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Department of Student Learning

Space Transformations

​Our Goals for Learning Spaces


  • Learning spaces that inspire, encourage and compel students to become designers, developers, producers and creators who participate in the learning process in ways that ensure the engagement of higher-order thinking.
  • Spaces that provide cross-curricular and multi-age opportunities that leverage natural learning patterns.
  • Environments that foster contagious creativity, cross cultural boundaries, and bring groups together.


  • Choice in comfort.
  • Choice in learning paths.

Design 2015 Summer School

Sponsored by our Career & Technology Education (CTE) program and the Maker Corps, "​Maker Camp" offered a fully project/problem/passion-based summer curriculum to students from Red Hill, Scottsville, Stony Point, and Yancey elementary schools.

Students from Woodbrook Elementary focused on projects and entrepreneurship and raised $450 for the SPCA.




AHS Library Goes X-Cubed

​X-Cubed = Explore, Experiment, Express!

Albemarle High School's Library has been transformed into a new writing, creating, and collaborating space with a new re-purposed, recycled circulation desk.



A New Maker Space at Woodbrook

​Woodbrook Elementary has a new Art Room/Maker Space that links to the Library via the courtyard. This space was created from an office and the former computer lab.



A Maker Core at Hollymead

A maker core has been created at Hollymead Elementary, linking a redesigned library to the art room through a courtyard.






Walton Collab Space in Progress

​The Walton Middle School Amphitheater is being transformed into a new multipurpose maker/presentation/collaboration space.


Cafeterias as Learning Spaces

​New cafeteria tables offer choice and comfort at a number of our elementaries this year. We want our cafeterias to help students learn real world social dining skills, and our furniture not only does that, it also makes the cafeterias much more flexible learning spaces.


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