Engage with Us!

Engage with APSIn schools and classrooms, and with the help of our advisory committees, families and neighbors, APS is partnering with our entire community to create the best learning experiences for our students. Shaping the future for our children — now more than ever — requires a continuous, collaborative and coordinated effort from across our community.


CURRENT INITIATIVES:

  • Curriculum Resource Adoption

    • Through the 2016-17 resource adoption
 process, Arlington Public Schools has been vetting English language arts, science, and social studies materials that best create opportunities for personalized 
learning. The process includes consideration
 of digitally curated content for instruction
 as well as tools for differentiated and 
adaptive learning experiences.
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  • Enrollment & Transfer Policy Revisions

    • At the School Board’s direction, APS is beginning the process of updating SB Policy 25-2.2, Enrollment and Transfers for Schools and Programs. The policy was last completely reviewed and revised in 2001-02.The goal of this review and revision process is three-fold:
      • To make it easier for families to understand the school options available and processes to apply;
      • To align the structure of the policy and procedures with best practices; and
      • To allow for flexibility in making adjustments in the future as we continue to address capacity.

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  • K-12 Instructional Vision

    • Student enrollment continues to grow, and APS is working to implement complex and overlapping development initiatives outlined in the 3-5 Year Action Plan. The DRAFT proposal for K-12 Instructional Alignment:
      • is designed to kick off a community discussion as we shape a long term plan for providing school options,
      • Does not specify a timeline for adoption, but instead will be shaped by community input and implemented over time, and
      • complements two decisions that the School Board will vote on in June.

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  • New High School/1,300 seat site options “Gallery Walk”

    • In June 2017, the School Board will vote on a plan to add 1,300 new high school seats. The building will open in September, 2022.
      NEW!! “Gallery Walk” of options for sites for the 1300 new seats
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  • Personalized Learning – One-to-One Devices

    • Personalized learning environments provide for educational experiences that are specifically tailored to the needs of each individual student. We want to hear from you about one-to-one devices and how the program is supporting learning for your child.
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  • Online Feedback Opportunities


NEWS & UPDATES:

Resource Adoption Public Review

This school year, the English/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies Offices have been working with stakeholders to identify both basic and supplementary resources for implementation in Arlington Public School classrooms.

Feedback Needed on School Options

As part of Arlington Public Schools’ 3-5 Year Action Plan, new elementary (Grades K-5), middle (Grades 6-8), and high schools (Grades 9-12) will be opening over the next several years.

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!


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