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 »
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
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
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:
The 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 »
In case you missed it … Albemarle County Public Schools has launched two surveys for community feedback—one to inform the Superintendent’s 2019-20 funding request, and the other on an initial draft of the 2019-20 school year calendar. Both surveys will remain open through Friday, November 16. Continue reading
In case you’re unfamiliar, the Division Compass (or “Compass” for short) is a communication tool intended to keep Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) employees apprised of important, interesting and helpful information. The primary goal of the Compass is to improve employee engagement, and ultimately organizational effectiveness.
For the last five years, the Compass has existed as an online, subscription-based news blog. In accordance with direction provided by division leadership, the Compass is discontinuing its subscription option; beginning today, all ACPS employees will receive notification of new Compass posts via email. Continue reading
Beginning Tuesday, November 6, all Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) employees will receive notification of new Compass posts via email. Our goals are to expand the reach of our division communications and streamline our messaging, so we are discontinuing our subscription option and moving to an auto-enroll format. Continue reading
2018-19 calendar development is underway! Please tell us what you think: Start by reviewing the Calendar Committee’s first draft of the 2018-19 calendar. Then, participate in a brief survey to provide your feedback.
The survey will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on November 5. Thank you for engaging in the calendar development process!