• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

Richmond Career Education Center (RCEC)

  • 2015 Westwood Avenue

    Richmond Career Education Center opened in 1973-74; the building was designed to harmonize with the adjacent Richmond Technical Center.

    RCEC serves special education students (grades 8-12) who are referred by their home school for the half-day program. The Center offers instruction in vocational trade areas, including:

    Auto servicing
    Brick masonry
    Buildings/grounds maintenance
    Carpentry
    Food services
    Health occupations
    Leather work/shoe repair
    Office services
    Personal services (cosmetology)

    Architect: 
    Macllroy & Parris

    Cost:
    $1,790,250

    Principals:
    1973-1988 James E. Daniero
    1988­ Roger Lawrence LaCourse