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.
Monthly Archives: March 2019
Teacher Receives First of Its Kind Federal Commendation
Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology Kindergarten Teacher Deborah Haiman was commended for the way she used the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to teach and encourage students. It’s the first time an individual has been highlighted by the federal auditor and singled out for a commendation.
Just Three Years of Education, Now on Fast Track to Become a Nurse
This is the first in a series capturing the stories of T.C. Williams High School students working in our community through internship programs. This week, we’re featuring T.C. Williams High School senior Shafiqa Omarkhail, who found her path to a career in nursing through internships at two Alexandria dental practices.
Want to See Changes to Next Year’s Student Code of Conduct?
As we prepare for the 2019-20 school year, we’d like to hear your feedback about the Student Code of Conduct through an online survey available now through April 14.
How T.C. Produced the Nation’s Top Student Scientist
ACPS is generating a pipeline of talented student scientists who are competing among the best. Learn about the pathways that are creating opportunities for students interested in pursuing STEM fields to thrive.
ACPS Recognized for Girl Power in AP Computer Science
T.C. Williams High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. T.C. Williams is one of only eight public schools in Virginia and one of 490 schools in total to be recognized with this award — out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses.
Board Matters: TAG and Students with Disabilities Evaluation Updates, Progress towards ACPS 2020 Goals
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.
Kindergarten Registration Kicks-Off on April 3
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?
Reminder: Family Engagement Survey Closes on Friday
ACPS needs your input on family engagement in our schools. Complete the survey before it closes on Friday, March 29.
T.C. Senior Wins $250,000 for Research into Exoplanets
T.C. Williams High School senior Ana Humphrey has won first place and $250,000 in the nation’s most prestigious science competition for her research into exoplanets. She surpassed more than 2,000 other students in the Regeneron Science Talent Search and is the first Hispanic student to receive the award in 20 years.
ACPS Announces Swing Space Study to Accelerate Elementary Modernizations
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.
VOICES: There’s a New Girl in Choir
Senior Mya Hall can sing but as a transfer student wanting to join T.C. Williams’ advanced choir, she had to get past an audition with Choir Director Theodore Thorpe, an ordeal she describes as tense and scary.
Your Chance to Review and Comment on the New Math Textbooks
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.
T.C. Seniors Take First and Third in the State on National German Exam
T.C. Williams seniors Paul Scheland and Paula Filios have come first and third in Virginia on the highest level of the National German Exam.
Take the Family Engagement Evaluation Survey
ACPS is conducting a division-wide evaluation of family engagement and we would like your input. Share your feedback by completing a survey now through Friday, March 29.