Summer school will be June 6-30.
The first day of school for students next year will be Wednesday, August 10. Open House and Fee Day will be August 8 from 2:00 -6:00 p.m.
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Welcome to Appomattox County Public Schools! Explore our division website and our school websites. Appomattox County is located in rural central Virginia. We provide public education to approximately 2200 students who are enrolled in our four schools in the school division. Those schools include Appomattox Primary School (Preschool - Grade 2), Appomattox Elementary School (Grades 3-5), Appomattox Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Appomattox County High School (Grades 9-12). We are proud of our students and staff in ACPS.
Our theme for this year is Striving for Excellence. Our goal is to engage every student in meaningful and rigorous work with high expectations. We will accomplish this through the use of innovative instructional practices, a guaranteed curriculum, and up-to-date technology. We want our students to be motivated and hard workers in order to be career or college ready for a rapidly changing world. ACPS aims to provide a high quality education for every child, filled with a wide range of academic, extra-curricular, and athletic opportunities.
All of our schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. We are only one of 37 school systems in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited. Many thanks to our staff, students, and parents for their hard work in making this tremendous accomplishment a reality.
She has taught 6th grade at Appomattox Middle School and has been an Instructional Data Coach for Appomattox County Public Schools the past two years, as well as an Administrative Assistant at Appomattox Primary School the past school year.
Maxwell has served on the School Improvement Leadership Team, the ACCESS Team, has been a 504 Coordinator, Differentiation Trainer, Math Instructional Coordinator, Technology Trainer, and Best Instructional Practices Marzano Team Trainer.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Averett University, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Trident University and additional post-graduate course work in Administration and Supervision.
Totty has been an Instructional Data Coach for Appomattox County Public Schools the past two years. She has served on the Rustburg Middle School Leadership Team, Differentiated Instruction Training Team, the Appomattox Middle School Leadership Team, and the Appomattox Project Based Learning Team, as well as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher with ACPS.
After graduating from Appomattox County High School, she received a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with concentrations in elementary education, middle school science, and middle school social studies from Longwood University.
Totty plans to complete a Master of Science in Education, Administration and Supervision from Old Dominion University in August.
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Mrs. McCann is a member of the Virginia Education Association and Phi Delta Kappa. She has been awarded the Lynchburg College Economic Education Award. Her students have had works published in Creative Communication and Instructor Magazine.
Katie McCann has participated in and led numerous professional development activities as follows: Region 8 Performance Based Assessment Workshop, Interactive Achievement Trainer, Piedmont Area Reading Council Young Writers School Coordinator, AES After School Tutoring Clubs Coordinator, Piedmont Area Reading Count Young Writers Regional Judge and District Coordinator, AES Watch DOGS Coordinator, AES Language Arts Coordinator, AES Unpacking SOLS Leadership Coordinator, AES School Mentor Teacher, AES Student Council Association Co-Leader, AES Bucket Filling Character Development Committee Chairman, OLWEUS Bully Prevention Trainer, AES Math/Literacy Night Coordinator, and ACPS Research-Based Instructional Strategies Trainer.
Mrs. McCann is active in the Appomattox community and in her church outreach programs at Liberty Baptist Church. She has worked to establish a backpack program to feed children in need at Appomattox Primary School, Appomattox Elementary School, and Appomattox Middle School. She has also worked with others in the community to provide needed school supplies for students.
Katie McCann is married to Ed McCann and they have two children.
Karen Cyrus, AES Principal, notes that “Mrs. McCann is an encourager by nature who seeks to build relationships with students that foster their leadership abilities and build within them a sense of self-efficacy. She exemplifies for students and colleagues a strong work ethic, a belief in the innate goodness of every individual, and a joy for learning all things new.”
ACPS wishes to extend our appreciation and congratulations to Mrs. Katie McCann as the ACPS Teacher the Year for 2015-16. Mrs. McCann exemplifies the qualities of an inspirational and exceptionally skilled and dedicated teacher. She has earned the respect and admiration of students, parents, and her colleagues.
Josh Ellis was the winner of a brand new FFA jacket and tie sponsored by the ACHS FFA Alumni Chapter. Ellis is a freshman at ACHS and wrote about the vision that the FFA jacket creates for leadership and community service.
In his essay, Ellis wrote, “The FFA helps students become leaders by giving younger members examples of excellent student leaders. The FFA jacket would show the world my devotion to the FFA and my commitment to helping people in need.”
The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Applications for the 2016-17 school year are available at Appomattox Primary School as well as the school board office and will be accepted through May 15, 2016 at either location. For more information about this program, you may contact Ms. Michele West at 352-5766 or Mrs. Beth Haught at 352-8251.
Congratulations to William Francis (Frankie) Hoffman, Dennis Alan Thomas, and Stephen Jacob Breeding.
Congratulations to all those who have worked so hard to improve the graduation outcomes for our students in Appomattox County.
In addition to the Hotline, students and faculty can now text their concerns to (434) 609-7146. This is a texting only phone and will be checked daily. If you do not have access to a phone you can use our on-line system to send text message alerts.
Click here to report Bullying if you do not have a cell phone
For more information about bullying, please visit the following link on the Virginia Department of Education's website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/prevention/bullying/.