HENRICO COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social, and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.
CORNERSTONE: STUDENT SAFETY • HCPS will provide expectations and training for all students/staff (school community) contributing to a physically and emotionally safe, clean, and orderly environment. • HCPS will provide consistent positive behavior intervention and supports in PK-12 while ensuring the Code of Student Conduct is followed. • HCPS will foster open dialogue and safe communication channels for all stakeholders.
CORNERSTONE: ACADEMIC PROGRESS • HCPS will ensure that ALL students will achieve to their fullest potential. • HCPS will utilize a uniform method of monitoring and encouraging student growth beyond standardized achievement tests. • HCPS will ensure supportive procedures for quality instruction across the division. • HCPS will establish and monitor programs that focus on successful progression between grade levels. • HCPS will provide opportunities for students to develop life skills that will ensure individual success in a 21st century global society.
CORNERSTONE: CLOSING GAPS • HCPS will provide staff development and resources to focus on literacy intervention and mathematics proficiency at all grade levels. • HCPS will publish and analyze data at the division and school level to respond to barriers preventing students from meeting their academic potential. • HCPS will set policies and procedures to attract and retain staff with proficiency in recognizing and overcoming barriers to student achievement.
CORNERSTONE: RELATIONSHIPS • HCPS will foster positive student/teacher/parent relationships through established programs with monitored expectations. • HCPS will practice civic responsibility and good stewardship of resources in our community. • HCPS will create community-friendly schools in which families, students, and employees feel valued, respected, and acknowledged. • HCPS will build cultural understanding and appreciation among staff through focused staff development.