Educational facilities, faculty and their results are a source of pride for Appomattox County. Its four public schools have been 100 percent accredited for three consecutive years (as of 2018) and its two religiously-affiliated private schools have exemplary track records. By combining efforts with the Appomattox Center – Central Virginia Community College, students can undertake advanced studies to launch them into university levels ahead of schedule. Local schools also have an outstanding history of achievements in vocational training.
Outside of the classroom, local students are excelling in many ways. In recent years, athletic success has been noteworthy. Within VHSL Class 2 competition, Appomattox County High School has brought home two state golf titles and three consecutive football championships. Volleyball, girls and boys soccer, baseball, softball, as well as track and field have also competed at very high levels. In 2017, the school’s marching band won the state Grand Champion Trophy.
Although the on-field performances have been special, what most in the community would rave about is the learning that such participation has instilled in youth. “Power of One” has become a rally cry, which signifies the strength gained in having faith in one’s teammates and in a power above. Students are regularly seen participating in civic efforts, disaster recovery and public expressions of faith.
Via school and extracurricular activities such as theater, 4-H and entrepreneurial and commercial activities, students also contribute to the community and excel in doing so. A trio of students has won the state level SkillsUSA State Conference Entrepreneurship Team competition for three consecutive years. In early 2018, a student-organized initiative, Discover Appomattox, won a national award.
In addition to schools, there are multiple institutions of higher learning and technical schools within an easy commute from Appomattox. Not only do these facilities allow for convenient study by residents, but they also produce an outstanding pool of educated young adults to fill future employment needs for potential enterprises.
- Appomattox Public Schools (primary, elementary, middle, high)
- Appomattox Christian Academy (K3-12)
- Cornerstone Christian Academy (K4-12)
- Central Virginia Community College
- Hampden-Sydney College
- Liberty University
- Longwood University
- Randolph College
- Sweet Briar College
- University of Lynchburg
- Virginia University of Lynchburg
- Virginia Technical Institute