Elon Tornado Damage Video

This video shows the damage sustained in the Elon area from the April 15 tornado.  This video was shot by Mike Cargill (ACHS staff) and his Tech Club.  This video was used in part by authorities to categorize this as an F-3 tornado.


A Special School Board meeting for Retiree Recognition is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Special School Board meeting for Retiree Recognition is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the board room of the school Administration Office.

Inclement Weather Make Up Day April 27, 2018

Please be advised that April 27 which is listed as a TI/Inclement weather day will be used as a regular student instructional day.

CTE Student Surveys

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:

Summer School Information 2018

Attention: ACPS will not be offering the following summer programs due to construction projects:
  • Summer Tech Academy 
  • 5th and 8th grade Transition Programs
Secondary Summer School (high school and all credit bearing middle school courses) will be held at Amherst Education Center (AEC) from June 4 – June 29 for students; five days a week Monday-Friday, from 8:00-12:00.
  • Project Graduation will be held at AEC from July 16 – July 27; five days a week Monday-Friday 1/2 days  

Health Insurance Bids Requested

The Amherst County Public Schools are seeking proposals from qualified providers of group health, dental and vision insurance for their employees.  Their consultant for this procurement project is Mr. Fitz Rogers.  Proposals will be accepted until, but no later than 2:00 PM, March 9, 2018.  Interested parties should contact:  Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Inc., 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 303, Glen Allen, VA 23060; Mr. Fitz Rogers:  Phone: 804-237-5909,  E-mail:  frogers@rcmd.com

Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

Download the registration flyer here

Registration days for Amherst County children eligible to enroll in kindergarten in the Amherst County Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on the dates listed below. Children have to be age 5 on or before September 30, 2018, in order to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.

Smart Start Preschool Program Information – Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year

Free, full day Pre-School for your 4 year old (must be 4 by Sept. 30, 2018)
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.

Safety and Security in Amherst County Public Schools

Read more informaiton from the Superintendent about Safety and Secuirty in Amherst County Public Schools


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

All Students Entering Sixth-Grade Must Have Tdap Immunization

Virginia law requires that all students entering sixth-grade have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to entry into school. Additionally, all new students enrolling into grades seven, eight, and nine must also have a Tdap booster dose.