Details overview

Hours 8:35 AM - 3:15 PM
School leader Suzanne Maxey
District Alexandria City Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Block scheduling

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Adult education
Advanced placement (AP) courses
Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
GED
Gifted / High performing
Honors track
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Teacher-run
Virtual school

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Painting
5
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
6
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Bell / handbell choir
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Drama
Career and Tech programs Auto mechanics
Business management
Computer programming
Cosmetology
Culinary
Engineering
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught American Sign Language (ASL)
Chinese - Mandarin
French
German
Latin
Spanish

Support

11
Facilities
including: Gym
Facilities Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Gym
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Deafness
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Other health impairment
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairment, including blindness
Developmental delay
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 39% 24%
Hispanic 30% 12%
White 22% 54%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 50% 49%
N/A 50% 51%
Male 50% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 38%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

14
Girls Sports
including: Softball
15
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
31
Clubs
including: Step team
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross country
Diving
Field hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Crew / Rowing
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Clubs Anime club
Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Dance club
Debate
DECA
Drama club
Drill team
Drum line
Foreign language and culture club
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Gardening
Habitat for Humanity
It's Academic
JROTC
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Literary magazine
Marching band
Math club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Origami club
Recycling club
SADD
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Step team
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Clubs - dance Hip hop
Clubs - language French/ german
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Francis Hammond Middle School
  George Washingotn Middle School
  Minnie Howard Campus, T.C. Williams High School (9th grade)

Teachers

17
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Amharic
Arabic
Mandarin
French
German
Hebrew
Spanish
Tagalog
Urdu
Vietnamese

Neighborhood

Transportation options Paid public transportation
Buses / vans shared with other schools
Accessible via public transportation
Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Dreamdog
Partner website Www.dreamdog.org
Partner Joblink
Partner website Alexandriava.gov/joblink
Partner NOVA
Partner website Www.nvcc.edu/

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.acps.k12.va.us/enroll/
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 3284
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 3284
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012