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Principal’s Message

Greetings HHS Family! Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!

I hope that you and your family are safe at this time.  It was an interesting and unprecedented conclusion to the 19-20 school year.  Congratulations to the “Unbreakable Class of 2020”!  We know you will make us proud as you move on to the next chapters in your lives.

As we navigate this summer and plan for the 20-21 school year, I hope that you were able to complete the HCPS survey and pay attention to all HCPS Board Meetings to remain informed. You will continue to hear from me on a weekly basis via email,  phone, and text message, and I will inform you as soon as a public decision has been made.  Please know that however we return to school, your child will be valued at HHS and we aim to meet the diverse needs of our student body.

HHS Mission Statement: Hermitage High School, a safe and inclusive academic community, BELIEVES that ALL students will exceed expectations, ACHIEVE personal goals, and pave their way to SUCCESS.  ROLL PRIDE!

Our student body is beautifully diverse and we take pride in learning from each other.  The common goal is to prepare students beyond the Profile of a Virginia Graduate.  We aim to accomplish this through the use of the Henrico Learner Profile and through HHS Core Values: ACCOUNTABILITY, INTEGRITY, and RESPECT.  Panther Pride is in the AIR!  You will hear more about this during the coming school year.

WE have an incredibly DEDICATED staff at HHS who work tirelessly to assist students with positively navigating the unforgettable high school experience.  The outstanding faculty and staff at HHS will ensure that students are LIFE READY and prepared for the world after graduation.

In order to accomplish this task, I encourage all parents to take active roles in your child’s high school experience by being an energetic participant, communicating with teachers, monitoring PowerSchool for grades weekly, and attending school events.  We must work together to ensure the success of OUR students and OUR COMMUNITY.

Please remember to join the HHS PTSO and assist!  WE need YOU!  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  I look forward to learning and working with you for years to come!  Roll Pride!


Yours in education,

Dr. Michael A. Jackson


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