Adherence to Grading Practices

Our goal is to ensure that all ACPS staff are adhering to current Grading Policies (School Board Policy IKBA, Grading Policy). These policies have been developed to provide support structures to our students' academic mental health as outlined in Objective 1.2.

Current baseline results are drawn from the results from our Secondary Student Check-In survey completed in February 2022.

Adherence to Homework Policy

Our goal is to ensure that ACPS staff continue to adhere to our current Homework Policy (School Board Policy IKB, Homework). Results from our Secondary Student Check-In survey completed in February 2022 indicate strong compliance to the policy. Below is a selection of the questions based around homework. Please see the survey results to view the responses to all of the homework questions.


Panorama Survey Results

Our goal is that the results of our Student Panorama Surveys show that our students are more satisfied with their school experience than the national average. The results of the survey during the spring of 2022 will serve as the baseline for this data.

Reduction in Study Hall Enrollment

Our goal is to see a reduction in the number of students enrolled in a high school study hall. Our baseline data will be the study hall enrollment data from the 2021-22 school year, which showed that 1,807 out of 4,357 secondary students were enrolled in study hall, or 41.5%.

Common Sense District Designation

Our goal is to increase the number of schools in our division that receive the Common Sense School badge from Common Sense Education. Albemarle County Public Schools currently has 19 schools with a Common Sense School Badge, which qualifies us as a Common Sense District.

Increase in Use of Alternative Pathways

Our goal is to see an increase of students who receive credit from alternative pathway courses. We will begin to gather this data during the 2022-23 school year.

Understanding Digital Citizenship

Our goal is to ensure that every student at ACPS understands what it means to be a digital citizen and that 100% of students report this understanding on an annual survey. During the 2022-23 school year, the Department of Technology will develop and distribute a survey to track our students' understanding of digital citizenship. The results of that survey will serve as baseline data for our 2022-23 State of the Division report.

Mental Health Referrals

Our goal is to see a decrease in the number of mental health referrals given out by our school counselors and nurses. During the 2022-23 school year, the division will evaluate the suitability of this metric and begin gathering data based on the results of that evaluation.