A Letter from the Superintendent

Dear ACPS Students,

We are excited to provide you with the Program of Studies for the 2020-21 school year, which includes close to 400 face-to-face and online courses for students in grades six through twelve. At ACPS, you have a wide variety of rich and varied courses and we want to make sure that you make the most of this incredible opportunity.

Our vision here at ACPS is to see that every one of our students succeeds, and to make sure that you reach your full potential. We have aimed to provide opportunities that span the whole spectrum - from strong academic programming, college-level courses, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, and college-readiness programs. The broad selection of courses available through this Program of Studies provides a variety of pathways to prepare you to reach your goals of college, career and life success.

Success is almost impossible to achieve alone; however, our teachers, staff, and administrators are here to support you throughout your educational experience in ACPS. Furthermore, we encourage mentors and business leaders outside of school to gain the supports and experiences you need to succeed. Take advantage of the College and Career Center staff and your school counselor and reach out for advice and support as you begin to think about the next steps you want to take in life.

Our world is changing and so are the future careers and jobs for which we need to prepare you, our students. The next generation will change careers multiple times, reinvent themselves in the workplace and explore many different options. Use this time to explore different options, find your strengths, and develop interests and passions. Most of all, enjoy your time with ACPS. We believe in you and want this educational experience to prepare you for the world!

Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.

Superintendent of Schools

Alexandria City Public Schools