Education Foundation

The Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce believes the Greater Altavista Area has the greatest schools, teachers, and students in the state!

To celebrate and honor these individuals, the Chamber created the Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

Annually, the Foundation supports education in the following ways:
  • Honoring Teachers of the Year from our area schools. These teachers are chosen by their peers for going above and beyond their duties and instilling the desire to learn into their students.

  • Offering the Innovation in Education Award. This award is a grant that must be applied for by the teacher(s) and approved by the school administration. The purpose of the award is to encourage teachers to go beyond the school's financial restraints and implement innovative learning through new programs and educational tools.

Eligible schools include:

  • Altavista Combined School

  • Altavista Elementary School

  • Faith Christian Academy

  • John L. Hurt, Jr. Elementary School