Heritage High School

5800 Marshall Avenue     Newport News, VA 23605     Phone: (757) 928-6100     Fax: (757) 247-9058

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The mission of Heritage High School is to educate all students in a safe and orderly environment in which parents, students, community members, and school staff work together to provide opportunities for students to excel as they prepare for college, employment, and productive citizenship in the 21st century.

Governor's Stem Academy

Chinell Callwood, Governor's STEM Academy Program Administrator

Students may select careers strands in:

  • Engineering and Robotics
  • Computer Science and Game Design
  • Networking and Cybersecurity

Distinctive Features-

As a result of participating in the Governor's STEM Academy in the pathways of Engineering and Technology, Programming and Software Development, Web and Digital Communications, Network Systems and Information Technology, students will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of tech skills and knowledge incorporated in their fields of study.
  • Benefit from specialized, project-based courses which develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision- making skills, preparing them for the 21st century world;
  • Acquire greater communication skills;
  • Develop workplace readiness skills;
  • Receive opportunities to earn industry certifications preparing them to be more competitive in the work force and when applying to advanced training schools or postsecondary institutions;
  • Obtain meaningful, real-life, hands-on experiences in their career pathway; and
  • Profit from opportunities for internships, mentorships, job shadowing, and cooperative education, which provide students with advantages when entering postsecondary education and/or the workplace.

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University Magnet

Chinell Callwood, University Magnet Program   Administrator

What is the University Magnet Program?

Students may major in:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Business & Marketing
  • Mathematics & Science
  • Natural Sciences
  • Visual & Performing Arts

Distinctive Features

  • Advanced Placement courses offered in each major
  • Students must acquire an Advanced Studies Diploma and have a 3.0 grade point average to receive a magnet seal on their diploma
  • Students must complete at least 6 honors and/or Advanced Placement classes upon graduation with a minimum of one honors and/or AP class completed each year
  • Students complete a science fair project each year
  • Visual arts: painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, sculpture, photography
  • Community service and internship requirements
  • Students participate in professional (business) etiquette to fulfill senior seminar requirements
  • Partnerships with business, higher education, professional, and other groups
  • Students must participate in at least two clubs/activities per year

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