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PARTICIPA…in My Education

PARTICIPA…in my Education is a curriculum designed for immigrant parents who want to deepen their understanding of how the American school system works to be able to navigate it effectively and strengthen their ability to support and advocate for their children’s education. This year PARTICIPA is at the Career Center with collaboration between ACC, HILT Program, CIS […]

Culinary Arts Presents: Off the Pike – Dinner with Santa

The students of ACC Culinary are excited to present “Off the Pike – Dinner with Santa”. Bring the whole family out to celebrate the Holiday Season, with good food, fun, and a visit from Santa. With the purchase of each kids meal receive a free photo with Santa! The students are also collecting new unwrapped […]

ACC & AFJROTC Celebrate Veteran’s Day

On 8 and 9 November, cadets from the Career Center’s AFJROTC unit helped recognize Veterans by providing Color Guards at three different emotional ceremonies. The recognition events occurred at Patrick Henry Elementary School, Culpepper Garden Retirement Community and Sunrise Senior Living. The cadets greatly enjoyed these events and the privilege of personally thanking the Veterans […]

PBL Highlight: PentagonMMA

The driving question for the PentagonMMA project was: “How can biomechanics and angles in geometry be used to create an effective self-defense routine?”. The information students learned with this project will be used in their physical education classes with Mrs. Goff (one of the ACC P.E. teachers).  Mrs. Goff and Dr. Thomas teamed up over […]

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Career Center

The Career Center celebrated Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month honoring the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans on October 19th.  Students showcased the beauty of the Hispanic culture through music, dance performances and art. They all shined with pride in sharing their heritage.  It was a festive event celebrated by all full-time students. The  AFJROTC cadets opened the event […]

Senator Kaine Visits the Career Center

On the morning of October 15th, the Career Center had the honor of hosting Senator Tim Kaine for a tour of the school and a townhall style meeting.   After visiting several classrooms, he spoke with a large group of students in the commons about the value of Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.  Additionally, he […]

Ultimate Seasons are Underway at the ACC

Season two for the ACC boys’ Ultimate team is underway. Coach David Adams is back with twice as many players as last year.  His team is building a tradition of fun and sportsmanship at the Career Center under the leadership of Captain Emilio Tognelli.  Additionally, we’re excited to introduce our first-ever girls’ Ultimate team. Under […]

Back to School Night a Success!

On 13 September, the Career Center hosted our first Open House Night to a huge and excited crowd, after many years of holding a Back to School Breakfast.  All of the many ACC programs had a great turnout and we enjoyed getting to know our student’s families better.  We loved showing our new spaces, expanded […]

Core Values & the Monarch Butterfly Garden at the Career Center

Both the Career Center’s Core Value theme of “Feeding the Soil” and project based learned emphasis are evident in the school’s monarch butterfly garden.  Groundbreaking on the monarch butterfly garden occurred in September of 2014.  Staff and volunteers worked to create a space for monarchs to nectar and lay their eggs.  Partnerships with local native […]