Admissions Process

  • Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Welcome to the Richmond Public Schools District. If you are applying to a specialty school, please know that your application will not be complete until the required documentation is uploaded to your application on Registration Gateway. Below you will find the required documentation for our specialty school and the link for more information on the OHS Admissions process from Open House.

    Open House

     

    UPDATE

    Due to inclement weather the Richmond Public School’s Specialty Schools will host Shadow Days using the following schedule:

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

     Maggie Walker Governor’s School Shadow Day will be on a 2 hour delay. All accepted and wait-listed students may attend. Friday,

    Friday, March 23, 2018 

     Lucille Brown IB accepted students with last names that begin with A-L may attend from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

     Appomattox Shadow Day for wait-listed students

    Monday, March 26, 2018

     Appomattox Shadow Day for accepted students

     Lucille Brown IB accepted students with last names that begin with M-Z may attend from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

     Richmond Community High School Shadow Day

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

     Richmond Community High School Shadow Day

     Open High School Shadow Day for Accepted Students (Google sign-up sheet on OHS website) please copy and paste the link to RVP  https://goo.gl/forms/VebftrbWBCHbIHvy1

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

     Open High School Shadow Day for Accepted Students (Google sign-up sheet on OHS website) please copy and paste the link to RSVP  https://goo.gl/forms/VebftrbWBCHbIHvy1

     Franklin Military High School Shadow Day for Accepted Students

    All applicants have until midnight March 29, 2018 to accept or decline offered seats. Please contact specialtyschools@rvaschools.net or 804-780-7751 for additional assistance.

     

    Requirements (all documents must be uploaded on Registration Gateway)

    • Student Essay
    • 2 Teacher Letter of Recommendations
    • Transcript
    • Standardized Test Scores
    • Attendance Information
    • Child Study/IEP/504 Plan, if relevant
    • School Counselor Document CLICK HERE

    Application Tip Sheet

     

    October 16, 2017 - Applications available on Registration Gateway 

    November 28, 2017 - OHS Information Night for Prospective Students 6PM

    February 1, 2018 - Application Deadline - DUE BY 4PM

    February 26-28, 2018 - Open HS Interviews

    March 9, 2018 - Acceptances sent out/posted on Registration Gateway

    March 21-22, 2018 - Visitation Schedule - Shadow Days for Accepted Students - Should there be a delayed schedule or school is cancelled for RPS on 3/21 due to inclement weather, shadow day will be rescheduled for 8:45 - 11:00 am on March 27, 2018.

    March 23, 2018 - ALL Specialty Acceptance Responses are DUE

    Dates/times are subject to change

     

     

    Application Review

    Students are scored on the following items:

    *Essay

    *Interview

    *Grades

    *Attendance

    *Discipline

    *SOL/Standardized tests

    To ensure equity of access applications are reviewed in their school groups when possible. 

     

     

     REVISED 10/3/2017