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).
Category: ACPS 2020
T.C. Williams One of Two Schools in State Recognized for AP Success
The record number of students at T.C. Williams who scored top grades in Advanced Placement tests this past year has led to ACPS being one of only two public school divisions in the state to be recognized for its achievement by the College Board.
ACPS Aims to Increase Teacher Retention with Proposed Salary Increase
ACPS is recommending an increase in teacher salaries this coming summer in an effort to attract and then keep the best teachers in the D.C. metro area. We need exemplary teachers at the head of every classroom in order to see every student succeed.
Will You Be the One to Change a Life?
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!
Superintendent Announces Capital Plan Aligned with Programming Vision
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has unveiled a ten-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget focused on the fast resolution of urgent elementary and high school capacity issues, while also ensuring alignment with the joint goals of the City and School Board.
Halfway Through: Read How the Superintendent’s 100-Day Plan is Unfolding
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. is halfway through his first 100 days as superintendent at ACPS. Get an update on how he’s been spending his time and get details about his upcoming listening tour on October 30 and November 1.
Hammond Students Shine at Special Olympics
Last week, 18 students with disabilities from Francis C. Hammond Middle School participated in the Meet in the Middle Feet Meet — a Special Olympics Virginia celebration where athletes and partners participate together, creating a more inclusive community for all.
Students with Disabilities Evaluation Report Now Available
ACPS commissioned an evaluation of the services it provides to students with disabilities. You can view the report and executive summary and provide comments to ACPS in November.
Measuring What Matters: Our Stories of Success
At ACPS, we pride ourselves on preparing our students for the world, whether it’s college, a career, or joining the military. Take a look and see how we’re measuring success.
T.C. Williams Names Big D.C. Metro Star as New Basketball Coach
Georgetown University and Morgan State assistant coach Darryl Prue is the latest high profile selection for T.C. Williams athletics as part of the development of a vision that further boosts the school division’s reputation as a training ground for top-tier athletes.
ACPS Leads Discussion Around Keeping Students Healthy on Capitol Hill
Last Tuesday, senior staff from ACPS took part in a congressional panel discussion around the need to support health and wellness as well as training around mental health needs in public schools.
ACPS Sees More Schools Fully Accredited
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.
All Elementary Students Get New Reading Content Aligned with State Standards
The new reading materials include more than 70,000 books, resources and other materials that are globally focused, culturally sensitive and suited to the needs of our diverse student population.
More Fresh Fruit, Veggies and Healthy Meal Options in Our Schools
We surveyed students about their school dining experience and, incorporating their feedback, we’re bringing more fresh fruit and vegetables, high-quality proteins and broader selections of healthy food options to our schools.
The Way Forward: Sharing My Plan
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. shares what he’s learned during his first sixty days and how he plans to move forward.