Career and Technical Education (CTE)

ACE Centers at Hermitage and Highland Springs High School

Two Advanced Career Education (ACE) Centers offer one-year and two-year courses in skill-based programs to all Henrico County high school juniors and seniors. The mission of these programs is to prepare students for job-entry skills and/or post-secondary education. Students planning to take an ACE Center program should be in a rigorous core curriculum cluster at their home high school to prepare for 3-credit technical courses during their junior/senior years. All ACE Center programs lead to licensure or certification upon successful completion.

Students from Deep Run, Freeman, Glen Allen, Godwin, Hermitage, and Tucker high schools attend the ACE Center at Hermitage unless the technical program is offered only at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Students from Henrico, Highland Springs, and Varina High Schools attend the ACE Center at Highland Springs unless the technical program is offered only at the ACE Center at Hermitage. HCPS students will also have the opportunity to access courses at the ACE Center at Virginia Randolph. Admission is through an application process.

Course Descriptions

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
Business Management & Administration
Health & Medical Sciences
Education & Training
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics