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

Gallery Walk - Nov. 28, 2023

Use the tabs below to access the information and resources shared during the Gallery Walk on November 28, 2023.

Community Surveys - May/June 2023

ACPS, in partnership with VMDO Architects, conducted two stakeholder surveys in late spring 2023. Responses will help guide the priorities, recommendations and implementation of the master plan.

Building Evaluation Study

Current faculty and staff of all ACPS middle schools were invited to participate in a Building Evaluation Study conducted by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) from May 22 – June 5, 2023.

Middle School Facilities Master Plan Survey

Students, staff and families were invited to engage with this important project by taking our Middle School Facilities Master Plan Survey from May 24 – June 5, 2023.

Community Information Session - April 26, 2023

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.