Located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic, we are a community rich in heritage, respecting life sustained by water and land (fishing and agriculture) while embracing the future (home to Virginia’s Space Port).
We value learners, community, challenge, and growth. Our mission is to provide a safe, engaging, student-centered environment where all learners grow and are prepared for further education, citizenship, and work.
From the prolific waters of the Chesapeake to the pristine shores of Virginia’s Barrier Islands, we provide a world-class education in one of the most unique places in the world.
ACPS will be a community of diverse learners where all members are valued, challenged, and expected to grow.
Provide a safe, engaging, student-centered environment where all learners are challenged, encouraged, and supported to maximize growth and be prepared for further education, citizenship, and work.
Goal 1: Ensure students graduate with the knowledge and skills to be successful in further education and the workforce.
Goal 2: Close gaps in achievement.
Goal 3: Recruit, develop, and retain high quality teachers, administrators, and support staff.
Goal 4: Institute a continuous improvement process to ensure effectiveness and competitive performance.
Goal 5: Establish efficient, transparent systems for the allocation and alignment of resources to support the division's vision, mission, and goals.
We serve approximately 5,000 students in 11 schools. We have three island schools, including an elementary school and middle/high school on Chincoteague Island, as well as the smallest school in Virginia, Tangier Combined School, located on Tangier Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Our mainland schools include four elementary schools, two middle schools, and two comprehensive high schools, each with on-site career and technical centers.
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