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.

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

Starting July 20th, Amherst County Public Schools has made available the enrollment forms for the upcoming school year. Parents/Guardians have the opportunity to complete the forms online instead of completing them manually through the ECollect Forms service. The process is very simple and should be a time saver for everyone involved. Ecollect forms are accessed from your PowerSchool Parent Portal account.

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

Summer Learning Opportunities

We are excited to announce our summer learning opportunities for students who have just completed grades K-11 during the 2019-2020 school year.  Our summer programming this year will be available exclusively via a virtual platform. ACPS will utilize the Virtual Virginia curriculum provided to us through the Virginia Department of Education. We will begin summer programs on July 6th and run through July 31st.

Click on the link below for more information about the programs.

ACT Test Cancelation

Please advise that ACT has canceled the test scheduled for June 13th at ACHS. Feel free to visit the FAQ page for rescheduling information.

Pandemic-EBT Important Information

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

Smart Start Preschool Program

ACPS is still accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Smart Start Preschool program. This program is held at CES, MHES, and Amelon. For more information and to access the application, please visit, Parents will be notified of acceptance on or before May 29, 2020.

ACPS News Focus: Learning Doesn't Stop

ACPS Learning

New Student Registration Update

New student registration forms for the 2020-2021 school year can be filled out online at

If you do not have internet access, please visit one of our WiFi access locations at any of our schools, Amherst Town Hall, and Amherst/MH Libraries. If you are unable to access these locations or do not have a device, please schedule a time to meet with your building administrator.

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:

ACPS Comprehensive Plan Video

Proposed 2020-21 School Operational Budget

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Superintendent presented the following Proposed 2020-21 School Operational Budget to the members of the Amherst County School Board. The Budget is based on the Governor's Proposed Budget which is the worst-case scenario.

Parents: We Need Your Help

Amherst County Schools needs to verify contact information that we have on file for students. Parents will need to log into the Parent Portal using their account, click on Forms, & select Student Update Contacts. If you need assistance in resetting your account password, please contact your child’s school.  Directions can be found by clicking on the link below.

ACPS Updating Student Contact Information

ACPS Is Hiring!

ACPS Is Hiring

Proposed Computer Science Curriculum

The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking comments from the general public on the proposed computer science curriculum framework for use in Virginia public schools. 

Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch

What you will need to provide during the application process:

  • The names and incomes of every member of your household
  • The school, grade, birthdate of every student in your household
  • Your social security number and electronic signature
  • (Optional) A valid email address or phone number for district communication about the status of the application.

To begin the application visit:

Project Impact

Juli Albert

For Project Impact archives, click here.