Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/4/2022 - 7:00 PM
Category: Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Type: Info
Subject: Middle School Update
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: IGBJ - Academic Excellence and Educational Equity
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: Over the next four months, ACPS will engage with a group of internal and external stakeholders in providing a recommendation to the School Board regarding the middle school framework, including instructional programs. This project work team, led by Principal Finney, will address potential revisions, additions, refinements, and/or deletions in the following areas: honors courses, mathematics pathways, Dual Language progression, scheduling options for students, and exploring the possibility of offering college credit in middle school. All the middle school team recommendations will be supported by national research, ACPS data, and ACPS metrics, with equity at the heart of each recommendation, as well as by our ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan: Equity for All. The middle school team will develop a three-year timeline to outline outcomes seeking, key areas of focus, professional learning needs, and key implementation milestones.
Background: ACPS’s Middle School Project Work Team (MSPWT) includes Executive Sponsors, Co-Project Managers, and Project Work Team Leads and Members and will consist of leaders, teachers, parents, and students. For the next four months, the MSPWT will examine the following: honors courses, mathematics courses, Dual Language strategic plans, scheduling, and offering college credit courses in middle school.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the information within this Middle School Update Board Brief.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Gerald R. Mann, Jr. - Executive Director of Instructional Support
Signed By:
Dr. Terri H. Mozingo - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent