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

Programs

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Photography
5
Music
including: Orchestra
6
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Bell / handbell choir
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Drama
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught American Sign Language (ASL)
Chinese - Mandarin
French
German
Latin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
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
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Block scheduling
Early childhood program offered No

Support

11
Facilities
including: Audiovisual aids
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
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
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Hearing impairments
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Other
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairments
Significant developmental delay
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Vocational or skills-based training Auto mechanics
Business management
Computer programming
Cosmetology
Culinary
Engineering
Facilities Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Gym
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Parent center
Performance stage
Science lab

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Extracurriculars

14
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
15
Boys Sports
including: Diving
31
Clubs
including: Art club
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 - dance Hip hop
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 - language French/ german
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Dress code Dress code
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
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
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: Computer 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 social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Amharic
Arabic
Mandarin
French
German
Hebrew
Spanish
Tagalog
Urdu
Vietnamese

Neighborhood

Transportation options Passes / tokens provided for 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/
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 3284
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 3284
For the year 2013-2014