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Instructional Materials

The Alexandria City School Board believes that instructional materials should be carefully selected to support the division’s high-quality instructional programming and should be culturally and linguistically responsive to the diverse needs of Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) students and staff. 

The Board is responsible for the selection and use of instructional materials. The Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee creates, as necessary, guidelines and procedures for the selection of instructional materials. The guidelines and procedures are designed to ensure that appropriate instructional materials are selected and provide an opportunity for the professional staff and community to participate and be informed on the selection and use of instructional materials. 

Per our School Board IIA- Instructional Materials policy, we are required to maintain a list of instructional resources that are assigned to students with sexually explicit content. That list is a sheet with title, author and school site location.

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Textbook Adoptions

Textbook adoptions, per School Board Policy IIAA, are managed by the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. Selection and use is in accordance with policies and regulations of ACPS and the State Board of Education. The same care is exercised in the selection of textbook and program materials as in the selection of other types of instructional materials.

Prior Formal Adoptions

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Social Studies

Elementary & High School


English Language Arts