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.
Category: Minnie Howard
Celebrating Our Support Staff of the Year Nominees
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.
Congratulations to Our Secondary Teacher of the Year Nominees
This week, meet the outstanding ACPS secondary teachers nominated for the ACPS Teacher of the Year award and The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award, and read why their students, families and colleagues believe they deserve recognition.
What Impact Does Money Have on a Child’s Education?
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?”
ACPS Announces Formal Exploration of Partnership with NOVA to Launch Early College Program
ACPS announced formal plans to take steps to partner with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) on an Early College High School program as part of the new Connected High School Network to be set up through The High School Project. Early College will allow students the opportunity to graduate with an associate degree from NOVA at the same time as they graduate from T.C. Williams.
Going Forward: Implementing My Vision
Last week, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. shared his vision for how to make ACPS the best it has ever been. This week, he reviews the importance of implementing that plan to bring it to life.
Brown vs. Board: It Takes a Community to Make a Difference
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.
A Portrait of Success: AVID at Ten Years
As we mark ten years since the launch of AVID in ACPS, we look at the journey of Ana Blanco: one student who was there at the very start.
Secondary Students Choose from More than 400 Different Course Offerings
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.
Board Matters: School Board Approves Connected High School Network Approach that Includes Minnie Howard
The Board has empowered the superintendent to move forward with planning for a Connected High School Network that includes the modernization of the T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus, while also exploring the feasibility of a second comprehensive high school.
Sign Up for Summer School and Summer Enrichment Programs
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.
What Does the Recommendation for a Connected High School Network Mean?
This Thursday, the School Board will be asked to vote on a connected high school network as the expansion strategy to address Alexandria’s high school capacity needs. But what does that mean? We have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help explain what it means (and doesn’t mean).
WEATHER REMINDER: How to Stay Informed During Winter Weather Emergencies
With the upcoming cold weather, we would like to remind you how to stay informed about school closings or delayed openings.
Titans Take Regional Championship in We the People Competition
T.C. Williams Senior Jerome Maquiling defended his views on immigration at the same time his mother was taking the oath to become a U.S. citizen. He was part of the team that won the regional championship of We the People competition.
Celebrate the Top ACPS Moments of 2018 With Us
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!