School Resource Officers Honored for Duties Above and Beyond

Officers Gary Argueta and Johnny Larios

When School Resources Officers Gary Argueta and Johnny Larios reached out to a struggling student over a game of soccer at T.C. Williams High School last year, the last thing on their minds was being honored for their impact in changing student lives. The two, who openly admit they themselves could have ended up in a different place without similar support, are sharing the lessons they learned the hard way so that T.C. students don’t have to.

Alexandria City Public Schools Proud Partner in Historic Amazon Deal

high school student gathered at base of a tree

ACPS is proud to be part of a historic partnership with Virginia Tech, as part of the deal to bring Amazon’s new headquarters to Northern Virginia. The announcement includes news of a partnership with Virginia Tech to develop an Innovation Campus in the Alexandria section of Potomac Yard to fill demand for high-tech talent, and coincides with the recent launch by ACPS of The High School Project: Inspiring a Future for Alexandria.

Will You Be the One to Change a Life?

teacher reading to children

As we prepare to break for the Thanksgiving holiday, here are words of thanks and gratitude from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. to each and every one of you — our families, our community members, our partners in the City of Alexandria and our community organizations. In order for our students to succeed, it takes each and every one of us. Thank you!

Listening Tour Takeaways

Dr Hutchings talks with guests at Ferdinand T. Day ribbon cutting

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. recently conducted a Listening & Learning tour as part of his 100-Day Entry Plan. If you missed the opportunity to participate, read this summary and share your thoughts online.

Our Heroes: A Tribute to Our Veterans

Military Speakers at Patrick Henry for Veteran's Day Assembly

In honor of Veterans Day, we asked students at the Patrick Henry School Veterans Day assembly to describe a military hero. Read what they had to say and enjoy highlights from last Friday’s assemblies in our schools.