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Dreams4RPS Priority 1 - Academics

Exciting and Rigorous Teaching and Learning

When RPS provides our students with access to rigorous coursework and engages them with exciting teaching and learning, the sky's the limit. High-quality curricula, a passion for learning and engaging instruction are a few of the key components of our strategic plan that will be the foundation for teaching and learning at RPS.

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High-quality curriculum is a lever for equity and RPS is proud to have adopted K-8 ELA, math, and science curricula that will ignite rigorous and exciting teaching and learning throughout the division.


The RPS Lit Limo is a mobile library designed to help implement RPS’ literacy and reading strategies as well as create excitement for books for all school age children. Every child who visits the Lit Limo receives a book of their own, participates in a read aloud, and is signed up for a Richmond Public Library card.


Side of school bus labeled Lit Limo
Lit Limo School Bus with three people smiling outside of it
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Collage of Richmond artifacts including skyline, mural, and statue

REAL Richmond is a groundbreaking high-school history course that provides an unvarnished look at the history of Richmond, Virginia. Course developers brought the city of Richmond into the classroom by collaborating with partners from higher education, the faith community, and the non-profit sector to provide our students with the opportunity to explore themes such as physical and human geography, family lineage, religion and spirituality, fine arts, law, and politics.