ACPS has begun piloting the use of compostable trays to replace Styrofoam at T.C. Williams High School and our middle school cafeterias. Dishwashers are also being installed in our elementary schools where space allows, ahead of a switch to reusable materials.
Sensory Room at Jefferson-Houston Given a Boost in Preschooler’s Memory
Daniel MacDonald spent many happy hours in this special place.
Have an Eighth Grader Interested in STEM? Consider Applying for the STEM Academy
We’re now accepting applications for rising ninth graders to join the STEM Academy at Minnie Howard next school year. The deadline is March 27, 2020. Don’t miss your chance.
New, Searchable Online Program of Studies Now Available for Middle and High School Students
We’re excited to unveil a comprehensive list of more than 400 middle and high school courses for the 2020-21 school year, in our completely new, searchable online Program of Studies website. The process of academic advisement and course selection is beginning in all ACPS schools. Make sure you take a look today!
It’s A Great Month to be a Jaguar! Jefferson-Houston Celebrates a Double Win!
Look at the great things we can achieve when school and community work together.
ACPS to Open Four More After-school Learning Clubs
It’s been two years since ACPS was awarded a grant to set up an after-school club for students who need a little extra support. Thanks to additional federal funding, we are expanding on its success!
ACPS Marks Ten-Year Collaboration With George Mason University Early Identification Program
This summer marks the tenth anniversary of ACPS’ collaboration with George Mason University’s Early Identification Program (EIP), a year-round partnership designed to help prepare middle and high school students become the first in their families to attend college in the US.
Our team traveled out to the campus by bus for a day to see our students in action.
Go Baby Go! Motorized Cars for Better Access
Some of our youngest students with disabilities at Charles Barrett, Jefferson-Houston and the ACPS Early Childhood Center are being helped to move around more easily, thanks to a motorized car designed and built specially for them.
The ACPS Approach to School Culture and Conflict Resolution
Do you know how ACPS works to create a positive climate for all students? Find out how we are implementing Restorative Practices.
Amazon Helps Establish Robotics Programs at Six ACPS Schools
Amazon has donated robotics equipment to six elementary schools in ACPS by way of a demonstration of its commitment to Alexandria ahead of the arrival of its new H2 headquarters.
Beloved T.C. Building Engineer Named ACPS’ First Outstanding Support Staff Member of the Year
James Harrison is the first ever ACPS employee to be named Outstanding Support Staff Member of the Year. He has been honored for his commitment to students with disabilities.
Kindergarten Registration Kicks-Off on April 3
If you are the parent or guardian of a child who will be heading to kindergarten this fall, this information is for you. Kindergarten registration season starts next week. Are you ready?
Reminder: Family Engagement Survey Closes on Friday
ACPS needs your input on family engagement in our schools. Complete the survey before it closes on Friday, March 29.
Your Chance to Review and Comment on the New Math Textbooks
ACPS is in the midst of selecting new secondary mathematics textbooks and materials that can be adopted once the final budget is passed and funds are available in July. We would like your input.
Congratulations to Our Secondary Teacher of the Year Nominees
This week, meet the outstanding ACPS secondary teachers nominated for the ACPS Teacher of the Year award and The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award, and read why their students, families and colleagues believe they deserve recognition.