Specialty Center Information

High School Programs Overview (with video)

Link to the HCPS Specialty Center Information page

Specialty Center Video Playlist

Specialty Center Highlights

Information Sessions - 9/20/23 @ 6:30 PM (Freeman HS); 9/26/23 @ 6:30 PM (Henrico HS)

Open House Schedule for 2023

Specialty Center Course Information by Program (HCPS Online Planning Guide)

Student Application Timeline

HCPS Student Application Process 

Step By Step Directions for completing the online application - Video Tutorial

Student Assessment Information

Application Timeline

September 13th QMS will host a specialty center information session for all 8th graders during our extended Advisory period
September 25th The Parent Authorization and Waiver Form opens up in PowerSchool - this form is required before students can start the application.  The form is located under the menu on the left ("Specialty Center" star icon).  Once the permission form has been submitted, the student will have access to the application within 24 hours after the application opens on October 2nd.  The final day to submit this permission form is November 16, 2023 @ 4:00 PM.
September 20th Information Session - 6:30 PM @ Freeman High School
September 26th Information Session - 6:30 PM @ Henrico High School
October 2nd Application will be available online Link to the online application

November 20th

Application deadline for all students, by 11:59 PM.

Week of Dec 4th Reading, Writing, and Math tests will be completed by applicants this week
January 13th Entrance exam for the Center for Spanish Language and Global Citizenship, and auditions for the Center for the Arts applicants

February 2nd

Students provided online access to check application status/acceptance @ 4:30 PM - Link to directions

February 16th

Deadline for applicants to declare intent or accept waitlist offers online (by 11:59 PM). Students may accept one center and one waitlist center, or students may accept two waitlist offers if they did not receive an offer. 

February 23rd

All students being offered a spot from the waitlist must inform specialty center chair of their intent to accept an offer of admission by 4:30 PM