APS News Release

APS, Discovery Earn VSBA Recognitions

Last week, APS received two recognitions from the Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) during its annual conference in Richmond.

APS was one of three schools to receive a top award in the 2017 VSBA Green Schools Challenge. The Green Schools Challenge is a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local school division and the broader community. This is the ninth year the awards were given out.

APS also earned Platinum certification in the challenge.VDMO Architects received the Platinum Award for Discovery Elementary School in the 2017 VSBA Exhibitions of School Architecture contest. Winning projects were selected from 16 entries submitted by 11 architectural firms in the areas of new construction, renovation and adaptive use of existing space.

The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training and services. The Association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.