Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

The Amherst County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Amherst County Administration Building’s Administrator’s Conference Room. Time will be allotted for public comment, and any necessary accommodations must be requested one week prior to the meeting date. This meeting will be a review of the 2019-2020 Special Education Annual Plan and a review of the Family Education Fair held in March 2019. All are welcome!

A School Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019

A School Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 6:00 PM in the board room of the School Administration Office.


Elections will occur in November 2019 for the voters to elect members of the
Amherst County School Board in District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, and one
at-large seat.

Election Day is November 5, 2019, with the deadline for all application materials
to be submitted to the registrar’s office no later than June 11, 2019. Early
submission of application materials is encouraged.

Questions about the process and procedures should be directed to the Amherst
County Board of Elections, 434-946-9315.

Project Impact

Lauren Balint

Name:  Lauren Balint

Schools:  Elon Elementary and Temperance Elementary

Grade/Subject Taught:  Pre-K through 5th Grade, Art Education

Experience:  7 years, all in ACPS

College/Degree:  Mercyhurst College, Bachelors of Art in Art Education, K-12

How I live “Every Child, Every Day”:

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Amherst County High School presents “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” This story follows Ariel as she pursues her dream to become part of the human world despite her father’s warning about it’s many dangers. “Disney’sThe Little Mermaid” is fun for all ages and is a story of adventure, love, and friendship. The musical will take place April 11th, 12th, and 13th at 7pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee on April 14th at 2pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.amherstmusical.com or one hour before the show each day!

Academy Day 2019

Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and school counselors to Academy Day 2019. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Mary Baldwin University, Randolph Macon Academy, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Military Institute.

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.

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

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: