Amelia Academy

2015-16 In the News

photoAA Graduate Will Play Soccer at Emory & Henry College

2016, June 17 – Alexandria A. signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Emory & Henry College on May 26, 2016. Having graduated last month from Amelia Academy, Alexandria will be a freshman at the College in the fall. Read more

photoGrady O. to Represent AA at Boys State

2016, June 10 – Virginia Boys State will be held June 19 to June 25 at Radford University. Boys State is a program which develops civic leadership and pride in American citizenship, a keen interest in the detailed study of our government, a determination to maintain our form ... Read more

photoRebecca A. to Represent AA at Girls State

2016, June 10 – Virginia Girls State will be held June 19 to June 25 at Longwood University. Girls State is a program which provides functional citizenship training for young women who are rising high school seniors, informing them about the duties, privileges ... Read more

photoHannah F. and Brianna G. Attend HOBY

2016, June 10 – Representing Amelia Academy at Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar this summer were Brianna G. and Hannah F. The HOBY convention this year was held at James Madison University from June 3 – June 5. Brianna and Hannah were ... Read more

photoCongratulations Graduates of All Ages

2016, June 10 – Congratulations preschool, kindergarten and seniors ... the Amelia Academy Classes of 2016.

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photoGraduation Held at AA on May 26

2016, May 30 – Graduation exercises were held at Amelia Academy on Thursday, May 26. The Honorable Amanda F. Chase, state senator for the Commonwealth of Virginia, was the guest speaker. Read more

photoValedictorian and Salutatorian Announced at AA

2016, May 16 – Valedictorian at Amelia Academy for the class of 2016 is Rachel B. Salutatorian for the class of 2016 is Alexandria A. Other honor graduates are: Imrane A., Vance A., Brett G., Logan H., Jacob R., Jacquelyn S., and Korey T. Read more

photoAA Athletic Awards Program Held

2016, May 16 – The Amelia Academy Athletic Awards Program was held on Tuesday, May 10, in the school gymnasium. Student athletes were given certificates, letters, and pins for their participation ... Read more

photoAA Student Raises Funds for Library

2016, May 16 – Amelia Academy third grader Emily K. raffled off two quilted runners for the Amelia Academy Library. The runners were was made by her grandmother Mrs. Gail W. and tickets were sold ... Read more

photoAA Senior Tori G. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, May 9 –  Playing basketball has been an integral part of Tori G.’s life since she was eight years old and took her father’s number from when he played. In her Chapel Talk, delivered on May 4, Tori described her journey toward a goal of playing beyond high school.

In the tenth grade, this goal brought her to Amelia Academy. “Over the summer of 2013, my godfather suggested that I change schools.” She was hesitant at first but decided to take the opportunity after visiting the Academy. “When I met with Coach [Shanaberger], he described the pride and accomplishments ... Read more

photoAA Senior Trevor L. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, May 2 –  Even as he prepares for the changes ahead as a graduate of Amelia Academy, Trevor L. said that he has already experienced “drastic changes” over the past two years. These changes were the subject of his Chapel Talk, delivered on April 27.

On his first day at Amelia Academy last year, Trevor noticed that everyone knew his name by the end of his first day. Coming from a public high school in Chesterfield, this was a very noticeable difference.

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photo“Midnight Masquerade” Prom Held at AA

2016, May 2 – The junior class of Amelia Academy created “Midnight Masquerade” as their prom for the seniors this year. The gym was decorated with eight foot tall painted windows with dancers, a balcony on a castle, lighted trees, an arbor, and a restaurant. The ceiling was covered ... Read more

photoAA Celebrates Patriot Day

2016, May 2 – Alumni, parents, and students joined in celebrating being AA Patriots on April 30. The event featured pony rides provided by Zephyr Stables, a bouncy house from Fun Events, and music by Party in a Box. A highlight of the Day’s offerings were the bubble soccer balls ... Read more

photoAA Senior Emily G.’s Art Featured in Exhibition

2016, May 2 – A painting by Emily G., a senior at Amelia Academy, was selected from more than 1,600 entries by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts’ 2016 “Start with Art, Learn for Life Annual Area Youth Art Month” program. The Center chose 49 entries to be shown in the ... Read more

photoAA Book Fair Held

2016, May 2 – Amelia Academy recently held their annual Book Fair. Students, family, and friends purchased books that were displayed in the library. This year almost $3,000 worth of books was purchased. Proceeds from the Book Fair will be used to benefit the library program. Read more

Volleyball Day Clinic

photoAA Baseball

2016, April 25 – The Amelia Academy junior varsity baseball team traveled to Farmville on Thursday, April 21, to take on the Fuqua School Falcons. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 7 – 4.

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photoAA Senior Emily G. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, April 18 –  The love and support of her adopted family have helped her emerge from a traumatic childhood, said Emily G. in her chapel talk, delivered on April 13 at Amelia Academy. “They’ve helped me and watched me grow, and expressed their pride in the young person I’ve become,” said Emily.

As a young child, Emily was left deeply impacted by the environment created by her biological parents who struggled to support their children. The household was marked by addiction, violence, and poverty. Emily said that her parents loved her and her brothers but were unable to care for them after her father was arrested. Read more

photoAA Baseball in Action

2016, April 18 – On Tuesday, April 5, the Amelia Academy junior varsity baseball team hosted Southampton Academy. They hosted Blessed Sacrament Huguenot on Wednesday, April 13. The Patriots lost these contests.
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photoAA Fifth-graders Visit Agricultural Center

2016, April 18 – Amelia Academy’s fifth-grade class visited the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Blackstone on April 6. The students spent the morning at various science stations doing experiments such as extracting DNA from a strawberry and making ... Read more

photoScholastic Book Fair

Now Through April 26

Our goal is $3,000 in sales which equals 108,000 reading minutes and 600 books.
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photoAA Senior Korey T. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, April 11 – “Finishing high school at Amelia Academy was the best decision of my life,” said Korey T. in his Chapel Talk, delivered on April 7. Of course, the past two years have brought challenges. However, Korey emphasized that he has been able to shift his priorities and strengthen his religious faith.

At the Academy, Korey said that he began to prioritize academics and athletics in a community that supported these endeavors. “Being in the community of Amelia ...

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photoTurkey Shoot

Sponsored by Amelia Academy LPT
Friday, April 15 • 7 pm • 18701 Poor House Road
$3 per prize round; $5 per money round; No scopes; .685 choke; no barrels over 36”; 27 yards; 12-gauge
Concessions will be sold.

photoAA Celebrates Easter with an Egg Hunt

2016, March 28 – Amelia Academy students in preschool through the second grade participated in an Easter egg hunt on Wednesday, March 23. Amelia Academy preschool teacher, Mrs. Melissa Sease, shows her students where to look for eggs when Amelia ... Read more

photoStudents Recognized During Assembly

2016, March 28 – An assembly was held on Wednesday, March 23, to recognize several middle school students for their participation in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest and the 4-H Science Fair. Read more

Patriot Day

photoAA Senior Dustin M. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, March 21 – His family has helped him overcome difficult challenges in his life said Dustin M. in his chapel talk, delivered at Amelia Academy on March 17. “Your true family will be there for you no matter what,” he said.

One of the toughest situations Dustin described was not having his father in his life. “When I was younger, my dad left me,” he said. “Growing up, I didn’t have my dad to look up to, so I looked up to my grandfather,” he said.

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photoMiddle School Students Participate in AVA Forensics Competition

2016, March 21 – On Friday, March 11, Amelia Academy middle school students participated in the Association of Virginia Academies Forensics competition. This year’s competition was held ... Read more

photoHome Opener for JV Baseball Season

2016, March 21 – The Amelia Academy junior varsity baseball played their first home game of the season on Thursday, March 17, against the Vikings from Brunswick Academy. The Patriots played hard but lost 15 – 9. Read more

photoAA Senior Brett G. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, March 14 – “Cherish life,” said Brett G. in her chapel talk, delivered on March 9 at Amelia Academy. For Brett and many of her fellow seniors, they learned this lesson firsthand when they lost a friend and fellow classmate Andrew P. Brett spoke about him and others in her life that has passed away. “Even though death is a part of life,” she said, “I think it is in some ways more difficult when someone is taken suddenly.”

Brett and Andrew were in the same class beginning in kindergarten. “Andrew was one of those kids who always had a smile on his face and knew how to cheer you up,” she said. The shock of his passing left a deep ... Read more

photoPicture Day at AA

2016, March 14 – Lifetouch Studios visited Amelia Academy on Friday, March 11, to take graduation portraits. Read more

photoSixth-grade Students Produce Puppet Show

2016, March 14 –Amelia Academy sixth graders performed a puppet show about “Chicken Little” for students in preschool through first grade on Friday, March 11. Read more


photoAA Senior Imrane A. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, March 7 – Two years ago, he never imagined that he would be in America, said Imrane A. in his Chapel Talk, delivered on March 2. However, he said, “Here I am.”

Imrane spoke about his life in Benin, Africa, where he went to school and played basketball. He has four siblings and lived with an aunt after his father passed away. One day, he said, he received a text message from his friend Kevin K. who was attending Amelia Academy. “He [Kevin] thought I would like to go to Amelia Academy.” Read more


Stacey 1000Patriots Play in State Quarters

2016, March 7 – The Lady Patriots hosted Millwood School on Tuesday night in the first round of the VISAA Division 3 State Tournament. The Lady Patriots defeated Millwood 77 – 25. The Patriots defeated Alliance Christian School on Wednesday, March 2, in the quarterfinals of the VISAA Division 3 State Tournament with a score of 79 – 55. Read more

Stacey 1000Way to Go Stacey!

Senior Stacey M. scored her 1000 point as a Patriot on Tuesday night when the Patriots hosted Millwood School in the first round of the VISAA Division 3 State Tournament. Stacey scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds in this contest; she has been on the varsity team since her sophomore year.

photoAA Senior Rachel B. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, Feb 29 – Become more accepting of difference, Rachel B. challenged her fellow students. Friends do not have to have the same interests, she said in her chapel talk, delivered on Feb. 24. In fact, she emphasized that differences can “make your life more exciting and adventurous.”

As a young student in elementary school, Rachel experienced the all-too-common exclusion by one group of friends. That situation was resolved but re-emerged two years later when Rachel came to the Academy in the fifth grade. Read more

photoAA Hosts TA in VCC Quarters

2016, Feb 29 – On Monday, February 22, the Amelia Academy Lady Patriots hosted Tidewater Academy in the Quarterfinal round of the Virginia Colonial Conference Tournament. The Patriots defeated Tidewater Academy 64 – 28. Read more

photoFlying Squirrels’ Mascot Visits AA

2016, Feb 29 – Nutzy, the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ mascot, visited Amelia Academy on February 17 to promote the Flying Squirrels “Go Nuts for Reading” program. In the assembly students in pre-school to the eighth grade were informed how they could receive free tickets to a Richmond ... Read more

photoGuest Speaker Stresses Organization

2016, Feb 29 – On Wednesday February 17, Mrs. Butler’s 11th grade Life Skills class at Amelia Academy enjoyed hearing from guest speaker Mrs. Rita Stewart. Read more

Open House

photoAA Senior Vance A. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, Feb 22 – “God has a plan for everyone,” said Vance A. in the opening of his chapel talk, delivered at Amelia Academy on February 18. Knowing that God has a plan for him has led Vance to take advantage of opportunities and make good decisions. He encouraged his fellow students to do the same, knowing that God has a plan for them as well.

It was in ninth grade that Vance realized that he also would have “to go to God for healing.” His friend and classmate Andrew P. passed away from injuries suffered in a car accident. Read more

photoAA Raises Over $3,000 for the AHA

2016, Feb 22 – Students at Amelia Academy participated in the Jump Rope for Heart program on Friday, February 12.  Students jumped rope, shot basketballs, and ran relays to promote healthy living. Amelia Academy students were able to collect over $3,000 for the American Heart Association. Read more

photoAA Hosts SA and TA

2016, Feb 22 – The Amelia Academy varsity basketball team hosted Tidewater Academy on Thursday, February 18, for the final game of the regular season. Read more

photoAA Basketball and Homecoming

2016, Feb 22 – Amelia Academy presented their homecoming court before the girl’s varsity basketball game played on Friday, February 12. Read more

photoAA Senior Ivy H. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, Feb 12 –Broadening horizons was the message from Amelia Academy senior Ivy H. during her Feb. 10 Chapel Talk. For Ivy, she has taken advantage of travel to expand her worldview. She also said that making friends from other countries has helped.

A student at the Academy since third grade, Ivy has experienced the advantages of a small school. “The Academy helps students get involved in school activities and show their school spirit,” she said. “This is one part of the Academy that I appreciate and will truly miss when I am gone.” Read more

photoWay to Go Korey!

AA senior Korey T. scored his 1,000th point in Friday’s basketball game against RCS. He racked up these points in just two years at AA and is close to the 2,000 mark for his high school career.

photoAA Middle School Teams Host RCS

2016, Feb 14 – On Thursday, February 11, the Amelia Academy middle school girls’ basketball team hosted Richmond Christian. The Little Lady Patriots won by a score of 22 – 12. The Middle School ... Read more

photoAA Teams Host KFS

2016, Feb 14 – The Amelia Academy middle school basketball teams hosted Kenston Forest on Monday night, February 8. The Little Lady Patriots played hard but were defeated by the ... Read more

photoAA Senior Alexandria A. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, Feb 8 – Her religious faith helped Alexandria A. overcome a difficult time in her life. The Amelia Academy senior said in her Chapel Talk on Feb. 3 that “through adversity, God can and will help us if we let Him.” Alexandria said that the ideal family life of a “mother and father raising their children under one roof” is often not the reality.

Her parents were divorced when she was very young, and her father gained full custody. Growing up with her father and grandparents, she rarely saw her mother who had moved away. “Every now and then, she sent a birthday or Christmas present ... Read more

photoAA Middle School Teams Face BA

2016, Feb 8 – The Amelia Academy middle school basketball teams hosted Brunswick Academy on Monday, February 1. The Little Lady Patriots played hard but fell to the Vikings 35 to 17. The final score for the boys was 36 to 12 in favor of the Vikings. Read more

photoAA Cheers for Middle School Basketball

2016, Feb 8 – The Amelia Academy Mascot Cheerleaders performed Monday night during the middle school game with Brunswick Academy. Read more

photo2016 Homecoming Court

2016, Feb 5 – Congratulations Elly A. and Caleb C. (Grade 9); Jessica M. and Daryl A. (Grade 10); Erin A. and Nathan A. (Grade 11); and Jacquelyn S. and Dustin M., Ivy H. and Trevor L., and Stacey M. and Logan H. (Grade 12)!

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photoAA Senior Jacquelyn S. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, Feb 1 – Jacquelyn S., an Amelia Academy senior, took the podium on Wednesday, Jan. 20, to deliver her Chapel Talk. A student at the Academy for fourteen years, like several of her classmates, Jacquelyn said that she has enjoyed the small, close-knit school. She likes the fact that the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools are in one building.

In her speech, Jacquelyn said that she has particularly appreciated the opportunity to gain experience toward her goal of teaching elementary education. This year, she took an independent studies class focusing on early childhood ... Read more

photoAA Lady Patriots Host SA

2016, Feb 1 – On Thursday, January 21, the Amelia Academy Lady Patriots hosted Southampton Academy in a Virginia Colonial Conference game. The Varsity Lady Patriots won 57–41 improving their record to 13–7 overall and 5–0 in the VCC. The Little Lady Patriots played hard but were ... Read more

photoAA Mascot Cheerleaders Wow Fans

2016, Feb 1 – The Amelia Academy Mascot Cheerleaders wowed fans during their half time performance on Thursday, January 21. The cheerleaders entertained the crowd during the varsity girl’s basketball game. Read more

photoAA Students Visit State Capitol

2016, Jan 25 – Delegate Tommy Wright welcomed students in Amelia Academy’s Civics class on Jan. 20 when they visited the General Assembly session. The students had front row seats in the gallery when the session opened at noon. Their teacher, Malinda Shanaberger, said ... Read more




AA Teams Take Steward Invitational Tournament Title

2016, Jan 20 – Amelia Academy's varsity basketball teams swept the Steward School Winter Invitational tournament on Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16. In addition to the Academy and Steward School, Wakefield School and the Central Virginia Homeschool teams participated in this four-game tournament. Read more

photoAA Senior Jacob R. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, Jan 19 – “Fourteen years of my life is a long time,” said Jacob R. in the opening of his Chapel Talk last Wednesday, Jan. 14. The fourteen years was a reference to the time he has been a student at Amelia Academy. In his remarks, Jacob said that it has been a great place to learn and prepare for college and beyond.

Jacob emphasized that the Academy gave him opportunities he would not have had at other schools. He has served president of the audio-visual club and is playing basketball. These opportunities are offered for all students at a small school ... Read more



photoAA to Participate in AHA Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Program

2016, Jan 19 – Mrs. Jill Criss visited Amelia Academy on Wednesday to promote the American Heart Associations’ Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart program. Mrs. Criss talked about ... Read more







photoAA Hosts Banner Christian for 4-game Night

2016, Jan 19 – Amelia Academy's middle school teams, and the boys junior varsity and varsity teams hosted Banner Christian on Tuesday, January 14. See more


photoAA Senior Logan H. Delivers Chapel Talk

2016, Jan 11 – Mistakes offer an opportunity to learn lessons, said Logan H. in his chapel talk, delivered on Jan. 7. This positive attitude has come from lessons learned from his own mistakes said Logan. In fact, he emphasized that his life changed for the better after challenges he faced. He made a decision to join the Amelia Emergency Squad.

After joining the local Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Logan was given the opportunity to attend Amelia Academy. At first, he was unsure about accepting the offer but decided to go ahead. As he said, “If I had not started working with EMS, I do not ... Read more

photoLast Week in AA Basketball

2016, Jan 11 – Check out some photos of Amelia Academy's basketball teams in action last week. See more



photoThree-Game Sweep v BSH

2016, Jan 6 – The Amelia Academy Patriots hosted Blessed Sacrament - Huguenot for a three-game night on Tuesday, January 5. The JV Patriots, Varsity Lady Patriots and Varsity Patriots defeated the BSH Knights. 2015-16 Basketball









photoAA Senior Stacey M. Delivers Chapel Talk

2015, Dec 14 – Stacey M., a senior at Amelia Academy, kicked off this year’s Chapel Talks on Dec. 9. Each senior will take the podium between now and April to deliver a speech that provides a personal legacy. This is the ninth year that the Chapel Talk has been a requirement for graduation.

Stacey offered a reflection on the change in her life when she came to the Academy beginning in the tenth grade. Looking back on that time, she said ... Read more

photoAA Holds Annual Christmas Store

2015, Dec 14 – To kick off the Christmas season the Amelia Academy LPT held their annual Christmas Store on Thursday and Friday, December 10 and 11. This annual event helps students in shopping for parents and friends. Read more

photoAA Varsity Basketball Hosts VES

2015, Dec 14 – On Tuesday, December 8, the Amelia Academy varsity teams hosted Virginia Episcopal School. The Lady Patriots defeated the Bishops by a score of 74-63. The Patriots lost to the Bishops by a score of 71 to 61. Read more



photoOrder Virginia Diner for Christmas!

2015, Dec 9 – Order Virginia Diner products and select Amelia Academy to benefit from the sales. Just visit the Virginia Diner Fundraiser Web Site.


photoAmelia Academy Float Wins First Place in Parade

2015, Dec 7 – The Mascot Cheerleaders of Amelia Academy placed first in the annual Christmas Parade competition, held on Dec. 5 in Amelia. The float featured Frosty the Snowman, along with a Christmas ... Read more

photoAA Basketball Hosts Miller School

2015, Dec 7 – The Amelia Academy junior varsity and varsity basketball teams hosted Miller School on Tuesday, December 1. Read more




photoLady Patriots Open with a Win

2015, Nov 30 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots Basketball Team opened its season with a 71-47 win over Millwood School last week. The Lady Patriots pulled away from a 29-21 halftime advantage with a 42-point second half.
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photoAA Students Learn About Native American Customs

2015, Nov 30 – On Tuesday, November 24, Mrs. Gloria Kurkendall visited Amelia Academy to give a presentation on Native Americans. Mrs. Kurkendall talked about Native Americans customs and artifacts. Read more

photoAA Students Attend Model United Nations

2015, Nov 23 – Students in Amelia Academy’s Upper School attended a Model United Nations, held at Hampden-Sydney College from Nov. 19-21. The program helps students learn more about the United Nations as well as propose solutions for issues of global significance. Students represent countries from around the world. The Academy students ... Read more

photoAmelia Academy Honors Grandparents

2015, Nov 23 – Amelia Academy honored their grandparents on Monday, November 16. Grandparents were able to come to school and eat lunch with their grandchildren. After lunch students in preschool through the fifth grade entertained their grandparents with songs, poems, and a play. Read more

photoBasketball Season Begins

2015, Nov 18 – Check out the schedule and come on out and support our student athletes!. Read more

photoAA Pays Tribute to Veterans

2015, Nov 16 – Veterans were the honored guests at the annual Veterans Day program, held at Amelia Academy on Nov. 11. Under the direction of Bill Childress, a member of the faculty and a veteran, students in the Upper School presented a tribute to the veterans and their guests. Read more

photoVolleyball Team Wins First Round in States

2015, Nov 16 – The Amelia Academy varsity volleyball team hosted North Cross in the first rounds of the VISAA State Tournament. The fifth ranked Patriots defeated North Cross 3 games to 1. Read more

photoIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

2015, Nov 16 – Join us for Amelia Academy’s Annual Christmas Prgoram on Thursday, December 10, at 7 pm in the Amelia Academy gymnasium.

photoAA Lady Patriots Win VCC Title

2015, Nov 9 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots continued their historic volleyball season by capturing their first-ever Virginia Colonial Conference (VCC) Tournament championship on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Lady Patriots, the VCC regular season champions, defeated Kenston ... Read more

photoAA Lower School Students Visit Lloyd Family Farm

2015, Nov 9 – The Amelia Academy lower school students travelled to visit the Lloyd Family Farm. Students were able to pet animals, pick pumpkins from the field, and have a picnic lunch before returning to school... Read more

photoAA Second Graders Participate in Adopt a Grandparent Program

2015, Nov 9 – Students in Mrs. Julie Harvie’s second grade class at Amelia Academy recently visited the Amelia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to participate in the Adopt a Grandparent ... Read more

photoAA Students Inducted Into the NHS/NJHS

2015, Nov 2 – On Thursday, October 29, sixteen Amelia Academy students were inducted into the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character...
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photoAA Halls Filled with Pirates, Princesses and More

2015, Nov 2 – On Friday, October 30, the halls of Amelia Academy were filled with pirates, ninjas, princesses, super heroes and policemen as students in preschool through the second grade dressed ... Read more

photoAA Lady Patriots Make History

2015, Nov 2 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots volleyball team made history on Thursday night by clinching their first-ever VCC regular season title by defeating Tidewater Academy. With the win at TA, the Lady Patriots finished 9-1 in conference play earning the school’s first varsity ... Read more

photoAA Cross Country Wins First VCC Title

2015, Nov 2 – The Amelia Academy Boys Cross Country team made school history on Thursday, Oct. 29, by winning its first-ever VCC championship at Blessed Sacrament. The team capped off a season of dominance by placing four runners in the top ten at the finals... Read more

photoAA Lady Patriots Play Final Home Game of Season and Recognize Senior Athletes

2015, Nov 2 – Amelia Academy recognized four varsity volleyball players and their families during their last home volleyball game of the regular season played on Tuesday, October 27. Read more

photoTaco Dinner Sale on Nov. 2

Attention Parents and Teachers: Don’t Cook on Parent-Teacher Conference Day!

On Nov. 2 (Mon.), the ninth-grade class is offering a Taco Dinner for sale as a fund raiser. The meal ($5) includes: 2 tacos (soft or hard shell), rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and a dessert.  Drinks will also be available for sale separately.  The meals will be available for pick-up in the library between 5 and 6:15 pm. Please contact 9th grade homeroom teacher Mrs. Butler ( or place your order with a ninth-grade student. You may also call the office at 561-2270.

photoAmelia Academy Students Learn On-site

2015, Oct 26 – On Friday, October 16, four students from Mrs. Womack’s Economics class toured the RockTenn drywall paper factory in downtown Lynchburg and attended a lecture at Lynchburg College. Students connected the tour to their Economics class as they ... Read more

photoGrandparents Day – Monday, November 16

2015, Oct 22 – The Amelia Academy League of Parents and Teachers (LPT) would like to invite the Academy students and their grandparents (and other guests) to a luncheon on Monday, November 16 ... Read more

photoCross Country Places 1st at SA

2015, Oct 23 – The AA Cross Country team placed first at Southampton Academy on Thursday, October 22, with 13 points. Grady O. was first place overall with a time of 17:29, Jeffrey S. placed fourth (18:54) and Kameron H. placed eighth (20:00). Rounding out the top five for AA were Khalil W. (9th) and Jacob T. (10th).

photoAuthor Sarah Norkus Visits AA

2015, Oct 19 – On Thursday, October 15, author Ms. Sarah Norkus visited the students of Amelia Academy to present a discussion on the life of a child in 18th century America. Ms. Norkus is the author of several books including “The Secret Life of Sarah ... Read more

photoAA Enrichment Program Begins

2015, Oct 19 – The Amelia Academy after school enrichment program had their first meeting Thursday afternoon in sponsor, Mr. Walter Duncan’s third grade classroom. Read more

photoVolleyball 3-Game Sweep v Banner

2015, Oct 19 – Amelia Academy hosted a three-game sweep against Banner Christian on Thursday, October 15. The Lady Patriots Middle School team won 2-0, JV won 2-1 and Varsity rounded it out with a 3-0 win. Way to go Lady Patriots! Read more

photoTeen Read Week: October 18-24

2015, Oct 18 – A few of the activities going on this week for grades 6-12 in the Library are ...

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photoCongratulations Grady!

Another 1st Place in Cross Country

Grady O. placed first on Thursday, October 15, in the Cross Country meet at Brunswick with a time of 18:14. Wow!

photoFireman Dave Visits AA

2015, Oct 12 – Amelia Academy lower school students had a morning full of learning all about fire trucks, firemen, and fire safety on Wednesday, October 7.
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photoAA Volleyball Hosts BSH

2015, Oct 12 – The Amelia Academy junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams hosted Blessed Sacrament Huguenot on Thursday, October 8.
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photoAmelia Academy Responds to Individual Student Needs and Goals

2015, Oct – Students are developing their own interests at Amelia Academy. With small class sizes, teachers can develop academically rigorous curricula with consideration of their students’ interests. Learn more

photoFall Bonfire and Movie Night

2015, Oct 6 – The AA LPT is proud to present a Fall Bonfire and Movie Night on Saturday, October 17, featuring Hotel Transylvania. Weenie roast and s’mores from 5:30 to 7 pm with the movie beginning at 7:05 pm in the parking lot behind the gym. See more

photoAA Volleyball Hosts RCS

2015, Oct 5 – On Thursday, October 2, the Amelia Academy middle school and jv volleyball teams faced Richmond Christian in a home match ...
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photoIt's Time to Apply for College!

2015, Oct – It is that time of year when high school seniors begin applying for college admission. Many colleges in Virginia have open houses for seniors. This is a great opportunity to see all that colleges have to offer. Also, keep in mind that the admissions offices track the ... Learn more

photoAmelia Academy Sells Florida Fruit

2015, Oct 5 – The Amelia Academy senior class and yearbook staff are again selling fresh fruit from Florida. The fruit comes in 4/5 bushel cartons and is scheduled for delivery the second week in December.
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photoVirginia Diner Peanut Fundraiser Underway

September 22 thru October 20

2015, Sep – The LPT will be awarding 1st place highest sales $100 visa or gas card, 2nd place highest sales $75 visa or ... Read more

photoTime for a Night Out!

Annual Coffee Cabaret Scheduled for October 24

2015, Sep – Amelia Academy will hold the annual Coffee Cabaret on Saturday, October 24, at 7 p.m. in the Academy's gymnasium. This year's SNL theme guarantees a night of talent and ... Read more » 

photoAA Volleyball Hosts KFS

2015, Sep 28 – On Thursday, September 24, the Amelia Academy volleyball teams hosted Kenston Forest School.


photoAA Volleyball Hosts BA

2015, Sep 21 – Amelia Academy hosts Brunswick Academy for a three-game night of volleyball on Thursday, September 16.


photoCross Country Team Places First on Sept. 17

2015, Sep 18 – Congratulations to our boys cross country team on their first place team finish on Thursday, September 17! Grady O. finished first place overall with a time of 20:49. Kameron H. finished fourth overall with a time of 22:30 and Jeffrey S. rounded out the top five with a time of 22:48! Congratulations to everyone for a job well done!

photoWinning Night of Volleyball

2015, Sep 14 – Congratulations JV and Varsity Lady Patriots volleyball teams for a winning night against Christchurch on Tuesday, September 8!

photoFamily Movie Night

Friday, September 25, 2015

2015, Sep – The Amelia Academy League of Parents and Teachers invites you to Family Movie Night on September 25, 2015. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be sold ... Read more » 

photoAA Remembers 9/11

2015, Sep 14 – The Amelia community gathered at Amelia Academy on Friday morning, Sept. 11, to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Guest ...

photoCongratulations Varsity Lady Patriots!

Congratulations Lady Patriots for an amazing 3-2 win against St. Gertrude High School in volleyball on Tuesday, September 1!
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photoAA Back in Action for the 2015-16 School Year

Amelia Academy held Book Day on Friday, August 21, and started back to school on Monday, August 24. Watch out 2015-16, here we come!

photoNew Teachers Join AA Faculty

As new students continued to enroll last week, four new teachers joined the faculty in preparing for the first day of school. In meetings on their work days, the teachers were affirmed and encouraged by head of school, Rodney Taylor. “This will be ... Read More » 

photoGear Up for Fall Sports!

Check out the fall line-up and schedules.

2015, Aug – Amelia Academy fall sports line-up will include cross country and volleyball ... Read More » 

photoAA: Close-Knit Family Atmosphere

Small classes create wonderful opportunities for friendship and mutual support

2015, Aug – Amelia Academy nurtures the development of supportive relationships among the students and ... Read More » 

photoIt’s That Time of Year!

Amelia Academy welcomes a new school year.

2015, Aug – It is that time of the year again! The administration, faculty, and staff of Amelia Academy want to welcome (with excitement and high expectations) our returning students and new students ... Read More » 

photoOnline With Gradelink

AA Implements Online Student Information System

This year, the Academy is online with Gradelink, an award-winning student information system. Read More » 

photoIn Memoriam

2015, Aug 16 – The Academy family is deeply saddened at the passing of Linda Duncan, our teacher, guidance counselor, and friend for so many years. Her tenure at the Academy began in 1973, and she served as guidance counselor beginning in 1991. Mrs. Duncan ... Read More » 

photoBack-to-School Shopping

Supplies & Tax-free Shopping Info

School is almost here! Remember, the Virginia school supplies and clothing sales tax holiday is August 7-9. Purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear are exempt ... Read more »

photoVolleyball Teams Join Forces at Camp

2015, Aug 3 – Members of the girls’ volleyball teams of Amelia Academy and Amelia County High School played together at Liberty University’s volleyball camp. They achieved a best-ever performance this year with the junior varsity only losing in the championship and the varsity team making ... Read more »