Welcome to Appomattox County Public Schools' web page. Appomattox County Public Schools is located in central Virginia. We offer educational services to more than 2,230 students enrolled in preschool through adult classes in one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, and one primary school. Alternative middle and high school programs, gifted programs, and programs for students with special needs are also available. The public school system of Appomattox County is dedicated to excellence in education and strives to ensure that all children of school age receive the highest quality education appropriate to their individual needs and abilities.
Our theme for this year is Achieving Creative Prepared Students. We continue to strengthen our professional learning communities in each of our schools. Our vision is to equip our 2,230 students with the critical thinking skills needed for today and for their future. As we increase student achievement through the Standards of Learning (SOLs), we must also train our children to be inquisitive as they access and analyze information. ACPS aims to provide a high quality of education for every child, filled with a wide range of academic options, as well as many extra-curricular and athletic opportunities.
Individuals and organizations with suggestions for the 2015-2016 school budget are encouraged to speak at the meeting. It is not necessary for speakers to request placement on the agenda for this portion of the School Board meeting.
For further information, contact the superintendent at 434-352-8251.
We wish to recognize our bus drivers and transportation staff for their steadfast commitment to safely transporting the children of ACPS each day. Thank you to our school bus drivers
Walter Joseph Payne, Jr., a lifelong resident of Pamplin, Virginia, was the first male graduate of Longwood College and a former school teacher in Appomattox and Prince Edward Counties. When he passed away in 2001 at age 94, he left funds to create his namesake foundation solely for the benefit of the residents of those two counties. In addition to being very generous, Mr. Payne also had a very keen sense of humor. The inscription on his tombstone reads:
Why stand ye here and gaze at me,
Where I am you soon will be;
Teaching school my life I spent,
Now you guess which way I went.
Lynda Harrill, QCV QuickStart Tennis Coordinator, says, “We are so grateful for the continued support from the Payne Foundation, which will benefit 2,300 kids in Appomattox. The Appomattox PE teachers are so receptive and appreciative. This is what getting tennis in schools is all about – partnering with generous foundations and enthusiastic schools and teachers. It doesn’t get much better than this!”
QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia is an all-volunteer, grassroots Community Tennis Association established in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to promote, develop and grow QuickStart Tennis in 23 counties and one independent city in central Virginia for all beginners, especially underserved youth.
QCV’s Service Area includes Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Nottoway, Orange, Prince Edward, Powhatan and Rappahannock counties and the City of Charlottesville, where we serve 140 schools with 67,000 kids, three Boys & Girls Clubs and two YMCAs.
Visit QCV at: www.quickstartcentral.org
with their students to participate in the fifth annual Watch DOG
kickoff event at Appomattox Elementary Schools. It was a HUGE success!
Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and
other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a
variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.
Commons B was filled with dads/grandpas/uncles/brothers and AES students.
Thanks to Leaders, Mrs. McCann and Ms. Christian, and helpers Mrs.
Jamerson, Ms. Yeatts, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Lewis,
Mr. McCann, Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Knight and the cafeteria staff,
Mr. Bowyer and Mrs. Cyrus.
For more information, please visit: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/ebola/HealthCare.htm
For more information, please visit: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/
Web Feature, “What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68”
The Appomattox County School Board voted August 28, 2014 to contribute up to $575 per student for 24 high school students that plan to attend the National FFA Convention in October. The total contribution is up to $13,800.
ACHS’ FFA chapter is expected to receive a national award at the convention, which is October 29 through November 1 in Louisville, Ky. Teachers Ed McCann and Elizabeth Duncan presented information about the many state and national awards ACPS students have received in this program.
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/index.shtml.