Our Mission

Every Child, Every Day

Amherst County Public Schools will create a culture that inspires excellence in academics, career readiness and citizenship in every child.

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Student Achievement, Learning, and Outcomes

It is the belief of Amherst County Public Schools that all students participate in an educational experience that prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of life in an ever-changing world. We believe our responsibility is to instill in students the desire for excellence and the wisdom to seek it in every aspect of their lives.

To that end, we believe that all students must acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship, productive employment, and lifelong learning.

Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

Amherst County Public Schools believes that all students should be empowered and supported to achieve academic, career and personal goals they have determined for themselves. In order to support every child in achieving their goals, the needs of the whole child must be met.


Guiding Statement: Amherst County Public Schools is committed to equity and success for all students. Equity refers to ensuring that all students have access to the resources, opportunities, and support they need to succeed, regardless of their starting point, background or circumstances. In essence, equity in education is about creating a level playing field where every student has the chance to thrive and succeed.

Community Engagement

Guiding Statement: Amherst County Public Schools believe that when schools, families, and communities work together to support learning, students are more likely to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, enroll in higher level programs, graduate prepared to engage their world, and experience positive impacts on their mental health. With these important benefits in mind, it is critical that Amherst County Public Schools commit to forming collaborative partnerships with families, businesses, and civic organizations in Amherst County.

Human Resources

Guiding Statement: In Amherst County Public Schools, we believe that every employee plays a vital role in ensuring the success of Every Child, Every Day! All students will be inspired to achieve excellence in academics, career readiness, and citizenship when we recruit and retain highly qualified staff and provide them with professional growth opportunities.


Guiding Statement: Amherst County Public Schools believes that students should have innovative, safe, clean, and healthy learning environments. We believe the facilities and operations of this division will meet the needs of every child and enable them to be proud of their school, attend regularly, perform at their highest level, and invest in their community.

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