Attention 8th Graders: High School Programs and Specialty Center Information

  • High School Options – Below is a list of high school programs many of our 8th grade students may be interested in applying to.  All programs require an application and some programs require a supporting project, test or audition, so please read through the directions carefully.  For an overview of the options, please click this link: Overview of Specialty Centers, the application, and other high school program options

  • Specialty Center applicationsThe online application is available from November 16th – January 15th, for interested 8th grade students.  All online applications must be submitted by January 15th.  The first step is for parents to sign an online permission/waiver form through the PowerSchool parent portal.  The portal will be open from November 10th – January 14th.  Please note it will take 24 hours after the permission/waiver form is completed before students can access the online application.  Students must complete the online application, select two teachers to write recommendations, and complete necessary projects through the Schoology Course for Specialty Centers.  Some centers require additional testing and auditions, so please review the instructions carefully.


For more information about the ACE Centers, please click this link: ACE Centers Information

ACE Centers online application link

  • CodeRVA applicationCodeRVA is an innovative, regional, public high school in central VA focused on preparing students for college and careers ​in computer science and codingCodeRVA applicants should have a interest in and passion for the study of computer science.  HCPS students must have at least a 2.0 C average to apply, and they are selected on a lottery basis.  There is a virtual open house scheduled for December 1st at 7:00 PM.  The online application will open on January 4th and is due by February 20th.  Please click this link for more information: CodeRVA Regional High School