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Counseling Department

about 1 year ago

Welcome to the NCHS School Counseling Department
Phone - 434-260-7646
Fax - 434 263-4688

The School Counseling Department at Nelson County High School is available to assist students, and their parents, throughout their high school career. Students are assigned to counselors alphabetically according to last name. 

We hope you will find useful information pertaining to college, scholarships, college visits, military opportunities, testing, and much more. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

We hope all our students have an enjoyable and successful school year!

Services provided

Individual Counseling

Small Group Counseling

Classroom Lessons

Consultation with teachers and parents

Meetings (I.E.P., Child Study)

Testing / Test Preparation

Crisis intervention

College advising & recommendations

Evaluating transcripts and SOLs

Program planning, schedule adjustments

New student registration

Communication with parents

Special programs coordinated through our office:Upward Bound

Project Discovery

Blue Ridge Virtual Governors School

PVCC Associates Degree/Certificate

Annual Scheduled Programs

Senior class presentations-Fall

Individual Senior Meetings-Fall

Senior college/career presentation -- Fall

Sophomore and Junior PSAT preparation -- Fall

Senior recommendation letters -- Fall/Winter

Super Saturday-January

Class Registration -- Winter/Spring

Freshman orientation-Spring

10th grade Career Day--Fall

Junior college planning -- Spring

Academic Awards Ceremony-May

Senior Scholarship Ceremony-May

2018-2019 School Counseling Calendar

11 days ago


SAT Testing - October 6th

Tech Tour - October 9th

PSAT Testing - October 10th

ASVAB Testing - October 17th

Report Cards Distributed October 19th

ACT Testing - October 27th


SAT Testing - November 3rd

College Fair - November 8th

Virginia College Application Week November 12th-16th

Interims Distributed November 14th

Thanksgiving Break November 21st-23rd


SAT Testing - December 1st

ACT Testing - December 8th

Winter Break Begins December 20th


First Day Following Winter Break January 3rd


ACT Testing - February 9th

FAFSA Filing Event for Seniors & Parents - February 12th


SAT Testing - March 9th


ACT Testing - April 13th


Virginia Decision Day - May 1st

SAT Testing - May 4th

Graduation - May 24th @ 7:30 pm


SAT Testing - June 1st

ACT Testing - June 8th


ACT Testing - July 13th


SAT Testing - August 24th


ACT Testing - September 7th

Interims Distributed September 11th


GRASP is a non-profit organization specializing in helping students and their families, regardless of financial resources, to develop an educational plan for after high school. GRASP's professional financial aid counselors work in high schools and private settings, without charge to students and families, to assist in overcoming financial and motivational challenges to the goal of higher education.
GRASP services are free to students and parents at all GRASP schools. For more information please visit official GRASP website, including links to other important sites as well as lists of scholarship.

GRASP Adviser/Financial Aid Counselor
Jane Francis
(434) 260-7646 Ext. 2014
Office hours: Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

New Student Enrollment-Transfer Procedure

7 months ago

Parents may pick up the registration packet in the School Counseling Office between the hours of 8 AM-3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. In order to register your student, the following documents must be provided: 

1.  Original birth certificate of student enrolling

2.  Immunization record

3.  Two proofs of residency:  a deed, mortgage, mortgage statement or a rental/lease agreement AND a utility bill, current automobile, health or homeowners policy card or bill within 30 days

4.  Transcript from previous school

5.  Custody/court papers if applicable

6.  IEP/504 (if applicable)

Once we have a completed registration packet, parent and student will meet with a counselor during a scheduled appointment time to complete the enrollment process.  Please call the counseling office at (434) 263-8317, ext. 2 to schedule an appointment. 

Welcome to Nelson and we look forward to working with you.