Mar 10

Class of 2021

Congratulations to the newest members of the Class of 2021 in the Center for Communications and Media Relations at Varina High School. You are an impressive group of young people. The review panel carefully reviewed each student’s application. We would like to commend each of you on the quality of your application and hope that you will choose to join our program in the fall. 

All Current HCPS students must accept or decline offers through the Specialty Center Portal. All students not currently enrolled Henrico County Public Schools must accept or decline offers through the email sent to you on Friday, March 10. Students who are on the wait list for admission will receive further information in the mail.

On Tuesday, April 25, we have scheduled a meeting for all rising ninth graders and their parents.  At this time, we will finalize your schedule for next year, discuss your summer reading assignments, complete enrollment and transportation forms, and answer any questions that you may have.  We will meet in the Presentation Room in the Center for Communications and Media Relations at 6:30 p.m.

If you are not currently enrolled in a Henrico County Public School, you are required to enroll officially in Henrico County Public Schools.  You will need to schedule an appointment with Wanda Hancock, Varina High School’s registrar.  She may be reached at 226-8700. 

All HCPS students will request transportation for next year using ZippSlipp. In order to have transportation provided for the 2017-18 school year, you must complete the required transportation information through ZippSlipp. Transportation information will open on ZippSlipp on April 10 and close on May 31. Students not currently enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools will complete a paper copy of the transportation form.  We will discuss student transportation at our enrollment meeting on Tuesday, April 25.

If you have been waitlisted or accepted for the fall and are interested in shadowing, our next shadowing date is scheduled for Monday, March 20.  You may email me or call me at 226-3139 to schedule your visit. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 226-3139 or via email at


Sep 25

Center for Communications and Media Relations

When you study communications, you prepare yourself for dozens of careers including television, print media, graphic design, even teaching, politics and the law. This center is home to a full television studio and control room, two computer labs used for video editing and graphic design and a presentation studio.  Here you will learn to speak with confidence, write with precision and design with flair so that any message you want to send will be effective when it is heard, read or viewed.

Program Highlights

  • Comprehensive study and refinement of writing and speaking skills necessary for effective communication
  • Rigorous college-preparatory program in a specialized learning environment that allows you to pursue your interests in communications
  • Applications of the principles of communications in areas such as television, multimedia, photography, graphic design, journalism, advertising and public relations
  • Production of student news shows, commercials, newspapers, speeches, multimedia presentations and a senior portfolio
  • Use of advanced technology to research and to write television scripts and newspaper stories,  to design newspaper graphics and posters and to shoot and edit news packages and commercials
  • Ethical and technical aspects of communications
  • Field trips, shadowing opportunities and field experiences in partnership with the business community

For more information, contact Beverley Lanier at one of the following:

  • 804-226-3139
  • Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road, Henrico, VA  23231

Apr 08

Take 15


In the latest edition of our student-produced news show, students learn how to save for college, visit a jewelry store, and visit a local Native American tribe.




Sep 08

Varina 411 Live February Editions

In the February editions of Varina 411 Live, the sophomores celebrated Black History Month with an oral interpretation of “The Ballad of Birmingham,” learned about the baby simulation project in Relationships class, and talked to some students and staff members who were eagerly awaiting the release of the newest Star Wars film.



Aug 28

2016 SOL Commercial on Procrastination



Check out the newest SOL commercial produced by the seniors to get you ready for your SOLs in May. The first commercial focuses on procrastination, a habit that plagues too many Blue Devils.


Aug 23

2016 SOL Hypnotist Commercial

 Looking for a shortcut to SOL success? So is Harry in the latest SOL commercial. Watch to find out if his shortcut pays off. Leave a comment for a chance to win a prize.

Jul 29

2016 Steppin’ to Success SOL Commercial

Need some motivation to pass those SOLs the first time? Steppin’ 2 Success wants to reward you for all your hard work. Watch the commercial and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize.


Sep 09

Information Sessions for the Specialty Centers

To learn more about the specialty centers, students and parents are invited to  attend any of the four information sessions scheduled for the 2016-17 school year.  All sessions begin at 7:00 PM.




September 27 Varina High School
October 3 Freeman  High School
October 13 Tucker High School
October 18  Deep Run High School