond, III
Paul E. Llewellyn
Marilyn H. Royal


Henrico High School
J.R. Tucker High School

International Baccalaureate Programs Office

Douglas S. Freeman High School
8701 Three Chopt Rd
Henrico, 23229
Mills E. Godwin High School
2101 Pump Rd
Henrico, 23238

Elizabeth K. Armbruster
Denise Williams

J.R. Tucker High School
2910 Parham Rd.
Henrico, 23294

Specialty Centers, located in each of the high schools and at three of the middle schools, offer Henrico County students choices to focus their learning experiences. The centers offer advanced courses to students who have clear interests and specific educational and/or career goals. The curriculum provides practical applications, encourages higher-level thinking and conveys information developed through educational partnerships with businesses, universities and community organizations. Attending a specialty center is an opportunity to concentrate on a specialized interest while completing a rigorous college-preparatory program.


Rising ninth-graders may apply to the specialty center of their choice. Each specialty center has specific requirements and testing as part of the admissions process.


Transportation is arranged from the neighborhood bus stop and provided to each center. Students must complete the Pupil Transportation Student Registration Form which is mailed to new students and distributed to existing students during the spring.


Informational sessions are held each fall for the following school year.


To find out more about each specialty center, click on the school of your choice. You may also contact the counselor at your school.


Specialty Center Timeline FY 2013 – 2014

November 22, 2013 – Application will be available online

January 17, 2014 – Application deadline for students

January 2014 – Private School testing dates:

NWEA Reading & Math Tests

January 16, 2014 at Eastern Government Building

January 17, 2014 at Eastern Government Building

January 22, 2014 at Eastern Government Building


January 14, 2014 at Hungary Creek Middle School

January 21, 2014 at Eastern Government Building

Parents must register for testing in advance by calling Mila Hall at 652-3766

February 1, 2014 – Auditions for Center for the Arts

February 8, 2014 – Center for World Languages Testing

March 14, 2014 – Application status letters are mailed to students

March 28, 2014 – Deadline for applicants to accept the letter of intent or waitlist offers. Students may accept one center and one waitlist. Students may remain on one waitlist until April 11th.

April 11, 2014 – All students being offered a spot from the wait list must inform specialty center chairs of their intent to accept an offer of admission.




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