ACPS Community Partners

The mission of the ACPS Strategic Plan 2020: Every Student Succeeds is to educate lifelong learners and inspire civic responsibility. Goal two of the Strategic Plan 2020, "Family and Community Engagement," recognizes the important role of community partners in this effort as partners extend the reach of the school division and strengthen the supports provided to students.

As outlined in the Strategic Plan 2020, the ACPS Office of Partnerships, Family and Community Engagement cultivates and maintains partnerships to encourage a sense of community ownership of our schools, assist the development of the academic, social, physical and emotional needs of our students and empower parents to be supportive and informed advocates for their children.

ACPS partners are as diverse as our students. Local businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and educational institutions all offer incredible supports, resources and opportunities designed to comprehensively meet the needs of ACPS students, families and staff. For more information on ACPS partners, see the 2015-16 Partners Directory (PDF).

Superintendent's Business Advisory Council

Superintendent Alvin Crawley launched the Business Advisory Council (BAC) in January 2015 to assist ACPS in achieving its vision to become a high performing school division. Learn more.

ACPS Resource Guide For Partners

The Online Resource Guide for Partners is designed to orient partners to the curriculum taught across grade levels and to better align the supports that ACPS students receive both in- and out-of-school.

Contact Information

For more information about ACPS community partnerships or how to become a formal ACPS partner, please contact Shanna Samson at 703-619-8152 or