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  • Summer Fine Arts Academy Registration Open

    FineArtsRegistration is NOW OPEN for the ACPS Summer Fine Arts Academy. Register for one of six available programs including Jazz Camp, Music Production Academy, Drama/Playwriting, Visial Art, Creative Writing, or "Sight and Sound" Elementary Collaborative Arts. Click "Register" below, and choose the desired program.

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  • ACPS Students Earn 82 Science Fair Awards

    Science FairACPS students earned 82 awards at the 35th annual Piedmont Regional Science Fair this month, including 13 first place awards in the 17 high school categories and both Best in Show awards. Students and their projects gained immediate eligibility to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair that will be held in Phoenix in May.

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  • Community Technite

    TechnitePlease join us for Community Technite, including a presentation and discussion panel about how to support your child’s healthy and responsible use of technology. Topics will include internet safety, social media, screen time, and digital citizenship. While you’re there, we invite you to experience our Tech Zone to see amazing examples of student technology use! Join us from 6-8 p.m. at at one of the following locations. Monday April 18 – Jouett Middle School, Wednesday April 20 – Sutherland Middle School, Tuesday April 26 – Walton Middle School, and Thursday April 28 – Western Albemarle High School.

  • Homework Policy Review

    HomeworkACPS surveyed families and teachers to learn your opinions about homework and summer assignments. The survey is part of a study of our homework policy​ that responds to concerns raised by the ACPS School Health Advisory Board about the amount and quality of homework our students do. A committee met to review research on homework and to examine policies other divisions use.

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  • Concert Raises More than $2500 for the Shelter for Help in Emergency

    Winter SongsSaturday's benefit concert for the Shelter for Help in Emergency raised more than $2500 at the door and donations are still coming in online. A full-house, nearly 1,000 people, were at Monticello HS to hear 200 female vocalists from area schools and UVA perform, including everyone coming together for the finale, Wings.

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  • ACPS Among Top 5 in Virginia, Top 2% in the U.S. in National Ranking

    RankNiche, a national education assessment company has ranked Albemarle County Public Schools among the top five school divisions in Virginia, as well as in the top two percent of all school divisions in the nation based on a comprehensive survey of performance data and the views of more than 27 million students and parents.

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  • Brownsville Principal Appointed to Division Role

    IndiaIndia Haun, who has served as the principal of Brownsville Elementary School since 2010, has been appointed as the Director of Accountability & Research for Albemarle County Public Schools. Ms. Haun succeeds Bonnie Pendleton, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

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  • ACPS Maker Curriculum Drawing International Interest

    MakerAlbemarle County Public Schools' project-based instructional model has attracted the interest of many universities and educators around the country. For a look at why that country hopes to duplicate what ACPS is doing locally, click here to see a Daily Progress report:

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  • ACPS Chosen for League of Innovative Schools

    digital PromiseAlbemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) joined 21 school divisions across the nation today as new members of the League of Innovative Schools. The League will welcome new members at their annual fall meeting next week in Pittsburgh.

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  • Governor, Secretary, State Superintendent Impressed with Students

    Governor impressedGovernor Terry McAuliffe said it best--"When I came to Agnor-Hurt Elementary School and was met by students who gave me a copy of the state seal produced by the students on a 3D printer and when I also talked with students from the multi-age classroom, I knew this place was special." The Governor met with students to talk about SOL test reform and how to improve schools. You can review the visit via the photo essay:

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  • Eleven Albemarle County Students Among Top One Percent In The Country

    National Merit ScholarsEleven Albemarle County Public Schools students have been selected as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for 2016. They will be competing to be chosen next spring as Finalists and Merit Scholars, qualifying for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and from corporations, businesses, colleges and universities that are program sponsors. Read more, for their names and the Albemarle County High Schools they attend.

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  • ACPS Seniors Outperform State, National Peers on College Readiness Tests

    SAT Scores Comparison GraphACPS’ 2015 graduating seniors have outperformed their state and national peers on SAT scores, according to information from the College Board. In yet another measure tied to college readiness, Albemarle County students also scored higher than their state and national peers.

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  • A Global View of What's Different About Albemarle County Public Schools

    edutopia on ACPSEdutopia, a website and online community, part of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. It recently shined its spotlight on the school division's use of flexible classrooms that give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them and the influence of social media to advance student learning.

    Edutopia's "Flexible Classroom" Video Report »
    Edutopia's "Social Media in the Classroom" Video Report »

  • ACPS Launches New Mobile App

    mobile appAlbemarle County Public Schools is unveiling another technology initiative to increase the value of technology in public education. The division launched a mobile app, Albemarle County PS, for use on both Apple and Android devices.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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).

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    Interview with WINA's Les Sinclair »
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  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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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," 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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. "
    -- Tanya Roscora, Center for Digital Education

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 Press Releases


Albemarle County Public Schools Students Earn 82 Awards at Piedmont Regional Science Fair, Including Best in Show
Albemarle County School Board Appoints Jason Crutchfield as the New Principal for Brownsville Elementary School
ACPS High Schools Ranked in the Top Five-Percent of Smartest Public High Schools
School Board to Hold Special Meeting
The 50s Come Alive on the Western Albemarle Stage With a Story That Still Rings True in 2016—Grease Runs From March 24-26
Western Albemarle High School Conducts Model Congress
Albemarle County Public Schools Will Host Kindergarten Registration on Wednesday, March 16
Cinderella’s Closet Offers Extraordinary Prom Gowns at Very Ordinary Prices on March 17 at Monticello High School
Seven ACPS Students Competing This Saturday, March 5, in the Central Virginia Regional Spelling Bee
Female Vocalists From 5 Area Schools and UVa to Appear in 2nd Annual Concert to Support Victims of Domestic Abuse Feb 27


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