Welcome to Patrick Henry High School!
As a Patrick Henry Patriot, you are a very special student in the most exciting school in Roanoke Valley! As we focus on your future, we encourage you to challenge yourself both academically and in extracurricular activities. We believe in excellence in every area: scholarship; leadership; school spirit; sportsmanship; and character.We also believe that students and staff play a key role in our community, and we encourage students to participate in service projects that aim to improve our city. We emphasize the pillars of character in all aspects of our school. Included in this focus is an emphasis on appreciating diverse cultures and treating all people with respect. We believe that every student must graduate with the option to pursue college and the career path of his/her choice. To that end, students, staff, parents, and community partners must work together to ensure a rigorous curriculum, excellent instruction, and a learning environment that is safe.
As a graduate of Patrick Henry High School with a 2.0 GPA or higher, you have a guarantee of acceptance and tuition assistance at Virginia Western Community College in the CCAP Program. Students can also earn college credit while attending Patrick Henry High School. We encourage and recommend that students plan to take at least one Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment class. We expect our students to strive for an Advanced Diploma. We will provide support to help students meet these high standards.
Patrick Henry High School has a long history of quality and excellence. Please visit our Athletic and Academic Halls of Fame located in the main foyer and athletic hallways of the school. Each academic wing in our school is named for a distinguished Roanoke City educator. McQuilkin, Parsons, Persinger, and Penn Halls each have an administrator assigned to supervise them. Upon entry to Patrick Henry, each student is assigned to a hall by grade level. The student will work with the same counselor each year until graduation to plan for his/her college and career path.
This handbook has been prepared to help you understand school policies and procedures. Please review it carefully and use it as a reference. We look forward to helping you achieve a world-class education! Have a wonderful year!