As part of the joint County of Albemarle/Albemarle County Public Schools Veterans Recognition Ceremony this year, staff collaborated to create this video in honor of those among us who have served in the U.S. military. We thank you for your service.
At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation. Watch Edutopia’s spotlight on ACPS in their “schools that work” series, which highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.
English 3.0 explores how the internet has influenced the way we communicate in the digital age and whether the changes witnessed have had a positive effect on the language. The film features interviews with renowned authors and linguistics: Tom Chatfield, David Crystal, Robert McCrum, Fiona McPherson, and Simon Horobin.
Earlier this year, when Monticello High School’s Learning Commons won the 2015 Magna Award, 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. In its June 2015 issue of American School Board Journal, NSBA highlights the Learning Commons as an example of our division’s emphasis on project-based learning and on developing greater creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among all students. Read the cover story, Making It Real: The Maker movement spurs students to rediscover the joy of creating.
Also, check out NSBA’s YouTube feature:
Albemarle County Public Schools’ Summer 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. Learn more »
See what it’s all about:
Monticello High School drama students will present the popular musical, West Side Story, May 7-10, but with a twist—all the dance scenes have been modernized and choreographed by students Alex Espinosa Navarro and Gabriela David Guzman.
Summer 2015 marks the 4th Annual Albemarle Leadership Academy! Applications are now being accepted to this exciting (and free!) summer opportunity for students who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2015-16 school year. Students will explore the concept of leadership and develop a range of skills that they will apply to areas of their own interest.
The Albemarle High School Patriots news crew interviews teachers routinely for their morning show. Check out their interview with AHS band director and professional jazz musician Greg Thomas about the impact of Black music on music today. Thanks to Trevor Przyuski and the news crew for making this Black History Month educational video available via YouTube.
Are we preparing learners to be future ready? A video by Community Consolidated School District 59 lays out their community vision for educating the “whole child.”
Did you miss the Superintendent’s 2015-16 Funding Request presentation to the School Board on January 15? It’s not too late! Tune in now:
Visit the 2015-16 Budget Development web page to learn more and get involved.