Early Childhood Special Education

Students aged 2-5 years old who are identified as students with disabilities are served through two Early Childhood Special Education classes at Appomattox Primary School. Children who are suspected of having a disability may be referred for evaluation to the Child Study Committee at APS or to the Director of Student Services, Mrs. Mary Sherry, at the School Board Office. Referrals may be made orally, written, or electronically through e-mail by parents, teachers, or other individuals throughout the school year.

Head Start

STEPS, Inc. operates the Head Start program which is housed at Appomattox Primary School. This program is for at-risk preschool children who also meet financial need guidelines. If interested in more information, please contact Jessica Lehman at (434) 315-5909.

Bright Beginnings

The 4-Year old Program for Appomattox County Public Schools is “Bright Beginnings” and is located at Appomattox Primary School. The purpose of this program is to provide a comprehensive preschool program for at-risk four year olds who are not being served by other federal programs and who reach their fourth birthday on or before September 30. The program will conform to the school year calendar of 180 days.

The class size limit is 18 children with one teacher and one teacher assistant for each class. The curriculum is designed to address the learning needs of preschool children including a broad-based language arts curriculum, focused specifically on language acquisition and literacy development. All instructional and student activities are language based to address the early literacy needs of students. Mathematics skills are also emphasized and are based specifically on the development of numeracy skills. There are currently 3 classes serving at-risk 4-year-olds in the Bright Beginnings Program. For more information about this program, you may contact Mrs. Allison Maxwell at 352-5766 or Mrs. Mary Sherry at 352-8251.