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Nominations now open for the 16th annual Golden Apple Awards


Nominations are now open for the 16th annual Golden Apple Awards, honoring outstanding teachers in public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City. One winner will be selected from each school. Each award recipient will receive a Golden Apple and gift certificates from local businesses. Additionally, eight winners will receive $1,000 Golden Apple Grants, which can be used for classroom materials or to support the recipient’s professional development. Nominations will be accepted through February 2, 2017!

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Superintendent's Holiday Message


With winter break upon us, I want to express my gratitude to each of you for your contributions to our school division and to all of those we serve. Just as important, I want to wish each of you and your loved ones the very best of enjoyable experiences this holiday season. I hope the break in our schedules will bring you well deserved opportunities to rest, explore, and spend valuable time with family and friends.

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Deb Collins, Lisa "DeeDee" Jones, Receive State Education Awards

Collins & Jones

Debora Collins, the executive director of student learning, has received the 2016 Curriculum Leader Award from the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD). Lisa “DeeDee” Jones, Cale's principal, is the 2016 recipient of the association's Impact Award for Central Virginia Region 5. The association is comprised of over 1,200 teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty. Its mission is to advance excellence in teaching, learning and leadership through proactive and innovative programming that ensures lifelong learning..

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Stephen Koleszar is Education Advocate of the Year

Steve Koleszar

Albemarle County School Board member Stephen Koleszar was presented with the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Advocate for Education Award. This award recognizes school board members who have demonstrated significant and outstanding leadership, commitment, and contribution to public education that has had an impact on their region and the Commonwealth, and who have shown active involvement in local, state, and federal advocacy on behalf of their division, VSBA, and public education. This is the second year the award has been presented.

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ACPS Superintendent Moran Named Administrator of the Year by State Music Education Association

Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela R. Moran, has received the 2016 Administrator of the Year Award from the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA). VMEA selects an administrator of the year based upon “documented evidence that the nominee has been a major factor towards the success of a music program.”

Example of ACPS Musical Excellence:
The AHS Jazz Band performing "Four"
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On-Time Graduation Rate for Albemarle County Seniors Exceed Both State And National Rates


The on-time graduation rate for Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2015-16 senior class was 95 percent, again exceeding state and national averages, which were 91 and 82 percent, respectively. Albemarle County students continued to graduate at a higher on-time rate than the statewide average for every one of the nation’s 50 states.

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WINA interview with Dean Tistadt»

New Career, College Planning Program for Students

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Albemarle County Public Schools unveiled a new program this month that is designed to improve the ability of students to identify colleges and careers that offer the best fits for their long-term success.

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Community Meeting on January 17 at Monticello High School Will Help Decide How High School Studies Will Change in 2018
Cale’s Principal, Lisa Jones, Receives 2016 Impact Award for Region 5 From Statewide Education Organization
Statewide Education Organization Selects Debora Collins as Curriculum Leader of the Year
Third Woodbrook Community Meeting on Tuesday, November 29, Will Offer Latest on Project’s Design, Traffic Study
Superintendent Dr. Pamela Moran Named Administrator of the Year by State Music Education Association
Public Invited to College Events This Week at Albemarle High School, November 16 and 17
WAHS Players Present Rhinoceros, November 17, 18 and 19
Monticello High School Counseling Department Sponsors Student Athlete Forum on October 24
John E. Baker Legacy Dinner on Friday, October 21
Students Have Unique Opportunity to Visit More Than 70 Colleges and Universities at Regional College Fair on October 12



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