Appomattox County Public Schools

Striving For Excellence

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Striving For Excellence

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  • Welcome!

    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. 


    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 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 upon graduation.  ACPS aims to provide a high quality education for every child, filled with a wide range of academic, extra-curricular, and athletic opportunities. 
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    Great Shakeout of 2017 - Thursday, October 19, 2017

    On Thursday October 19, 2017 at 10:19 AM, all Appomattox County Schools will participate 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 seatbelt 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. An immediate response to move to the safe place can save lives. And that safe place should be within a few steps to avoid injury from flying debris.”

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  • Online Registration

    Returning Students

    Parents or guardians can update student information for returning students.  Click this link and follow the quick directions below:

    1. Login and Select the student you wish to register along the top
    2. Select the Registration (2017-2018) icon on the left side
    3. Agree to the terms and conditions
    4. Click Begin Forms
    5. Complete this process for each child in your Parent Portal
      If you have more than one child enrolled in ACPS, after completing the first child's registration - go back to Parent Portal and select the next child to get started.
    6. Registration is not complete until you have clicked Submit.  To bypass payment, select Check/Cash and Submit the form.  Fees not paid online are due on the student's first day of school.

     

    Click here for a quick FAQ with common registration questions.

    New Students

    New students can be registered at any of our four schools.  All school office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

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ACPS School News

  • Appomattox County Public Schools On-Time Graduation Rate Increases in 2017

    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.

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  • National Lunch Week

    Appomattox County Schools celebrated National Lunch Week October 9-13. Created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National School Lunch Week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (the largest federal child nutrition program). Children spend two-thirds of their waking hours in schools. Schools also provide 50% of kids’ meals. They offer the best opportunity to improve children’s health and educate them on how to make better meal choices at home. This year’s theme, “School Lunch: Recipes for Success,” was designed to help schools tell their lunch story, including the ‘secret ingredients’ to their success! (Recommended by the School Nutrition Association). ACPS invites parents and families to have lunch with your child to help celebrate and participate in a healthy school lunch together. There were also “lucky tray” opportunities for students who participated in eating a school lunch with a chance to win a free ice cream.

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  • Appomattox County High School Golf Team Wins State Championship

    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!

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  • ACHS - Criminal Justice System Q&A Panel

    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).

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  • ACHS - FFA Officers Attend Southeast Leadership Conference

    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.

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  • AMS - "We Don't Stop Until We're Proud!"

    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!”

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  • AMS - Visit from Virginia Soil and Water Conservation

    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.

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  • AES - Economic Poster Contest Winners

    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.

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  • APS - School Attendance Awareness Month

    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,

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  • ACPS Fully Accredited for the THIRD Year in a Row!

    Appomattox County Public Schools is proud to announce that all of its schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education based on performance of students on Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments in English, math, science, and history during 2016-17.

    For a school to earn full accreditation, students must achieve adjusted pass rates of at least 75 percent in English and at least 70 percent on assessments in math, science, and history. High schools must also meet a benchmark for graduation and completion. Accreditation ratings may also reflect an average of achievement over several years.

    Appomattox County Public Schools is one of 65 school divisions, out of 132 total divisions in Virginia, to have all schools fully accredited. Appomattox County Public Schools is proud to have all schools fully accredited for the third consecutive year in a row.

    Having all schools fully accredited for the third year is a shining reflection of the daily dedication of all teachers and staff of Appomattox County Public Schools to our students.

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  • ACPS School Bus Number Changes for 2017-2018

    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.

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  • Appomattox APPS

    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)

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  • Bus Route Information Online

    ACPS Transportation has a new location on the division website!  The transportation department has compiled a list of bus routes and information.  These lists can be found on our new page listed under Departments, then Transportation.  (Updated 07/27/2017)

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  • Bullying Hotline

    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/.

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