ACPS-TV: Learning through the Television
ACPS-TV will begin offering ten weeks of asynchronous instructional programming to supplement the division’s Fine Arts courses and to give our elementary students and their families more options to connect to our content. Sound Impact’s Time Travel Through Music, a new series for ACPS-TV, and the return of Creative Dance with all new episodes.
Join our programming lineup starting on Monday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.
A new edition of Sound Impact’s Time Travel Through Music will premiere each Monday at 10 a.m., with a new Creative Dance edition immediately follow. Those shows will be repeated at 4 p.m. that same day, with additional repeat telecasts on the following Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m.
Sound Impact’s Time Travel Through Music is a program created by Sound Impact, an educational partner of the National Symphony Orchestra. The program explores different styles of music and the cultures and times that produced them. The program is aligned to Virginia Department of Education General Music Standards and an integral component of our curriculum. ACPS General Music teachers have received training on how to use the program as an extension for asynchronous instruction and elementary students have received a learning packet with episode-based activities that teachers will assign based on age level.
Creative Dance is produced by the Local Motion Project, a long-time ACPS partner for dance and movement education. The program explores dance based on VDOE Dance Standards and is intended to get our students moving at home, no matter their environment. ACPS General Music teachers have also received training on how to use this program as an asynchronous extension of their classroom instruction.
Please note that ACPS-TV coverage of virtual ACPS Board meetings taking place during the Covid-19 School Closure will be transmitted live on the School Board Meetings webpage.
Live television coverage of Board meetings has resumed on ACPS-TV, and may also be seen in the viewer below during live meetings and work sessions.
ACPS-TV may be viewed on cable channel 71 within the City of Alexandria. During the day, ACPS-TV offers a bulletin board featuring school and division-wide news, student- and division-produced video content, clips from student concerts, upcoming events, menu items for the day, the weather and more.
Each evening at 7 p.m., the station streams video content, including school board and community meetings and Smithsonian science programming content, obtained free from the Smithsonian Institution. Viewers may also find many ACPS and school videos are archived on our YouTube channel for online viewing.
School Board meetings may also be viewed with closed captioning on the School Board Meetings page.
T.C. Williams TV Studio
The ACPS television station operates out of the studio at T.C. Williams High School. Training is provided at the studio to teachers and staff interested in utilizing the facilities to produce material for ACPS-TV.
Students use the studio to produce such programming as news magazines, public service announcements, comedies and parodies. Schools have produced talk shows, student-created variety shows and videos for instruction and documenting classroom projects.
- has been online since January 15, 1999, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- can be accessed online and in the homes of more than 55,000 cable subscribers in the City of Alexandria
- is distributed from its studio facility located in T.C. Williams High School
- interrupts regular programming to continually display emergency announcements (school closings, early dismissals, etc.)
Comments or questions regarding ACPS-TV should be directed to the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.