Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning (ACTL — formerly Advisory Council on Instruction ACI)

What Does ACTL Do?

The Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning (ACTL) is made up of representatives from each school and certain community organizations to assist in reviewing the system-wide curriculum and instructional program and in developing recommendations for improvement. ACTL is made up of 40 to 50 individuals  who are familiar with or interested in instructional issues. Thirteen curriculum-based / focused advisory committees report to the council annually. Over the years, ACTL has spearheaded some important changes in the Arlington Public Schools curriculum.

Meetings will be held at the Syphax Building, 2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204, 2nd Floor in conference rooms 254/256/258.  All meetings are from 7:00 p.m. to  8:30 p.m.  Please contact Rosa Ewell ( If you have any questions.

2022-23 Meeting Schedule 

September 7, 2022 February 1, 2023
October 12, 2022 (shift to 2nd Wed. due to holiday) March 1, 2023
November 2, 2022 (ACTL Work Session #1 Nov 29th) April 12, 2023
December 7, 2022 May 3, 2023
January 4, 2023 (ACTL Work Session #2 is January 10, 2023) June 7, 2023

How Can I Get Involved?

  • If you are interested in serving as an ACTL representative, please contact your school’s PTA President to express your interest.
  • Community organizations, such as the League of Women Voters and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, also designate ACTL members. Contact the head of the organization to learn more about these opportunities.
  • Members of instructional program committees report to ACTL. If you are interested in serving on an instructional advisory committee, you are invited to click on this link to apply online.

For additional information, you are also welcome to call the Department of Teaching and Learning at 703-228-6060.