January 27, 2017


Dear Friend,

Please allow me to welcome you to a virtual experience of Richmond Community High School!  Whether you’re a prospective student, current student, parent, alumni, friend or community member, I’m thrilled that you have taken time to investigate or school’s website and trust you’ll find information that will be beneficial.

After more than a half dozen years as the principal of this outstanding school, I find that I’m still learning about the great legacy of excellence Richmond Community has in the Richmond region. Our students consistently demonstrate a high level of excellence in academic achievement. More importantly, our students are outstanding learners and capable leaders in the classroom and beyond. Together with our faculty, our students are among the best in Richmond Public Schools.

As a student at Richmond Community you will consistently be encouraged to achieve your highest potential. This message will come from teachers, the counselor, the administrator, alumni and even fellow students. As a result, our goal is to ensure that the resources you need to reach individual goals and objectives are available.  However, a successful high school experience requires students to be disciplined, organized, focused and committed. As you grow from a young adolescent to a young adult, our expectations for you will grow as well. Keep in mind that our academic and career expectations are high. All students have a right to learn at Richmond Community, and we're proud of the overall respect students continue to show one another.

At RCHS, we continue to provide each student with a rigorous program of study that will prepare them for post-secondary education and careers. Whether you're a new Pharaoh, a senior eager to graduate or somewhere in between, we want you to know that our staff is prepared and willing to provide all the knowledge and experiences you will need for college and career success, and anything else you desire in life. Know that when you leave Richmond Community with your 32-credit advanced studies diploma, you will also leave knowing you possess the 21st Century skills that will make you more marketable, more employable, and immediately desirable to college admissions officers and industry professionals alike. 

If you’re a prospective student or parent, I encourage you to take the time to explore this website.  Read our Mission Statement; look at our School Profile; explore the admission section, and consider if Richmond Community is right for you.  Feel free to contact me by email or call the school at (804) 780-4332 if you have additional questions.

Respectfully yours,

J. Austin Brown, Principal