Upcoming Events

View Calendar
UP-TO-DATE withBarrett

School News & Announcements

  • New Principal Search

    We want to thank you for your continued interest in finding the next principal of Charles Barrett Elementary School. This week, the Department of Human Resources posted the position publicly and will be reaching out to ensure we get the best candidates possible.

    You can review the job posting online.

    In January, ACPS will begin the initial screenings based upon characteristics identified from the surveys you filled out. In February, we will identify the top two to three potential candidates, and conduct background checks and social media checks.

    In March, the potential candidates will tour the school and be interviewed by two separate panels. They will also meet the superintendent one-on-one. The final candidate will be approved by the School Board in the spring. We will keep you updated throughout the process.

    Principal Search Timeline:

    December 2019: Focus group meeting with school staff, PTA, and community members

    December 2019/January: Review surveys and develop leadership profile and post for recruitment efforts

    February 2020: Begin screen applications

    February/March 2020: Skype interview of top 5-7 candidates and reference check phone calls
    March 2020: Two-panel interviews of top 2-3 candidate; (district conducts deep reference checks including background checks and social media checks)
    March/April 2020: School tour for top 2 candidates at each school, meet with community members and one-on-one interview with superintendent
    April 2020: Prepare recommended candidate packet for board and brief in closed session
    April/May 2020: Board approval
    Comments (-1)
  • Accreditation Announcement

    We are fully accredited graphic

    The Virginia Department of Education announced that all ACPS schools met the state benchmark for accreditation. Discover More.

    Comments (-1)

Barrett Buzz Newsletter

  • Peachjar flyers

Common Sense Media Blog

ACPS Express
News from Alexandria City Public Schools