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School Counseling Department

3 months 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 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



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 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., 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

College Fair - Fall

10th grade Career Day--Fall

Junior college planning -- Spring

Career Fair - Spring

Academic Awards Ceremony-May

Senior Scholarship Ceremony-May



2019-2020 School Counseling Calendar

3 months ago

AUGUST

SAT Testing - August 24th

SEPTEMBER 

ACT Testing - September 14th

Interims Distributed September 11th

OCTOBER

SAT Testing - October 5th

Tech Tour - October 8th

PSAT Testing - October 16th

ASVAB Testing - October 23rd

Report Cards Distributed October 18th

ACT Testing - October 26th

NOVEMBER

SAT Testing - November 2nd

College Fair - November 8th

Virginia College Application Week November 11th-15th

Interims Distributed November 13th

Thanksgiving Break November 27th-29th

DECEMBER

SAT Testing - December 7th

ACT Testing - December 14th

Winter Break Begins December 23rd

JANUARY

First Day Following Winter Break January 8th

FEBRUARY

ACT Testing - February 8th

FAFSA Filing Event for Seniors & Parents - February 12th

MARCH

SAT Testing - March 14th

APRIL

ACT Testing - April 4th

MAY

Virginia Decision Day - May 1st

SAT Testing - May 2nd

Graduation - May 22nd @ 7:30 pm

JUNE

SAT Testing - June 6th

ACT Testing - June 13th

JULY

ACT Testing - July 18th


                                      

Grasp
Grasp
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 http://www.grasp4virginia.com-the 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
jfrancis@nelson.k12.va.us
Office hours: Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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.