In our final article commemorating the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and Alexandria’s long journey to desegregation, we turn our attention to the community activism it took to made strides towards equity in Alexandria. Learn about the Secret Seven, a group of men resolved to end the systemic racism in Alexandria in the 1960s.
At their last meeting, the School Board celebrated healthy, active students at George Mason, Polk and Mount Vernon, reviewed structures for supporting and retaining our staff, and checked in on the High School Project.
The course selection process for rising middle and high school students starts this week. ACPS offerings span the spectrum — from strong academic programming, college-level and credit-bearing courses, Career and Technical Education to college-readiness programs so that students have access to the courses, resources and supports they need to reach their goals for college, career and life. Learn more.
Get an overview of all the ACPS summer school and enrichment programs that will be offered for students from kindergarten through high school on campuses throughout ACPS.
With the upcoming cold weather, we would like to remind you how to stay informed about school closings or delayed openings.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each year this program ensures that students who would otherwise not receive gifts have a wonderful holiday season. Sign up to sponsor a student and help spread holiday cheer.
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!
Fourteen schools within ACPS are anticipated to be fully accredited for the 2018-19 school year — two more than last year, with William Ramsay Elementary School and Francis C. Hammond Middle School both attaining full accreditation status this year.