Chance for Change
Every Student Succeeds: Educating lifelong learners and inspiring civic responsibility.
The Chance for Change Academy will equip students with the tools to manage their behavior and identify necessary resources needed to improve their academic achievement through (a) behavioral interventions and supports and (b) therapeutic interventions and supports incorporated into the instructional day. The Academy serves as a temporary placement for students whose matriculation in the traditional setting had been disrupted by various circumstances and also, based on a case-by-case basis, for students that request participation in the Academy.
- Each CFC student is assigned an academic adviser who monitors their academic and social progress.
- CFC students are able to participate in all extracurricular clubs and activities at their base school, including sports, with administrative coordination with their base school.
- Students at CFC may be eligible to participate in therapeutic day treatment counseling.
- CFC students typically participate in classrooms with a maximum of 7:1 student to teacher ratio.
- On-going communication with the base school to assess progress.
- Students who meet the criteria to successfully complete online courses can participate in these at CFC.
Students may attend the Chance for Change Academy for the following reasons:
- Recommendation from a disciplinary hearing
- The transition from a non-ACPS facility
- Parent request/application
Students assigned to CFC are assigned for a period of time -based on the determination from a disciplinary hearing, or agreed upon by the administration and family if the placement is voluntary.
Exit criteria will be based on the following;
- Excellent Attendance
- Academic Performance
- Positive Behavior
If you are interested in applying to attend the Chance for Change Academy, please contact your Dean of Students for additional information.
Academic Advising and Course Selection
From February 1 - April 8, students, teachers, parents, and counselors will work together to choose courses that align with each student's personal interests, career goals, and post-secondary aspirations as well as reflect the high expectations we have for all Titans.
Selecting an academic program must be given considerable thought. The 2022-2023 Program of Studies is a comprehensive planning tool that provides a wealth of information about course offerings and graduation requirements that students and families can use to make informed decisions as they plan for success in high school and beyond.
ACPS is committed to ensuring that all Titans graduate with workplace skills, a sense of civic responsibility, and post-secondary plans that align with their interests and goals. The academic advising process is a time for self-reflection as students imagine their futures. Academic advising is a student-centered, collaborative process. Counselors, teachers, administrators, and families work together to support students as they make important decisions. We encourage students and families to ask questions.
As students choose courses, it is important to remind them to consider the following:
- Graduation requirements;
- Career interests and post-secondary goals;
- Personal well-being;
- Balancing exploration with commitment and consistency; and
- Extra-curricular and other commitments that demand students' time and energy.
Parents and guardians are welcome to contact their child’s school counselor with questions. We encourage active participation in this important transition process. We look forward to working as a team to select a strong course of study for your student.