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
- 1. Strategize
- 2. Gather Information (March - May 2023)
- 3. Identify Opportunities & Challenges (May - July 2023)
- 4. Explore Options (July - Sept 2023)
- 5. Plan for Implementation (Sept - Nov 2023)
- 6. Communicate (Nov 2023)
- 7. Implement
2. Gather Information (March - May 2023)
3. Identify Opportunities & Challenges (May - July 2023)
4. Explore Options (July - Sept 2023)
5. Plan for Implementation (Sept - Nov 2023)
6. Communicate (Nov 2023)
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:
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: email@example.com
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Please visit the VMDO website to learn more about the firm and their K-12 project work.
April 27, 2023 | Albemare County Public Schools to improve middle schools through 20 year ‘master plan’ (NBC29)
April 26, 2023 | ACPS Middle School Master Plan public engagement meeting (CBS19)
April 24, 2023 | School Division Launches Middle School Facilities Master Plan With Community Info Session on April 26 (ACPS News Release)