Family Deadline Reminders for May 20, 2022: Virtual Learning & Science Textbook Review

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Family Request for 2022-23 School Year Virtual Learning

All ACPS families received a form via email about virtual learning for the upcoming school year. Families need to complete the form only if they want to request that their child(ren) participate in virtual learning during the 2022-23 school year. The deadline to complete the form and make this request is May 20, 2022.

This timeline will give schools the opportunity to review family requests as well as allow time for fall term virtual registration. Students who participated in virtual learning during the 2021-22 school year and struggled academically may not be offered the opportunity for virtual learning in the upcoming school year. Families requesting virtual learning for the 2022-23 school year are opting in with the intention of full-year participation; however, there may be reasons related to student achievement that arise in which ACPS may require a change in learning environment to best support student success.

ACPS students in grades K-5 who participate in virtual learning during the 2022-23 school year will take courses through Virtual Virginia, a state program that offers online instruction to students throughout the state. Students in grades 6-12 will take courses through Edgenuity, which provides online courses and instructional services. Virtual courses are reading intensive and it is recommended that students participating in virtual courses are reading on grade level to best ensure success.

Public Review of Science Textbook Adoption

ACPS will adopt new science textbooks for secondary students (grades 6-12)–including Advanced Placement and Elective Courses–starting in the 2022-23 school year. Textbook evaluation committees are reviewing the materials and will provide recommendations for the School Board to review. As part of the process, ACPS will offer a public review of the recommended textbooks from now until May 20, 2022.

The opportunity to review the textbooks is in person and by appointment only. Anyone who wants to schedule a review appointment should contact Candace Pannell at and include their first and second choice for a time slot. Interested ACPS community members will receive a confirmation email about their requested review time.

Textbooks will be available for review at the ACPS Textbook Warehouse, located at 604 S Pickett St. Instructions for accessing the materials can be found at Public Review of Recommended New Secondary Science Textbooks.