Office of Civil Rights Information

In the fall of 2015, Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) entered into an agreement with the United States Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to examine how discipline is effected within the school division. This web page will provide you with information on the status of the effort.

School Board to Pilot New Meeting Schedule

The School Board has agreed to pilot a new schedule for holding its monthly meetings.  Beginning immediately, the following schedule will go in effect:
Second Thursday of Each Month will be the scheduled School Board meeting as is held now. These meetings begin at 6:00 pm in the Board Meeting at the Central Office, 153 Washington Street, Amherst.

A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017

A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the board room of the School Administration Office.


The Amherst County School Board has scheduled a public hearing on the Proposed 2017-2018 School Operational Budget for January 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the School Administration Building, Amherst, Virginia.  All interested citizens are invited to attend and express their views on the budget to the School Board.

Background Checks

Due to network maintenance we will not be processing background checks from January 3 - 6, 2017.

Parent/Guardian Technology Survey

Parents and guardians of Amherst County Public Schools, please take a moment to complete our technology survey. Click here to access the survey or click the link below.

Pertussis Information

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff:
We have recently been informed of a confirmed case of pertussis (whooping cough) at Amherst County High School.  Pertussis is a contagious disease  caused by bacteria that affects people of all ages characterized by severe coughing. It is spread through the air in droplets produced during sneezing and/ or coughing. Although pertussis is usually not a life-threatening illness, it can be very serious in infants (less than one year of age) and in individuals with compromised immune systems or chronic medical conditions.

Interactive Achievement is now PowerSchool Assessment

Interactive Achievement (also known as OnTrac) has been bought by PowerSchool LLC.
InterActive Achievement(IA) and/or OnTrac is now PowerSchool Assessment.
The new Longitudinal Data Systems(LDS) is now PowerSchool Analytics.
PowerSchool has grouped the two together as PowerSchool Assessment and Analytics.

PowerTeacher Pro

Attention staff, a new version of PowerTeacher is coming for the 2016-2017 school year. To read more about PowerTeacher Pro, visit:

Pleasant View Elementary School

Test Scores Show Improvement Across the Division

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