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School Counseling Department

9 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

2020-2021 School Counseling Calendar

21 days ago


First Day of School - August 11th

SAT Testing - August 29th 


College Fair - September 10th

ACT Testing - September 12th

SAT Testing - September 26th 

ASVAB Testing - September 30th


SAT Testing - October 3rd

End of the 1st Nine-weeks - October 9th

PSAT Testing - October 14th

Report Cards Distributed - October 16th

Parent-Teacher Conferences - October 22nd (3-7 pm)

ACT Testing - October 24th

1st - FAFSA Event - TBD  (3:30-7 pm)

Tech Tour - TBD

Writing SOL - TBD

2nd - FAFSA Event - TBD

Virginia Tech Representative Visit - TBD

Longwood Onsite Admissions Decision - TBD


SAT Testing - November 7th

Thanksgiving Break November 25th-27th

Mary Baldwin's University Representative Visit - TBD

Virginia College Application Week November - TBD

Randolph College Field Trip - TBD

Radford University Onsite Admissions Decision - TBD


SAT Testing - December 5th

ACT Testing - December 12th

End of the 2nd Nine-weeks - December 18th

Winter Break Begins December 21st

SOL Testing - TBD


First Day Following Winter Break - January 6th

Report Cards Distributed - January 18th


ACT Testing - February 6th

FAFSA Filing Event for Seniors & Parents - TBD


SAT Testing - March 13th

End of the 3rd Nine-weeks - March 17th

Report Cards Distributed - March 24th

Parent-Teacher Conferences - March 30th (3-7 pm)


Spring Break - April 5th-9th

ACT Testing - April 17th


AP Testing - May 3rd - May 14th

SAT Testing - May 8th

Last Day of School - May 26th

"Pending" - Graduation - May 28th @ 7:00 pm


SAT Testing - June 5th

Summer Learning - June 7th-24th (Monday-Thursday of each week)

ACT Testing - June 12th


ACT Testing - July 17th

Have a great summer!


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.