School Board Adopts 2018-2023 Capital Improvement Plan

  The Frederick County School Board has adopted its 2018-2023 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and taken action to seek appropriation from the Board of Supervisors to proceed with its top three priorities- construction of a fourth high school, the Armel Elementary School addition/renovation and construction of the county’s 12th elementary school. According to the CIP, the fourth […]

Public Information Meeting on Fourth High School Scheduled

Frederick County Public Schools will be hosting a public information meeting on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, regarding the construction of the county’s fourth high school that is anticipated to open in the fall of 2020. The meeting, which will begin at 6:00 p.m., will be held at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School. During the meeting, representatives […]

CHESPRA Recognizes FCPS with 10 Communications Awards

The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) has presented Frederick County Public Schools with 10 awards in recognition of communications excellence. Frederick County Public Schools Coordinator of Policy and Communications Steve Edwards says, “The CHESPRA Communications Contest is highly competitive and includes school divisions from throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware […]

FCPS Certified as Platinum Level Green School Division

The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a 2016 Platinum Level Certified Green School Division. Just 29 school divisions from across Virginia were designated as a Green School Division with only 16 receiving the Platinum Level distinction through the Green Schools Challenge. The Green Schools Challenge is a friendly […]

Public Information Meeting About New Elementary School to be Built in Snowden Bridge

Frederick County Public Schools is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, regarding the new elementary school that will be built in Snowden Bridge with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2018. The meeting will be held in the Stonewall Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the school […]

Frederick County Public School Students’ SAT Scores Climb

The mean composite score of Frederick County Public School students who took the SAT in 2015-16 climbed while achievement nationally declined in all three subject areas on the SAT. According to information released by the College Board, Frederick County’s 2015-16 mean composite score on the SAT was 1533 which is 17 points higher than the […]

w!se Names Eight Frederick County Educators Gold Star Teachers

Eight Frederick County Public Schools teachers have been named Gold Star Teachers by Working in Support of Education (w!se). The teachers receiving the recognition include: Cindy Forse and Mike Onda from James Wood High School; Emily Carper and Mike Wehn from Millbrook High School; and Molly Chapman, Kitty Crosby, Charisse Woodward and Amy Strosnider from […]

Frederick County Public Schools Participating in Speak Up 2016

Frederick County Public Schools is participating in the 2016 Speak Up Survey and is encouraging parents, students, educators and community members to complete the brief, anonymous survey before the December 16 deadline. The survey is available online at or through the Speak Up Survey link on the school division’s homepage or any of its […]

Project Tomorrow Names All Four Frederick County Middle Schools Speak Up Loud and Clear Schools

Project Tomorrow has recognized Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School, Frederick County Middle School, James Wood Middle School and Robert E. Aylor Middle School as Speak Up Loud and Clear Schools for their involvement in the 2015 Speak Up Research Project on Digital Learning. More than 500,000 students, parents, educators and members of the community […]

James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando Blue Star Schools for Financial Literacy Certification

Working in Support of Education (w!se) has announced that all three of Frederick County’s high schools have been named Blue Star Schools for their students’ performance on the 2015-16 w!se Financial Literacy Certification Test. The national standardized test is administered to students at the conclusion of a course on personal finance and economics. Students who […]

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