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Principal’s Message



Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Highland Springs. Our faculty, staff, and administration are extremely excited about the new school year. I am beginning my 6th year as principal of the ACE Center at Highland Springs and have spent the past 15 years in Henrico County Public Schools as a teacher, coach, and school administrator. I am a former student and teacher at the ACE Center at Highland Springs and am honored to serve as the principal of this wonderful school.

The mission of the Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs is to provide a relevant and rigorous educational training experience for our students in order to prepare them to successfully transition to postsecondary education or gainful employment.  The ACE Center at Highland Springs offers industry standard certifications and college dual enrollment options in many of our programs that make our students immediately marketable in the industry.

Our school theme for the 2018-2019 school year is “Where Theory Meets Practice.”  We believe that our students are learning to be the future leaders of our society. The faculty members at the ACE Center at Highland Springs are each experts in their respective fields.  I am especially excited to announce that our faculty now includes full-time math and English teachers.  These teachers will provide additional core content expertise to facilitate a rich cross-curricular learning experience for our students. Our top priority is to provide our students with quality instruction and hands-on experience so that our students have the background knowledge it takes to be successful in their field.  The expectation is that all of our students will be successful and therefore, our staff holds the students very accountable as we adhere to the Henrico County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct.

Please feel free to contact me or any member of the administrative team here at the Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs. We are here to assist you and create a relevant and unsurpassed educational environment for your child.  We look forward to working with you and your student as we prepare for our 2018-2019 school year.



Dr. William J. Crowder, Jr. Principal

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