Have a wonderful summer!
Summer school will be June 8 - June 26.
The first day of school for students for 2015-2016 will be August 10, 2015.
Welcome to Appomattox County Public Schools' web page. Appomattox County Public Schools is located in central Virginia. We offer educational services to more than 2,200 students enrolled in preschool through adult classes in one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, and one primary school. Alternative middle and high school programs, gifted programs, and programs for students with special needs are also available. The public school system of Appomattox County is dedicated to excellence in education and strives to ensure that all children of school age receive the highest quality education appropriate to their individual needs and abilities.
Our theme for this year is Achieving Creative Prepared Students. We continue to strengthen our professional learning communities in each of our schools. Our vision is to equip our 2,200 students with the critical thinking skills needed for today and for their future. As we increase student achievement through the Standards of Learning (SOLs), we must also train our children to be inquisitive as they access and analyze information. ACPS aims to provide a high quality of education for every child, filled with a wide range of academic options, as well as many extra-curricular and athletic opportunities.
Bids Due: Monday, June 8th, 2015; no later than 10am
Addressed To: Bill Mayhew, Director of Transportation, Charlotte County Public Schools, 250 LaGrande Avenue, Suite E, PO Box 790, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923
Outside of Envelope: Please write "Fuel Bid"
Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: Monday, June 1, 2015; 10am at Charlotte County Central Middle School, 250 Statesman Drive, Charlotte Court House, VA; 434-542-5659
Bid Opening: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10am
Ed McCann, Agriculture Teacher at Appomattox County High School (ACHS) , has been selected as the Appomattox County Public Schools (ACPS) Teacher of the Year. He will now move on to participate in the 2016 Mary V. Bicourvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year Program. This program honors teachers who represent the best in teaching in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.
Mr. McCann received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural and Extension Education from Virginia Tech in 2007 and his Master of Science Degree in 2008 from Virginia Tech in Career and Technical Education. He began his teaching career in Appomattox County Public Schools in 2008. Mr. McCann is an instructor in Small Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Production Technology, Agricultural Production Management, Foundations of Agriculture, Agricultural Power Systems, and Advanced Agricultural Mechanics. In addition to teaching, Mr. McCann manages a 25 acre land lab for ACPS students. The land lab is home to beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens. Students are taught how to raise and show animals across the state.
Mr. McCann is a member of the Virginia and National Association of Agricultural Educators, Central Virginia Livestock Show Board Member, Virginia FFA State Advisory Council, and a member of the Appomattox County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee.
Mr. McCann has led a host of workshops in his field. Among them are the Virginia Department of Education CTE Work-Based Learning Cooperative Education Workshop, National Association of Agricultural Educators National Convention Participant, and the VA Tech Early Career Teachers Conference Speaker.
Mr. McCann has earned the Virginia Association of Agriculture Educators Teacher of Teachers Award for 2015, the VT College of Agriculture and Life Science Department of Agricultural Education Recent Alumnae Award, and is the recipient of the Building our American Communities Grant.
Under Ed McCann’s leadership, the Agriculture Department of ACHS and ACPS has earned numerous prestigious awards at the local, state, and national levels, including the National FFA Organization Three Chapter Contest, VA FFA Association Statewide First Place FFA Chapter, National Chapter Contest, and the VA DOE Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Award for Region 8 in Vet Medicine Program.
We wish to extend our appreciation and congratulations to Mr. Ed McCann as the ACPS Teacher of the year for 2014-15. Mr. McCann exemplifies the qualities of an inspirational and exceptionally skilled and dedicated teacher. He has the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues. He plays an active role in the community as well as ACPS. We wish him the best as he moves on to the next level of competition with the Virginia Teacher of the Year Program.
The Career and Technical Education department at Appomattox County High School restructured its department to focus on getting students more career ready for our area. Appomattox County has a lot of resources with our students. The key is to find the right fit for each child and help them reach their goals.
Museum of the Confederacy interpreter Jimmy Lipscomb explains daily life of a Civil War soldier to ACHS students.
Fourth and fifth grade students at Appomattox Elementary School were recently involved in the 24 Game Math Tournament. Three students from each class were selected to participate based on performance in their classrooms. After the school tournament rounds one and two, the list was narrowed to 12 semi-finalists. From there, three finalists competed for the championship.
Fourth Grade Finalists: Ava Beckhouse, Nate Dillon, and Trey Shrock. After the final round, Trey Shrock was declared our 4th Grade 2015 Tournament Champion.
Fifth Grade Finalists: Tye Robertson, Conner Scruggs, and Mannix Wilhoit. After the final round, Tye Robertson was named our 5th Grade 2015 Tournament Champion.
Congratulations to all of these excellent math students!
The new Appomattox County HS Computer Systems Technology program and its instructor, Jason Clark, will offer a special free service to the public. The students of the program will run and operate a FREE AFTERSCHOOL computer repair helpdesk within the high school as they accomplish their CompTIA A+ certifications. The instructor will be in direct charge of the students as they work. It's a community service outreach, student skills OJT development, and public relations combined into one program.
Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. The FFA chapter at ACHS is a 3-star National Chapter award recipient. Student leaders are engaged in developing members’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Teachers employ differentiated, diverse and hands on teaching strategies that engage students in high order critical thinking. Students in the production agriculture and veterinary science programs manage a 30 acre land laboratory with cattle, swine, sheep and goats. Students learn to operate a variety of the latest metal fabrication technologies such as a CNC plasma cutter, milling machine, MIG and TIG welder, sheet metal brake and other tools in the new Emerging Agricultural Technologies Welding course. Every student completes a Supervised Agricultural Experience project, an at home work-based learning program. Students leave the program ready for the next step.
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