Appomattox County Public Schools

Striving For Excellence

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Striving For Excellence

District Announcements

  • 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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  • Applicants for Superintendent Position

    Appomattox County School Board met in special session Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to review applications for the position of Division Superintendent.   A summary of the applicants is as follows:

     Of 45 inquiries, there were 37 full applications

    • 26 Men; 11 Women
    • 29 Virginia Applicants
    • 8 Out-of-State Applicants
      PA(2); NC(2); FL(1); MA(1); MI(1); TN(1)

     Experience:

    • 7 Current/Former Superintendents
    • 9 Assistant/Associate/Deputy Superintendents
    • 13 Central Office Administrators
    • 8 Principal/Building Level Administrators
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  • Notice of Change in Meeting Date

    The Joint Board Meeting of the Appomattox County School Board and Appomattox County Board of Supervisors has been changed from Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 due to the delay in the approval of the state budget by the General Assembly. 

    The meeting will be held in the School Administration Building at 316 Court Street in Appomattox, Virginia at 5:30 p.m.

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  • Extended School Hours for APS and AES

    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.

     

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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

  • School Hour Information

    We have currently missed 9 days due to inclement weather and we have made up 2 days.

    Updated:  March 18, 2018 with new information for APS and AES school hours - See below.

    Extended School Hours for APS and AES

    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.

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  • Appomattox County High School Qualifies for Statewide Economics and Personal Finance Competition

    Appomattox County High School has won a spot in The Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance, a rigorous statewide competition to be held Friday, April 20th at Capital One in Richmond. 

    Appomattox County High School is one of several teams from across Virginia that will test their knowledge of economic concepts and apply their skill in personal finance at the day-long competition.  The Appomattox County High School Team, advised by teacher Brandon Mawyer earned an invitation to the championship round following an online competition conducted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) in association with the Office of Governor Ralph Northam.  VCEE is a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on enhancing economics and financial education in grades K-12.  Regional winners in each division and other high scoring teams were invited to participate in the “live” championship challenge.

    The Challenge brings classroom concepts to life for students.  “Learning about economics and how it relates to their lives helps students realize they already participate in the global economy,” said The Honorable Atif Qarni, Virginia’s Secretary of Education.  “Applying these concepts leads to more informed buying and saving decisions on the part of students. They make better choices when planning for their future, including college and job choices as well as the ability to be more reasoned voters.

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  • Appomattox Middle School Raises Money for American Heart Association

    Through the month of March, Appomattox Middle School students were put to the test to see how much money they could raise for the American Heart Association for healthy hearts. During the month, students had the opportunity to collect donations and also participate in a 3-point shooting competition at the end of the month. The 3-point shooting competition was open to any student who paid $1 to participate. There were over 80 participants and the competition came down to 6 people: Wilson Ferguson, Landon Owen, Seth Gilliam, Alex Caruso, Trey Shrock, and Caden Braford . After a championship round Alex Caruso was the winner making 5 out of 10 three-pointers! A huge THANK YOU to Walmart in Appomattox for donating a gift card for the winner as the prize.

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  • 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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  • 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. Click the headline or this story to view the full details.

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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.

    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.

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