Center I is the first ACPS High School Center designed to offer students a modern learning experience.
Center I will serve high school seniors in 2019-20, expanding to other grades for the 2020-2021 school year.
About Center I
Through the 2019-20 school year, Center I will be offering a range of experiences for students in their Senior year. On a collegiate schedule, with college faculty, students can elect to sign up for Composition I and II and US Government I and II to meet their English 12 and US/VA Government graduation requirements. Students can also opt into a self directed learning experience where, with the support of Center I faculty, complete a Senior capstone project in an area of interest. A Senior capstone project can comprise of one large project or a number of smaller ones. The outcomes of the project are determined by the student and may include high school course credit, earning an industry recognized credential, and/or completion of a robust portfolio to support career and college aspirations.
Coming in 2020-21
Center I will be the home of two new programs serving grades 10-12 - these programs will feature cyber security, coding, game design, audio production, and video production. More information on these opportunities will be available in the late Fall.
Innovation by Design
Designed to implement the concepts behind the division’s
High School Redesign and High School Centers programs, Center I will pioneer the use of many of the new ideas and systems before they debut across the County. These new concepts range from different report cards, ID cards with multiple purposes, new ways to build portfolios, and even new ideas for school lunch services.