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Glen Allen High School, located in the Brookland District, opened its doors for students in the fall of 2010.  GAHS also houses the Center for Education and Human Development which began its inaugural program with the Class of 2014.  The school colors are teal, black, and white, and the school mascot is the Jaguar.  Check the school calendar for all upcoming events and activities. https://www.highschoolsports.net/school/Glen-Allen-High-School-Glen-Allen-VA/

 

Academic Course Selections
A full offering of classes is available for students at Glen Allen High School.  Like all schools in Henrico County, the courses will depend upon student interest.  Meeting the academic needs of every student is a priority. Course Request Sheets are distributed to students beginning in late January. The school counseling staff meets with students from each feeder school and collaborates with school counselors to assist with course selections.  Juniors and seniors also have the opportunity to attend one of the two technical centers in Henrico County.

 

Athletic Boosters Club
The Jaguars compete in the Capital District against Hanover, Lee-Davis, Atlee, Varina, Henrico, Highland Springs, and Armstrong.

 

VHSL Athletic Teams
Fall: Cheerleading,  Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, and Volleyball

Winter: Basketball, Competition Cheer, Gymnastics, Indoor Track and Field, Wrestling

Spring:  Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field

 

Clubs and Organizations
A myriad of opportunities is available for all students. Although each school may offer clubs unique to that school, extra-curricular organizations, for the most part, are consistent throughout the county.  Club interest meetings are held in September and October.

 

Inaugural Year
Glen Allen High School opened in the fall of 2010 with approximately 700 students in grades nine and ten. The Jaguar learning community began with students students from Deep Run, Hermitage, and Tucker High Schools and Brookland, Hungary Creek, Moody, and Short Pump Middle Schools. The student population is projected to be 1510 in September 2012, the first year with all four grade levels. The building capacity is 1850 students.

 

LEED Certification
Located in an area surrounded by wetlands, an environmentally friendly school continues to be a priority for the Glen Allen community.  GAHS attained Gold Level LEED certification and is the only school in Henrico County with this distinction.  LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  The following features were a part of the GAHS application process:

-A rain water cistern for flushing and low-flow plumbing fixtures, GAHS is expected to use at least 80% less water than a school with standard plumbing fixtures

-Energy efficiency measures in the building systems are modeled to use at least 24% less energy compared to a baseline building with standard systems

-As of the end of August, about 1,180 tons (96%), of the waste generated during construction has been recycled instead of being sent to the landfill

-The contractors are using LEED to guide their material selections, and are incorporating materials with recycled content and materials that were manufactured regionally whenever possible.

 

ROTC
GAHS does not offer an ROTC program; however, it remains a consideration for the future.

 

School Colors and Mascot
The Class of 2013 selected teal, black, and white as school colors and the Jaguar as the school mascot.

 

School Features
GAHS is a 255,000 square foot learning facility with 85 classrooms, Promethean Boards in each classroom, five teacher centers, an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1200, an art gallery, a gymnasium with three full basketball courts and an attached auxiliary gym, a football/soccer stadium that will seat 3500 fans, baseball and softball fields, field hockey field, six tennis courts, a field house and a fitness room.  This is a well-planned learning community is equipped to meet the needs of each student.

 

The Center for Education and Human Development
Do you enjoy working with friends to problem solve? Are you intrigued by human development and psychology? If yes, you share the ideologies of a new generation of educational leaders. The Center for Education and Human Development (EHD) offers a comprehensive curriculum that explores the complexities of the learning process and utilizes the latest technology to develop educators and other leaders for the 21st Century. The curriculum focuses on areas such as research based instructional practices, 21st Century skills necessary for success in the global society, diversity, research and data analysis, and professional development. EHD explores human development and psychology as it relates to education and models best practices for teaching and other leadership roles. The four-year program, open to rising freshman, provides a solid foundation for students who aspire to enter the field of education or those who wish to pursue other supervisory or leadership positions.

Program Highlights

* Rigorous, advanced curriculum that includes advance placement courses

* Dual enrollment opportunities with local colleges or universities

* Internship with Henrico County Public Schools

* State of the art classrooms with the cutting edge classroom

* Course selections that prepare students for a variety of professional paths

* Dedicated teachers who challenge and inspire students

* Four-year program open to rising freshmen

 

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