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ACPS Students Remain Behind Statewide Counterparts On SOL Tests

August 15, 2017

Student achievement on Standards of Learning tests during 2016-2017 was relatively unchanged statewide compared with performance during the previous school year, although black students made gains on five of the six elementary and middle school reading tests, the Virginia Department of Education reported today. Alexandria student pass rates remained generally lower than state averages with Hispanic students and students with disabilities showing poorest performances.

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Alexandria City School Board Approves Additional Patrick Henry Project Funds

August 14, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board at a special called meeting today approved the transfer of $3.8 million from existing Capital Improvement Program projects to the new Patrick Henry PreK-8 School.

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ACPS Appoints New Director Of Budget And Financial Systems

August 11, 2017

Interim Superintendent Lois F. Berlin has appointed Dominic Turner as Director of Budget and Financial Systems for Alexandria City Public Schools.

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New T. C. Principal Balas Talks Shop: Challenges And Goals

August 9, 2017

Sitting behind his desk in his sparsely decorated office, newly appointed T. C. Williams High School Principal Peter Balas sipped his water. Having recently taken charge of the sole public high school in Alexandria, Balas had had a busy morning packed with meetings and people in to see him.

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Virginia Student Wins Microsoft World Championship

August 9, 2017

John Dumoulin, a student at Forest Park High School in Prince William County, became the first American to ever take home the World Championship Excel trophy at the recent Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship in Anaheim, California. In winning, he competed against 156 other finalists from 49 countries.

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City of Alexandria, ACPS Host Youth Leadership Conference

August 8, 2017

The sixth annual Youth Leadership Conference takes place Aug. 14-16, in the Lee Center Exhibit Hall located at 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria. The three-day event was developed to train young leaders and connect them with opportunities to become more civically engaged. The conference is free to rising 9th through 12th graders in Alexandria.

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McAuliffe, Board of Education Announce 2017 Virginia Index Of Performance Awards

August 8, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced today that 386 schools and 17 school divisions earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. In Alexandria, Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy received the Virginia Board of Education’s Excellence Award and Charles Barrett Elementary School received the state Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Four Elementary Schools Celebrated In Best Of Northern Virginia

August 7, 2017

Four ACPS elementary schools are being celebrated as some of the best in Northern Virginia. Charles Barrett Elementary School, George Mason Elementary School, Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy and Matthew Maury Elementary School have been cited as the top elementary schools in Alexandria by Northern Virginia Magazine.

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Congratulations To T. C. Williams Summer School Graduates

August 7, 2017

On Aug. 4, more than 20 students from the King Street campus and the satellite campus walked the stage to receive their diplomas as part of the T. C. Williams Summer School graduation.

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Young Scholars Head Outdoors To Broaden Their Minds

August 7, 2017

This summer, students in the Young Scholars program embarked on a series of outdoors adventures as part of their exploration of “systems.”

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