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School Counseling Department

3 months ago

Welcome to the NCHS School Counseling Department
Phone - 434-263-8317 x 2
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 the 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., 504, 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  /  FAFSA Workshop Winter/Spring  /  Class Registration - Winter/Spring  /  Freshman orientation-Spring  /  10th grade Career Day-Fall  /  Junior college planning - Spring  /  Academic Awards Ceremony-May  /  Senior Scholarship Ceremony-May

2019-2020 School Counseling Calendar

3 months ago


First Day of School - August 7th

SAT Testing - August 24th


Interims Distributed September 11th

College Fair - September 12th

ACT Testing - September 14th


1st - FAFSA Event - October 3rd (3:30-7 pm)

SAT Testing - October 5th

Tech Tour - October 8th

PSAT Testing - October 16th

Report Cards Distributed October 18th

Writing SOL - October 23rd & 24th

Parent-Teacher Conferences - October 24th (1-7 pm)

2nd - FAFSA Event - October 24th (2-7 pm)

Virginia Tech Representative Visit - October 25th (10:00 am)

ACT Testing - October 26th

Longwood Onsite Admissions Decision - October 30th (9:30 am)


Mary Baldwin's University Representative Visit - (10:00 am)

SAT Testing - November 2nd

ASVAB Testing - November 6th

Virginia College Application Week November 11th-15th

Randolph College Field Trip - November 13th 

Interims Distributed November 13th

Radford University Onsite Admissions Decision - November 18th (1:30 pm)

Thanksgiving Break November 27th-29th


SAT Testing - December 7th

SOL Testing 9th-13th

ACT Testing - December 14th

Winter Break Begins December 23rd


First Day Following Winter Break January 8th


ACT Testing - February 8th

FAFSA Filing Event for Seniors & Parents - February 12th


SAT Testing - March 14th


ACT Testing - April 4th


Virginia Decision Day - May 1st

SAT Testing - May 2nd

Graduation - May 22nd @ 7:30 pm


SAT Testing - June 6th

ACT Testing - June 13th


ACT Testing - July 18th


New Student Enrollment-Transfer Procedure

about 1 year 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.