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Mission and Vision
Our Mission:
We educate students to become skilled, responsible, productive and enlightened citizens who contribute to society.

Our Vision:
Empowering generations through excellence in education.

VTSS School Behavior Expectations:
School Description
Nelson County High School is a four year comprehensive public high school with an enrollment of 640 students in grades 9-12. Instruction is provided by 51 professional staff members. The school is accredited by the Virginia State Board of Education.
School Year
Nelson County High School adopted the concentrated 4x4 block schedule during the 1996-97 school year. Under this semester block schedule, students can earn eight credits per year. They have the opportunity to take four courses each sememster in which the full years course content is presented in one semester.
Community Description
Located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, Nelson County is a rural county with a population over 15,000. There is no incorporated town within the county and Lovingston is the county seat and the largest community. Wintergreen, an exclusvie 10,600 acre four-season recreational resort, is located on the county's western boundary. Although the county is largely a lower-middle income community, students come from diverse social and economic backgrounds.
Nelson County High School Is located at 6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, Va., 22949.

Thomas Nelson Highway is better known as Highway 29.
It is 35 miles south of Charlottesville and 29 miles north of Lynchburg.
Contact Info
Principal: Dr. Chris Sumner
Assistant Principal: Kevin Walker
Assistant Principal: Brandon Garrett
Phone: 434-263-8317
Fax: 434-263-5987


over 2 years ago



The following standards have been established for determining promotion within the high school:

Grade 10

6 standard credits

Grade 11

14 standard credits

Grade 12

19 standard credits

*A student must go through the normal progression of four years of high school before graduation.




The following grading system has been adopted for the high school.  All grades are reported in letter form.



90 -100


80 - 89


70 - 79


60 - 69


Below 60


Honor Rolls

In order to earn honor roll, students must be taking three classes.  There are two honor rolls:  students earning all “A's” and students who do not receive a grade below a “B.”