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  • Listen Live to School Board Meeting to Finalize 2016-17 Budget

    cobThe Albemarle County School Board is expected to make decisions this evening on the priorities for the school division’s capital improvement program and on its budget for the new school year that begins on July 1. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is being held in Lane Auditorium in the central office building on McIntire Road in Charlottesville.

    » Live audio feed
    » Read more about the Proposed Budget

  • Albemarle County Public Schools Will close on March 1

    March 1 ClosingThe Albemarle County School Board voted in their Jan. 28th meeting to close all schools on Tuesday, March 1, in response to the large number of voters who are expected to participate in the dual presidential primary election that day. Of the 28 voting precincts in the county, 18 are in public schools, and nearly three out of every four voters cast their ballot in a school.

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  • 15th Annual Golden Apple Awards

    Golden AppleRichard L. Nunley, Chairman, is pleased to announce that Better Living Building Supply & Better Living Furniture is sponsoring the 15th Annual Golden Apple Awards for outstanding teachers in our community's school systems. These awards are presented to faculty members from the public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City, including CATEC.

    Candidates may be nominated for the Golden Apple Award by colleagues, students, and/or community members. Deadline to submit a nomination: Thursday, February 4, 2016.

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  • Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Planning, Health Advisory Committees

    Volunteers: Apply by Jan. 4The Albemarle County School Board is accepting applications from county residents who are interested in serving their community as a member of one of two citizen advisory committees. Both committees, on planning and on health, deal with issues that significantly impact the future quality of public education in the county.

    Nominations are open until the vacancies have been filled.

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  • ACPS Superintendent Dr. Pamela Moran, 2016 Finalist for Superintendent of the Year

    Pam Moran FinalistDr. Pamela R. Moran, who has led Albemarle County Public Schools as its superintendent since 2006, is one of four finalists for selection as the 2016 National School Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators program.

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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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  • Take the 2015-16 Community Outreach Survey

    Community Outreach SurveyPlease provide your feedback. Respond by December 4th, and provide your opinion on school quality, the proposed new school calendar, as well as building our 2016-17 budget.

    Take The Survey »

  • Western Albemarle Players present "The Diary of Anne Frank," Nov. 19 - 21

    Anne Frank performed at WAHSThe Diary of Anne Frank will be performed onstage at WAHS Nov. 19, Nov. 20, and Nov. 21. Performance times are 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday; Friday performance begins at 6:30pm. Seating is limited as the audience will be onstage with the actors. Please buy tickets in advance; call WAHS: 823-8700. Tickets are $5 advance students/seniors, $8 advance adults.

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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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  • Graham Paige Sworn in as School Board's Newest Member

    GrahamGraham Paige, who was elected to the Albemarle County School Board on November 3, was officially sworn into office on November 11 to become the board’s newest member. Mr. Paige will serve as the representative from the Samuel Miller Magisterial District for the next two years, completing the term of former board member Eric Strucko, who was re-elected to the seat in 2013.

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  • Nationally Renown Advocate for Education Reform Visits ACPS

    FilmTed Dintersmith, executive producer of the critically-acclaimed film, "Most Likely to Succeed", recently visited Agnor-Hurt Elementary and Albemarle High School. His film is part of the Virginia Film Festival and champions an instructional approach that values project-based learning over the continuation of a standardized testing model.

    Listen to Ted on WINA's News Show »

    Watch Newsplex Report »

  • 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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  • VDOE Special Education Parent Survey

    IDEA SurveyThe Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires Virginia to submit a special education State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education. We ask ACPS parents with a child receiving special education services to complete this survey. Your participation will help the VDOE determine whether our schools are facilitating parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.

    IDEA Survey »

  • 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).

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

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

    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.

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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

    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. "
    -- Tanya Roscora, Center for Digital Education

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 Press Releases


New School Board Members Will Participate in Albemarle County's Budget Bootcamp on Feb. 8New
New SAT Test Debuts Next Month; Parents, Students Can Learn About the New Format at This Evening’s PSAT Workshop
Albemarle County Public Schools Will Close on March 1, When as Many as 18,000 Presidential Primary Voters Are Expected
Schools Now Will Be Open February 15, April 1, and June 6-7 as a Result of Four Days Missed Due to Winter Storm
In Anticipation of Major Winter Storm, All Schools and Offices Will Be Closed on Friday, January 22
ACPS Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Moran, Among Four Finalists for 2016 National Superintendent of the Year
School Division Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Planning, Health Advisory Committees, Applications Due by January 4
ACPS Among Top Five in Virginia, Top Two Percent in the U.S. in 2016 National Ranking
Henley Drama Students Perform Original Plays on December 9
Brownsville Principal, India Haun, Appointed to Division Role as Director of Accountability and Research


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