When we think of the things that have the biggest impact on the success of a child, we think about the teacher. So, following the School Board’s approval of the Superintendent’s proposed budget last week, we are asking, “Does money really make a difference?”
ACPS announced formal plans to take steps to partner with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) on an Early College High School program as part of the new Connected High School Network to be set up through The High School Project. Early College will allow students the opportunity to graduate with an associate degree from NOVA at the same time as they graduate from T.C. Williams.
Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year kicks off on April 3. Find out when your school is holding an open house or tour.
Last week, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. shared his vision for how to make ACPS the best it has ever been. This week, he reviews the importance of implementing that plan to bring it to life.
In our final article commemorating the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and Alexandria’s long journey to desegregation, we turn our attention to the community activism it took to made strides towards equity in Alexandria. Learn about the Secret Seven, a group of men resolved to end the systemic racism in Alexandria in the 1960s.
On a damp grey morning at 8:15 a.m. on February 10, 1959 — exactly 60 years ago this week — two African-American school children walked across a line of 58 police officers to become the first black students at an all-white elementary school in Alexandria. On the other side of town, three other African-American children walked into the all-white William Ramsay School. Their actions were the start of a long, slow process to desegregate Alexandria City Public Schools — a process that took another 14 years to complete.
The course selection process for rising middle and high school students starts this week. ACPS offerings span the spectrum — from strong academic programming, college-level and credit-bearing courses, Career and Technical Education to college-readiness programs so that students have access to the courses, resources and supports they need to reach their goals for college, career and life. Learn more.
Get an overview of all the ACPS summer school and enrichment programs that will be offered for students from kindergarten through high school on campuses throughout ACPS.
With the upcoming cold weather, we would like to remind you how to stay informed about school closings or delayed openings.
Graduating our largest class yet, welcoming (back) a new superintendent, opening two new schools … these are just a few of the things that ACPS is celebrating as we close out 2018 and ring in the new year!
A concert pianist virtuoso, an Olympic-bound ice skater, an aspiring Broadway actor, an award-winning orchestra instructor and an acclaimed theatre producer are just a few of those with whom we share our classrooms and our schools. Learn more about them and where they’re sharing their talents with the community this holiday season.
This holiday season, ACPS asked our community to come together and give generously to support our families who are struggling. Because of your generosity, we were able to brighten the holidays of 165 students and families. Please take a moment to enjoy our thank you.
A brand new support staff recognition program honors exemplary support staff alongside exceptional teachers and principals. Learn how to nominate staff members who exemplify excellence in their work.