Arlington Facilities and Student Accommodation Plan (AFSAP)
The 2019 AFSAP provides background information on current and expected student enrollment, and how this data relates to APS school facilities’ existing and planned capacity. Capacity is defined as the number of students that can be accommodated in a permanent school building for instruction. The 2019 AFSAP will shape the development of the CIP for Fiscal Years (FY) 2021-30.
|AFSAP Report – with Executive Summary|
|Appendix A: Design Reports – Studies conducted between 2011 and 2017, which provide school expansion options that have been considered and might still be possible at existing school sites|
|Appendix B: Design Cost Estimate Reports – Relative scale of costs associated with each option. These costs need to be escalated to match today’s construction costs|
|Appendix C: MC/MM Update|
|Appendix D: Draft PreK-12 Instructional Program Pathways (IPP) Report|
|Appendix E: Superintendent’s 2019 Annual Update|
|Appendix F: FAC Future Facilities Needs Report|
|Appendix G: Facilities Optimization Study SY 2017-18|
|Appendix H: Glossary of Terms|
- Assumption from Fall 2019-2028 Enrollment Projections on student yield from new construction and the Student Generation Rates table (from the Annual APS Enrollment Projections Report for Fall 2019-2028, published January 2019)
- Sites in Areas of Growth to Review for 2021-30 CIP (expanded and updated list as of October 22, 2019)
- Sites in Areas of Growth to Review for 2021-30 CIP (original list shown at the Sept. 24, 2019 School Board Work Session)
- Fall 2019 Ten-Year Enrollment Projections Report (2020 to 2029)
- Arlington County Manager letter to APS Superintendent on long-term school siting opportunities (November 28, 2019)
- The Joint Facilities Advisory Commission’s (JFAC) AFSAP Recommendations (Nov. 4, 2019)
- School Board Meetings:
- School Board Work Session, Feb. 11, 2019
- Annual Update and Enrollment Projections
- Joint School and County Board Work Session, Dec. 3, 2019
- School Board Work Session, Sept. 24, 2019
- School Board Work Session, Feb. 11, 2019
- For the timeline of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) related meetings, School Board Information Items, and School Board Action Items, see the main 2021-30 CIP website, https://www.apsva.us/engage/preparing-for-the-2021-30-capital-improvement-plan-cip/
- Updated Capacity Utilization Tables, School Years 2019-20 to 2029-30
Capacity utilization measures the extent that school buildings are occupied by comparing actual and projected PreK to Grade 12 student enrollment to the permanent seat capacity at each school. The purpose of the capacity utilization table is to show projected seat availability by school and by year for the next decade. This data helps APS to assess capacity needs and the type of solution (capital or non‐capital) to accommodate students.
The link below provides updated capacity utilization using Fall 2020 ten-year enrollment projections and supersedes the capacity utilization tables in the 2019 AFSAP, pages 28 to 33. The capacity utilization tables use black text color to show utilization that is less than 100%, orange text coloring to show utilization that is between 100 and just under 110%, and red text coloring to show utilization at or above 110%. Permanent seat capacity approved in the FY 2019‐2028 Capital Improvement Plan is highlighted in light green shading.
Please note that the projected school-level capacity utilization data does not reflect unknown future program moves, school boundary changes, addition of new buildings, etc. This information should be used only as a general planning tool to assess where future seats may be needed.
All Arlington Public Schools (APS) budget and operations decisions are based on the best information available at the time. Staff and community members are reminded that funding forecasts from Arlington County and the state may change, based on many external factors. Similarly, student enrollment and projections are based on the best available information, but are also subject to change due to employment, housing and other economic factors. For these reasons, APS and the Arlington School Board may adjust future budget allocations, staffing and other operations decisions to reflect the existing community and operating landscape.