Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/20/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Old Business and Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: The High School Project
ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan Goal:
Objective 4.1 Optimal Learning Environments and Infrastructure
In collaboration with City partners, ACPS will move aggressively to modernize all learning environments, expand or otherwise adapt facilities to meet projected changes in school enrollment, and ensure equitable application of capital improvements throughout the school division.
Objective 4.2 Well Maintained Facilities
ACPS will ensure that facilities are maintained at high levels and that repair needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner to support the educational mission and daily operations of the district.
Objective 4.3 Sustainable Facilities
ACPS will model sustainable environmental practices.
Objective 4.4 Safe and Secure Facilities
ACPS will ensure that its facilities are safe and secure.
Policy: FA - Facilities Development
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
200220_MEMO_High_School_Project_Update_v2.pdf
200220_Att1_HSP_200127_Meeting_Summary_v1.pdf
200220_Att2_HSP_200203_Meeting_Summary_v1.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: Educational Design Team
Since the last School Board meeting, the Educational Design Team (EDT) visited the Academies of Loudoun on February 11, 2020. The visit allowed the EDT members to observe flexibly designed space in a school with programming focused on STEM and CTE. After the tour and discussion with the school's principal, the EDT shared observations, questions, and takeaways, including how the design of the learning environment can help meet our educational goals.

Industry Advisory Boards
The staff has scheduled an orientation for the Industry Advisory Boards (IABs) members on March 10, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School, King Street Campus. The orientation will provide IAB members a better understanding of the different work-based learning opportunities available, what is required to administer them and a framework for managing their respective IAB’s.
Background: The High School Project began in the summer of 2018 and has progressed steadily throughout the past year. On January 24, 2019, the School Board voted to continue The High School Project work with a focus on several priorities and a commitment to a multi-option evaluation process. On August 22, 2019, the School Board had a work session that focused on the EDT’s models of what a two high schools model or Connected High School Network could look like, as well as a preliminary discussion on the site analysis. The School Board Work Session on September 19, 2019, focused on the detailed site analysis and cost comparison between two high schools model and Connected High School Network. On September 26, 2019, the School Board voted in favor of a Connected High School Network strategy to address Alexandria’s future high school capacity needs that included the construction of a high school building (and associated site amenities) on the Minnie Howard campus for 1,600 students.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends the School Board to stay current with project progress. The project team will respond to and accommodate inquiries from the Board on an as-needed basis.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Mignon Anthony - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:
Terri Mozingo - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent