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ACPS strives to foster essential competencies such as . . . communication.

Unleashing Each Student's Potential

ACPS strives to foster essential competencies such as . . . communication.

Unleashing Each Student's Potential

ACPS strives to foster essential competencies such as . . . collaboration.

Unleashing Each Student's Potential

ACPS strives to foster essential competencies such as . . . collaboration.

Unleashing Each Student's Potential

ACPS strives to foster essential competencies such as . . . creativity.

Unleashing Each Student's Potential

ACPS strives to foster essential competencies such as . . . creativity.

Unleashing Each Student's Potential

ACPS strives to foster essential competencies such as . . . critical thinking.

Unleashing Each Student's Potential

ACPS strives to foster essential competencies such as . . . critical thinking.

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 News

 
  • Information on the 2015-16 Proposed School Budget

    budgetListen to a live audio stream of tonight's Albemarle County School Board meeting. The Board meets in Lane Auditorium at the McIntire Road county office building, at 6:30 p.m.

    For more information on the 2015-16 Proposed School Budget, visit our Budget Development site.

    Live audio feed »
    View the Superintendent's Funding Request Presentation »
    View an overview of the Proposed Budget »

  • Kindergarten Registration Available Online Beginning March 2

    kregonlineBeginning Monday, March 2, families will be able to register their child online for kindergarten in any of the 16 elementary schools in the Albemarle County Public Schools division. Parents and guardians can log on to www.k12albemarle.org/kindergarten to begin the registration process for their child.

    Find out more »

  • ArtFest in the West this Friday, February 27

    wahs artfestThe third annual ArtFest in the West, celebrating visual and performing student artists among the six schools in Albemarle County Public Schools' western feeder pattern, will be unveiled on Friday evening, February 27, at Western Albemarle High School. The annual event raises funds for a broad diversity of art programs in the schools, and it provides students who are considering arts studies to preview the programs offered through the participating schools.

    Read more »

  • Western Albemarle High School Presents Beauty and the Beast, March 12-15

    wahs beautybeastOne of the most highly celebrated musical productions in recent theater history, Beauty and the Beast, will be the signature performance of the Western Albemarle High School drama players from March 12-15*. (*Revised dates due to recent weather-related school closures.)
    "I have never seen such excitement among our students to be part of a spring musical," said Caitlin Pitts, Western Albemarle High School's drama director. More than 75 students are involved with the production.

    Read more »

  • Multi-Million Dollar Innovation Grant

    innovationThe Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, and Fluvanna County public schools consortium was one of three public school applicants in the nation to receive a $3 million Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The regional effort will equip middle school students with experiences in the use of advanced technologies to increase the level of their college and career readiness skills.

    Read more »

  • 1100 Teachers Focus on Classroom Innovation at 11th Annual Making Connections

    MC2014On November 3, more than a 1,000 educators gathered at Monticello High School to share best teaching practices. Making Connections is the division's premier vehicle for promoting classroom innovation across all grade levels. Nearly 175 different sessions were offered during this year's program as schools continue to move towards an instructional model that values project-based learning over multiple choice tests. Examples of how this model is preparing students for post-graduate success were the subject of various media reports:

    NBC29 story » // Daily Progress story » // Cville Tomorrow story »

  • Students Exceed State, National Averages on SAT and Courses That Earn College Credit

    MLESOnce again, Albemarle County public high school students turned in strong performances on Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) this past year, averaging a College and Career Readiness Benchmark score 148 points higher than their peers in Virginia and 197 points better than the national average.

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  • ACPS Students Increase On-Time Graduation Rate to 94.8 Percent; Drop-Out Rate Declines

    ACPS On Time Grad Rate 2009-2014 graphThe on-time graduation rate for Albemarle County public high school students, already among the highest for all Virginia school divisions, increased for the fourth time in the past five years, reaching 94.8 percent in 2014. The school division's drop-out rate, which was 40 percent better than the state average, declined again, by nearly half, and now is 2.3 percent.

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  • Newsweek Spotlights ACPS Maker Program

    3dprinterIn its Sept. 8th edition, Newsweek describes the Maker Movement as a "global community of inventors, designers, engineers, artists, programmers, hackers, tinkers, craftsmen and DIY'ers." Reporter Louise Stewart noted in her story Maker Movement Reinvents Education the use of 3D printers as a key resource and spotlighted the Albemarle County Public Schools maker programs.

    Read more »

  • ACPS Receives State Grant to Develop New Education Model

    grantAlbemarle County Public Schools has become one of the first school divisions in Virginia to receive a grant from the state Secretary of Education and Office of Virginia STEM to plan a new instructional model that will bring students closer in their learning to the needs of future employers.
    The $20,000 grant is part of the Commonwealth's Future Education and Environment Development (FEED) initiative, recently approved by the General Assembly to support innovative education practices in public schools.

    Read more »

  • ACPS Moves to Paperless in 2014-2015 School Year

    paperlessThroughout the 2014-2015 school year, much of the information for parents and students will be distributed electronically. This change in the division's communications system will not only save money in a tight budget year, but also increase the immediacy and depth of information available to families with students enrolled in the division's 26 schools.

    Read more »
    Listen to the WINA Interview with Dr. Billy Haun »

  • Eight Albemarle County Schools Receive Shannon Grants To Fund 16 Innovative Classroom Programs Next Year

    Shannon Grants 2014Eight Albemarle County public schools have been awarded $17,152 in innovation grants from the Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The grants will fund 16 different classroom programs in six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school next year.

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  • Destination Imagination Teams from Albemarle High & Brownsville Elementary Are Among Top Five in the World

    DIThe Albemarle High & Brownsville Elementary teams placed fifth in their respective categories after extraordinary performances at the annual global competition held this past week at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

    Read more »

  • Award-Winning Professors are Albemarle Grads

    grad vidsAlbemarle High School graduates Jeffrey McClurken, Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington, and Allison Orr Larsen, Associate Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary, received Outstanding Faculty Awards presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia at the 28th annual ceremony. Professor McClurken was selected as a Teaching with Technology recipient and Professor Larsen as a Rising Star honoree.

    Watch the videos »

  • Cale's Unusual Approach to Second Language Education

    cale languagesCale Elementary School is a leader in Central Virginia for its World Languages curriculum. The school is teaching kindergarten and first grade students not about Spanish but in Spanish. Students receive more than 100 minutes of instruction each week to develop a deeper level of bilingual competency. Cale plans to add another grade level to the program next year and install an Immersion Program as well.

    Watch the NBC29 story »

  • Horizon 2020: A View through the Future's Window

    horizon 2020Recently, Albemarle County high school students talked about how the school division's strategic plan is opening up new windows into their future for higher education and career plans.

    Find out more »
  • Harvard, UNC Have their Eyes on Division's 21st Century Learning Program

    mohs makers"ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va (WVIR) - An Albemarle County high school is doing away with a traditional library space and is instead letting students take over. This week the school is getting national attention for its efforts." - NBC29

    Watch the NBC29 Story »
  • Horizon 2020 Strategic Plan: The Future Speaks

    Strategic Plan ExpertsThe Albemarle County School Board recently adopted Horizon 2020, the school division's revised strategic plan. More than 10,000 survey responses contributed to the final version, which is summarized by these experts from grades one through five.

    Find out more »

  • ACPS Featured in Center for Digital Education Article about Maker Spaces

    Student Makers"The maker movement is a global, DIY movement of people who take charge of their lives, solve their own problems and share how they solved them. And it's growing in schools that are searching for more authentic learning experiences for their students."
    -- Tanya Roscora, Center for Digital Education

    Read more »

 

 Press Releases

 

Kindergarten Registration Available Online Beginning March 2New
ArtFest in the West is Friday, February 27
Albemarle County Spelling Bee Rescheduled for Feb. 25
Western Albemarle High School Presents Beauty and the Beast, March 12-15
Jouett Sculpture Students Showcase Mosaic Art; Opening Tonight, Feb. 5
Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna Receive Multi-Million Dollar Innovation Grant
Virtual Town Hall Debuts Monday, Jan. 26, for Jack Jouett District Residents
14th Annual Golden Apple Awards Nominations Open through Feb. 4
Young Women's Concert This Saturday, Jan. 17, to Support Emergency Shelter
Six ACPS Teachers Earn Nation's Highest Teaching Standard of Excellence
 

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