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.
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.
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!
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!
The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will expand its ASO Sympatico program to Patrick Henry K-8 School beginning in September.
Do you know how ACPS works to create a positive climate for all students? Find out how we are implementing Restorative Practices.
Amazon has donated robotics equipment to six elementary schools in ACPS by way of a demonstration of its commitment to Alexandria ahead of the arrival of its new H2 headquarters.
If you are the parent or guardian of a child who will be heading to kindergarten this fall, this information is for you. Kindergarten registration season starts next week. Are you ready?
ACPS needs your input on family engagement in our schools. Complete the survey before it closes on Friday, March 29.
ACPS has announced it is conducting a study to assess the feasibility of using the old Patrick Henry school facility as temporary swing space to accelerate the modernization of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School. If deemed feasible, the $60 million saved in this project could be reinvested in other school projects sooner and help mitigate rising costs.
ACPS is in the midst of selecting new secondary mathematics textbooks and materials that can be adopted once the final budget is passed and funds are available in July. We would like your input.
This year, for the first time, ACPS is recognizing an Outstanding Support Staff Member of the Year. This week we’re celebrating all of our nominees. Read what makes them outstanding. The winner will be announced in April.
When we think of the things that have the biggest impact on the success of a child, we think about the teacher. So, following the School Board’s approval of the Superintendent’s proposed budget last week, we are asking, “Does money really make a difference?”