- School Board
Amelia Pride Center
Pamela Smith-Johnson, Coordinator
Phone: (434) 515-5140
Mobile: (434) 401-5932
Fax: (434) 522-2308
What is the Amelia Pride Center?
The Amelia Pride Center is an alternative education environment which offers instructional programs for high school students to continue their education when they no longer have access to the traditional high school programs. The regional program serves high school students from area school divisions: Lynchburg City, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Nelson Counties.
How are students placed at the Amelia Pride Center?
High school students may be placed by a division’s superintendent or a high school principal. Referrals are reviewed by the director of student services and a placement team weekly.
What is the curriculum at the Amelia Pride Center?
The curriculum is based in-part on textbooks, correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning and aligned with Lynchburg City Schools’ pacing guides. Instructional services include, but are not limited to direct and guided classroom instruction, on-line web-based instruction, and instructional packets. Incoming students are assigned coursework that will foster a smooth transition back to the base high school, typically at the end of a semester minimal to no interruption of study.
The Amelia Pride Center also offers an Individual Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program which prepares students 16-18 years of age to take the tests of General Educational Development (GED).
Students attend Monday – Friday. Three sessions are available and offer an opportunity to enroll in as many as six high courses. Student ID badges are provided.
- 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
- noon – 2:30 p.m.
Hours of Operation
Students should arrive at 8:30 a.m. Students who attend only the afternoon session should arrive at 11:30 a.m.
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The School Nutrition Program provides breakfast and/or lunch for any student who desires it.
All individuals are screened by a police officer using a metal detecting wand upon entering the building.
Transition for Return to Home/Base School
Student progress (grades, behavior, and attendance) is reviewed by the superintendent and considered prior to transitioning a student back to the base school. This contractual review is typically conducted at the close of each semester.
Transportation is provided by the Lynchburg City Schools Transportation Department for Lynchburg City Schools’ students.
Coordinator: Pamela Smith-Johnson
Counselor/Transition Specialist: Carl Conner
English: Juliann Edwards
History & Social Studies: Lewis Davis
Special Education: Donna Bennett
Specialist: Nancy Joyner
Math: Kristen Fast
Secretary: Marjorie Paris
Secretary: Debbie Baroch
Custodian: Gladys Roach