Each ACPS school has put forward their pick for our division’s annual crown. Only one will then go forward to the Washington Post’s annual Teacher of the Year competition. Meet our first four finalists from Charles Barrett, Cora Kelly, William Ramsay and Francis C. Hammond.
Towards a Greener Future: Replacing Styrofoam with Compostable Trays
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.
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!
School Board Approves Ten Year Plan to Update Schools
The Alexandria City School Board has approved a $530.7 million ten-year plan to continue to modernize ACPS schools while also funding facilities repairs to school infrastructure. See the list of scheduled modernization projects.
Board Matters: Superintendent Proposes Ten-Year Vision for Equitable, Safe, Modern Facilities; Plus All the New Enrollment Numbers
Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. presented a ten-year vision for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget that builds capacity across all grade levels, increases safety and security, modernizes facilities for the 21st century, and ensures equitable investment across all schools.
Celebrating the Official Opening of the Renovated Hammond Hockey Rink
Thanks to the Washington Capitals for the generous funding.
Board Matters: Swing Space, MacArthur Modernization, and Future Capital Priorities
This was a week where capital projects were high on the list for discussion. The School Board and City Council met to discuss capital project priorities for the next ten years, while the School Board dug into updates on the swing space project and the modernization of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.
Beat That! Historic 100 Straight Wins For ACPS JV Field Hockey Coach
No one has achieved this feat in T.C. Williams High School athletic history. And Coach Liz Blount, also a Hammond PE teacher, isn’t done yet.
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.
Celebrate Our Champions of Children
Three ACPS staff members have won awards as Champions of Children. Celebrate their success with us!
Hammond Principal Follows First Lady in Honor for Her Dedication to All
Principal Pierrette Peters followed in the steps of the former First Lady of Virginia when she became the 2019 winner of the Milliken Award from Communities in Schools this week.
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.
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.