Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) offers a student-centered academic program that focuses on the relationships between talented students and capable and caring teachers. Our goal, Every Child-Every Day emphasizes the development of students’ passions and abilities.  
Elementary student with globeThe cultural and economic diversity of our community, the teaching styles, and the approaches to learning are all essential to ACPS Academics. We believe that in today’s global world, our students need to know more than one culture, one history, and one language. 
ACPS offers a challenging curriculum for all students starting with our pre-school programs, through elementary, middle, and high school. We continue to expand programs that are geared toward active strategies that involve the students with each other and with the subject matter being studied. Students learn differently. To meet those different needs, our teachers are encouraged to offer students opportunities that support mastery of learning through portfolios, projects, presentations, and the traditional assessment format. 
Graduation of studentsThe ultimate goal is for students to exit ACPS being prepared for college or a career in our community or abroad. Advanced Placement courses, as well as, Career and Technical offerings allow students to forge a path that is right for them. Whatever the path chosen a rigorous academic experience is available for all students. Instruction is rooted in the basics, yet encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning. Amherst County Public Schools is committed to supporting a student-centered academic program that contributes to a vibrant learning community.
To learn more about academics in Amherst County Public Schools, select an Instructional Service hyperlink below.
Office of the Chief of Academics    
Dr. Dana Norman, Chief Academic Officer 434-946-9386 x9343
Curriculum and Pacing    
Instructional Policy    
Program of Studies 2021-22    
School Report Cards    
Teacher Direct    


Instructional Services    
Wanda Smith, Supervisor of Math, Science,
Gifted, and Elective Programs 946-9386 x9556
Fine Arts    
Joe Goldman, Supervisor of Technology 847-4210
Kevin Harrison, Supervisor of Student
Data and Assessment 946-9386 x9553
Wayne Lyle, Supervisor of
Literacy, Early Childhood, and
Federal Programs 946-9386 x9557
Robin Wheeler, Title 1 Instructional
Support Specialist 946-9386 x9369
English (Language Arts/Reading)    
Federal Programs    
Foreign Language    
Pre-School Programs    
Craig Maddox, Supervisor of History, CTE,
ITRT, and Library Media Specialist 946-9386 x9554
Career and Technical Education    
History and Social Sciences    
Stephanie Moehlenkamp, Supervisor of
Counseling and Assessment Support 946-9386 x9562
School Counseling    
General Education Diploma (GED)    
Joshua Neighbors, Director of
Student Services 946-9386 x9559
Juli Albert, Special Education
Instructional Specialist 946-9386 x9558
Student Services    
Special Education Services    
Section 504    
Summer School Information    
William Wells, Assistant Superintendent 946-9343
2019-2020 High School Code of Conduct    
2019-2020 Middle and Elementary
School Code of Conduct
Family LIfe Guidelines and Standards    
Health and Physical Education SOL Standards    
Health and Physical Education Pacing Guides    


Shipping Address
Dr. Dana Norman
Chief of Academics 
153 Washington Street
Amherst, VA 24521
Mailing Address
Dr. Dana Norman
Chief of Academics
P.O. Box 1257
Amherst, VA 24521