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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

 
  • Live Video Stream for High School Graduation Ceremonies

    Graduation 2015Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2015 will be streamed LIVE at the following times:
    - Murray High School: 6:00 pm, Thursday, May 28, 2015
    - Western Albemarle High School: 8:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2015
    - Monticello High School: 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 30, 2015
    - Albemarle High School: 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 30, 2015

    More info »
    Direct link to the Video stream »

  • Register for Summer Academies and Programs

    summer 2015From coding to drama, music to leadership, ACPS has a variety of summer offerings for students. Learn about our camps, academies, and programs, and register today!

    CoderDojo Summer Academy »
    Summer Fine Arts Academy »
    Albemarle Leadership Academy »

  • ACPS' Innovative Learning Environment Earns National Spotlight

    Makers in the MOHS Learning CommonsEarlier this year, Albemarle County Public Schools became the first school division in the country to twice be honored by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as a national leader in innovative school programming. The division's emphasis on project-based learning and on developing greater creativity, critical thinking and collaboration among all students was the subject of a major magazine story and YouTube video, using Monticello High School's Learning Commons as an example of the approach across the division.

    Watch NSBA's YouTube feature on MoHS' Learning Commons »
    Review the American School Board Journal article »

  • 28 ACPS Teachers Receive Golden Apple Awards and Grants for Classroom Excellence

    golden apple awardAt the 14th annual Golden Apple celebration on May 14, 28 Albemarle County Public Schools teachers received awards and grants as part of the regional program sponsored by Better Living Building Supply and Better Living Furniture in Charlottesville. The Golden Apple program recognizes performance excellence and curriculum innovations by teachers in 42 county and city public and private schools.

    Read more »

  • Dr. Pam Moran Named Virginia's Superintendent of the Year

    pam moranDr. Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, has been named Virginia's Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS). The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the leaders of seven Virginia education organizations selected her from among eight regional finalists. "Pam Moran has demonstrated inspirational leadership," said VASS President, Alan Seibert, at the awards banquet.

    NBC 29 Story »
    Interview with WINA's Les Sinclair »
    Read the press release »

  • CATEC Announces New Leadership Team

    catec logoThe Board of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) has approved a new leadership team for the school. Catherine Lee, current Facilities Service Coordinator for the University of Virginia, will join CATEC on May 6 as the school’s Strategic Planning & Workforce Development Officer. Reporting to Lee will be Craig Smith as the school’s Dean of Academic Affairs. Lee and Smith, together with Debbie Gannon, CATEC’s assistant principal, will form CATEC’s new leadership team.

    Read more »

  • Crozet Elementary School Named a Green Ribbon School for Environmental Excellence

    green ribbon ceremonyCrozet Elementary has been named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, one of four K-12 schools in the Commonwealth to earn that designation this year.

    "To be recognized as a national leader among all schools throughout the U.S. is impressive to be sure. Even more valuable is the way in which Crozet is engaging their students," said Dr. Matt Haas, the school division’s Assistant Superintendent.

    Read more »

  • ACPS Students Earn 11 of 15 First Place Awards Regional Science Fair

    Monica Grabowska at Regional Science FairStudents in Albemarle High School’s Math, Engineering & Science Academy (MESA) earned both Best in Show awards at the 34th annual Piedmont Regional Science Fair, held at the John Paul Jones Arena this month. Students from MESA also received the two runner-up Best in Show awards.

    Read more »

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

    vince scheivertCIO 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

    mohs magna awardMonticello 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.

    Read more »

  • 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

    innovation grantThe 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 »

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

    SATOnce 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.

    Read more »

  • 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.

    Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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.

    Read more »

  • 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

    almuni videosAlbemarle 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

 

High School Graduation Ceremonies Will Be Streamed Live Beginning Thursday, May 30New
Stony Point Elementary Hosts 15th Annual Quest Fest
28 ACPS Teachers Receive Golden Apple Awards and Grants for Classroom Excellence
Senior Educational Leader, Darah Bonham, Selected as Western Albemarle High School’s New Principal
School Board Accepting Applications to Fill Samuel Miller Vacancy via Interim Appointment, Deadline is May 26 at 5 pm
First Community Meeting on Redistricting Scenarios Is Monday, May 18
Albemarle High School Alumni Celebrate Five Community Leaders in Hall of Fame on Friday, May 15
Registration Open for CoderDojo Summer Academy; Four Sessions Offered from July 6-9 and 13-16
Crozet Elementary School Joins a Select Group of High Achievers Across the Country Recognized for Environmental Excellence
Burley Middle School Welcomes ACC Women’s Lacrosse Athletes on Thursday, April 23
 

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