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Albemarle County Public Schools spans 726 square miles, educating 13,700 students among 26 schools — including two public charter schools. The district consists of high-poverty to middle-class schools, rural, suburban, and demographically diverse urban schools — including one where over 60 languages are spoken.

“We serve children from age four, all the way up to our post-high students, who are our most handicapped students that stay with us until they are 21,” says Superintendent Pam Moran. “We want all of our learners to embrace learning, to excel, and to own their future.”

Reaching all students through student-driven learning is Albemarle’s vision. One way the district achieves this is through maker education, which taps into their students’ passions, fueling their engagement and giving them autonomy in designing their own learning.

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