Curriculum and Instruction

Mosaic of student faces
  • The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for ACPS 2020 Goal 1: Academic Excellence and Educational Equity. Our vision is to ensure every ACPS student is prepared and equipped for success in college, work, and life in a global society. We will accomplish this by using a curriculum that challenges, engages, and allows every student to experince a rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning environment that responds to his or her interests and challenges. We will also provide an inclusive organizational culture in which every student will develop habits and attitudes that reflect the principles of cultural inclusiveness, civic responsibility, and ethical and respectful behavior.

    The Top 12 Priorities for Curriculum and Instruction for SY 2016 are:

    • Enhance the implementation of Professional Learning Communities
    • Expand the concept of content academies throughout the academic year
    • Implement the MTSS Framework division-wide
    • Analyze data and develop actions based upon identified needs
    • Implement a Specialized Instruction Plan
    • Conduct a Professional Development Leadership Needs Assessment
    • Implement a teaching and learning framework to reinforce planning, teaching, assessing and adjusting
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive K-12 Science Plan
    • Collaborate with teachers to develop exemplary lesson plans
    • Develop division plan for reading, writing and secondary mathematics
    • Conduct "look-fors" and "walk-throughs" with school leaders
    • Design and implement a systemic coaching model

    Terri H. Mozingo, Ed.D.
    Chief Academic Officer
    1340 Braddock Place, 4th Floor
    Alexandria, VA 22314


Poster of ACS 2020 Goal 1: Academic Excellence/Educational Equity