Governor Honors ACPS Elementary Schools with Academic Achievement Awards

Two ACPS elementary schools were among those recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education for having earned the 2017 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.

The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. The 2017 VIP awards are based on student achievement and other performance indicators during the 2015-2016 school year.

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy received the Board of Education Excellence Award and met all state and federal accountability benchmarks and made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the board.

On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank the teachers, principals, staff and students who worked so hard to achieve this honor. The success of these schools and divisions is the direct result of their commitment. The Board expects that the commitment to excellence will continue throughout the upcoming school year,” said Board of Education President Daniel A. Gecker.

Charles Barrett Elementary School received the Distinguished Achievement Award for having met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.

School success is based on student success and each of these awards highlights a school or school division where young Virginians are being well prepared for the challenges ahead,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples.

These awards exemplify our commitment to fostering high-performing schools with strong academics, supported by great staff.

Watch the ACPS 2020: Goal 1 – Academic Excellence and Educational Equity video:

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