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We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Summer! Click here for a listing of Summer 2021 Activities in Charlottesville & Albemarle County!

Upward Bound applications are now open for 9th and 10th graders! For more information, visit their website. Click HERE for the application! 

Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program for high school students. Our mission is to provide students who may not have thought about going to college a true possibility to make this a reality. The program began in 1965 with the Higher Education Act and has run continuously at UVA since 1967, making us one of the oldest programs in the country. Participants must be the first in their family to have gone to college or their families have to meet the federal income guidelines. 


Virtual Job and Experience Fair! Fridays in May:  5/7, 5/14, 5/21, & 5/28 from 2-4pm:   In partnership with Virginia Career Works, ACPS is putting a twist on in-school job fairs!   A Virtual Job and Experience Fair will be hosted on zoom every Friday in May from 2-4pm.  Featured organizations include: ACAC, YMCA, Wildrock, Chick-Fil-A, Farmington Country Club, Boars Head Resort, C4K, Camp Holiday Trails (and more)!  Students will learn about summer and full-time employment, as well as internships, apprenticeships and other Work-Based Learning experiences – up to 24 companies/organizations each day!   Register Here for the Virtual Job and Experience Fair

Unable to attend the virtual events?  No problem!  Visit the AHS Career Connection Website for links to job and opportunity searches, interview tips and Resume resources. 

ACPS is hosting a virtual Junior Post High School Planning Night on Wednesday, March 31st from 6pm-7pm. This event is free and open to all 11th grade students and families. Click HERE for more info and for the zoom links!

8th Annual Career Pathways Expo- Open to all grades 9th -12th!      Today’s workplace and higher education are rapidly changing with the impact of new technologies, innovation, and adaptation due to the pandemic. Gain exposure to career and education pathways through the 8th Annual PVCC Career Pathways (Virtual) Expo March 5, 12, 19, & 26 1- 2pm to learn about options for your future. It kicks off with motivational speakers, UVA Swimming and Diving Team athletes, Jack Walker & Katie Cronin on Friday, March 5 followed by career pathway sessions on the 12th, 19th and 26th. Features local employer spotlights with PVCC faculty hosts, UVA Credit Union Real-Life Challenge Simulation, activities, contests and prizes! Please see this schedule of events for more specifics.

Please register HERE; For more information, email our Career Specialist, Ashley McMahon,

 PVCC REGISTRATION FOR AHS SENIORS: Seniors planning to attend PVCC after high school will register for summer and fall classes this spring!  Choose from several available virtual registration sessions with PVCC advisors in April and May.  Sign up through the link below by Friday, March 26, and Mrs. Ratliff will contact you to collect preregistration information. Once that step is complete and you have reserved a spot, you will receive a registration confirmation by email. This is a free event!  There is no tuition deposit required, and you can make course changes later as needed.  This is a great opportunity to get your fall schedule and summer orientation date in place before you leave AHS!  Questions?  Email


Course Registration for the upcoming school year is quickly approaching. Please review available course options by visiting the AHS Curriculum Showcase Link

AHS Virtual FAFSA Night on 12/9/2020: Join us on Wednesday, December 9 from 6-7 PM for AHS Virtual FAFSA Night! Seniors who still need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid - the first step in applying for college financial aid) are encouraged to attend the AHS Virtual FAFSA Night on Wednesday, December 9, 6-7 PM.  PVCC financial aid counselor Valerie Armbright will present a brief overview of financial aid and the FAFSA at 6.  Following the presentation, students and families will have the opportunity to ask questions and schedule 1-on-1 appointments for personalized FAFSA help.  This event is open to all AHS seniors considering attending a two-year or four-year college in 2021-22.  Spanish translation will be available.  For more information, please see the flyer: AHS Virtual FAFSA Night FLYER To sign up to attend, request a recording, or schedule a 1-on-1 appointment for help completing the FAFSA, please use this link

Financial Aid Presentation (9/26)

Senior Presentation (Class of 2021)

2021 Governor’s Schools Information

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