Armstrong High School

“Greatness is the Rightful Destiny of Every Person."

Principal Bell's Message



    Welcome to Armstrong High School, home of the Wildcats! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school community, including our amazing students, our loving staff, our supporting families  and partners, and our exciting programs. 

    We are dedicated to provide excellence and greatness for our students in all areas of life. Our primary goal at Armstrong High School is to help all students realize that Greatness is their Rightful Destiny and help them to achieve their dreams and find success in pursuing life goals. We are unconditionally committed to providing the best possible educational program to our students. We believe that there are numerous opportunities, both within our curricula and through extracurricular activities, for our students to gain the skills that will launch them to success in their lives after high school.

    As your principal, I am honored to lead our school community to help provide an exciting and rigorous educational experience for our students. Our team is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible support to learn and grow. 

    My vision for “The Strong“ is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

    Our skilled and devoted staff are committed to making a difference. They want to have a positive impact on your child and above all, they want to provide them with an engaging and joyful learning experience that supports them in becoming independent learners.  Our teachers are always working to get better at what they do through personal self-development and participation in a wide variety of professional development activities. They model life-long learning for our students and never settle for anything less than their best! Thank you  to our incredible staff for their amazing professionalism and incredible energy and their commitment to our students.

    Great schools always come back to the relationship between the child and the teacher. Be sure and find ways to engage yourself in school life – your child will notice and respond. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. May we all be present for the joy of learning, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the comfort that comes from belonging to a community. 

    To my students, staff, families, and community; I am so honored to be your servant leader. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such an amazing school community. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me via at or 804.780.4449.

    Let’s continue our QUEST for GREATNESS together into 2021!

    Dr. Willie J. Bell Jr.

    Principal, Armstrong High School

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  • Lifeguarding

    We hire students starting at age 15. Working for Douglas Aquatics allows young adults to build their resume with job experience, with potential for leadership positions at a young age. We would love to connect with Armstrong High Students. We operate Winston Manor, Mt Vernon, Rocketts Landing, Woodlands, and Anirav Swim Club, all of which are close to Armstrong High.

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  • VSU Free VSU Tuition – Virginia State University has announced a new initiative offering free tuition to local students! Check out the flyer below and visit for more information.

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  • Attention All Students:

    Please complete RPS @ Home Modules and Performance Task.  Continue to check your emails from "Monitoring Mentors" and look out for announcements in Google Classroom.


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    INSTAGRAM: ArmstrongHighRVA


    FACEBOOK: Armstrong High School

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    Happy New Year! If your social feed’s got you drooling, go ahead. Treat yourself. But first, download the new myStudentAid app and fill out the FAFSA form right on your phone. Your GRASP advisor can help virtually, too! It’s the tastier way to apply for financial aid. #ButFirstFAFSA #collegeaccess #BetterMakeRoom #reachhigher 
    Paula Buckley
    Director of Outreach and Public Affairs/GRASP Advisor (Franklin Military Academy, Northstar Academy, and Fairfield Middle School)
    2821 Emerywood Parkway, Suite 204, Richmond, VA  23294
    (804) 527 7705 direct│(804) 527 7726 main line
    (804) 366-1672 cell
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  • This is the updated schedule for Mobile Help Desk as of September 8th, 2020

    MLK- Mondays 8:30am-10:30am

    Fairfield Elem.- Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm

    Chimborazo Elem.-Wednesdays 8:30-10:30am

    George Wythe HS.- Thursdays 2:30-4:30pm

    For all technical problems, please go to the above locations. 


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    Hello parents, guardian and students,

    We have great news to share regarding fall meal distribution. Due to recently announced changes at the federal level, students DO NOT need to provide their lunch codes when they come to pick up meals. As you know, we had previously communicated that lunch codes would be required for meal pick-up starting September 8. We are thrilled by this recent change because it makes the process much easier for our students and families. Please note anyone under the age of 18 regardless of enrollment status or location will be able to receive meals from any of our mobile bus or walk up meal distribution sites. 

    Additionally, to help our families locate the meal distribution site that is most convenient for them, we have created a google map that has each stop on our mobile meal delivery route! Simply click on the map to find the location that is closest to you and the times of distribution. The map is available at

    Please communicate these exciting updates to your families and friends through your communication platforms.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update (PM) - April 14, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Wednesday! Tonight's updates: RPS Live! – We're back tonight at 7 pm on the RPS Facebook page. Over the next couple of weeks, our episodes will focus on sharing information and answering questions about our fall reopening plans – #ReopenWithLove 2.0. Tonight, I’ll be joined by Tracy Epp, Autumn Nabors, and Tyra Harrison from our Academic Office to discuss what teaching and learning will look like this summer and fall. I hope you can join! Preschool and Kindergarten Registration – Just a reminder, we're currently registering students for PreK/K for next fall. PreK is open to children who will be 3 or 4 by September 30 and kindergarten is open to children who will be 5 by September 30. For a complete list of eligibility and documentation requirements, and to enroll your child, please visit our website at

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  • RPS Direct Update - April 14, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s, inclusive of those from Spring Break: Binford Middle School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Fairfield Court Elementary School - 1 staff member (last there on 3/12) Franklin Military Academy - 1 student (not physically present this school year) G. H. Reid Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) George W. Carver Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) George Wythe High School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Ginter Park Elementary School - 2 students (not physically present this school year) Henderson Middle School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Huguenot High School - 5 students (not physically present this school year) J. L. Francis Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) John B. Cary Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Maymont Preschool - 1 staff member (last there on 3/15) Miles Jones Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Open High School - 2 students (not physically present this school year) Southampton Elementary School - 2 students & 1 staff member (not physically present this school year)

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