Mark Your Calendar: Paramount Theater Teacher Reception – Aug. 7

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Save the date! The Paramount Theater will host their annual Teacher Reception on Wednesday, August 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This special event will provide an opportunity to meet and greet fellow educators, preview the 2024-25 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount Theater as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees will be welcome! Stay tuned: Invitation to follow in mid-July! Continue reading

Public Education Foundation to Honor 2023-24 Teacher Innovation Grantees on Sept. 17

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As part of its 20th anniversary campaign to fund innovation in public schools, the Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle (PEFCA) set out to help fund 35 public schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City with at least one program each, and even more if possible. Mark your calendar! PEFCA has announced that Teacher Innovation Grantees for the 2023-24 school year will be recognized at a special reception at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, in Charlottesville. Stay tuned for a formal invitation and more details later this summer!

Spotlight on Equity Education, June 2024 Issue

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Our June issue of Spotlight on Equity Education highlights Pride Month and LGBTQ+ student voices. We’ve also included information about Albemarle County’s 21-Day Equity Challenge and Juneteenth resources and community celebrations. Plus, we’ve highlighted our culturally responsive teaching professional learning opportunities for this summer. Continue reading

Implementing the 2023 Math Standards of Learning in the 2024-25 School Year

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Elementary Teachers & Secondary Math Teachers: Product teams will work this summer to realign our pacing guides and curriculum frameworks for fully implementing the 2023 Math SOLs. For a quick look at the standards you will be teaching, visit the VDOE’s 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning page and review the “Understanding the Standards” column of the “2024 Mathematics Standards of Learning” table. We will spend time unpacking new curriculum frameworks and pacing guides during pre-service week. Continue reading

Pay Increases for Fiscal Year 2024-25

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As we announced in an April 29 news release, the 2024-25 Budget Development process resulted in a 3% pay increase for all regular employees on the classified pay scales and a similar step increase for employees on the teacher and bus driver pay scales, effective July 1.

12-Month Employees

For 12-month employees, the pay rate increase is effective on July 1, so it will appear beginning on your July 19 paycheck (for time worked June 29 – July 12). Continue reading

Veterans Affinity Group: Upcoming Events & Opportunities

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Attention veterans, reservists and allies! The Albemarle County Veterans Affinity Group would like to make you aware of several upcoming events, including a Meet & Greet hosted by the Veterans Affinity Group on Monday, June 17, at 5 p.m. at Kardinal Hall. If you’re interested in attending this social, please email

Please see the poster below for additional engagement opportunities, and check out this email from Living Free Together (LFT) for information about summer fun for military families, including the 4 Our Freedom 5K on June 1, a free Polo Picnic for military and first responder families on July 28, and more! Continue reading

Last Call: Apply to Attend Black Men in Education Convening by June 2!

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ACPS Educators: Are you curious to learn more about the Black Men in Education Convening (BMEC) experience? Check out this video featuring William Schaffer, AHS Assistant Principal, and Christopher Howell, Instructional Coach, who share what it was like for them:

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Center for Black Educator Development’s 8th annual Black Men in Education Convening! Continue reading