SEL Curriculum Update and Stakeholder Survey for Federal Program Grants

The Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) committee has been meeting over the last seven months to support strategy three of the school division's five year strategic plan. The committee has selected Positive Action as the SEL resource to move forward for stakeholder review. Preview kits will be available at each of the schools for the next few weeks.

Positive Action has the CASEL SELect designation which " indicates that a program demonstrates evidence of effectiveness at improving student outcomes at the highest level, supports students' social and emotional growth through all five competencies, and offers multi-year programming". If you would like to visit the CASEL website to gain more information, please use the following link:

Once you have had an opportunity to review the resources, please complete the short survey to provide your feedback:

We hope you find the attached materials describing Positive Action as informative.

Each year, Amelia County Public Schools (ACPS)completes an application for federal funds including Title I, II, III, and IV funds. To help us understand the perceived needs of the community, we are soliciting stakeholder input. Please review and answer each question providing your personal feedback based on the information provided. Answers should reflect your personal experience and include relevant information on how ACPS has used the funding received and the impact on achievement and student overall well-being.

We appreciate you taking the time to review the SEL curriculum information and complete the federal programs survey.  

ACES Kindergarten Registration Day 2023

ACES will hold Kindergarten Registration Day on Thursday, April 13, 2023. Your child must be five (5) years old BEFORE or ON September 30, 2023. Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding this registration event. 

- Kindergarten Registration Flyer

"Engage Virginia" : FREE Academic Recovery and Coaching Program for K-12 Students

The Virginia Department of Education has partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide an extra layer of support for K-12 students (and their families) to help them be their best in and out of today’s classroom.
Families who choose to participate in the program will be assigned an Academic Success Coach who will help them navigate academic and life challenges.
Engage Virginia is state-funded and completely free to students. Participating students and families are assigned an Academic Success Coach to help them navigate the program and access online and in-person services, including:
* Academic Resources
* Referrals for community services
* 24/7 Academic Tutoring
* Homework Assistance
* Motivational Coaching
* Study and Time Management Skills Coaching
* Test Preparation
* Feedback on Resumes and Cover Letters
* Encouragement and Motivation
*Educational Resources and Exercises to help Strengthen Reading and Math Skills
* And so much more!
To register your student and receive additional information, Please visit:  

ACES Pre-Kindergarten Applications 2023-2024

Amelia County Elementary School’s 2023-2024 Pre-Kindergarten Applications are now available and must be returned by March 31, 2023. Testing will be held April 17-21. You will receive your appointment time when you turn in your completed application. A parent/legal guardian must bring the child for testing in order to complete the application process. Applications received after this date may be subject to a wait list. All information will be kept confidential.

- Informational Flyer
- Pre-K Application English
- Pre-K Application Spanish (Solicitud de prejardín de infantes)  

Amelia County Public Schools Governance Team Earns VSBA Master Board Designation

Amelia, VA - The Amelia County Public Schools Board and Superintendent recently earned the designation of a VSBA Master Board. The Team attended four sessions totaling over twenty hours of professional development beginning in September and ending on Dec 9, 2022. The Discussions, facilitated by staff of the Virginia School Boards Association, focused on team building, improving communication, listening, and board building behaviors. Read the full press release below:
- VSBA Master Board Designation Press Release
- VSBA Master Board Designation Photo  

Amelia County Public Schools is recognized by as one of the top 10 school divisions in the Richmond area through their list of the 2023 Best School Districts in America.

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Amelia Teachers and Staff Make a Difference

The Virginia Department of Education is releasing two sets of data. The first data to be released includes raw test score data from the spring of this year (2022). This data is listed on School Quality Profiles. The second set of data to be released in mid-September is accreditation data. Accreditation data includes student growth, recovery, and English learner data. The past two years have been challenging for students, teachers, and staff. It is widely known that student achievement suffered as a result of schools closing in March 2020, students attending school only 2-4 days per week during the 2020-2021 school year, and quarantine restrictions on students (up to as many as 24 days) over the past two years. Over 1,000 students (more than 60% of our students) missed 10 days or more of school last year due to isolation or quarantine.

Amelia County Public Schools is proud of the growth made by students last year, even with quarantine restrictions in place. Our teachers and staff have worked diligently to support student growth and achievement. The pandemic has taken years of learning from students and recovery isn’t going to happen overnight. It will take years. We are on a growth trajectory, accelerating learning to the greatest extent possible. Our students are thriving being back in school fulltime, and we are excited about continuing to support the growth of each student as they overcome any learning loss that may have occurred. Please join with us in thanking our teachers and staff for the work they’ve done, and continue to do, for our Amelia students.   

Public Comment - Use of Pandemic Relief Funding for Amelia County Public Schools - ARP Act

Amelia County Public Schools (ACPS) is seeking public comment on the use of grant funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund. ACPS requests input from the public on how funds retained at the local level should be used to assist in mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on teaching and learning. Commenters may wish to provide input on how students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs should be addressed, particularly for student groups that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
The current plan (Amelia ARP ESSER LEA Plan) is located on the division's webpage under the tab labeled "COVID Response". Public comment will be accepted via Google Survey at or by emailing Dr. Jan Medley, Director of Student Services, at [email protected] with the words "Public Comment" on the subject line. Input provided will inform potential amendments to the local ARP ESSER grant application  

ACPS Named Among Top Schools & Universities by Virginia Living

RICHMOND, VA. March 14, 2022—The editorial staff of Virginia Living magazine is pleased to name Amelia County Public Schools to its 2022 list of Top Schools & Universities.
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Vision Statement

All learners will be exemplary citizens, forward thinking, spurred to innovate, and future ready.

Mission Statement

The mission of Amelia County Public Schools, a small, inclusive community,  is to develop curious, life-long learners who strive for excellence and success through unique learning experiences led by a highly-motivated educational team in partnership with families and the community. 


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