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Principal’s Message

Welcome to The Academy of Virginia Randolph!

We are the home to exceptional students we call Noble Knights and home to an amazing staff who we call “Legacy Bearers!”   At AVR we are very proud of the legacy of our founder Miss Virginia Randolph.  Miss Randolph was a revolutionary educator during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  She believed in “educating the hands, the eyes, the feet and the soul.” It is upon this great educator’s foundation that we continue her Legacy by providing opportunities for our students to achieve success.  To read more about our great founder please go to this article:

Our students experience a smaller campus, smaller class sizes, a Social Emotional Support team, an individualized plan towards graduation, 12 different trade programs, credit recovery opportunities, and mentoring.    In our program building relationships with students is our greatest strength.

Our mission is to empower students to achieve their highest academic potential by graduating and becoming employed, enlisted or enrolled in post-secondary opportunities.

We are so thankful for our students and the opportunity to prepare them for their futures!  Our academic focus is on the success of all children through the practices of professional development, data analysis, effective planning, collaboration, prevention-oriented practices, shared best practices, progress monitoring, and student engagement. Through these efforts, we will all improve upon our practices….as well as improve outcomes for all of our AMAZING students!

AVR families, we need and welcome your support and cooperation. Along with your support of our efforts, we are committed to reviewing our current practices and developing new procedures in an effort to foster an optimal teaching and learning environment for all. We thank you for your continued support. I am available via email at and phone 804-261-5085. We look forward to a wonderful and AMAZING school year for our students!

Principal’s Vision

-All students will become excited about learning

-All students will be prepared for a productive life and good citizenship
-All students will be engaged and challenged for their success
-All students will be prepared for lifelong success with appropriate social skills and values

Eric T. Armbruster, Ph.D.