New Tucker, Highland Springs High Schools to serve as prototypes for “high schools of the future” in Henrico

New Tucker, Highland Springs High Schools to serve as prototypes for “high schools of the future” in Henrico

“Modernizing instructional approaches in our schools helps to improve educational outcomes and adapt to the needs of a 21st-century economy” said Virginia Governor Ralph Northam at the time the grant money was allocated.

Rendering: Henrico County Public Schools

From the Henrico Citizen:

When the new editions of Highland Springs and Tucker high schools open in two years, they’ll do so with an innovative and redesigned approach to educating.

The Henrico School Board will learn more about what that new approach will look like when school system officials make a presentation at the board’s work session this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (You can watch the work session online at henricoschools.us.)

The two schools are among a group of six in Virginia whose representatives are working with Old Dominion University professor Karen Sanzo to develop and implement programs that support the six Cs of Henrico’s Learner Profile and the Deeper Learning Model – quality character; global citizen; communicator; collaborator; critical thinker; creative thinker.

The efforts are being funded through grant money provided by the state of Virginia to 13 school divisions.

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