The ACPS strategic plan sets the goal for all licensed staff to earn an ACPS Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification or Micro-Credential by 2026 (or, for new teachers, within three years of hire). Currently, we have over 380 credentialed educators in the division and nearly 200 on track to finish the first of three micro-credential courses by January! Please keep reading for information about how you can register to begin micro-credentialing this year if you didn’t start in September. Continue reading
The Counseling Alliance of Virginia (CAVA), in partnership with the Office of Community Engagement, Families Helping Families, and ACPS Family Council, invites participation in a series of unique and powerful conversations to inspire positive changes for racial awareness, sensitivity and responsibility in our region. We are looking for a representative from each school in our division to engage in these honest and disruptive conversations, not only for personal development, but also to share insights and initiatives with their school community and parent-teacher organization (PTO).
The series, Race Matters in School Communities, includes eight monthly discussions facilitated by CAVA. The group will meet locally on the second Tuesday of the month, October through May, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dates are as follows: October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, and May 14. Dinner will be provided, and child care will be offered.
In our first 2023-24 issue of Spotlight on Equity Education, we will introduce you to our new team members; tell you about Albemarle County Government’s 21-Day Equity Challenge; talk about the connections between Culturally Responsive Teaching and Responsive Classroom for our elementary educators; and share information and dates regarding culturally responsive certification and micro-credentialing for this school year. Continue reading
Since 2017, Albemarle County Public Schools has been dedicated to providing ongoing professional development to end the predictive value of race, class, gender, and special capacities for our students through our culturally responsive teaching (CRT) model. On Thursday, August 10, the Office of Community Engagement invites you to attend the 8th Annual Equity Conference: Don’t Stop Believin’. Come hear from this year’s CRT certification and micro-credential awardees as they share how they are making progress toward this transformation in practice. Family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of our educators! Dinner will be provided. Attendees should register by August 4 (registration links below). Continue reading
Each year, Albemarle County Public Schools and Charlottesville City Schools join forces with several community organizations to offer free school supplies and backpacks to families in need. This year’s Back to School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ting Pavilion in Downtown Charlottesville. In addition to free school supplies, the event will feature free sports physicals, music, games, local vendors, and more!
In order to make this special event a success for our families, we need volunteers! Continue reading
As part of their efforts to recruit and hire for positions in Extended Day Enrichment Programs (EDEP) across the division, EDEP Leadership has developed a recruitment flyer, which we welcome you to share with friends, family and community members who might be interested!
Welcome to the eighth issue of Spotlight on Equity Education! In this issue, we’re highlighting Pride Month. We’ll also share information about wrapping up our Culturally Responsive Teaching credentials this year. Continue reading
As of yesterday afternoon, ACPS employees have donated $1,200 in support of Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, a local nonprofit that exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. We will continue collecting donations through tomorrow, Friday, May 19. We hope you will show your ACPS spirit and donate $1 or more to our 2023 fundraiser! Continue reading
This Friday, May 12, you’re invited to show your ACPS spirit by wearing jeans to work and donating $1 or more to our 2023 employee fundraiser!
All monies raised through Friday, May 19, will benefit Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, a local nonprofit that exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. Watch our video to learn more about our 2023 beneficiary: Continue reading