State of the Division 2016-17 Objective 3

Improve Opportunity and Achievement

Students in Albemarle County Public Schools are provided a wide range of opportunities to engage, both inside the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Over 52% of secondary students participate in at least one extracurricular activity at their school, which is five percentage points higher than the national average.

Our increased focus on improving opportunities for students has also resulted in a continual increase in the attendance rate for students. Students who attend school more regularly are more likely to be successful. By providing students more opportunities we are improving their achievement.