Home school, Eckhart, and Virtual Academic Village (VAV) use the same curriculum as the comprehensive school delivered through the use of differentiated lessons and assignments created by teachers from the comprehensive schools in collaboration with alternative education teachers. The transition to Common Core State Standards inspired the transformation of these alternative settings. The new vision for alternative settings are not exactly what the student would get in the traditional classroom; however, the new VAV model strives to decrease disciplinary actions and be more similar to the formal instructional setting so students will not be behind when they transition back to the home school. For middle school students, VAV is the last resort option, as Eckhart is the better option for middle school due to its structure and time requirements.
Each year, the school board will honor two employees for “raising students up” during their annual convocation.
The 25th Annual Allegany County Phonebook Recycling Campaign will take place in all Allegany County Public Schools April 3, 2017, through April 28, 2017.
In an effort to develop the best possible assessment, the MSDE will be conducting a field test during which all 5th and 8th grade students will participate, but will not receive individual scores.
Dr. Cox was randomly picked as the winner of an all-expenses-paid trip next winter to the Dominican Republic.
The Allegany County Public School System considers a number of factors when making the decision to delay or close schools.