Arlington Career Center | 816 S. Walter Reed St. | Arlington, VA | 22204

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Arlington Career Center | 816 S. Walter Reed St. | Arlington, VA | 22204

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Groundbreaking
School News
Groundbreaking
Bella Weslow, Staff Reporter • June 12, 2024

On May 16th, 2024, a monumental event occurred for the students and staff of the Arlington Career Center. At 2 pm, students and teachers left...

Latinas Leading Tomorrow at ACC
Clubs & Extras
Latinas Leading Tomorrow at ACC
Lary Renderos, Guest Reporter • June 12, 2024

Let’s zoom into the bustling hive of activity that is ACC (let's throw some props to our extracurricular buffet: from frisbee to D&D, there's...

Op Ed: A Call for Accelerated Learning in APS
Op Ed
Op Ed: A Call for Accelerated Learning in APS
Joseph Sparks, Guest Reporter • June 12, 2024

Dear Arlington Public Schools, As I prepare to begin my education at Princeton University next fall, I often look back and consider the impact...

Op Ed: Let’s Expand Restorative Justice in Virginia
Op Ed
Op Ed: Let’s Expand Restorative Justice in Virginia
Zack Dabrowski, Staff Reporter • June 12, 2024

Dear Barbara A. Favola, In one month, I will have graduated from high school and be ready for the next stage of my life. When I look back...

Acme Pie Company
Community & Beyond
Acme Pie Company
Zack Dabrowski, Staff Reporter • June 12, 2024

Acme Pie Co., located barely a block from the school, is one of the only pie shops within Arlington - and it’s also the best. Walking towards...

Archstone

Archstone

In Freshman year, students complete their Cornerstone projects. Sophomore year has students working on Keystone projects. The third step of the way towards students’ Capstone projects is the Archstone project. This is the final step before students start their internships or goals and takes place throughout junior year. 

Every Friday during Archer’s period, juniors have assignments to complete to help them towards their Capstones and gaining general skills for life. At the beginning, activities were more centered on reflecting on interests and projects. Juniors then proceeded to work on resume-building, learning to ask for recommendation letters, and learning more about how the Capstone experience worked. 

In January, students prepared to speak with current seniors about their Capstones and created questions to ask. This “Capstone Fair” occurred for three days in February, where seniors happily answered questions from juniors to help them find what would interest them most. In March, students prepared for and participated in mock interviews, where they met with actual Capstone supervisors to simulate an interview and got feedback. As of May, students are now applying to Capstones and meeting for interviews to determine where they will complete their projects next year.

Are you a sophomore that wants to prepare in advance? Start by reflecting on which projects you’re most proud of. Remember that you still have two years full of projects to complete, though!

Overall, Archstone is an important experience for juniors, preparing them not just for their capstones, but giving them skills they can use for the rest of their lives.

About the Contributor
Clara Golner
Clara Golner, Staff Reporter
Clara is currently a junior at Arlington Tech and enjoys writing all sorts of things— short stories, longer stories, or articles for the newspaper— as well as reading, playing video games, exercising, or drawing (not very well, but nobody has to know that).