Collaboration At Work: CodeRVA

CodeRVA is a new school being created in the Richmond area with a High School Innovation Grant and support from all of the Region 1 (Richmond-metropolitan area) School Divisions. The school will focus on preparing students to learn to code and/or work in the computer science field. All students will finish their high school diplomas in two years and then move on to a two-year degree in partnership with John Tyler and Reynolds Community Colleges.

Dr. James Lane, Superintendent Goochland County Public Schools
Article by Dr. James Lane, Superintendent of Goochland County Public Schools

Additionally, through a partnership with MaxxPotential, students will complete paid apprenticeships working in real jobs in the computer science/coding field. Thus, the project will ensure that all students are both college AND career ready. The planning committee for the school is collaborating with several local businesses, nonprofits, and higher education organizations to create this new, innovative high school model including, but not limited to, CarMax, CapitalOne, RichTech, CodeVA, VCU, and the University of Richmond. The regional school opens in the fall of 2017 and will accept students on a lottery basis with slots available for students from each county.

For more information, please contact your local school division and a website will be available in early 2016.

This example of regional collaboration not only brings together multiple partners, but also crosses both our Education and Workforce Preparation priority areas. Contact us if you have a collaborative story to share.