Summer Offerings

Camps and Programs

Extreme Journey Summer Camp

Registration is now open for the annual Extreme Journey Summer Camp. Offered in partnership between Albemarle County Public Schools and The Journey Through Hallowed Ground, this program provides rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to hike, bike, tube and canoe their way through several sites along our National Heritage Area, running from Gettysburg to Monticello.

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Albemarle Leadership Academy

Applications are now being accepted to the Albemarle Leadership Academy. Summer 2016 marks the 5th Annual Albemarle Leadership Academy. The Albemarle Leadership Academy is an exciting summer opportunity for students who will be in grades 9 through 12 during the 2016-17 school year. During this summer experience, students will explore the concept of leadership and develop a range of skills that they will apply to areas of their own interest. The Academy is free to students who will attend an Albemarle County high school in 2016-17. Watch a brief video on the Academy »

Details and Registration

Dates: July 11th to July 22nd
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a break for lunch
Location: Albemarle County Office Building

Please complete this form by June 15th to apply to the Albemarle Leadership Academy. Notification of admission will be rolling.

Summer Fine Arts Academy

The Albemarle County Fine Arts Academy provides students from our region an opportunity to spend an extended period of time studying a field of art of their choice under the direction of a highly qualified and engaging teacher. Culminating in a public performance or display at a local venue, students can choose from jazz studies, creative writing, visual art, drama/playwriting, choral performance, or rock/rap.

For more information about registration, visit the Summer Fine Arts Academy website.

*Registration has been extended to Friday, June 12, 2015.

Summer Internship

ACPS high school students ages 16 and up can apply for summer internship. Internships allow students to explore interests, develop skills, and build a network that will help prepare them for their next steps. Our students have interned in a variety of positions, including medical, technical, history, psychology, journalism, carpentry, crafts, working with children, with animals etc. For more information the student should contact the career specialist at their high school by June 1. Students can take this as a course to earn credit or it


At CoderDojo, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games, and more. Dojos are set up, run by, and taught by volunteers. Dojos organize tours of technology companies, bring in guest speakers to talk about their career and what they do, and organize events. In addition to learning to code, members meet like-minded people and show off what they've been working on. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable, cooperative experience. CoderDojo also puts a strong emphasis on open source and free software and has a strong network of members and volunteers globally.

Visit the CoderDojo Albemarle website or Facebook page »

Summer 2017:  SAVE THE DATES Dates

ACPS Coderdojo will be held July 11-14 and July 18-21. Just like last year, there will be a morning and an afternoon session.

Registration will open mid to late March. Stay tuned to this page for updates

Are you a professional interested in volunteering your time and resources with the students of ACPS? We need your help! Get involved: Volunteer! »

Summer School

Elementary and Middle School

Elementary and middle school principals will notify parents if their child is recommended to attend summer school. Summer school for K-8 students typically begins in early July and lasts for 20 days. Contact your child's school office for further information.

High School

Registration for high school summer sessions begins in May. A schedule of classes and registration forms are available in April at your child's school office. You can also access the forms online at