Office of Equity and Excellence


The Office of Equity and Excellence is dedicated to helping students discover and utilize resources that will help them progress toward their personal and academic goals. This office works to create an equitable, safe, and inclusive environment for students, families, and staff.

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APS Mission Statement: To ensure all students learn and thrive in safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments

Vision Statement: The Office of Equity and Excellence advances high expectations, facilitates equitable access, and remedies opportunity gaps for Black and Latino students, as well as those from other historically and institutionally marginalized communities.

Our Commitment: The Office of Equity and Excellence provides leadership and support in developing, creating, coordinating, and implementing services and programs for targeted students to meet high academic standards and achieve success.

Education Equity in Virginia: Education Equity is achieved when we eliminate the predictability of student outcomes based on race, gender, zip code, ability, socioeconomic status or languages spoken at home.



Equity and Excellence

Screaming congratulations to Dr. Shantha Smith and her amazing contributions to APS. Thank you for always making students a priority and advancing equity through professional learning. @adm_crjackson
Published November 21, 20 8:15AM