Student engagement is a core value of ACPS. It is both a means to ensure all students have opportunities for success and to create an environment that fosters lifelong learning. Relationships are one of the pillars for student engagement in Albemarle County Public Schools. In the 2016-17 academic year, 87% of elementary students reported that their teachers treat students respectfully. Similarly, 67% of secondary students report teachers treat them fairly and with respect.
Students in our schools are given a wide variety of opportunities to engage with their school and learning. These opportunities include participating in the arts, athletics, and experiences related to their future careers and academic pursuits.