The Shannon Foundation wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas for achieving excellence in the classroom. The Foundation offers Level 1 grants up to $750 to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities. Level 2 grants up to $5,000 are offered to school teams, led by a coordinating teacher or building administrator, for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels. Open the grant application »
Completed applications must be signed by the school principal and may be submitted electronically or by postal mail. All submissions must be received by April 17, 2020. Continue reading
Digital Learning Day 2020 is Thursday, February 27. This is a day that celebrates learning of all kinds that is strengthened by the use of technology. Visit our Digital Learning Day site to check out the Flipgrids of LTIs showcasing some of their favorite digital learning tools. Watch the demos and then vote for the one you’d like to try for Digital Learning Day! We can’t wait to share student learning on Twitter! Follow us at @acpslearntech.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has announced their 2020 Student Essay Content: The Right to Vote.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women and expanding on the principle of equality. Students in grades 9-12 are are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the following questions: Continue reading
The 2020 Tax Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Certificate) is very different from previous versions. This is due to the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not requiring all employees to complete the revised form and has designed the withholding tables so that they will work with both the new and prior year forms. Continue reading
Learning Tech Quarterly is a brand new newsletter from the Department of Technology that explores the intersection of education, tech, and Virginia’s Five C’s. The Five C’s, a set of expectations established by the Profile of a Virginia Graduate, highlight the importance of Critical thinking, Collaboration, Creative thinking, Citizenship, and Communication in public education. Continue reading
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year for instructional coaches. Please view the job posting for details (internal candidates only). The application window will close on February 29, 2020.
Robin and Mani’s All Buddy Camp is beginning to recruit sophomores, juniors and seniors for their one-week summer camp program that pairs teen Big Buddies with preschool students with disabilities (Little Buddies). This is a unique, fun and exciting opportunity for students interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families. Also, the Buddy Program experience often is an excellent way to fulfill community service hours and explore career interests.
An application process is required. Interested students in grades 10-12 should visit the Big Buddy Information web page to learn about volunteer requirements and to apply. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.
Teacher Transfer Requests are now open to all tenured teachers desiring consideration for new assignments for the 2020-2021 school year. Teachers who are on a Performance Improvement Plan or who will be on an active improvement plan for the upcoming school year are not eligible to apply for a transfer. All other teachers are welcome to apply for jobs online as vacancies become available. Continue reading
In response to feedback from students, parents, employees, and community members, ACPS will transition to a new web design and content management system this summer! We’re excited for this opportunity to enhance communications and engagement with our school communities.
After several years with SharePoint as our web design and content management provider, ACPS has decided to move its public-facing internet content to Finalsite. Continue reading
Albemarle County Public Schools is participating in Speak Up again this year! The Speak Up survey provides an easy way for students, parents and educators to share their views on technology and will be available from now until the end of February.
Taking the survey is easy: Continue reading