Student Representatives
  • 2020-21 Student Representatives to the School Board: 

    Lorraine Johnson

    Ashley Sanchez-Viafara

     

    How to Apply:

    Each year, rising juniors and seniors may apply to serve an annual term from July through the following June. Representatives that serve during their junior year may reapply for a second term.

    Student Representatives are required to attend at least 75% of regular School Board Meetings. The representatives sit at the dais during Board Meetings and present a report on behalf of all the students in the Division. They may participate fully in agenda item discussion, however, the Student Representatives do not vote on any issues. Student Representatives may choose to attend and participate in School Board Work Sessions or Special Called School Board Meetings.

    To apply for the following school year, you must be a sophomore or junior at T.C. Williams High School. All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, which will select five finalists to submit to the Superintendent for review. The Board Chair and Vice Chair (or designees) will conduct in-person interviews with the top five candidates and recommend the two best qualified applicants for full Board approval.

    Applications are due in Spring 2021

    Before starting the online application, you will need to have on hand the following information:

    • An electronic version of your resume for uploading into the application that includes work experience, schools attended, any awards/recognitions received, extracurricular activities, community/volunteer activities and any honors or AP courses taken.
    • Names of two teachers and your guidance counselor who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation are required. There is the option of a 4th letter of recommendation, if you choose.
    • Letters of recommendation are due by the application deadline and should be emailed directly by the author to boardclerk@acps.k12.va.us or mailed and postmarked no later than June 1 to:

    Clerk of the Board
    1340 Braddock Pl, Ste 610
    Alexandria VA 22314

    A hard copy of the application may be found in BBBB-R--Student Representatives to the School Board Regulations and Printable Application. Additional paper may be added to answer the questions provided on the paper application.

    Online Application for the 2020-2021 Student Representative to the School Board

     

    Middle School Student Representatives

    2020-2021 Middle School Student Representatives:

    Caleb Bonga, Patrick Henry School

    TBD, Francis C. Hammond Middle School

    TBD, George Washington Middle School

    Giselle Hughes, Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School

    Four (4) Middle School Student Representatives shall serve annual terms each July through the following June, after which they may reapply to be considered for another term.  Middle School Student Representative positions (one each) will be open to students at George Washington Middle School, Francis C. Hammond Middle School, Jefferson Houston School, and Patrick Henry School. Students may apply at the end of their 6th or 7th grade year.

    Middle School Student Representatives serve in an advisory role to the (high school) Student Representatives to the School Board and will write a monthly report on behalf of the students at their school. 

    Middle School Student Representatives are responsible for attending scheduled, periodic meetings with the principal and Student Representatives to the School Board. If a Student Representative does not attend 75% of these meetings, or is unable to serve, the principal will select a replacement representative.

    To apply for the following year, you must be a current 6th or 7th grade stuent at George Washington Middle School, Francis C. Hammond Middle School, Jefferson Houston School, or Patrick Henry School. All applications will be reviewed by your principal, who will select three finalists  to be interviewed by the principal and the (high school) Student Representatives to the School Board.   The best qualified applicant from each school will be recommended for full Board approval.

    Applications are due September 15, 2020.

    Before starting the online application, you will need to have on hand the following information:

    • An electronic list of schools attended, any awards/recognitions received, extracurricular activities, and any honors classes taken.
    • The name of one teacher who has agreed to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
    • The letter of recommendation is due at the time of application and should be provided to your principal.

    If you require a hard copy of the application, click below on the link to regulation BBBB-R2. Additional paper may be used to answer the questions provided.

    Online application for Middle School Student Representative

    More information about the Student Representative positions is available here:

    Policy BBBB--Student Representatives to the School Board

    BBBB-R--Student Representatives to the School Board Regulations and Printable Application

    BBBB-R2--Middle School Student Representatives Regulations and Printable Application