Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/5/2023 - 7:00 PM
Category: Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Type: Info
Subject: Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Elementary and Secondary Transition Programs
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.
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: The transition to pre-K, elementary, and secondary learning can be exciting yet overwhelming for students and their families. Students face many adjustments: a more extended school day, new classmates, and new teachers. ACPS approaches the transition with a team approach to ensure that each child receives academic, social, and emotional learning support to make their transition successful. The transition programs that exist within ACPS are Step Up To Kindergarten, Moving Up Day, Where Everyone Belongs (WEB), Hello High School
tours, and Rising 10th Grade Orientation.
Background: Orientation programs exist at ACPS to help students transition to the next grade level at key points in their education. It starts with Step Up To Kindergarten and continues to the middle school level with Moving Up Day and Where Everyone Belongs (WEB), and culminates in high school with Hello High School tours for incoming 9th graders at the Minnie Howard campus and rising 10th graders at the ACHS King St campus. These orientations also serve new families at ACPS.
Recommendation: The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the elementary and secondary transition information within this brief.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Wendy Gonzalez - Chief
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent