Greater Richmond Partnership Business First Greater Richmond

Greater Richmond companies have access to a network of resources needed to support their business success.

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Richmond: Love What You Find

Relocating to Greater Richmond, Virginia? You will find what you love, and love what you find.

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The City of Richmond & Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico


Public Schools

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  • Each locality in Greater Richmond has its own public school system and provides a full range of career prep, college prep, and honors/advanced placement classes.
  • More than 151,700 students are enrolled in the four Greater Richmond systems.
  • Six vocational/technical centers offer trade and industry classes and apprenticeship training.
  • In addition to magnet and specialty programs in each locality, Greater Richmond's gifted students are eligible for accelerated programs at the regional Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies in Richmond and the Appomattox Regional Governor's School for Arts and Technology in Petersburg.
  • In 2009 L.C.Bird High School became an official Governor’s Career and Technical Academy for Engineering Studies. The specialty center will offer advanced level courses in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
  • The regional MathScience Innovation Center provides special facilities and classes in science, math, and technology that would not be feasible for individual school systems.
  • Virginia has adopted education reform called Standards of Learning (SOLs). The program sets high, clear, measurable academic standards on a statewide basis and then measures student progress in meeting those standards. Students are tested in English, math, science, and history in the third, fifth, and eighth grades and in high school.
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