School Counseling


Tracy Miller-Goode, Supervisor of School Counseling and Assessment (434)946-9386 ext. 9554


The mission of Amherst County Public Schools' Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to provide academic, career and personal/social support for ALL students. ACPS Professional School Counselors will implement a comprehensive program in every school and assume shared responsibility for providing a safe and nurturing environment for all students to grow and develop.


A Comprehensive School Counseling Program exists in Amherst County Public Schools to ensure all students become successful, confident individuals. School Counselors are educational leaders; professional student advocates whose duties are focused on the overall delivery of the total program through school counseling core curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and advocacy.


Amherst County Public Schools employ fifteen school counselors to serve the needs of approximately 4,000 students in Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. School counselors address academic, career, social and emotional needs of all students in the school division. To contact your child's school counselor, please access your school's website or see the list below.


ACPS School Counselors:

John Apperson, Amherst County High School (Students A-C)

Lesley Clark, Amherst County High School (Students K-Ro)

Patricia Meade, Amherst County High School (Students D-J)

Kimberly Thomas, Amherst County High School (Students Ru-Z)

Pennie Hartley, Amherst Education Center

Kristin Maddox, Amherst Middle School

Kimberly Goins, Monelison Middle School

Amanda Stanbery, Monelison Middle School

Rachel Baker, Amelon Elementary School

Stephanie Eckenrode, Amherst Elementary School

Leah Thompson, Central Elementary School

Heidi Curd, Elon Elementary School

McKenzie Givens, Madison Heights Elementary School

Alexa Parrish, Temperance Elementary School


For Records Requests AND VERIFICATIONS, please contact:

LaTonya Lee at (434)528-6494 or Teresa Dix at (434)946-2815

Please allow 3-5 days for records requests and verifications.

The following form is required for records requests from individuals:

ACPS Records Request Form




GED is a program for adults seeking to obtain a high school credential. Classes are provided for adults wanting to improve their academic and literacy skills. Students enrolled in the program will be given the opportunity to learn skills that will prepare them for the GED test and also skills that will help them in the workforce.

GED Information on VDOE