On Thursday night, the Board discussed The High School Project, changes to walk zones for high school students, restorative practices and also honored our ACPS 2019 Teacher, Principal and Support Staffer of the Year.
ACPS is taking the next steps toward a solution for creating opportunities and expanding our programming at the high school level over the next five years. Just as our ’71 Titans led the way forward, students who now dream of a new high school experience are once again moving Alexandria into tomorrow.
On Thursday night, the Board discussed the TAG program, Students with Disabilities evaluation and progress towards its ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan goals. The Board also celebrated our recent Scholastic Bowl win and students who successfully participated in National History Day.
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.
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 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.
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).
This past week we welcomed our new School Board with five new members. At their first regular meeting on Thursday, the Superintendent announced his proposed Operating Budget, while the School Board inched a little closer to a vote on the strategy for the future high school with an update on the recommendation for a connected high school network.
This is the first in a series of articles that explores the impact of Brown v. Board of Education, highlighting important milestones and key figures who played a role in the desegregation of Alexandria’s schools.
Is ACPS ready for a connected high school network? This was the question put to the School Board prior to winter break along with potential cost impacts of Alexandria’s high school capacity challenges and an assessment of potential limitations around space. Get the full scoop.
The last School Board meeting before the holidays included approval of the 2019-2020 academic calendar, an update on the Program of Studies, the difference in costs associated with a single high school and a connected high school for The High School Project, and approval of the Capital Improvement Program Budget for the next ten years.
ACPS has an opportunity to profoundly impact the long-term future of the high school. If we think big and act boldly, we can put Alexandria on the map for the skills for which our future graduates are known, and create a talent pipeline into the workplace and higher education for generations to come. Read this message about The High School Project from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Thursday’s School Board meeting was full of updates on important projects that will have a huge impact on students in the long term. These included an update on The High School Project, the action plan connected to the Students with Disabilities Evaluation, the Academic Calendar, and the Program of Studies outlining course offerings for next school year. On top of this, we heard from you about what you would like to see included in the Capital Improvement Program Budget for FY2020-29.
ACPS is proud to be part of a historic partnership with Virginia Tech, as part of the deal to bring Amazon’s new headquarters to Northern Virginia. The announcement includes news of a partnership with Virginia Tech to develop an Innovation Campus in the Alexandria section of Potomac Yard to fill demand for high-tech talent, and coincides with the recent launch by ACPS of The High School Project: Inspiring a Future for Alexandria.