Richmond Community High School

A National School of Excellence

Principal's Message

  • Welcome Back!

    Greetings Pharaoh Parents & Scholars, We extend a warm “Welcome Back” to all of our returning pharaohs, and an equally warm welcome to our new pharaohs. School begins on September 3, 2019 and I am super excited to welcome everyone back for the new school year. It’s my first official year as the Principal of Richmond Community High School and I expect it will be nothing less than amazing for us all! I’m truly looking forward to working with each of you, taking flight and not looking back. Our theme for this year is: Committed to Excellence. This theme expresses our dedication to the long-term course of action of always looking at where we are as a school community and how we can strive to be a little better.

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  • Field Trip to See "Harriet"

    On Monday November 18, we will be taking the school to see the historical drama “HARRIET” at the Regal West Tower Cinema. They have set up a special showing for us at 10:00 am. The cost will be $8.00. We will be leaving the school at 9:30 and returning at the conclusion of the movie.  If you would like for your child to attend, they must have your permission.

    By signing the bottom portion of this letter and having your child return it to school, you will be giving us permission for your child to participate in this activity. We must have all permission forms returned by Wednesday November 13 so we can finalize bus orders and plan for students who will not be attending.  

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Richmond Community High School

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  • The RCHS Annual Giving Campaign

    Your Support of Richmond Community High School ensures that our students get an equitable high school education so they can succeed in college, the workplace, and find their rightful place in the world. 

    Having the tools to get an advanced education should not be dictated by where our students live or their socio-economic background, but unfortunately--with a strained public school system--it does. 

    Friends of Richmond Community High School, 501c3, was founded in 2016 to make sure that the legacy of RCHS, with over 98% of graduates attending college, continues.

    November 1 launched our annual giving campaign. The funds raised during the next two months provide for teacher classroom equipment, academic programs, educational trips, and this year especially the much-needed technology lacking in our school. More AP courses are being offered and taken this year at RCHS than ever and students need access to the most current materials and study tools, especially technology. 

    The goal from 11/1/2019-12/31/2019 is to raise $25,000 for our general fund to meet the minimum of the school's current needs. We are also seeking to raise an additional $40,000 to bring updated computers to the school which currently has a single cart of laptops for the entire school.
    Thank you, Apple Hospitality, for your donation last week to our technology drive!

    If you have questions about the campaign, how the funds are used, or would just like to talk more about the exciting programs and educational challenges at Richmond Community High School, please just ask.

    Donations are tax deductible, and your gift can be made online or with a check made out to Friends of RCHS and mailed to 201 East Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond VA 23238.

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  • High 5 Dreams AP Institute


    High 5 Dreams Institute

    Click here to download this flyer (with active link to online registration).

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Upcoming Events

District News

  • RPS Launches New Crossing Guard Pilot Program

    “While the focus is on the safety of our students and families, we are also very intentional about creating safe and loving school environments through this pilot,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Each crossing guard from the program works at that school, so they are already familiar with the school community, which empowers them to continue to build on their relationships with students and families.”

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  • Home Visits Initiative Builds Trusting and Meaningful Relationships with Families

    "Our parents are experts on their children. We believe that parents and teachers are co-educators, each just as important as the other,” said Dr. Shadae Harris, RPS Chief Engagement Officer. “All families have the ability to assist their child in their academic success and high impact family engagement strategies, such as home visits, can happen in everyone's home.”

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  • RPS Administrators Attend Trauma-Responsive Leadership Training

    “In alignment with Dreams4RPS, this training is a significant step for our division in ensuring that our teachers, support staff, and administrators have the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately serve all of our students who may have been impacted by trauma,” said Harry Hughes, RPS Chief of Schools. “Through a thorough understanding of trauma-responsive practices, coupled with our deep care and commitment to our students, we can work together to minimize the impact that this stress has on their lives so that they can focus their minds on learning.”

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  • RPS Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

    "It is an honor to celebrate the rich legacy of RPS athletics,” said Stefanie Ramsey, RPS Coordinator of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics. “Each of these outstanding athletes represents the best in RPS and in their own lives and communities. We are thrilled to recognize each inductee this evening for their dedication and achievements.”

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  • RPS’ Power Scholars See Gains in Reading and Math

    “In alignment with our strategic plan, Dreams4RPS, we are committed to working with the City and our partners to provide high-quality out-of-school-time options for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Power Scholars is a great example of what our students are capable of when they have access to rigorous and exciting opportunities and the tools they need to succeed. I’m grateful for this collaboration with the YMCA, BellXcel, and Walmart and we’re excited to begin planning for Power Scholars 2020.”

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  • One Richmond One Book Kick-Offs at Elementary Schools Across the City

    “It’s critically important to have parents, guardians and caretakers be actively engaged in the lives of their children, and the One Richmond One Book program inspires that engagement through the joy of reading,” said Mayor Levar Stoney, who read at four Richmond elementary schools in support of the program last year. “I’m absolutely thrilled our students, families, and schools will have the opportunity to read and share three more books together again this school year.”

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  • Sikh Association of Central Virginia Awards $20,000 in Scholarships for Vocational Training

    “This is the type of partnership that helps to elevate the entire Richmond community,” said School Board Chair Dawn Page. We thank the Sikh Association of Central Virginia for advancing this generous scholarship program and look forward to future collaborations.”

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  • RPS and VUU Celebrate Scholarship Recipients

    “We could not be more thrilled to partner with VUU to provide this life-changing opportunity for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “To be able tell our students and their families that, as 9th graders, their college tuition is already taken care of has been incredible. I want to thank Dr. Lucas for his leadership and support. We look forward to collaborating even more with VUU in the coming years.”

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