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Joint Statement From Charlottesville City & Albemarle County School Superintendents, School Board Chairs

Joint Statement

Dr. Rosa Atkins, Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, and Dr. Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, have issued the following joint statement. They are joined in this statement by the School Board Chairs of both divisions, Juandiego Wade for Charlottesville City, and Kate Acuff from Albemarle County.

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16 Programs at Nine Albemarle County Public Schools Receive Shannon Grants

Shannon Grants

A new restaurant will be making its debut next spring in a rather unusual form—a traveling school bus. The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) has received a $5,000 grant from the Shannon Foundation to begin work on the project, which will bring together students from across the school. It is believed to be the first program of its kind in the nation. In addition to CATEC, the Shannon Foundation awarded $8,137 to eight Albemarle County public schools in support of 15 programs.

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Albemarle County Public Schools Appoints Interim Executive Director to Head Its Technology Department

DART logo

Ira Socol, the Director of Educational Technology and Innovation for ACPS, has been appointed as the division’s Interim Executive Director of Technologies and Innovation. Socol will provide the executive leadership for the Department of Accountability, Research & Technology (DART), succeeding Vince Scheivert in that responsibility. Scheivert recently resigned as the school division’s Chief Information Officer after being appointed as an assistant superintendent for Loudoun County Public Schools.

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ACPS Appoints Principals for Monticello High School and the Division’s Two Charter Schools

Vrhovac (left) and Ratliff

The Albemarle County School Board has appointed new principals for Monticello and Murray high schools. Rick Vrhovac, currently Sutherland Middle School’s principal, will succeed Dr. Jesse Turner as Monticello’s principal on July 1, and on the same date, Chad Ratliff, the division’s Director of Innovation and Instructional Programs, will succeed Ashby Kindler as the principal for the division’s two charter schools, Murray High School and the Community Public Charter School.

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Two Albemarle County Principals Appointed to Division-Wide Senior Leadership Positions

Castner (left) and Kindler

Albemarle County Public Schools today announced the appointments of two principals to division-wide senior leadership positions. Michele Castner, who has led Agnor-Hurt Elementary School as its principal since 2005, will become the school division’s Director of Elementary Education, and Ashby Kindler, who has served as the principal of the division’s two charter schools since 2010, will become the Coordinator of Federal Programs. Both appointments are effective on July 1.

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Albemarle County Public Schools Names Debora Collins as Its Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning

Debora Collins

Ms. Collins currently is the Curriculum Leader of the Year for the state of Virginia, having been selected for the award by the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. “Debbie has been extraordinarily valuable to the quality of instruction and the learning environments that have made Albemarle County Public Schools among the top performing school divisions in the country,” said deputy superintendent, Dr. Matthew Haas.

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2017 Golden Apple Awards Program Recognizes 45 Public, Private K-12 Teachers in County, City for Performance Excellence

Golden Apple Awards 2017

At the annual Golden Apple celebration last evening in Lane Auditorium in the McIntire Road Albemarle County Office Building, 45 local public and private K-12 school teachers received awards and grants. The regional teacher recognition program, held during national Teacher Appreciation Week is sponsored by Better Living Building Supply & Cabinetry.

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Albemarle County Public Schools One of Nine School Divisions in Nation to Earn Top Environmental Award From U.S. Department of Education

Green Ribbon

Albemarle County Public Schools has earned the federal government’s premier environmental impact designation in the field of education. Only nine school divisions across the country received the Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award, conferred by the U.S. Department of Education earlier this month. There are more than 13,000 school divisions in the United States.

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CoderDojo 2017 Registration is Now Open

CoderDojo 2017

CoderDojo Charlottesville develops computer science skills among public school students in grades K-12, regardless of the level of their computer programming knowledge and experience. Students receive instruction on computer coding, web page development, robotics, and the design and development of computer apps and video games. Session 1: July, 11-14 and Session 2: July, 18-21.

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ACPS High School Summer Program - Registration Opens May 1, 9am

Destination Imagination

High School Summer Program registration begins this Monday, May 1st at 9am. This year registration will be online only. Additional offerings are available this summer for initial credit.

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ACPS Summer Fine Arts Academy - Registration Now Open

Summer Fine Arts Academy

Registration is now open for Albemarle County Public Schools' Summer Fine Arts Academy. Choose between Jazz Camp, the Rock and Rap Music Production Academy, Drama/Playwriting, and Visual Art. Take a look at the various available programs and register today.

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Kindergarten Registration: Get Started Online

Kindergarten Registration

Learning is exciting in Albemarle County Public Schools, and kindergarten is where the fun begins! All children who will turn five by September 30th may be registered at the school they will attend. Get started by filling out the registration form online!

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National Assessment Organization Ranks ACPS in Top Five in VA, Top Five Percent in Nation


Niche, a national education assessment organization, which each year evaluates more than 60 million K-12 school reviews and survey responses to identify the Best Public School Districts in America, has ranked Albemarle County Public Schools among the top five school divisions in Virginia and among the top five percent of all school divisions in the nation.

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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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ACPS Issues 2017-18 Policy for Providing Free or Reduced Price Meals for Students
Joint Statement From Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools
Sales Tax Holiday for Qualified School Supplies, Clothing and Footwear, August 4-6
16 Programs at Nine Albemarle County Public Schools Receive Shannon Grants
Free Sports Physicals for High School Athletes This Saturday, July 29
ACPS Appoints Interim Executive Director to Head Its Technology Department
New Summer Engineering Design Camp for Albemarle County Students
ACPS Appoints Principals for Monticello High School and the Division’s Two Charter Schools
Community Members Invited to Serve on Redistricting Advisory Committee for Agnor-Hurt, Greer and Woodbrook
Two Albemarle County Principals Appointed to Division-Wide Senior Leadership Positions



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