Each day this week, we will be posting a different video on the ACPS website, the ACPS Facebook page, or on Twitter @ACPSk12 as we check off the days to the start of school. Our seven-day countdown begins tomorrow. Are you ready?
Monthly Archives: August 2017
Seven Things to Do for a Strong Start to the School Year
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5 for all schools following a traditional academic calendar. Commit to an awesome year!
T.C. Williams Increases Both Performance and Participation in AP Exams
ACPS has increased both participation and performance in Advanced Placement (AP) exams this year, including seeing the highest number of top scores of 5 since 2005.
Participate in the Superintendent Search Process
Have your say! The School Board is seeking input from the community in identifying the characteristics you would like to see in the next ACPS Superintendent.
Got a Student Heading Back to School? Don’t Miss Our Back-to-School Guide
Visit our online Back-to-School Guide to get information you need about meals, prices and menus, transportation, school supplies and more.
Welcome New Kindergartners!
Enjoy these highlights of rising kindergarten students as they get a taste of school at ACPS during our week-long kindergarten preparation program.
Interim Superintendent Appoints New Principal of the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center
Interim Superintendent Lois F. Berlin has appointed Dr. Victor Martin as the Principal of the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center School for ACPS.
ACPS SOL Results Remain Consistent with Recent Gains
Standards of Learning (SOL) results released by the state on Tuesday show that scores for Alexandria City Public Schools remain consistent with recent years and that ACPS is on track to become a high-performing school division by 2020.
Governor Honors ACPS Elementary Schools with Academic Achievement Awards
Charles Barrett Elementary School and Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy were recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education for having earned Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement.
T.C. Rising Senior Named Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year
T.C. Williams rising senior Claire Constant has been selected from among all women soccer players in Virginia as the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year Award.
Interim Superintendent Appoints New Director of Budget and Financial Systems
ACPS’ new budget director brings a wealth experience in government budgets and has a proven record of increasing resource efficiency and implementing new initiatives.
School Board to Vote Additional Patrick Henry Funds
The School Board is expected to vote to transfer $3.8 million from other ACPS projects that have been completed or adjusted in timeline and scope to finalize funding for the Patrick Henry School Project at its meeting on Monday.
A Summer of Learning through Service for Middle School Students
This summer more than 200 students from George Washington Middle School, Hammond Middle School and Jefferson-Houston K-8 School participated in an enrichment program designed to help students enhance their skills in reading, writing, mathematics and social studies. The program was focused around the theme of service learning.
Congrats to Our T.C. Williams Summer School Graduates
Join us in celebrating more than 20 students who received their diplomas as part of the T.C. Williams Summer School Graduation. Congratulations!
Young Scholars Head Outdoors to Broaden Their Minds
This summer, students in the Young Scholars program, designed for embarked on a series of outdoors adventures as part of their exploration of “systems.” The Young Scholars program serves talented students who excel in creative and out-of-the box thinking and are sometimes underrepresented in talented and gifted programs.