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.
Click here to read the letter in its entirety. Below are the key items from the letter about starting and dismissal times if you do not have access to a pdf reader.
Parent of AES and APS,
In an effort to meet the state requirements for instructional hours, and to avoid adding any more days to our school calendar (during Spring Break, Saturdays, or to the end of the school year), we will need to add 20 minutes to the school day for our Primary and Elementary students.
In the mornings:
-- The tardy bell will now ring at 8:15 (previously 8:25). Announcements and formal instruction will begin at 8:15.
-- Bus and car-riders will be allowed to enter the buildings beginning at 7:50. Student arriving before 8:00 will be supervised in the gym until they are dismissed to their classrooms at 8:00.
-- Some buses may need to adjust pick up times along their routes in the mornings. The Transportation Department will be in direct contact with any parents of the students effected.
In the afternoon:
-- The car-riders will be dismissed at 3:10 (previously 3:00) and
-- The first buses will be loaded at each school at 3:15. The Transportation Department has made adjustments for the afternoon pick up at each school so that bus riders should have no change in their return time home in the afternoons.
Please note this additional make-up time is only required at APS and AES. This is because AMS and ACHS have been using the 8:15-3:15 schedule all year to accommodate their block-scheduled classes.
If you have questions about this new schedule, do not hesitate to contact an administrator at your child's school or the central office.
The School Board of Appomattox County (VA) Public Schools invites applications for the position of Superintendent.
The Appomattox County School Board will conduct a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to review applications for the Superintendent Search. The review will take place during closed session. The meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the School Administration Building at 316 Court Street in Appomattox, Virginia.
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.
Friday, March 30 will now be a regular school day for all students and staff. This will be a make-up day.
We have currently missed 9 days due to inclement weather and we have made up 1 day.
Updated: March 18, 2018 with new information for APS and AES school hours - See below.
Below are the key items from the letter about starting and dismissal times if you do not have access to a pdf reader.
Parent of AES and APS,
In an effort to meet the state requirements for instructional hours, and to avoid adding any more days to our school calendar (during Spring Break, Saturdays, or to the end of the school year), we will need to add 20 minutes to the school day for our Primary and Elementary students. On Wednesday, March 21, the tardy bells at these two schools will ring at 8:15. That afternoon, the first dismissal bell (car riders) will ring at 3:10. Please read the entire article at https://www.acpsweb.net.
A new weekly program at AMS -
Raiders Responsible Leadership Council (RRLC) helps students learn skills and traits that will better prepare them to become valuable world citizens. These traits include perseverance, respect, and self-motivation among many others.
Emptying a cup - Activity that helps to make students aware of their triggers and the fact that everyone has off days and things that upset them/throw them off. The purpose of this is once students are made better aware of their triggers they can figure out coping skills for how to deal with those triggers in an appropriate way.
Appomattox Elementary School, collaborating with the Virginia Tech 4-H Extension, participated in a Voluntary Science Fair in March. Pictured are the students who worked on their own outside of school, to complete, display, and interview the process of their scientific investigation with a panel of judges.
Blue Ribbon Winners, who were selected to compete at the District Level competition on April 14th were:
Tyler Hughes, Lindsay Kidd, Angel Clark, Kara Harris, Mason Swanberg, Kaleb Bakker, Eli Bakker, Makenzie Elliott, Tristan Wall, Chloe Kidd, Haley Mann, Jolie Morgan, Evan Carwile, Max Nitti, Zoe Hawkins, Sora Price, Vivian McGilvery, Keenan Conroy, Bailey Hamilton, Lainey Woody, Adrianna Moore, Teagan Cole, Chovia Williams, Gavin Womack, Braelyn Floyd, Jay Harris, and Ella Schmutz
In honor of National Athletic Training Month, Ms. Brosh’s Intro to Athletic Training class submitted their 3D joint models. The class is currently learning about the skeletal system, as well as other soft tissue structures. The project requirements included: 3D, moveable, include at least two bones, and provide a written description of the joint type, how it works, and soft tissues associated with the specific joint. The students could use any materials they wanted to as long as it would meet the requirements. Some of the materials students got creative with were cardboard, tennis balls, golf balls, PVC pipe, Styrofoam, and plastic cups.
Teachers, staff, and students of AAEC took a field trip to VTI, Virginia Technical Institute, for the third annual Virginia Trades Expo. The students participated in an interactive guided tour of the school. The students saw many different classrooms dealing with electrical, welding, HVAC, etc. After the guided tour of the classrooms the students were able to meet with different businesses that hire students that attend VTI. There were many businesses there such as; Georgia-Pacific, Smyth, BWXT, Moore’s Electrical and Mechanical, Southside Electric Cooperative, etc. The students have expressed great interest in the programs that VTI offers.
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.
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. Click the headline or this story to view the full details.
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.
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/.
If you wish to use the online form, please click District and then Report Bullying in the menu above.