Summer School Information 2017

Summer School Information 2017

Radon Phase 1 Retests Completed

The Amherst County Public Schools have completed Phase 1 of the radon testing outlined in the public information sheet released earlier in March 2017 (posted earlier on the ACPS homepage).  Phase 1 is the retesting of classrooms and spaces within various schools where the school division does not have full documentation, or there were slightly elevated levels of radon detected earlier.  Those retests have been completed following established protocols set in state and federal guidelines.  Phase 2 will involve the testing of all other rooms and spaces as the new HVAC equipment comes on line.

A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2017

A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the board room of the School Administration Office.

Smart Start Preschool Program Information

Free, full day Pre-School for your 4 year old (must be 4 by Sept. 30, 2017)

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.


The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card, is a national measure of student achievement that is taken by samplings of students in each state and nationwide. Tests in reading and mathematics are administered every two years and science tests are administered every four years. NAEP provides a means of comparing the progress of states in raising student achievement.

Important Information About Your Drinking Water In the Town of Amherst

The Town of Amherst Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts 
Above Drinking Water Standards
Our water system recently exceeded a drinking water standard. Although this situation is not an emergency, you, as our customers, have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

Pleasant View Community and Alumni!

Come celebrate the great history of Pleasant View Elementary and tour the building one last time!
Pleasant View Open House:  Sunday April 23, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Student music performance beginning at 2:15 p.m.
Come enjoy light refreshments, see PV artifacts and photos, listen to audio stories, and share stories of your own with neighbors, family, and friends.

Influenza Information

Currently influenza is widespread in Virginia, including our region.
What is influenza?
Influenza is commonly referred to as the “flu”. It is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. It’s never too late to get the flu vaccine! 
What are the symptoms of flu?

FY18 Budget Discussion

Interactive Achievement is now PowerSchool Assessment

Interactive Achievement (also known as OnTrac) has been bought by PowerSchool LLC.
InterActive Achievement(IA) and/or OnTrac is now PowerSchool Assessment.
The new Longitudinal Data Systems(LDS) is now PowerSchool Analytics.
PowerSchool has grouped the two together as PowerSchool Assessment and Analytics.

Pleasant View Elementary School

Test Scores Show Improvement Across the Division

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