Secondary Education

students collaboratingThe Secondary Education Department is responsible for programs in grades 6–12 and provides relevant learning experiences that promote critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, and citizenship skills.

Our Curriculum

The curriculum encompasses the core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies based on the Virginia Standards of Learning. The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) may be accessed at VDOE Standards & SOL-based Instructional Resources. Instruction in health, physical education, music, art, and library provide additional educational experiences. Other programs that enhance the secondary curriculum include Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Advance College Academy, International Baccalaureate, Career and Technical Education, Gifted Services, Summer School, CodeRVA Regional High School, and those offered at The Specialty Center at Hanover High School, The Georgetown School, and The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology.   

Our Beliefs

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The secondary program embraces the school system's Beliefs that include:

  • All students are unique individuals who can be successful.
  • Public education must foster equitable opportunities for each child.
  • Teaching and learning should inspire, engage, and empower all students to achieve their personal goals. 
  • Relevant and engaging teaching develops critical thinkers, problem solvers, and life-ready global citizens. 
  • Students thrive in a safe and secure environment that nurtures the whole child.

Attendance Zones

Students attend one of the following middle, high, or alternative schools based on their attendance zone:

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Middle Schools

High Schools

Additional Sites

Highlights of Our Programs

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Hanover County Public Schools offers a variety of programs and services to students during middle and high school. A few highlights include the following:


Dr. Robert Staley, Director Secondary Education
Andrea Herndon, Coordinator for Gifted/Talented Education and Advanced Studies, K-12
Justin Roerink, Principal of the Hanover Center for Trades & Technology and Coordinator of Career & Technical Education/Workforce Development
Mindy Muntean, Administrative Assistant/Secondary Education

Phone: (804) 365-4540

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