Richmond Public Specialty Schools

Richmond Alternative School

804.780.4388 phone
804.780.8184 fax

119 West Leigh Street, Richmond, Va 23220
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Established: 1984
Predecessors: (started in 1970) Adult Learning Center, Adult Accelerated Learning Center (AALEC), and Adult Career Development Center (ACDC)
Purpose: to assist students 16 years and older in obtaining either a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or a high school diploma
Diplomas: earned by completing the requirements of the Performance Learning Center (PLC) or of the General Achievement Diploma (GAD).


  • Early Head Start and Head Start
  • Office of Adult Basic Education classes
  • ESOL classes
  • Certified Nursing Assistant classes
  • career counseling
  • work study experiences
  • City Lights Initiative


Principal Dana Hawes
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Assistant Principal Verona Wilborn
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The District

District: 2
School Board Rep:
Email James Barlow

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