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  • AACPS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VACANCIES ON THE SUPERINTENDENT’S PARENT INVOLVEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

    Posted by Melvin Edwards on 6/10/2021

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools Office of School & Family Partnerships is now accepting applications for openings on the Superintendent’s Parent Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC). The Council provides input to the superintendent on ways to increase family engagement in schools.

    The Council consists of two representatives from each of the 13 high school clusters, along with appointed representatives from several parent and teacher groups.

    Applicants must have a child in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Members serve two-year terms. The Council conducts morning meetings six times a year at the Parham Administration Building in Annapolis.

    The following seats are currently open:

    • Crofton Cluster
    • Glen Burnie Cluster
    • Meade Cluster
    • Old Mill Cluster
    • South River Cluster

    Applications must be received by June 28, 2021. Appointees will be notified in late August. For more information email Shelley Davenport, Family Involvement Specialist, at  smdavenport@aacps.org.


    AACPS ACEPTANDO SOLICITUDES DE VACANTES EN EL CONSEJO DE PADRES ASESORES AL SUPERINTENDENTE

    La Oficina de Relaciones entre la Escuela y la Familia de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Anne Arundel ahora está aceptando solicitudes para puestos vacantes en el Consejo de Padres Asesores al Superintendente (PIAC por siglas en ingles). El Consejo proporciona comentarios al Superintendente sobre las formas de aumentar el compromiso familiar en nuestras escuelas.

    El Consejo se compone de dos representantes de cada una de las 13 áreas de la escuela secundaria, junto con representantes designados de varios grupos de los padres y los maestros.

    Los solicitantes deben tener un hijo/a en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Anne Arundel. Los miembros sirven términos de dos años.

    El Consejo lleva a cabo reuniones de la mañana 6 veces al año en el Edificio Parham, 2644 Riva Road en Annapolis.

    Los siguientes asientos están actualmente abiertos:

    • Área de Crofton
    • Área de Glen Burnie
    • Área de Meade
    • Área de Old Mill
    • Área de South River

    Las solicitudes y deben ser recibidas el 28 de junio de 2021. Las personas designadas serán notificadas a finales de Agosto. Para más información llamen o envíen un correo electrónico a Gaston Gamez, Especialista en Participación de Familias, al 410-222-5418, o gagamez@aacps.org.

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  • BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES AACPS VIRTUAL ACADEMY

    Posted by Melvin Edwards on 6/3/2021

    The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County has given its unanimous approval to the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Virtual Academy, clearing the way for final approval by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for an initiative Superintendent George Arlotto plans to launch in September.

    The Virtual Academy, approved at the Board’s June 2, 2021, meeting, will operate as its own school for a limited number of students entering grades 3 through 12 who are unable to return to a traditional in-person school setting for the 2021-2022 school year. Students who apply and are accepted will withdraw from their current school and enroll in the AACPS Virtual Academy. Students will engage in blended learning, to include teacher-facilitated synchronous and student self-directed asynchronous instruction in AACPS-approved courses and will participate in all county and in-person state mandated assessments following MSDE’s protocols.

    The school will also offer students a suite of co-curricular programs such as 24 Game, Computer Coding, Continental Math League, E-Sports, Digital Arts, IMPROV theater, MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement), NASA BEST- Aerospace Engineering, VEX VR Robotics, and online book clubs.

    Applications for the Virtual Academy are being accepted through 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Applications and more information can be found at www.aacps.org/virtualacademy.

     

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