Communications at Work: Media Spotlight

ACPS in the NewsAlbemarle Gets Grant for Learning Center (August 21, 2014)
An Albemarle County school is celebrating a grant that has more than doubled its annual budget for its after-school program. More on NBC 29 »

Albemarle Schools Make Strides to Improve Digital Learning (August 20, 2014)
Thousands of students in Albemarle County are taking home new laptops Wednesday after the first day of school. The massive technology rollout is the classroom piece of a project to improve digital learning. The other part of the project is outside and underground. More on NBC 29 »

SLIDESHOW: Monticello High School first day 2014 (August 20, 2014)
To kick off the 2014 school year, Monticello High School challenged its students to solve a problem by making something. Aligned with a maker curriculum that has swept much of the division, students learn critical thinking skills, as well as team work and problem solving. View the slideshow on Charlottesville Tomorrow »

Albemarle Co. Public Schools Unveil New Security Upgrades (August 20, 2014)
It has been one busy summer for Albemarle County Schools. Besides fresh paint and polished floors, 13 schools underwent some major security upgrades, including new controlled entrances. More on Newsplex »

Academy boom: County’s specialized science high school programs push project-based learning (August 20, 2014)
In 2009, Albemarle County launched its Math, Engineering & Science Academy (MESA) at Albemarle High School as a pilot program for a new model of learning. Five years later, enrollment in MESA has more than doubled, and administrators are taking more steps towards career-oriented learning with a strong hands-on component in other fields. More on Charlottesville Tomorrow »

New Academy in Albemarle Co. Ready for First Year with Generous Gift (August 18, 2014)
This year, Western Albemarle High School is inaugurating a new environmental studies academy. On Monday, The Verizon Foundation gave the new academy a $10,000 grant toward its “Going Off the Grid with Verizon” program which is geared toward educating students about solar and alternative energies. More on Newsplex »

Verizon gives to new Environmental Sciences Academy (August 18, 2014)
The new Environmental Sciences Academy at Western Albemarle High School took another step forward Monday, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. More on Charlottesville Tomorrow »

Albemarle schools: learning spaces matter (August 15, 2014)
The Albemarle School Board Thursday received more information on a proposed $67.8 million classroom upgrade scheme. The work, which is being presented as the School Board considers its recommendations for next year’s Capital Improvement Plan, is being called a “learning spaces modernization” project. More on Charlottesville Tomorrow »

Albemarle Schools Work to Accommodate ‘At-Risk’ Students (August 12, 2014)
Albemarle County schools are preparing teachers to deal with a dramatic increase in the number of students who struggle at home or hitting the books. Albemarle classrooms are packed with more students at-risk of not succeeding in school than the entire enrollment for Greene County or Madison County schools. More on NBC 29 »

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