ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan

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  • ACPS 2020 The Strategic Plan is the foundation document for all of the actions of the school division. It directs the actions that the division takes in meeting the goals and aspirations of the Alexandria community and guides the activities of employees and leaders as well as the expenditure of all funds entrusted to the School Board.

    2015-2020 Strategic Goals and Objectives - Adopted June 11, 2015

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    Every student succeeds: Educating lifelong learners and inspiring civic responsibility.


    Our students achieve at high levels, are well-rounded, critical thinkers, and have a passion to learn.

    ACPS has an engaging and collaborative climate that promotes ethical behavior and values diversity.

    ACPS is a vital part of the fabric of our community, and Alexandria residents and businesses take pride in our schools.


    We Believe In Educational Excellence
    We Believe In High Achievement for All
    We Believe In a Culture of Collaboration
    We Believe In Continuous Improvement and Accountability
    We Believe In Environmental Stewardship


    1. Academic Excellence and Educational Equity: Every student will be academically successful and prepared for life, work, and college.
    2. Family and Community Engagement: ACPS will partner with families and the community in the education of Alexandria's youth.
    3. An Exemplary Staff: ACPS will recruit, develop, support, and retain a staff that meets the needs of every student.
    4. Facilities and the Learning Environment: ACPS will provide optimal and equitable learning environments.
    5. Health and Wellness: ACPS will promote efforts to enable students to be healthy and ready to learn.
    6. Effective and Efficient Operations: ACPS will be efficient, effective, and transparent in its business operations.


    In the summer of 2014, the Alexandria City School Board initiated a stake-holder driven process to develop a new long-range plan for the Alexandria City Public Schools. It began the process by drafting new Mission and Vision statements for the school division and by appointing co-chairs for the planning effort – John Lennon and Janet Eissenstat – and a Steering Committee to guide the effort. It then appointed a Stakeholder Committee responsible for reviewing the needs of the school division, the educational landscape, and the aspirations of the Alexandria community.

    The Stakeholder Committee consisted of Bill Campbell, Michael Carrasco, Amelia Castañeda, Trisha Christopher, Dr. Alvin Crawley, Keenan Cooper, Erin Davidson, Daria Dillard, McKenya Dilworth, Janet Eissentstat, Pilar Garcia, Bill Hendrickson, Purvi Irwin, Justin Keating, Ellen Kennedy Folts, Ellen Klein, John Lennon, Mari Lou Livingood, Dr. Tammy Mann, Dr. Terri Mozingo, Linda Odell, Denny Okudinani, Clinton Page, Joyce Rawlings, Marguerite Rippy, Tricia Rodgers, Dr. Nancy Runton, LaDonna Sanders, Cynthia Skinner, Jennifer Walker, and Deborah Warren.

    The Stakeholder Committee met frequently between October 2014 and May 2015 and conducted a number of forums to gather community input into the process of settling on the Goals and Objectives for ACPS 2020. The committee was assisted by an External Scan of Local, State, National, & International Factors Influencing the Future of the School Division and by a Survey of the Alexandria Community that attracted 1200 respondents. Following completion of the first draft of ACPS 2020, the committee conducted two forums and met with various stakeholder groups, including students at the school division’s secondary schools. The committee presented its recommendations to the School Board on May 6.

    The draft plan was introduced as new business at the School Board’s May 14, 2015 meeting. The Board conducted public hearings on the plan on May 14 and May 28 and held work sessions on May 21 and June 2. It adopted the plan on June 11 and directed the Superintendent of Schools to deploy the plan throughout the school division and to formulate a strategy for regular reporting to the Board and to the community on progress toward meeting the goals and objectives of ACPS 2020.