On Monday morning the Virginia Department of Education announced the results that all ACPS schools met the state benchmark for the first time since the accreditation system first began in 1999.
Monthly Archives: September 2019
A Journey of Courage and Hope from El Salvador to Alexandria
This week, we continue to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the story of a T.C. Williams High School staff member who made Alexandria her home.
School Board Votes for One Connected High School
The Alexandria City School Board voted to endorse a one high school model for Alexandria on Thursday evening — keeping T.C. Williams High School at the heart of Alexandria’s education system.
Celebrating Our Diversity During National Hispanic Heritage Month and Beyond
In ACPS we have students who hail from 114 different countries and speak 119 different languages. We celebrate our diversity as a strength.
Breakfast After the Bell: Redesigned Titan Express Cafe Offers Students More Options as We Address Nutritional Needs
Missed breakfast? No problem. A new T.C. Williams High School eatery now offers students a second chance with earlier hours and additional items to tempt the taste buds.
Three Cheers for Our Three T.C. Williams Seniors Named as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition
The talented trio now face stiff competition to make the finals.
Looking Ahead! It’s Already Time to Work on the 2020-21 Academic Calendar
Although we are just a few weeks into the school year, it’s already time to begin work on the academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year.
The High School Project: Your Questions Answered
It is less than a week until the big vote on a way forward for our future high school students. We have more information to share about sites and costs and an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.
Against All Odds: Kevin Credits ACPS Staff With Helping Turn His Life Around
Kevin Perry’s early years were challenging, but he got the support he needed in our schools and never gave up on his dreams.
ACPS to Open Four More After-school Learning Clubs
It’s been two years since ACPS was awarded a grant to set up an after-school club for students who need a little extra support. Thanks to additional federal funding, we are expanding on its success!
Attendance Has an Impact on Success. Find Out What You Can Do
Did you know that missing just one day of school every two weeks can place your child at risk of academic failure? Let’s make 2019-20 the best we can by ensuring absences are avoided.
Yellow School Bus Helps Transform Preschooler’s Birthday!
ACPS sent a school bus to help transform a street into a sea of yellow vehicles for a Transformer-obsessed preschooler’s first cancer-free birthday. Find out what happened.
Board Matters: Clarity on the Upcoming High School Project Vote and a Welcome for Our New Student Reps
The first School Board meeting of the school year was opened in style by the T.C. Williams High School JROTC and introduced the two new School Board representatives and discussed the upcoming High School Project vote.
Mount Vernon Play Garden Now Open!
It’s been eight years in the making but Mount Vernon Community School now has a play garden to be proud of.
Brain-Boosting Stationary Bikes Coming to All ACPS Elementary Schools
If ACPS’ Instructional Specialist for Health, Physical Education and Family Life Education achieves his goal, every elementary school in our division will have its own set of stationary bikes within two years.