New Calendar Options for 2020-21: Survey Open Through June 17

Calendar Update

Dear Colleagues:

As our planning for the coming school year begins to come into better focus, one option we are considering is delaying the start of the new school year until early September.

Our School Board initially approved a 2020-21 calendar in January with Wednesday, August 19, as the first day of school for students. Based largely on feedback from instructional staff that, under current conditions, extra time for planning and preparation would be beneficial, we drafted two additional calendar options for the coming school year. Continue reading

New Web Design & Content Management System Coming in Summer 2020

Finalsite

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

Annual State of the Division Report

State of the Division 2019

Our annual State of the Division report serves to provide information to the School Board and school community about the school division’s successes and challenges from the previous school year. The State of the Division 2019 report highlights growth worth celebrating, but it also reveals deficiencies. We titled the report, “A Work in Progress,” acknowledging that the core of our work as a public school system is about generating progress, and that, as a community of learners, we are committed to continuous improvement. Visit the State of the Division web page »

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2019-20 Class Size Report

Report

Earlier this month, the school division provided the 2019-20 Class Size Report to the School Board. The report consists of data collected for every school in the division as of September 30 of this year.

Low class size has been a competitive strength of our school division, and that continues to be the case this year. As the report shows, class size across all of our schools continues to average fewer than 22 students. Continue reading

Community Satisfaction Survey Now Open: Please Participate by Dec. 20

Customer Satisfaction

ACPS invites you, along with students, parents, and community members, to participate in our Community Satisfaction Survey by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 20. Your feedback will provide the school division with valuable operational information that we will use as part of our commitment to continuous improvement. Your responses also will inform the development of our 2020-21 budget and our long-range planning decisions. Continue reading

2020-21 Calendar Survey Now Open: Participate by Nov. 26

Your Opinion Matters

The 2020-21 calendar development process is underway! Each year, the Calendar Committee works to produce a school calendar that supports our goals to engage students, improve opportunities and achievement, and get the most productivity out of our resources. Your feedback is an essential part of the calendar development process!

Please review the Calendar Committee’s first draft of the 2020-21 calendar and provide your feedback by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26:

Calendar Survey Results Prompt a Second Draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar

Calendar Draft 2The Calendar Committee has created a second draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar in response to survey feedback.

The purpose of our recent calendar survey was to collect community input on the Calendar Committee’s first draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. In total, 1,018 students, parents, employees, and community members reviewed the initial draft and provided feedback over a two-week period, from November 2-16. Thank you to everyone who participated for engaging in the calendar development process. View the survey results »

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