COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Preparedness at ACPS

Summer Learning Opportunities

We are excited to announce our summer learning opportunities for students who have just completed grades K-11 during the 2019-2020 school year.  Our summer programming this year will be available exclusively via a virtual platform. ACPS will utilize the Virtual Virginia curriculum provided to us through the Virginia Department of Education. We will begin summer programs on July 6th and run through July 31st.

Click on the link below for more information about the programs.

Survey for Parents Regarding 2020-21 School Year

Amherst County Public Schools is trying to plan for next school year and we need input from all of our families. Please complete this survey about your situation and needs for each student in your household. We will use this information to plan bus routes, create student schedules and mobilize resources.

ACT Test Cancelation

Please advise that ACT has canceled the test scheduled for June 13th at ACHS. Feel free to visit the FAQ page for rescheduling information.

ACPS: A Voice for Racial Equality

Pandemic-EBT Important Information

See the flyer for more information about free/reduced meals.

Smart Start Preschool Program

ACPS is still accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Smart Start Preschool program. This program is held at CES, MHES, and Amelon. For more information and to access the application, please visit, Parents will be notified of acceptance on or before May 29, 2020.

ACPS News Focus: Learning Doesn't Stop

ACPS Learning

Kindergarten Registration Update

Due to social distancing measures, ACPS will not be conducting traditional kindergarten screenings on 4/22 and 4/23. Kindergarten registration forms for the 2020-2021 school year can be filled out online at

2019-2020 Parent Survey for Parents of Students with Special Needs

Parents, your opinion counts! The online survey is now open and is available for completion in:

ACPS Comprehensive Plan Video

Proposed 2020-21 School Operational Budget

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Superintendent presented the following Proposed 2020-21 School Operational Budget to the members of the Amherst County School Board. The Budget is based on the Governor's Proposed Budget which is the worst-case scenario.

Parents: We Need Your Help

Amherst County Schools needs to verify contact information that we have on file for students. Parents will need to log into the Parent Portal using their account, click on Forms, & select Student Update Contacts. If you need assistance in resetting your account password, please contact your child’s school.  Directions can be found by clicking on the link below.

ACPS Updating Student Contact Information

ACPS Is Hiring!

ACPS Is Hiring

Proposed Computer Science Curriculum

The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking comments from the general public on the proposed computer science curriculum framework for use in Virginia public schools. 

Online Registration Now Open

Starting July 15th, Amherst County Public Schools has implemented online electronic registration for the upcoming school year. Parents/Guardians have the opportunity to complete registration forms online instead of completing them manually through the ECollect Forms service. The process is very simple and should be a time saver for everyone involved. Ecollect forms are accessed from your PowerSchool Parent Portal account.

Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch

Project Impact

Juli Albert

For Project Impact archives, click here.

Smart Start Preschool Program

Free, full day Pre-School for your 4 year old (must be 4 by Sept. 30, 2020).

Parents/guardians will be notified by May 29, 2020 regarding their child's acceptance into the program.

3 Locations:

Madison Heights Elementary
Central Elementary
Amelon Elementary

Program Enrollment limited to: 90 Students, 18 in each class.

No Cost Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack. All school supplies provided. School Bus Transportation included on a limited basis.

Program meets all Virginia State Standards for Pre-School education.