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Technology & Digital Citizenship Field Guide | Guía de tecnología de familias
This guide will help to answer any questions you may have as a family, as well as provide you with resources for raising a healthy digital citizen.
8-Period Hybrid (Modified 4x4 schedule)
View all documents related to the Implementation of the 8-Period Hybrid Schedule.
Acronyms & Common Terms
Brief descriptions of our most commonly used acronyms and terms
Driver's Education Parent Seminar
Before students can register for Behind-the-Wheel training, a parent or guardian must first attend a free Parent Seminar and receive a certificate of attendance. Seminars are offered monthly at Albemarle, Monticello, and Western Albemarle high schools.​
Digital Citizenship
Albemarle County Public Schools recommends Common Sense as an ongoing digital support for parents to research, explore, and learn about how to best support children in their responsible, ethical, effective, and safe use of technology and media.
Guide to Parent Teacher Conferences
The parent teacher conference is a real opportunity for parents to make a connection with their child's teacher. Find out how through this guide, created from a Parent Council presentation by Gerald Terrell, former Albemarle County principal and retired Executive Vice President for the Core Knowledge Foundation.
High School Summer Program
Students may attend the high school summer program to either replace a grade earned during the regular school session, or to earn required credits so as to make space for elective classes in their regular school schedule. Before participating in the summer program, students must consult with their guidance counselor.
Home Schooling
The State of Virginia allows parents to provide home schooling for their children provided certain state guidelines are met. Visit our Home Schooling page for more information on home instruction.
Preschool Programs
The goal of the preschool programs in Albemarle County is to provide comprehensive early-childhood learning experiences for students with risk factors that may prevent early academic success.
Strategic Planning
Access the Division's Balanced Scorecard, learn more about the school and department improvement planning process, view our strategic goals, and get acquainted with Albemarle County Public Schools' vision, mission, and core values.
Volunteer Program
Every day, students and teachers across our school division benefit from the generosity of volunteers who take the time to share their talents with our children. The countless tasks performed by volunteers are vital to the continued operation and success of our schools.

External Links:

Albemarle County Local Government
Official Web site of Albemarle County, Virginia, home to over 95,200 residents
FAMIS Health Insurance
FAMIS is Virginia's health insurance program for children. It makes health care affordable for children of eligible families. FAMIS covers all the medical care growing children need to avoid getting sick, plus the medical care that will help them if they do get sick or get hurt.
Information about FAMIS is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Russian and Hindi.
A free tool for college-bound seniors and their families
Parent Council
The Parent Council’s mission is to serve as a forum for parents, educators, and school officials to share ideas and exchange information in order to further advance the quality of the public education system within Albemarle County.
Resources for Military Families
The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with a number of military authorities, provides resources concerning children of mobilized military personnel for families and educators.
Smart Beginnings
In 2007, the Charlottesville/Albemarle Partnership for Children, United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area, University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, and over 20 local community and business leaders received a $400,000 grant from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to develop a local public/private school readiness initiative called Smart Beginnings.
Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
The mission of Virginia's public education system is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens. Therefore, the mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the superintendent of public instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement.
Middle School Sports Program

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