APS News Release

Jan. 31 Engage Updates

Kindergarten Registration for Neighborhood School and Elementary Option School Applications Open on Feb. 1
On Friday, Feb. 1, Kindergarten registration opens at neighborhood schools and the application process for the 2019-20 school year will begin at 8 a.m. for elementary option schools. Find your neighborhood school using the APS Boundary (Attendance Area) Locator, and get information presented at Kindergarten Information Night. To learn more about the option school application process and the timeline, visit the How to Apply webpage. For more information, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or schooloptions@apsva.us.

APS Notifying Families by Feb. 5 for Secondary Option Programs/Schools and Neighborhood Transfers
By Feb. 5, APS will notify families who participated in the Jan. 29 APS random double-blind lotteries for all secondary options schools and transfers to neighborhood schools for the 2019-20 school year. The deadline to confirm or decline attendance to a school or program is Feb. 22. Applicants who were not selected through the lottery process will be placed in numerical order on a waiting list. Beginning this year, families will need to apply every year for the option schools or programs they are interested in because a new waitlist begins with each annual lottery. For more information, visit aps2016.apsva.us/school-options/middle-school-choices/middle-school-countywide/how-to-apply/.

School-based Results from Your Voice Matters Survey Now Available
In October 2018, APS and the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families shared countywide data about school climate and child well-being gathered from more than 12,000 respondents, including APS families, students in grades 5-12, staff, and teachers, as part of the 2018 Your Voice Matters survey. The online survey results dashboard has been updated to include school-based data. For more information, visit aps2016.apsva.us/planning-and-evaluation/evaluation/surveys/your-voice-matters/.