ACPS-TV

  • 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.

    Black History Month Programming Notes for ACPS-TV

    Featured programming for Black History Month begins on Saturday, February 2ndwith a telecast of Congressman John Lewis at T.C. Williams High School.  Congressman Lewis of Georgia's motivational remarks were taken to heart by the students during his presentation at TC Williams High School on November 16, 2015.   The video was produced by TV Production students at the high school for live transmission on cable television, and online, and his remarks are presented here in their entirety.  Congressman Lewis at T.C. Williams High School may be seen on Saturday, February 2 and on Sunday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. 

    On September 29, 2000, Jesse Jackson spoke to an assembly gathered in the auditorium of T. C. Williams High School.  Television production students shot and directed the live cable television transmission of Rev. Jackson’s remarks, and they are presented here in a recording of the event.  Jesse Jackson at T.C. Williams High School may be viewed on February 9 at 7:00 p.m., and repeated at 7:00 p.m. on February 10.

    T.C. Williams Alumnus Jefferi K. Lee currently serves as the General Manager of WHUT-TV on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC.Previously, Mr. Lee was the President of Black Entertainment Networks and Executive Vice President of BET Holdings, Inc. a cable programmer specifically targeting the African American community. He played an integral role on the team that took BET Holdings, Inc. public, which established the organization as the first black-owned company traded on the NYSE. Mr. Lee was responsible for the launching of several affiliated networks, i.e. BET International, MSBET, BET Radio and BET on Jazz. In December, Mr. Lee visited his alma mater and spoke with Television Production Students about careers, television, and Alexandria.  Advanced TV students recorded his presentation, and it will debut on ACPS-TV on February 16 at 7:00 p.m.  Repeat telecasts will be shown on February 17, 23, and 24. 

    ACPS-TV has been on cable in Alexandria for more than 20 years, and can be seen on channel 71 locally.

    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.

    ACPS-TV:

    • 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 news@acps.k12.va.us.