5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Regular Monthly Business Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Joint Meeting with the Board of Supervisors
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Regular Monthly Business Meeting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Regular Monthly Business Meeting
On behalf of the Appomattox County School Board and our staff, welcome to our website. Explore our website and our four 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. We are proud to announce that all of our schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education for a third year in a row. We are one of 65 school divisions, out of 132 total division in Virginia, to have all schools fully accredited. This exemplifies the daily dedication of our teachers and staff to our students.
Parents or guardians can update student information for returning students. Click this link and follow the quick directions below:
Click here for a quick FAQ with common registration questions.
New students can be registered at any of our four schools. All school office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, all Appomattox County Public Schools successfully participated in the Great Shakeout of 2017. The Great Shakeout is a nationwide earthquake drill in which thousands of schools, colleges, businesses, neighborhood groups, and even individuals, participate in every year. These drills are held to raise awareness of what to do in case an earthquake occurs in our area. The Great Shakeout website documents what to do in case of an earthquake:
“If you are inside a building, move no more than a few steps, then Drop, Cover and Hold On:
DROP to the ground,
Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.
Stay indoors till the shaking stops and you are sure it is safe to exit. In most buildings you are safer if you stay where you are until the shaking stops.
If you are outdoors when the shaking starts, you should find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and power lines, then Drop, Cover and Hold On. Stay there until the shaking stops.
If you are driving, pull over to a clear location, stop and stay there with your seat belt fastened until the shaking stops. Once the shaking stops, proceed with caution and avoid bridges or ramps that might have been damaged.
Ground shaking during an earthquake is seldom the cause of injury. Most earthquake-related injuries and deaths are caused by collapsing walls and roofs, flying glass and falling objects. It is extremely important for a person to move as little as possible to reach the place of safety he or she has identified because most injuries occur when people try to move more than a short distance during the shaking.
Look around you now, before an earthquake. Identify safe places such as under a sturdy piece of furniture or against an interior wall in your home, office or school so that when the shaking starts you can respond quickly...."
Appomattox County Public Schools (ACPS) is proud to announce their 2017 on-time graduation rate is 95.1. This is an increase from the 2016 rate of 92.4 and is 4 percentage points above the statewide rate of 91.3. ACPS is celebrating the highest on-time graduation rate in Region 8 this year
Statewide, nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade in 2013 earned a diploma within four years. Of the 95,348 students in the class of 2017, 91.1 percent earned a Board of Education approved diploma, compared with 91.3 percent of the 2016 cohort. The dropout rates of 214 high schools in Virginia were equal to or lower than the statewide rate of 5.8 percent.
The state’s dropout rate for the class of 2017 was 5.8 percent, compared with 5.3 percent for the previous graduating class. In comparison, the dropout rate for Appomattox was 1.6 percent this year.
Governor McAuliffe has recognized October 16-20, 2017, as National School Bus Safety Week and October 18, 2017, as School Bus Transportation Employees Appreciation Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Governor’s declaration can be viewed at 2017 National School Bus Safety Week and School Bus Transportation Employees Appreciation Day - October 16, 2017.
Virginia has an excellent public school pupil transportation safety record and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) would like to thank all pupil transportation staff of Virginia’s school divisions for their work in providing safe and secure transportation to the school children of Virginia.
To help improve our public school children’s safety, the VDOE has authorized pilot programs that are currently being tested by some school divisions in the state. These programs include the use of supplemental warning lights, and the use of extended stop arms to prevent the illegal passing of stopped public school buses while they are loading or unloading students. Some school divisions, with support from their local law enforcement agencies, are also using stop arm cameras to monitor illegal passing of stopped public school buses, taking snapshots of the vehicles committing the offense and sending fines to the vehicle owners through the mail.
Additionally, the VDOE Office of Support Services has set up a committee to review and updates to the existing Virginia public school bus specifications. Once adopted by the Board of Education, propose the revised specifications will be published and provided to all school divisions for their use. Please encourage your pupil transportation staff to contact the specifications committee if they have any specific areas or technical issues that they would like the specifications committee to address.
We thank you and your staff for your hard work in ensuring the safety of Virginia’s public school children, and we wish you a safe school year.
Appomattox County Public Schools is proud to announce that on Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Appomattox County Marching Raiders received the Grand Champion Trophy at the 34th Annual Baron Invitational. This band competition was held at Bluestone High School in Skipwith, Virginia. The Marching Raiders have competed in this invitational for several years. This Saturday was a first in the band’s history of earning the Grand Champion Trophy. This trophy is given to the highest scoring band of the competition regardless of size.
The competition was judged by a panel of six judges who used the Virginia Bands and Orchestra Directors Association Standards (VBODA) to score performers. The elements of Music, Marching, General Effect, Percussion, and Color Guard were judged against schools from across Virginia. The Appomattox County Marching Raiders earned first place in the elements of Music, Marching, General Effect, Percussion, and Color Guard, in addition to earning the Grand Champion Trophy. The Appomattox County Marching Raiders also received a Superior Rating and an overall score of 91.68.
We wish to congratulate the Appomattox County Marching Raiders and their Director, Bryan Allgood, on this esteemed honor.
The Appomattox County High School (ACHS) Golf Team has won the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 2 State Golf Championship, which was played at the Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg on Monday and Tuesday, October 9 and 10, 2017. The team shot a two day total of 626, 14 shots ahead of second place Poquoson. Union High School posted a two day total of 644 and Wilson Memorial finished shooting a total of 664.
The ACHS Golf Team was led by senior Ryan Sayre who shot a two day total of 146 (74 and 72) and earned All-State Honors. Senior Jillian Drinkard finished in the top 10 after posting a two day total of 149 (76 and 73).
This is the second State Championship for the ACHS Golf Team in the last 4 years. The first title came in 2014.
Appomattox County Public Schools wishes to congratulate the ACHS Golf Team and Coach Doug Marshall on their State Championship win!
On Friday, September 29th 2017, members of the Appomattox Criminal Justice System partnered with Mrs. Dalton’s Sociology classes and Mr. Cunningham’s Government classes to sit down for a Question and Answer Panel on the Criminal Justice System. This was a great opportunity for members of the community to interact with students at Appomattox County High School to discuss current events and general questions the students had regarding law enforcement and the court system. The members of the panel included Sergeant Terry Eagle (Appomattox Count Sheriff’s Office), Les Fleet (Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney), Evans Thomas (Defense Attorney), and Mike Thomas (Department of Juvenile Justice).
The Appomattox Senior and Appomattox Middle FFA Chapter officers recently attended the second annual Southeast Area Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) conference at Dinwiddie High School. The theme for the National FFA Association is “I Can. We Will”. Conference participants developed skills that will transform their FFA chapter, school and community.
The conference presenters were all current state FFA officers. Each presenter stressed that the FFA organization has countless student opportunities for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. The conference presenters shared their time tested wisdom and advice with the FFA leaders from our school and motivated the officer leadership team to strive for higher goals and objectives and become more efficient leaders.
Kristen Eubank, ACHS FFA President said, “I’ve been a chapter officer for several years and I learned more about the FFA at this year’s Southeast Area COLT. This conference was very helpful for both the new and experienced leaders on our officer team.”
The conference focused on instilling leadership qualities in the students that would not only benefit them in the present but in our future as well.
Custodian, Jeffrey Petty (pictured) was the first staff recipient of the AMS “I Didn’t Stop” t-shirt. Josh Eagle and Austin Elmeier received t-shirts for” going above and beyond to exemplify the character of an AMS Raider”.
We Are Appomattox t-shirts are given to students and staff for “Not Stopping Until We’re Proud!”
Megan Johnston from the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation office brought in a 3D EnviroScape® Watershed/Nonpoint model. This model was used to provide a hands-on, interactive demonstration of the sources and effects of water pollution and allowed her to also demonstrate ways to prevent it. She was able demonstrate how storm water runoff carries pollutants through the watershed to a pond, lake, river, bay, or ocean – and the best management practices to prevent this type of pollution from occurring. The overall watershed/stormwater concept was effectively communicated to the students.
Students in the Advanced Learners’ Program at Appomattox Primary Elementary Schools participated in the Economic Concept Poster Contest in the spring. Possible economic topics to illustrate included: barter, consumers, producers, choices and decision-making, credit, entrepreneurs, goods and services, interdependence, jobs, money/savings, opportunity cost, products and industries of Virginia, human, natural and capital resources, scarcity, specialization, trade, and wants.
September was School Attendance Awareness Month! Appomattox Primary School celebrated students attending school by a having a drawing for t-shirts. All that they needed to do was to be present to win. Along with the drawing, faculty and staff at APS have been discussing how attending school is important and that students should be in attendance every day and on time!
Pictured-Alexander Bruce, Noah Fisher, Ainsley Hultquist, Cheynee Thompson, Avery Corbett, Aidyn Ferrell, Na’Ziyah Wheeler, Saniyah Blow, Willow Harris, Nykhel Kelso,
In preparation for Bullying Prevention Month, APS students took part in a Kindness Adventure. Students learned how to be a good friend and show kindness to others. After the assembly, students were offered the option of purchasing items from Kenya and raising money to build wells for clean water in Africa. Sales reached over $2100!!
The Appomattox County Public Schools Transportation Department has made some changes with bus numbers for the 2017-2018 school year. The routes will remain the same, however, your student may have a new bus number.
If your child rode bus 30 last year, they will now ride bus 2.
If your child rode bus 38 last year, they will now ride bus 3.
If your child rode bus 6 last year, they will now ride bus 4.
If your child rode bus 4 last year, they will now ride bus 6.
If your child rode bus 10 last year, they will now ride bus 7.
If your child rode bus 25 last year, they will now ride bus 30.
If your child rode bus 23 last year, they will now ride bus 31.
If your child rode bus 2 last year, they will now ride bus 35.
If your child rode bus 3 last year, they will now ride bus 55.
The afternoon activity bus is now bus 25.
If you have any question contact the Transportation Office at 434-352-7441.
Reminder to all Parents/Guardians.
Appomattox County Public Schools has an app. The app allows you to keep up with your child's grades, attendance, and important information concerning your child's education.
The district app combines all apps provided by the schools in one place. We would like to encourage all parents/guardians to download the app today.
Listed below are a few Apps that we suggest to help you keep up with information pertaining to your student.
Our Division APP
PowerSchool App (District Code : TQHS You will need this code after you download the app)
ACPS has set up a Bullying Hotline for students and faculty to call if they feel they are being bullied. Messages can be left anonymously, if desired. School administrators are checking this number for messages and looking into any issues. The number is (434) 352-2071.
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/.