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.
If you didn’t watch the meeting live, you can watch the March 21 Board meeting and all Board meetings online anytime from the comfort of your sofa, and take your time to view the presentations and memos.
Don’t forget that you can also watch all Board meetings live on ACPS-TV, local cable channel 71 and ACPS-TV online.
Celebrating Our Scholastic Bowl Champions
Last month, T.C. Williams High School won the Scholastic Bowl state championship for the first time in T.C. history.
Students with Disabilities Evaluation Update
Last year, ACPS commissioned a full evaluation of services to Students with Disabilities. This was an update on the action plan that came out of that evaluation.
Progress Towards the ACPS Goal of Becoming a High-performing School Division
This was an update on the ACPS 2020 goals met, improved or still needing improvement in the fourth year of the ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan.
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Update
ACPS is in the action phase of improving its identification of TAG students and delivery of TAG services, following an evaluation last year.
The High School Project Update
At the Board meeting, school board members amended the wording of the January 24 motion that gave ACPS permission to explore possibilities for a Connected High School Network (CHSN), in an effort to better align it with the work plan presented by ACPS staff. A May 2019 deadline for a comparative analysis between building a second comprehensive high school and launching a CHSN under the T.C. Williams name was moved to September 2019. References to impacts on student achievement, academic and extracurricular programs, emotional and interpersonal skills was changed to “potential” since this is a planning document and results will not be measurable yet. Other technical changes had to do with wording, changing “middle college” to “early college” program and “design” to “concepts”.