Appomattox County Public Schools

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

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Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

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  • Welcome! 

    On behalf of Appomattox County School Board, the faculty and staff of Appomattox County Public Schools (ACPS), I welcome you to our website. 

    Located in Central Virginia, Appomattox is historically significant as it served as the stage for the Confederate Army’s surrender to end the American Civil War. We provide public education to approximately 2200 students in four schools. In each of our schools; Appomattox County High School (Grades 9-12), Appomattox Middle School (Grades 6-8), Appomattox Elementary School (Grades 3-5), and Appomattox Primary School (Preschool – Grade 2); we will engage students in meaningful, rigorous, and authentic learning experiences that will encourage relevant exploration of the state’s Standards of Learning and beyond and we are proud to announce that all of our schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.  

    Our school division’s theme is “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” and our goal is to prepare every student with the skills needed to become productive and successful citizens on the local, state, national and/or global stage. We believe each child should have access to a high quality instructional team, up-to-date technology, and innovative lessons that will prepare our students to be career or college ready upon graduation. 

    I encourage you to explore our website and the links to each of our four schools’ websites.

    Go Raiders!

    Annette A. Bennett, Ed. D.
    Division Superintendent

     

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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 link on the left side
    3. Agree to the terms and conditions and/or enter your child(ren)'s birthday
    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 schools.  School office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

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ACPS School News

  • ACPS Annoucements for Weather Related Closings and Delays

    As the National Weather Service is predicting Hurricane Florence will impact our area, please go to our website and click the Quick Link for the Emergency Preparation Checklist and Guidance document.  As always, all announcements related to school closings or delays will be communicated through:

    • your local television and radio stations
    • the ACPS webpage
    • the ACPS Mobile APP &
    • our automated phone calling system

    We ask that you do not call the school offices to ask about closings or delays when there is a weather event as we need to keep all phones lines open in the event of an emergency.

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  • National FFA Proficiency Award Results

    Three FFA members from the ACHS FFA chapter were recently crowned State FFA proficiency award winners. Damion Clark, Jacob Dinterman and Kristen Eubank placed first in their areas of work. Each student received a plaque, a FFA medal and a cash price in recognition of their accomplishments. In addition, each individual will represent Virginia in the national competition. National Finalists were named in early August and will compete for top honors during the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gain hands-on career experience. There are over 50 different FFA proficiency award categories offered at the local, state, and national levels.

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  • AMS Hosts Grandparents for Lunch

    Ethan Letterman entertains grandfathers Steve Letterman and Derwood Guthrie at the “Invite a Grandparent to Lunch” event at AMS.

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  • AMS Students Using Kiln

    Appomattox Middle School students are really getting hands-on practice with their art work in Ms. Jen Henzi’s art classes. The newly installed kiln at AMS will expand the art program by allowing students to create pottery. In preparing for the new additional to the AMS art department, Ms. Henzi has reached out and connected with Gail Speidell who teaches pottery for the Lynchburg Recreational Arts Program. Ms. Speidell has not only given her expert advice but donated bisque clay projects for student to practice glazing, which is tricky because the color look much different after the piece comes out of the kiln.

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  • Appomattox Leads Region 2000 in SOL Scores!

    The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) today released results of Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments taken by students during the 2017-2018 school year. Pass rates on the 2017-2018 SOLs were little changed from the previous year, with students performing as follows:

    • 79 percent of the students who took reading tests passed, compared with 80 percent during 2016-2017;
    • 78 percent passed in writing, compared with 79 percent previously;
    • 77 percent passed in mathematics, compared with 79 percent in 2016-2017;
    • 81 percent passed SOL tests in science, compared with 82 percent previously; and
    • 84 percent of students tested in history and social studies passed, compared with 86 percent in 2016-2017.

    Appomattox County Public Schools for all students are at or above the state average in all subject areas.  ACPS was the only division in the Lynchburg area to have all its students score 80 or higher in each subject area. ACPS earned an 81 in reading, 84 in writing, 88 in history and social sciences, 82 in mathematics and 81 in science.

    Additional information on the performance of students on SOL tests during 2017-2018 — including pass rates for all Virginia schools and school divisions — is available on the VDOE website and on the online School Quality Profiles. The VDOE website can be found here - http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/school_report_card/index.shtml.

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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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