Middle School Facilities Master Plan


Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) owns and operates five comprehensive middle schools, plus Community Lab School, which serves students in grades 6-12. While our middle schools currently provide adequate space to serve our students, there are looming overcrowding issues at Henley Middle School in Crozet and at Journey Middle School on Lambs Lane in Charlottesville. Based on projected enrollment growth, the age and condition of our middle school facilities, as well as other factors, ACPS is moving forward with a comprehensive study of all middle schools with the goal of developing a 20-year master plan to address, improve and resolve our capacity challenges and our renovation needs.

7-Step Planning Process

Community Feedback

ACPS is currently accepting feedback through two stakeholder surveys:

Building Evaluation Study

This survey, conducted by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) in partnership with VMDO Architects, is open to current faculty and staff of all ACPS middle schools. Survey invitations specific to each ACPS middle school were shared with staff on May 22, 2023. The survey will close on June 5, 2023.

Though participation in this survey is voluntary, ACPS strongly encourages middle school employees to participate. As our resident experts, your feedback is critical when it comes to the needs and priorities of your school.

Middle School Facilities Master Plan Survey

ACPS, in partnership with VMDO Architects, invites students, staff and families to engage with this important project by taking our Middle School Facilities Master Plan Survey by June 5, 2023:

Master Plan Survey

Responses will help guide the priorities, recommendations and implementation of the master plan.

Community Information Session

Use the tabs below to access the information and resources shared during our Community Information Session on April 26, 2023.

Project Management Team

Questions & Comments

Community members are welcome to submit questions and comments to the project team via email at: msmasterplan@k12albemarle.org

Email the Project Team

Design Team

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VMDO Architects
200 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Please visit the VMDO website to learn more about the firm and their K-12 project work.