Richmond Technical Center

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Jonathan Mitchum

    Welcome and thank you for visiting Richmond Technical Center, where "We staRT Careers!".

    My commitment to Richmond Technical Center is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century. The ultimate goal of our school is to prepare students to flourish in high skill, high wage, high demand careers.

    This past year we proudly ushered students to their next destination whether employment or education, including placements at Newport News Shipyard, Medical College of Virginia, Rolls Royce, the United States Army, the United States Air Force, and several local community colleges and universities.  I am extremely proud of the strong partnerships we hold with stakeholders as we work together in a collaborative and respectful manner.

    High standards and expectations for each student in regards to academic performance, co-curricular participation, and responsible citizenship are the foundation of our school. It is with pride that I hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to maintaining the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of Richmond Technical Center students. It is the contribution of our students to our school community that makes Richmond Technical Center an exceptional learning community.

    Prepare well for upcoming tests this semester, and please be Safe. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at I am honored to serve as your principal.  

Headlines & Features


  •  "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced"  The 2021 theme for Women's History Month. 

    Vice President Kamala Harris, first elected woman for this office in the USA.

        First Elected Women for Vice President of the USA

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  • Richmond Technical Center Celebrates Career Technical Education (CTE) Month 

                CTE Month

    We value CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of all the CTE programs across the country. 

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  • Click Here  Application for Coding For Girls in grades 9-12 is available now.


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  • John Maye, Student at RTC Governor's STEM Academy speaks. Please view below:

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    Click Here The Governor's STEM Academy at Richmond Technical Center.  



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  • Click Here Students Schedules Available for View. 

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  • Reopen With Love Family Checklist - Click here to view the RPS family checklist to prepare for school opening on September 8, 2020!

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  • Reopen With Love - Click here to view RPS reopening plans.

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  • RTC Programs & Courses 2020-2021 ... and beyond - Click here to view!

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  • Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Program - Click here to learn more about our Apprenticeship Program!

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - February 26, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Today was especially joyous for me, as I had the privilege of presiding over our first-ever Mid-Year Graduation for students from the 2020, 2019, and 2018 classes who have returned to earn their diplomas. These 25 young people have redefined what it means to persevere and we are immensely proud of them! The ceremony today is a result of more than a year's worth of work to find students who left RPS, re-engage them through new programs like Con Ganas (With Determination), and support them through every last obstacle. Please join me in thanking the RPS teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff – along with the students' families! – for making today possible.

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  • RPS Direct Update - February 25, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'm thrilled to share that we have a new Chief Operating Officer joining RPS on March 1! Alana Gonzalez has spent her entire career helping government agencies work more efficiently and more equitably. She's coming to us from New York, where she served as Executive Director of Community Reconstruction and Infrastructure for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. In this role, she led over 300 recovery and resiliency projects for NY communities affected by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Lee. Ms. Gonzalez also held various roles, including Chief of Staff to the General Manager, at the New York City Housing Authority, which provides affordable housing to more than 400,000 low- to moderate-income New Yorkers.

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