May 6, 2022 @ 3:10 pm HCPS Families: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area. Schools are taking steps to keep students safe during routine dismissal. As a precaution, all of today’s afterschool activities are canceled. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you, Henrico County Public Schools
Entering a new school is a big step for children and their families. It all starts Monday, April 18 when Henrico County Public Schools will begin registering new students for the 2022-23 school year. After parents or guardians begin the online registration process, the school registrar will contact them to arrange an in-person appointment to […]
Is virtual education right for your student? Watch the recording from the March 29, 2022 online information session and learn more about Henrico County Public Schools’ first fully virtual K-12 school. Learn about how the Henrico Virtual Academy is structured and the process for applying The application window will be open April 11 – 29. […]
Seniors graduating from the Advanced Career Education centers at Hermitage and Highland Springs will receive their diplomas June 13 during an evening ceremony at VCU’s Siegel Center. Information about ticket availability and distribution for the ceremony will be shared closer to the event. In past years, graduation exercises for students in Henrico County Public Schools’ […]
What is Virginia Randolph Education Center ?
VREC is a program for students with disabilities that provides both academic and behavioral educational services.
What is the goal of VREC?
The ultimate goal of the program is to give students intensive structure and support in order to equip them with the tools needed for academic and/or behavioral improvement, so that they are able to obtain positive outcomes and return to their home schools.
Students that VREC is designed to support:
- K-8 students with disabilities who demonstrate significant challenges with appropriate behavior in the comprehensive school
- 9-12 students with intellectual disabilities and significant challenges with appropriate behavior in the comprehensive school
VREC is a positive and welcoming place that allows students with disabilities to experience the many aspects of a comprehensive school in the least restrictive environment possible. The curriculum is Standards of Learning (SOL) based but is modified to meet the needs of a very diverse population. Classrooms are designed with adaptive equipment and state-of-the-art technology resources. Accommodations are barrier-free and include a handicapped-accessible playground complete with sensory activities, a garden, greenhouse, cafe, mobile library and rooms with soothing colors and lighting to elicit a calming effect for children with sensory and behavioral issues.
Teachers and staff are highly dedicated professionals with a commitment to provide the most supportive and appropriate education to the students. All teachers are certified in exceptional education. Paraprofessionals and assistants provide help in the classroom as well as Targeted Assistance to students who require one-on-one interaction to find success.
The Rhonda Banks Center at VREC provides specialized instruction for students with Autism. A highly trained staff delivers services that offer direct instruction to reinforce the principles of applied behavior analysis combined with social skills training.
Older students receive pre-vocational training and transition services to ensure they acquire the knowledge and functional skills to to prepare them for postsecondary education, employment, and independent living.
Virginia Randolph Education Center firmly believes its students should have all of the experiences of a comprehensive school at a level that can best support them. It is a hopeful place that provides care, support and a true school experience to some of Henrico County’s most exceptional children.