Chance for Change Academy

  • Mission:

    Every Student Succeeds: Educating lifelong learners and inspiring civic responsibility.

    Vision:

    The Chance for Change Academy will equip students with the tools to manage their behavior and identify necessary resources needed to improve their academic achievement through (a) behavioral interventions and supports and (b) therapeutic interventions and supports incorporated into the instructional day. The Academy serves as a temporary placement for students whose matriculation in the traditional setting had been disrupted by various circumstances and also, based on a case by case basis, for students that request participation into the Academy.

    Campus Highlights:

    • Each CFC student is assigned an academic adviser who monitors their academic and social progress.
    • CFC students are able to participate in all extracurricular clubs and activities at their base school, including sports, with administrative coordination with their base school.
    • Students at CFC may be eligible to participate in therapeutic day treatment counseling.
    • CFC students typically participate in classrooms with a maximum of 7:1 student to teacher ratio.
    • On-going communication with the base school to assess progress.
    • Students who meet the criteria to successfully complete online courses can participate in these at CFC.

    Entrance Criteria: Students may attend the Chance for Change Academy for the following reasons:

    1. Recommendation from a disciplinary hearing
    2. Transition from a non-ACPS facility
    3. Parent request/application

    Exit Criteria: Students assigned to CFC are assigned for a period of time -based on the determination from a disciplinary hearing, or agreed upon by the administration and family if the placement is voluntary.

    Once enrolled at CFC the student is expected to:

    1. Maintain a 90% attendance rate to school and all classes
    2. Complete 95% of assignments for all classes
    3. Participate in individual success meetings
    4. Consistently demonstrate positive behavior throughout the day, as monitored by CFC staff

    If you are interested in applying to attend the Chance for Change Academy, please contact your Dean of Students for additional information.

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    Chance for Change Academy
    216 South Peyton Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    703-888-1204

    Dr. Rene Cadogan
    Principal
    rene.cadogan@acps.k12.va.us