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Hispanic Heritage

Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger NationEach year the nation celebrates the unique cultures and inspiring contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. National Hispanic Heritage month takes on an even greater importance in Alexandria City Public Schools as Hispanic students represent our largest demographic group at 37.9%.

As part of the ACPS commitment to educational equity, we resolve to empower and uplift our Hispanic students. Join us in recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic individuals during this month and beyond.
As this celebration of the Hispanic culture gets underway, Sept. 15, it serves to bring us all together in the spirit of being welcoming. – Interim Superintendent Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt


ACPS Celebrates Our Hispanic Community

In Alexandria City Public Schools, we are excited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! Nearly 38% of our students in ACPS are Hispanic, representing our largest demographic group.

It Was My First Day of School in the U.S. and I Spoke No English

Kathy remembers her first day in a U.S. school, she was just eight years old, had just arrived from Honduras, and spoke no English. Two years later, Kathy is now working on the same level as her English speaking peers, is a model student, and excels in math.


Social Spotlight

Use #ACPSHispanicHeritage to celebrate Hispanic heritage across our 18 schools and the larger ACPS community.