Braddock District October Newsletter

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Braddock District School Board Member - Megan McLaughlin

Contact Megan:

Phone: 571-423-1088

Cheryl Austin

Executive Admin Assistant

Greetings -

Thank you to all who attended my office hours in September. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns so that I can better serve our community.


Listed below are two community events taking place this weekend. 

  • On Saturday, October 14: District Supervisor Cook is hosting a Parent Resource Town Hall Meeting: "Raising Teens in the 21st Century".

  • On Sunday, October 15: the Decoding Dyslexia VA (DDVA) organization is hosting its 3rd Annual 5K Run for Dyslexia and 1 Mile Fun Run.

There is still time for Braddock District sophomores and juniors to apply for the School Board's Student Leadership Program. The deadline is Monday, October 16, with additional details listed below.


Lastly, please see details below about FCPS 2017 changes related to the AP/IB exam fees. 




Save the Date: Raising Teens in the 21st Century

Braddock District Supervisor John Cook will be hosting a Parent Resource Town Hall Meeting. Details below and for full program events, click here


 Saturday, October 14, 2017

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Junior Achievement Finance Park

4099 Pickett Road

Fairfax, VA 22032

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

On October 15th Decoding Dyslexia VA (DDVA) will host its 3rd Annual 5K Run for Dyslexia and 1 Mile Fun Run.  This year’s proceeds will directly provide funding for educator scholarships to further their knowledge base around multisensory structured language instruction (MSLI).  The number of scholarships we hope to award will be based on runner participation and sponsorship commitment, so get your registrations in, consider forming teams, seek sponsorships, and tell your friends! All of the details on the race can be found in this link.


AP / IB Exams Fee and Requirement Changes

With the School Board's FY2018 budget decisions, there have been some recent changes regarding FCPS' Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam fees:


1.  FCPS will pay for the first 6 AP/IB exams. For students who qualify for the free and reduced-price meals program (and have submitted the consent to share their free and reduced-priced status), they will not be charged for the additional test fees.


2. Because FCPS must provide a free public education, it will no longer require students to take an AP or IB exam in order to earn the extra 1.0 GPA point. While FCPS encourages all students to take AP/IB tests for courses in which they are enrolled, students can opt out of the test(s) by completing an opt-out form provided by the school.


In other words, you do not have to pay for any AP/IB tests this year, unless your child has already completed six tests and decides to take additional AP/IB exam(s) for college admissions purposes and/or potential college credit.

Student Leadership Program

For Parents of sophomores and juniors: The School Board is accepting applications again for the Student Leadership Program through October 16. More information about this program and how to apply is available on the website.