Interested in Obtaining a School Counseling License?

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Albemarle County Public Schools is exploring the possibility of creating a Fall 2025 Cohort to support current employees in obtaining a School Counseling License. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please complete this Google Form by Monday, June 10. If you have any questions, please email Miles Nelson, Coordinator of Mental Health & Wellness.

Interested in Designing Career Learning Communities?

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In the fall of 2023, ACPS will launch new Career Learning Communities for high school students. As part of the strategic plan, ACPS will increase student engagement in their own learning, in the school culture, and in student governance. One strategy for this objective includes the development of learning pathways that align with Virginia’s Career Clusters.

The division is now looking for secondary teachers to develop Career Plans of Study for each Career Learning Community this spring. Continue reading

All Buddy Camp: Student Volunteer Opportunity

Robin and Mani's All Buddy Camp

Robin and Mani’s All Buddy Camp is beginning to recruit sophomores, juniors and seniors for their one-week summer camp program that pairs teen Big Buddies with preschool students with disabilities (Little Buddies). This is a unique, fun and exciting opportunity for students interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families. Also, the Buddy Program experience often is an excellent way to fulfill community service hours and explore career interests.

An application process is required. Interested students in grades 10-12 should visit the Big Buddy Information web page to learn about volunteer requirements and to apply. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Naviance: Required Password Update on Jan. 27


Middle & High School Faculty and Staff: As you may have heard, Naviance is implementing a new password policy that will require all ACPS students to change their Naviance passwords to meet new, more secure requirements on Monday, January 27, 2020. This process of moving to more secure passwords is necessary to best ensure the security of our students’ Naviance accounts and student data. Continue reading

Special Thanks to Our School Counselors

Happy National School Counseling WeekDear Counselors:

We are so grateful for National School Counseling Week because it gives us the opportunity to share with you our deep appreciation for the difference you make in so many young lives every day. Among the most important evolutionary steps we have taken as a school division are initiatives that more closely align the student experience with the contemporary requirements of the world they will enter in their post-graduate life. Continue reading

Service Academy Day 2016 – April 23

Service Academy Day 2016Senator Mark R. Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Academy Day 2016 on April 23, 2016. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute. Continue reading

Scholarships for Women & Minority Students Studying STEM – Applications Due Sep. 15

AFCEA CEVA LogoACPS Counselors & Educators: If you know a current or former student who may qualify, please share! The Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association of Central Virginia (AFCEA CEVA) will be awarding four (4) $1,000 merit-based scholarship grants to qualified female or minority students who will be or who are currently enrolled in a four-year accredited science or engineering program at a Virginia college or university. Open the application »

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