Application Process




November 14 Open house scheduled at the Center for Communications and Media Relations
November 20 Specialty center application available online
January 12 Specialty center application due date
March 9 Online access to check application status
March 23 Notification of intent by students to specialty center directors


Four information sessions will be held throughout the fall to inform students about specialty center options.  All sessions begin at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. 


September 27 Highland Springs High School
October 3 Freeman High School
October 10 Glen Allen High School
October 18 Hermitage High School

The Henrico County online application for all specialty center applications is now available.  To complete the 2018-19 specialty center application, students should click here for the application online.

HCPS will continue to use the NWEA assessments in reading and mathematics and the Direct Writing HAT as criteria for  specialty center admissions.  Eighth graders enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools will take the Direct Writing HAT and the NWEA test in language arts and math in the fall in their middle schools.  All students currently enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools are already scheduled to take the assessments, so there is no registration required for students enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools.

The Direct Writing HAT and the NWEA will be offered in January to any Henrico resident who does not attend currently Henrico County Public Schools.  

Testing registration for Henrico students who do not currently attend Henrico County Public Schools opens November 20 and closes January 4.  Students will need to register on the Private School Testing tab on the  application page.    





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