Located in East Alabama, the school district is located halfway between Montgomery and Atlanta, a short distance from the Georgia state line. This creates a unique problem in that the school system is located in dual time zones (Central and Eastern). We are home to approximately 3,600 students and a workforce of around 500 full-time and part-time employees in 10 schools, a career technical center and the Board of Education central office.
Sixty-six percent of our certified personnel hold a master’s or higher academic degree and our teachers meet Alabama’s highly qualified standard for requirements of “No Child Left Behind”. Our career tech programs are certified to current business and industry standards and are among the best in the state.
Students have access to a wide range of academic and extracurricular choices. This year, Chambers County has begun to offer an expanded virtual option for high school students. Students participating in virtual programs are allowed to participate in all extracurricular activities. Below is a sample list of available programs and activities for students throughout the system.
Advance Placement courses
Athletics including football, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls track, baseball, softball, soccer, golf, volleyball, and bowling
Career Technical programs including precision machining, automotive services, teacher education, cosmetology, engineering, health science, finance, and information technology
Dual Enrollment with local community colleges
Extracurricular Clubs and Activities including Marching Band, Concert Band, Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club, Science Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Drama, and many other choices
JROTC (in partnership with Lanett City Schools)
Virtual Education for high school students (includes all core courses and a wide variety of electives. This program leads to an Alabama High School Diploma)
Lanett City Schools
The school district was established 120 years ago by the West Point Manufacturing Company. Schools are accredited by AdvancED and provide innovative education in a small town environment. Whether it is JROTC, Advance Placement courses, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, visual arts, drama or music, Lanett schools proudly offer enrichment opportunities for all students. State championship athletics, an award winning band and a military Honor Unit of Distinction set Lanett schools apart from area program offerings. With just under 1,000 students district-wide, Lanett students enjoy small classes found in private or church schools. A high expectation for academics and behavior is noted through the district’s recognition as a Bronze Award recipient by U.S. News and World Report and by the implementation of school uniforms. Please call (334) 644-5900 or visit one of the schools in the Lanett City School District to see one of the best kept secrets in the state.
ACTS Academy was founded in 1989 to give parents the opportunity to place their children in a school with strong educational credentials within a Christian environment. They strive to train young people to be productive citizens and to carry with them the morals needed for an ever changing world.
Offering grades K-12, they use A Beka Book curriculum throughout the school. Classes are kept small so teachers can help students who need help while leading the class to excel in their subjects. Their mission to present Christ through education is evident as they strive to ensure each graduating class is better prepared and are always set higher goals.
For more information, please call 334-756-0674.
Chambers Academy in LaFayette serves pre-school through 12th grade as a private school. The school is SACS-accredited and the instructional staff meets Alabama Independent School Association certification requirements. The Academy goals are academic excellence and the social growth and development of its students. The school offers diverse athletic, music, art and extracurricular programs that strengthen academic programs and provide every student with the opportunity to be involved in a school activity outside the classroom.
Springwood, the independent, college preparatory school located in Lanett, offers excellent academic, fine arts, and athletic programs for K4 through 12th grade students. Springwood School, founded in 1970, is accredited by SAIS, SACS, and AdvancED and holds memberships in AISA and GISA. The school's programs are open to qualified students of all races, creeds, and ethnic origins. As a college preparatory school, Springwood is dedicated to providing quality education in a nurturing environment, focusing on mind, body, and spirit.
Temple Christian School
Welcome to Temple Christian School. Temple Christian School is a ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church and has been serving the Valley are with fine Christian education since 1974. Temple Christian School was founded to give Christian parents an alternative to government-sponsored education. Temple Christian School is open to all Christian families and many churches are represented in our student body. Our classes use both the ACE and ABEKA curriculum. We hope that we can be of benefit to you and your children. For more information about Temple Christian School, please call 334-756-4432.
Higher Education Opportunities
Point University, a four-year liberal arts institution, is a premier college for students seeking a Christian learning community that is academically challenging, spiritually vibrant and globally engaged. The name reflects the focus on faith as the point of life and the preparation of students to become points of influence in culture and the market place.
Point’s main campus is in West Point, GA, with student housing and athletic playing fields in Valley, AL. With college-related events that may be enjoyed by the entire community, Point provides a significant cultural presence in the Greater Valley Area.
Southern Union State Community College
Southern Union State Community College offers associate degrees in a wide range of study. Southern Union’s Technical and Workforce Division – known as one of the finest technical/occupational training programs in Alabama – offers a number of programs that prepare students for immediate employment, train existing employees for continued employment and promote local economic development. The division offers Tech-Prep, Duel Enrollment and Early College Enrollment. Students can obtain an associates degree or, in a shorter course of study, an occupational certificate. A special apprentice program that combines job and education opportunities was opened in 2012.
In 2011, the Valley campus opened a new Technology Center with state of the art robots like those in local automotive plants and a wide range of electrical, electronic and pneumatic training stations.
Just 16 miles to the east, LaGrange (GA) college also provides graduate and post-graduate degrees, as does Auburn (AL) University, about 30 minutes to the west.
Operating Hours for H. Grady Bradyshaw (Eastern Time)
Labor Day through Memorial Day
Monday & Tuesday 10 am to 7 pm | Wednesday - Friday 10 am to 6 pm | Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Monday - Friday 10 am to 6 pm | Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Operating Hours for LaFayette Pilot Public Library (CentralTime)
Monday through Friday 12 pm to 5 pm | 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm
Operating Hours for Cobb Memorial Archives (Eastern Time)
Monday - Friday 1 - 6 pm | 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm
Archives research assistance available Monday through Friday 1 pm to 6 pm; 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm; and by appointment.