Weather Alert 02-21-19

Amherst County Public Schools will be closed Thursday, February 21. Employee Code 1.

Inclement Weather Day Reminder

Parents and students, this is a reminder that, due to the current number of inclement weather days that we have experienced this school year, the Teacher Planning/Inclement Weather Make-up days scheduled for Friday, February 22 and Monday, April 22 are now regular instructional days for students and staff. All students will attend a regular school day this Friday, February 22 and on Monday, April 22. Thank you.

Project Impact

Melissa Carter

Project Impact

Name:  Melissa Carter

School:  Temperance Elementary

Grade/Subjects Taught:  I am currently teaching fourth and fifth grade math and history and fourth grade science.  I have also taught third grade math and second grade in the county.

Experience:  I have been teaching for 19 years, all in Amherst County.


A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019

A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the board room of the School Administration Office.

Kindergarten Registration

Download the registration flyer here

Registration days for Amherst County children eligible to enroll in kindergarten in the Amherst County Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on the dates listed below. Children have to be age 5 on or before September 30, 2019, in order to enroll in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.

Smart Start Preschool Program

Free, full day Pre-School for your 4 year old (must be 4 by Sept. 30, 2019)

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.

Amherst County Public Schools Long Range Strategic Plan 2018-2019

Amherst County Public School will be  developing a Long Range Strategic Plan to provide direction for the school division for the next three to five years.  To develop a plan that is truly reflective of the beliefs, desires, and norms of our community, it is first necessary to hear from our community.  In the month of December we held several community forums seeking input regarding our schools.  As this is a very busy time of year, not everyone was able to participate.  If you were unable to participate in person, we would like to offer you another opportunity to give us some feedback.  We

History and Math Textbook Adoption Review

Parents and Guardians,

The Amherst County Public Schools History and Math new textbook adoption process is underway.  You may stop by your student’s school and review the textbooks approved by VDOE for each grade level.  After reviewing the textbooks please complete the following surveys.

Substitutes Needed!


Substitutes are needed in all schools and the transportation department! Please click here for more information! 


Amherst's new Superintendent is pictured

2017-2018 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: