Celebrate the Top ACPS Moments of 2018 With Us

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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!

Step onto the Stage With Our Holiday Show Stoppers

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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.

The Future of the High School Should Be More Than a Fleeting Holiday Wish

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ACPS has an opportunity to profoundly impact the long-term future of the high school. If we think big and act boldly, we can put Alexandria on the map for the skills for which our future graduates are known, and create a talent pipeline into the workplace and higher education for generations to come. Read this message about The High School Project from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.

We Asked You to Give Generously and You Did — Thank you!

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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.

ACPS Launches Award for Staff Who Help Our Division Run Smoothly

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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.

Fun Ways to Spend Your Winter Break

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Toy-making, Waterskiing Santa, a fantastical holiday and train display made of plant materials — these are just a few of the must-see items to add to your winter break punch list.

Board Matters: Don’t Miss Next Year’s Calendar and Program of Studies

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Thursday’s School Board meeting was full of updates on important projects that will have a huge impact on students in the long term. These included an update on The High School Project, the action plan connected to the Students with Disabilities Evaluation, the Academic Calendar, and the Program of Studies outlining course offerings for next school year. On top of this, we heard from you about what you would like to see included in the Capital Improvement Program Budget for FY2020-29.