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.

    I wish you all a wonderful school year. 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.


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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 30 (PM), 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, It's been so wonderful to see pictures on social media of people wearing their new gear from the RPS Love Store! If you have a photo you'd like to share, please email it to me at so I can feature it in an upcoming RPS Direct. I'm delighted to report that we've already sold over 600 items, raising more than $2,000 for RPS families in need. Don’t forget to tune in for our weekly installment of RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm on our Facebook page and RPS en Vivo tomorrow at 5:30 pm on our RPS en Español Facebook page. During both, we'll be discussing an exciting new high school program called "Con Ganas." Hope you can join!

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 30, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that an RPS employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is a staff member at Armstrong High School and was last at the school on 9-11. At the direction of the Richmond City Health Department (RCHD), we encourage anyone who was present at Armstrong High School on the date listed above to monitor their symptoms and reach out to their primary care provider if they have any concerns. Individuals can also contact RCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at (804) 205-3501. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to work in close collaboration with the Richmond City Health District to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community.

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