2023-2024 School Counseling Calendar

6 days ago


Labor Day - September 4th

Randolph College Rep Visit - September 7th

ACT Exam Date - September 9th

Mary Baldwin College Rep Visit - September 11th

Senior Picture Makeup - September 14th

Project Discover Member Meeting - September 14th

Roanoke College  Rep Visit - September 19th

College Fair - September 21st

UVA Wise Rep Visit - September 22nd

Asynch Day - September 25th

UVA College Rep Visit - September 29th


Underclassmen Picture Retake Day - October 2nd

Randolph College Field Trip - October 2nd

FAFSA Workshop - October 5th

SAT Exam Date - October 7th

PSAT Exam - October 11th

Project Discover Member Meeting - October 12th

FAFSA Workshop - October 12th

End of the 1st grading period - October 13th

Green Day - October 16th

FAFSA Workshop - October 19th

Report Card Issued - October 20th

Bridgewater College Rep Visit - October 23rd

ASVAB Exam - October 25th

FAFSA Workshop - October 26th, 3:30-7pm

Parent Teacher Conference - October 26th, 4:15–7 pm 

ACT Exam Date - October 28th


SAT Exam Date - November 4th

Project Discover Member Meeting - November 9th

Liberty Fieldtrip - November 15th

Thanksgiving Break - November 22nd–24th


SAT Exam Date - December 2nd

ACT Exam Date - December 9th

Project Discover Member Meeting - December 14th

End of the grading period - December 15th

Winter Break - December 18th–29th


First Day Following Winter Break - January 4th

Report Cards Distributed - January 5th

Project Discover Member Meeting - January 11th

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School - January 15th


Project Discover Member Meeting - February 11th

ACT Exam Date - February 10th

President's Day - No School - February 19th

FAFSA Filing Event for Seniors & Parents - (TBD)


SAT Exam Date - March 9th

End of the grading period - March 8th

Asynch Day - March 11th

Project Discover Member Meeting - March 14th

Report Cards Distributed - March 15th

Parent-Teacher Conferences - March 19th, 4:15-7 pm

Career & Job Fair - March 28th

Junior Career & College Night - TBD

SOL Writing Testing - TBD


Spring Break - April 1st-5th

Project Discover Member Meeting - April 11th

ACT Exam Date - April 13th

Transition Night- (TBD)


Senior Decision Day - May 1st

SOL Testing - May 1st - 16th

Day Awards - May 3rd @10 am  

SAT Exam Date - May 4th

Evening Scholarship Ceremony - May 6th @ 6pm

AP Testing - May 6th - May 16th

Project Discover Member Meeting - May 9th

Graduation - May 17th @ 7:00 pm

Last Day of School - May 24th

Have a great summer!


SAT Exam Date - June 1st

ACT Exam Date - June 8th

Summer Learning - June 10th - June 27 (Monday-Thursday of each week)

Juneteenth Division Holiday - June 19th


ACT Exam Date - July 13th


Open House - August 

First Day Of School - 

SAT Exam Date - 


School Counseling Department

23 days ago

NCHS School Counseling Department
Phone - 434-263-8317 x 2
Fax - 434 226-6104

The School Counseling Department at Nelson County High School is available to assist students, and their parents/guardians, 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 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

Counseling Mission and Vision


Nelson County High School Counseling will work with students, families, and colleagues by providing a comprehensive and developmentally age-appropriate school counseling program that is aligned with the Virginia State Standards and ASCA National Model to support the academic, career, and personal/social development experiences that enhance school success, promote lifelong learning, and prepare students to become contributing citizens in society.


Nelson County High School Counseling will advocate for students by implementing programs and interventions directing towards development of social, emotional, career and academic skills needed to be engaged, well-rounded, socially conscious citizens with the confidence and resilience to reach his or her personal and professional goals in the 21st century.