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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

 
  • Public Hearing on Local Gov, School Budgets

    Public Hearing Audio StreamThe Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2015-16 operating and capital budgets for local government and the school division on Wednesday, April 1. The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Lane Auditorium in the county office building on McIntire Road.

    Information on the proposed budgets can be found on the County web site. County residents who are interested in offering comments on the budget proposals can sign up in advance.

  • Dr. Pam Moran Selected as Region V's Superintendent of the Year

    pam moranDr. Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, has been named the Region 5 School Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS). Region 5 encompasses 20 school divisions in Central Virginia.

    "This is well-deserved recognition of Dr. Moran's visionary and impactful leadership, especially in bringing innovation into the classroom," said Dr. Robert Johnson, VASS Region 5 chair and Superintendent of Campbell County Public Schools.

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  • Albemarle County Public Schools' CIO, Vince Scheivert, Receives National Technology Leadership Award

    vscheivertCIO Vincent Scheivert has been named the 2015 recipient of the Withrow Award by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national professional association for school system technology leaders.

    "I am proud to accept this award on behalf of our school division's entire leadership and technology teams," Scheivert said. "It is their hard work and support that make next-generation progress possible in our school division."

    Read more »

  • Monticello High School's Learning Commons Receives NSBA's 2015 Magna Award

    magna awardsMonticello High School's Learning Commons has received the National School Board Association's (NSBA) 2015 Magna Award, which is given annually to school division programs that "take bold and innovative steps to improve the lives of their students and their communities." This is the first time in the program's history that a school division has won multiple times. ACPS also received a Magna Award in 2013 for the M-Cubed Program.

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  • Kindergarten Registration Available Online

    Online Registration, Kindergarten 2015Beginning this March, 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 »

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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 Press Releases

 

Electronic Town Hall on Budgets, Tax Rate on Monday, March 30, at 7
ACPS Students Earn 11 of 15 First Place Awards in 2015 Piedmont Regional Science Fair, Including Both Best in Show Honors
Dr. Pam Moran Selected as Region V's Superintendent of the Year
Albemarle County Public Schools’ CIO, Vince Scheivert, Receives National Technology Leadership Award
Cinderella's Closet Opens This Friday, March 20, at Monticello High School
Monticello High School's Learning Commons Receives NSBA 2015 Magna Award
School Board Seeking White Hall Applicants for Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee
ACPS Will Host Kindergarten Registration on March 18; Parents Are Encouraged to Complete Registration Paperwork Online
Seven ACPS Students Will Compete This Saturday, March 7, in Regional Spelling Bee
Western Albemarle's Principal Leaving at the End of the School Year
 

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