KEYS Academy - Augusta

AugustaKEYS Academy Augusta is a Private Day School licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to serve Special Education students in grades K through 12. We are located at 81 Quicks Mill Road, Verona VA 24482. Our Phone number is 540-712-2443. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 540-490-4528. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Brandy L. Wright

Contact Director

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe summer break. I want to welcome you to the start of the 2023-2024 school year! We are pleased to welcome new and returning families this school year.

We have completed our move into the new building, and we are all excited. Our new location is 81 Quicks Mills Road. Verona, VA 24482. We had a wonderful back-to-school event on August 7th, 2023 where our families were invited to comes see the new building and meet with teachers and staff.

We have added some great additions to our staff this year. Mrs. Shawna Smith will be our new Administrative Assistant (AA), Mrs. Jessica Heerschap will be our elementary teacher!!

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 9, 2023. This school year, students and staff will be in the building Monday through Friday (5 days a week). Our school day starts at 8:15 a.m. and will end at 2:30 p.m.

As we embark on another school year, we ask that you continue to monitor your child for any cold, flu, Noravirus or Covid symptoms. If your child is displaying any symptoms, including a fever, please do not send them to school and notify us. Please help us keep our school and your families safe.

As we begin the new school year, we re-commit ourselves to the understanding that student learning is our top priority. Thank you in advance for all of the support that you demonstrate for your students and the entire KEYS ACADEMY-Augusta Staff.


Brandy L. Wright

School News

For the 2023-24 school year, students and staff will be in the building for in-person learning Monday through Friday (5 days a week). Virtual learning is still available for students if needed due to quarantine or other health conditions. Our school day starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

KEYS Academy-Augusta follows the Augusta County Public Schools guidance for inclement weather closings. If Augusta County Public schools close for weather related issues, then KEYS Academy-Augusta will also be closed.

Important Dates

  • August 9thFirst day of school
  • August 25thEarly Dismissal (1:00 p.m.)
  • September 4thLabor Day Holiday (no school)
  • September 29thEarly Dismissal (1:00)
  • October 6thEnd of 1st grading period
  • October 9thTeacher workday/PD (no school)
  • October 27thParent/Teacher conference/ Early dismissal 1:00 p.m
  • November 7No school for students (Election Day), PD all staff
  • November 22-24 Thanksgiving break (No school for students or staff)
  • December 18Teacher workday- No school for students
  • December 19 - January 1Winter Break –(No school for students or staff)
  • January 2No school for students, Professional Development Day all staff