Stepping Stones: A Report on Community Well-Being of Children & Families in the Charlottesville/Albemarle Area

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones was created by the Charlottesville Department of Human Services to chart the health of children and their families in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The report includes data on 38 indicators chosen to measure child and family well-being. Topics addressed include community characteristics; conduct in community, discipline in schools; education; family characteristics; finance; housing; and infant and youth health. View the January 2019 report »

Stepping Stones is intended to provide accurate data and stimulate community dialogue and action regarding regional trends in the Charlottesville/Albemarle community.

First Fridays Will Feature ACPS Student Art on March 1!

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Friday, March 1, 2019 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | CitySpace

CitySpace Art Gallery will exhibit artwork from middle school candidates for the prestigious Reflections Summer Regional Governor’s School Program this Friday, March 1! The show will open in conjunction with Charlottesville’s First Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come by for light snacks and fabulous student art! (Parking is free for the first hour at Market Street Garage.) Continue reading

We’ve Improved the ACPS-PUBLIC Wireless Network Experience


Albemarle County Public Schools provides internet access to personal devices through our ACPS-PUBLIC wireless network. This includes internet access for our students, teachers, staff and visitors who may need internet connectivity while visiting our buildings.

Recently, we eliminated the requirement for users to accept an agreement before connecting to the internet using ACPS-PUBLIC. We hope this change will provide a positive and easy experience when utilizing this service. Please note that ACPS internet traffic is monitored and filtered.

If you have questions, please reach out to the Service Desk at 434-975-9444.

You Could Receive Up to $5,000: Apply for a Shannon Grant by April 19!

The Shannon Foundation wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas. Two levels of proposals are invited for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Level 1 grants, not to exceed $750, will be awarded to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities.
  • Level 2 grants, not to exceed $5,000, may be awarded to schools for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels.

Open the application for all the details! Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 19. Continue reading

Now Hiring: Instructional Coaches & Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs) for 2019-2020


Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year for both instructional coaches and LTIs. View the job postings for details:

The application window for both jobs closes on Thursday, February 28.

Teacher Transfer Requests for 2019-2020

Teacher Transfer Requests

Teacher Transfer Requests are now open to all tenured teachers desiring consideration for new assignments for the 2019-2020 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