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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

 
  • 2015-16 Calendar Development: Community Feedback Requested for Draft 2

    surveybubbleBased on over 1,000 survey responses to the initial draft of the 2015-16 calendar, we have created a second draft. Once again, we are requesting your feedback. Please review the second draft of the 2015-16 calendar and let us know what you think by participating in a brief survey.

    The survey window closes on December 17th.

    Review the second draft and take the survey »

  • Nominate a Teacher for a Golden Apple Award

    goldenappleNominations for the 14th Annual Golden Apple Awards are now being accepted! The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers.

    Deadline for submission: February 4, 2015.

    Find out more »

  • Superintendents Moran, Atkins Discuss White House Visit

    whitehouseAlbemarle County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Moran, and Charlottesville City Superintendent, Dr. Rosa Atkins, discussed their participation in a White House conference focused on the future of technology in education. There are more than 16,000 school division superintendents in the nation, 100 of whom were invited to meet with White House and Department of Education officials on the future of education.

    Listen to the WINA interview »

  • 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.

    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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

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

    golden appleAt the 13th annual Golden Apple celebration, 28 ACPS 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 teacher performance excellence and curriculum innovations in 42 county and city public and private schools.

    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

 

Superintendents Moran, Atkins Among National Leaders at White House Summit on Improving Technology in Education
ACPS Will Honor Transportation Employees at School Bus Safety Luncheon Tomorrow, October 22
Western Albemarle’s Scholastic Bowl Team, Reigning State Champions, Is Ranked Second in the Nation This Year
Albemarle County Students Exceed State, National Averages on SAT Scores and for Courses That Earn College Credit
All City-County Honors Choir Will Perform Tomorrow Evening, October 7
Yancey Elementary Students Host Cardboard Challenge on October 10
Western Albemarle Players Use Drama, Comedy to Examine Life From the Inside Out in October 30 Performances
ACPS Students Increase On-Time Graduation Rate to 94.8 Percent; Drop-Out Rate Falls Again
Community Engagement Manager for ACPS Appointed to State Advisory Board
21st Century Community Learning Grant Will Enable Club Yancey to Increase Its Services to Families in Need This Year
 

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