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Dr. Melanie Kay Wyatt
Alexandria City School Board Appoints Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt as Interim Superintendent

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Welcome to the soft launch of the new ACPS website! Our dedicated team has worked hard to migrate information from the previous site, enhancing the design and improving the functionality along the way. We will continue preparing the website for the first day of school on August 22, 2022— we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to roll out new content and features.

Your comments, questions and feedback are appreciated—contact us through the appropriate form:

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The final Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) staff to be recognized with a Vision, Integrity and Passion (VIP) Award for t

The final Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) staff to be recognized with a Vision, Integrity and Passion (VIP) Award for the 2021-22 academic year have been selected. Three recipients in the leadership category have been singled out for their dedication and achievement..

James K. Polk Elementary School

Bus Transportation will be provided for students who live beyond a mile from the school.

Families will receive information from the ACPS Transportation Services prior to August 19th regarding their child's assigned bus and route. 

Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria at 11:00AM.

Please ensure that students dress comfortably ( sneakers, shorts, t-shirts, etc.). 


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Our Core Values

In all we do, the ACPS learning community
strives to live these core values. We are…

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We take active steps to ensure all stakeholders feel welcomed in schools. We embrace everyone who comes through our doors and respect our differences.


We inspire each student and staff member to thrive to their best abilities.


We take initiative to solve problems in the classroom and across the system.


We set ambitious goals to learn, grow and achieve at high levels.