Amherst County Vaccination Clinic

Join Dr. Rob Arnold as he talks with  Dr. William Wells to share information on all things COVID-19 vaccines. Listen for information on how to get scheduled for a vaccination at the Amherst County Vaccination clinic and how to volunteer. 

More information on how to listen to this podcast can be on

Parent/Guardian Preliminary Planning Survey

In effort to plan for the 2021-2022 school year, ACPS invites you to complete a Preliminary Planning Parent/Guardian google survey regarding your intentions for student placement next school year. The survey will remain open until 11:59p.m. on Friday, April 16th, 2021.

Google Form Link:

Smart Start Preschool Program

ACPS is accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Smart Start Preschool Program.  This program is held at the following locations: Central Elementary, Madison Heights Elementary, and Amelon Elementary.  For more information and to access the application, please visit  Parents will be notified of acceptance on or before May 28, 2021. 

Kindergarten Student Registration

Online student registration forms for the 2021-2022 school year can be completed online at 

Please also call and schedule an appointment in your child’s school to complete the in-person screening on one of the dates listed below:

Public Comments: ACPS Secondary Equity Lesson

Visit to view the Secondary Equity Lesson that is planned for students in grades 6-12.  Additionally, there are three alternate lessons that are available to be reviewed.

Public Comment for the Proposed Social Emotional Learning Standards

The Virginia Department of Education is soliciting public comments on the Social Emotional Learning Standards. The proposed Standards are available at this link: Draft of Virginia Social Emotional Standards. Public comments can be made online at the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall Public Forums from April 26, 2021 through May 25, 2021.

Review of the History and Social Science Standards of Learning: Seeking Input from the School Community

An important part of the review process for the History and Social Science Standards of Learning is the solicitation of comments from teachers, administrators, curriculum supervisors, history and social science educators, and others who have expertise with the content of the current Standards. You may review and comment on the current standards at the VDOE’s website.

Updates to the History and Social Science 2015 Curriculum Framework

Visit History & Social Science Standards of Learning to view updated History and Social Science 2015 Curriculum Framework documents for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Virginia Studies, USI, USII and VUS courses based on the Final Report of the African American History Education Commission (PDF) recommendations. Amherst County residents can make comments or ask questions regarding the History and Social Science revisions using the

ACPS Road Map to Return

Students, families and staff of Amherst County Public Schools, we are pleased to present to you our Road Map to Return for the 2020-2021 school year. Attached you will find the Road Map to Return document, which includes an overview of the planning process and lays out key aspects of ACPS' plan to provide a safe, equitable and successful return for our students, families and staff.

Amherst Remote Academy (ARA) Information

Press Release 05/03/21

In an effort to keep our community informed Amherst County Public Schools is providing the attached information.

A School Board meeting is scheduled on Thursday, May 13, 2021

A School Board meeting is scheduled on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 6:00 PM in the board room of the School Administration Office.

P-EBT Cards Information

Every Child Every Day Podcast

2021-2022 School Year:  What to Expect

On Thursday April 15th, Dr. Arnold presented recommendations for the upcoming 2021-2022 School Year. In Episode 4 of the Every Child Every Day Podcast, Dr. Arnold discusses those recommendations as well as a timeline for next steps. 

Please listen here:

Summer 2021 Programs

Amherst County Public Schools is planning to offer programming for its students for the summer of 2021. 

Students can participate in in-person and virtual remediation and extension, Monday-Friday. More information can be found in the Google Forms linked below. If you would like to request your student’s participation for Power Scholar's Summer Program or Middle & High School Summer Program, please follow the corresponding links. 

(Rising K-5) Power Scholars Link:

Revised World Language Standards of Learning

The Virginia Board of Education recently adopted the revised World Language Standards of Learning. These new standards replace the current "Foreign Language Standards" and are scheduled for a phased implementation beginning in the fall of 2021. Members of the school community may view these new standards on the Virginia Department of Education website or for further information can click on the following link  Revised World Language Standards of Learning (PDF).

Newly Released WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework

The Virginia Department of Education has released a phased approach to the implementation of the newly released WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework. This new framework is focused on building awareness and capacity of educators as they work with English Language Learners throughout all schools. To view the designated phases click on the link below

English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework Implementation Timeline and Support (PDF).

ARA Writing Assessment

ARA Students and Families: 

**The following message only applies to students who are currently enrolled in an 11th grade or 8th grade English/Language Arts Course**

ACPS School Board Meeting - 4/15/2021 - YouTube Recording

Youtube Link to the Thursday, April 15, 2021 recorded meeting:

Pandemic-EBT Important Information

Parents and guardians. To learn more about the Pandemic-EBT (PEBT) program, visit the Virginia Department of Social Services located at