Welcome to Acalanes Parents Club

Here's What's Coming Up: 


14-17 Finals - Finals Week Schedule

15-18   Senior Portraits

18 School Holiday - Teacher Work Day
21        School Holiday - MLK Jr. Day

February Dates
7          2019-20 Course Preview and Open House, 5:45 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
15-18   No School - Presidents’ Weekend
22         Dons Dialogue

2019-20 Course Preview and Open House

Thursday February 7, 5:45 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Course sign-ups for the 2019-20 school year are coming in February. The 2019-20 Course Preview and Open House night is a great way for all incoming and returning Students and Parents to learn more about the available classes at Acalanes.  We hope you can help spread the word regarding how valuable attendance is at this event for incoming freshmen. The break out sessions are tremendously informative for any students and parents who would like guidance regarding course selection for next school year. 

The opening session in the Big Gym begins at 5:45 p.m and features the Principal's Welcome to incoming students. Incoming Freshmen and their parents are especially invited, but everyone is welcome. Starting at 6:30 p.m. there will be sessions throughout the school covering specific classes and departmental class sequences (pathways.) Look for the APC Hospitality table and get a cup of hot chocolate!

Peer Tutoring

Acalanes’ Peer Tutoring program is still open from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. during Finals Week! Please encourage your student to visit Peer Tutoring for any last minute help. The Acalanes Peer Tutoring program provides tutoring for all students on a one-to-one basis during lunch, Academy, 7th period and after school: no appointments necessary! Tutors are juniors and seniors trained and supervised by the center’s remarkable Co-Directors Mary McCosker and Fran Taylor. Please encourage your student to visit Peer Tutoring located in the enclosed hallway near the little theater. This valuable resource is funded by your APC dollars. Thank you!

Community Service Awards Information

Acalanes provides two opportunities to recognize students for their service to our community and others. The awards include:
Acalanes Volunteer Service Award This award is given to all students who perform the required number of community hours. (See application for details.)
President’s Volunteer Service Award This is a highly coveted award that recognizes the contributions of students who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over the course of a 12 month period. Recognition starts at 50 hours for students under 16 years of age and 100 hours for students 16 years old and over. 
Service Award Applications To earn either award, students need to fill out a Service Award Application and Verification Form for each service activity. Students need to use the 2018-2019 Verification Forms and collect needed signatures for completed work. For more details, check out the Volunteer Service Award Information Sheet.  

The annual Service Award Ceremony will be held at the end of the school year. Please turn in completed forms to the Counseling Office the week of April 8 -12, 2019.

APC Fall Grants Announcement

Acalanes Parents Club was pleased to approve $10,000 in grants during the Fall grant submission period. Thanks to your support, APC is able to deliver exciting, innovative grants! There will be a Spring Grants program as well. See the Grants page for the list of grants. 

New Dons Spirit Wear

The latest additions to the Dons Spirit Wear Collection are available now. Spirit wear designed by the Sophomore class as a fundraiser can be ordered through the Acalanes Webstore.  Hoodies ($40), long sleeve tees ($20) and short sleeve tees ($15). Parents: these make great gifts for existing Dons, incoming students and Dons parents! Read More

eScrip Supports Acalanes Parents Club
eScrip is an important fundraising source supporting our school. When you sign up for sScrip and shop at local grocery stores and restaurants, they donate a portion of your purchase to APC. If you are new to eScrip, you can now sign up by text with your phone. If you are already signed up for eScrip, log in and check to see that you are signed up for all of the stores where you shop. Read more

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring is a great campus resource, supported entirely by Acalanes Parents Club, for students to take advantage of to get academic help from trained peer tutors or a quiet space to get homework done. If your student drops by once, they’re likely to take advantage of it going forward. You can’t beat free tutoring (and yummy snacks)!

APC Student Directory and Parent Handbook

All APC Donors: if you weren’t able to pick up your copy at Back to School Night, please visit the Registrar's Desk in the Counseling Office to pick one up. All parents that donate to APC become members and qualify to receive an APC Directory. More information

School Calendar for 2018-2019

The District calendar for holidays and finals dates.
In 2019-2020 school begins one week earlier, August 13, 2019. 2019-2020 Calendar

Sign-up for Enews

Get the Principal's Messages and Weekly APC Enews in your email. Stay informed about  what's going on at Acalanes. Enews Sign-up


Acalanes Parents Club thanks our donors who enable us to advocate for academic excellence and enrich the educational experience for our students by funding vital services; Peer Tutoring, academic clubs, staff development, grant programs, health and wellness, support counselors, parent education and much more.  See more information about the Annual Funding Campaign.

The recommended contribution is $300 per student, but you can contribute any amount. All donors will become Acalanes Parents Club members and will receive a copy of the Student Directory/Parent Handbook at Back to School Night. Donate now via the webstore, or you can donate to APC while you are doing your on-line school registration.

Of course, a HUGE thank you to all who have donated - Acalanes is what it is because of our parent funded programs & initiatives. 

Matching Donations

Corporate Matching of your Parents Club donation is an important part of our budget and a no cost way to support our students. Please continue to check in with your employers and take advantage of your company benefits. Thank you to all the Corporations for their support.

Shopping or Dining Locally

Use eScrip partners to help raise dollars for Acalanes students by dining at Local Restaurant Partners or shopping at Diablo Foods or Lunardi’s. Register or Update your eScrip membership, it does make a difference.