New immunization requirements for rising 7th grade students

Below is the link to the new immunization requirements for 7th grade. Please note the VA Department of Education is now requiring all rising 7th grade students hybrid or virtual to receive the meningococcal vaccine in addition to the already required TDAP booster. HPV is recommended however, not required.

Please make plans to contact your child's pediatrician and or the local health department at 352-2313 to have your child vaccinated before the 2022-2023 school year. Any questions please call the school nurse at 352-8257.

Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or Tdap) - A minimum of 4 properly spaced doses. A child must have at least one dose of DTaP or DTP vaccine on or after the fourth birthday. DT (Diphtheria, Tetanus) vaccine is required for children who are medically exempt from the pertussis-containing vaccine (DTaP or DTP). Adult Td is required for children 7 years of age and older who do not meet the minimum requirements for tetanus and diphtheria. Effective A booster dose of the Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 7th grade.

Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a minimum of 2 doses of MenACWY vaccine. The first dose should be administered prior to entering 7th grade. The final dose should be administered prior to entering 12th grade.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a complete series of 2 doses of HPV vaccine is required for students entering the 7th grade. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 7th grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent's or guardian's sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.


Congratulations to our new 2021-22 SCA officers:

President - Tristan Wall

Vice President - Lexi Ranson

Secretary - Kara Harris

Treasurer - Lucas Hunter


Applications are now open for CAMP WOODS AND WILDLIFE, to be held June 20-25 at Holiday Lake 4-H Center near Appomattox. This residential, field-based camp is ideal for students interested in forestry, wildlife, or other natural resources. All students selected to attend receive a substantial scholarship that covers most of the camps cost. Camp is open to anyone aged 13 to 16 (as of June 20) who has not attended before. Interested students may apply through April 15th.

For information see:


Beginning Monday April 18, the Internet access on ACPS issued Chromebooks will be restricted between 10 pm and 6 am. Students needing to access assignments during this time period should download necessary files before 10 pm.


Mass Physical Day will be an opportunity extended to all ACPS students where students can complete their VHSL Sports Physical for next year at ACHS in the Gym. It will be on May 19, 2022 starting at 3:30 pm.

You can get VHSL Physicals from Coach Marshall in the Gym.