Summer School Survey

Interested in participating in summer school programming during the Summer of 2021? Take a quick survey to tell us about your  preferences for summer school this year. Stay tuned for more detailed information regarding schedule and program offerings. 

Survey Link:

Project Based Learning Opportunities

FAQ for K-12 Winter PBLs (preguntas frecuentes) During the week of February 8-12, all ACPS students will be working to complete two Project Based Learning (PBL) opportunities in the areas of Humanities and STEM. These PBLs will be downloaded to students’ Chromebooks this week and next, to allow parents an opportunity to review content prior the week of remote instruction.

ACPS At-Home Learning PBL Week February 8th-12th

PowerSchool App Issue

Parents and Guardians, if you are experiencing issues with the PowerSchool App on your smartphone, please see the following guide for assistance:

ARA COVID-19 Reporting Protocols and SOL Tests

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Over the next few weeks ACPS will be administering End of Course SOL tests to our Middle and High school ARA students who are currently taking courses that require such tests. To help with our COVID-19 response, I would like to remind you of our COVID-19 reporting protocols.  We ask that you notify your ARA school administration if your student meets any of the following conditions:

Winter PBL Update 2/10/2021

In an effort to support our families and students, Amherst County Public Schools has provided examples of all the PBLs that have been created for grades K-12. Below you will find a link to the folder “Winter PBL Examples” 

New Statewide Measures to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

On Friday, November 13, 2020 Governor Ralph S. Northam announced new statewide measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

One of these measures is to limit gatherings to 25 people. The social gathering limit does not apply to instructional education settings, including classrooms, buses, cafeteria, and recess. Therefore, ACPS’ health mitigation plan will not change at this time. 

We are still awaiting guidance from the VHSL on extracurricular activities. ACPS will continue to keep families informed as we receive information.

2020 District Operations Survey

To continue to best serve the needs of our families, students, and staff - Amherst County Public Schools is in need of your feedback. ACPS has developed a 2020 District Operations Survey to give you an opportunity to report on different areas of Amherst County Public Schools. We encourage you to take the time to complete this survey so that we can identify more ways to support the ACPS community.  The link to this survey can be accessed below:

Archived Press Releases

Press Release 09/15/20
In an effort to keep our community informed Amherst County Public Schools is providing the attached information.


It has come to our attention that false information has been passed throughout the community regarding several policies that our School Board is currently reviewing.  The policies in question are about non-discrimination and harassment.  Nowhere in these policies does it address anything about the use of restrooms, locker rooms, etc.  If you have not done so already, please read the referenced policies linked below.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us. 

ACPS Divisional Virtual School Opening - 2020

Science Textbook Public Comment

SUBJECT: Science Textbook Public Comment

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is currently in the review process for science textbooks according to the Board of Education approved Timeline for State Approval Process for Science. Committees of Virginia educators used the Textbook Criteria for Science to conduct the textbook review and determine the alignment of the submitted textbooks to the expectations in the 2018 Science Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework.

ACPS Roadmap to Return Plan Changes

On Thursday, July 30th,  the Amherst County School Board approved two changes to the ACPS Roadmap to Return Plan.

Online Registration Now Open

ACPS Students and Families,

The deadline to register for remote learning has passed, but you can still choose to be a part of this program! If you did not register online, or if you did not select “yes” to the remote learning option, you have been assigned to the face to face hybrid option. 

If you wish to make changes to this selection:

Childcare Options and Pricing

View the document for more information about childcare options in Amherst.


Roadmap to Return Recorded Zoom Updates

For those who missed the Zoom meetings this week, Dr. Arnold reviewed the Roadmap to Return plan and provided answers to questions collected from the community. Both videos geared towards elementary and secondary school aged students and families are attached.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Preparedness at ACPS

Pandemic-EBT Important Information

See the flyer for more information about free/reduced meals.

ACPS News Focus: Learning Doesn't Stop

ACPS Learning

2019-2020 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: