Community Survey: Portrait Competencies – Please Participate by Dec. 6


Dear Colleagues:

We need your input! Albemarle County Public Schools is currently developing a Portrait of a Graduate, which is meant to be a collective vision that articulates our entire community’s aspirations for all of our students. We want our Portrait to be developed based on a local perspective, but with an eye toward the globalized society in which our students will live and work in the future.

In alignment with our Anti-Racism Policy, we strive throughout this process to collaborate with a broad range of community members representing diverse personal identities, professional expertise, and life experiences. Our primary objective is to provide our students with an educational experience that prepares them to be lifelong learners and to make positive contributions both today and tomorrow. We invite you to contribute to this process by completing our survey by Sunday, December 6:

Click here to take the survey.

Some of the questions that we hope you will consider as you fill out this survey are:

  • What are the hopes, aspirations and dreams that our community has for our young people?
  • What are the skills and habits of mind that our children need for success in this rapidly-changing and complex world?
  • What are the implications for the design of the learning experiences—and equitable access to those experiences—we provide in our school system?

Thank you for your partnership.


Patrick McLaughlin

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Chief of Strategic Planning