Meet the next four of our 18 finalists! LaGina Gross from T.C. Williams Minnie Howard, Melanie Needels from Mount Vernon, Nicole Kertyzak from Maury, and Mary Breslin from George Washington Middle School.
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.
Eighth grade thespians Yahney-Marie Sangare and Sydney Payne helped write and perform a play about desegregation of a public school in Northern Virginia.
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.
Meditation, time for reflection, and a cell phone ban have made strides towards a calm classroom environment.
Wilmer Carranza gives thanks to his mother for the sacrifices she made and says she is the inspiration behind everything he does. Now, by becoming the first in his family to go to college, he hopes to create a legacy.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Did you notice how sparkly our schools looked on the first day of school on Tuesday? ACPS used the first day of school to launch its First Impressions Campaign to ensure that all our schools are welcoming places for all our families — not just in the first week of school, but every day of the school year.
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.