Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is strongly committed to creating a safe and positive school environment in which the academic performance and social, emotional and physical well-being of all students is supported.
Alexandria City Public Schools has launched a new mental health service with Hazel Health. With Hazel Health, students can meet with a licensed therapist virtually for a therapy appointment. Services are available at school and at home, and are at no cost to families.
The primary responsibility for helping students who are involved with substance abuse lies with students and their parents. Nevertheless, the Department of Student Services & Equity (DSSE) strives to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) approach to providing a supportive school environment for students involved with substance use or abuse.
The City of Alexandria is home to more than 150,000 people from a rich diversity of backgrounds. The City is committed to providing a wide range of effective and essential safety net services to improve or maintain the well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all its residents—including the hundreds of refugees and immigrants we welcome into our community every year.
Learn about immigrants and refugees in Alexandria and City services, programs and resources to support them.