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Nelson County Public Schools

Welcome to Nelson County Public Schools
 
          Nelson County Public Schools believe that children are our future and that learning is a lifelong adventure. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and a creative environment for learning. In partnership with families and community, we are committed to providing quality instruction that fosters student success, respect and diversity. We strive to enable students to become skilled, responsible and contributing members of our global society.

        Nelson County Public Schools are committed to maintaining a high standard of quality for the individual student. The curriculum at all levels is aimed primarily at the expansion and development of each student's intellectual, physical, social and emotional capabilities. Using the Virginia Standards of Learning as the minimum competencies expected of our students, teachers and administrators work with parents and the community to ensure that the needs of each child are met.

        Nelson County High School offers students from grades 9 to 12 a full range of educational opportunities. Nelson Middle School offers  "true middle school" programs with grades 6 to 8. Lastly, Tye River Elementary  and Rockfish River Elementary offer outstanding elementary school programs for students in grades Pre-K through grade 5.

More News

  • McGarry leaves legacy at NCHS Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIf you ever visit the home of Scott McGarry and his family, be prepared to chew the fat about softball. It’s a main topic ...
    Posted by Kathy Hughes
  • Governor's school students embark on journey to China Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAcross the world and back in nine days. That’s the plan for Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School students and chaperones as they travel ...
    Posted by Kathy Hughes
  • State Recognition from the 90th Annual State FFA convention Nelson County High School students and staff were recognized at all five sessions of the convention for the School Year 2015-2016. Over 1,530 FFA members, advisors and guests ...
    Posted by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs finish tied for eighth at states Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson track team took the journey to Radford University last Saturday to compete in the Group 2A state championships, and coach Kevin Walker’s ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 2:05 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson schools to increase lunch prices by 15 cents Courtesy of Nelson County TimesSchool lunch prices for Nelson County schools will increase by 15 cents in the upcoming school year, following a vote at last week’s school ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 2:01 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps For the second year, rising Junior at Nelson County High School, Malik Gentry will be a crew member for the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (VSPCC). Students compete with ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 6:05 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Clarke County ends Nelson's state tourney hopes Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs soccer team's quest for a state championship came to an end as Clarke County slipped past the Nelson squad 3-2 ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 12:30 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Bus transformed into reading 'stimulus' for Tye River students Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAs they walked into the cafeteria, students at Tye River Elementary School heard from a pirate who had to walk the plank, escaped a crocodile ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 8:33 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Teacher praises supervisors for work on budget Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County Board of Supervisors heard from a single resident on the proposed county budget at a public hearing last Thursday.As it currently ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 8:30 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs softball season ends on 9-2 loss Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs softball season came to an end last week after a 9-2 loss to Stuarts Draft in the opening round of the ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:42 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Registration for youth football, cheerleading set for June 4 Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County youth football and cheerleading program will be registering children interested in participating in the upcoming school year beginning June 4.The league ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:18 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • New track coach pleased with results Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson track team had a pair of meets last week with the first at home and the second at Cave Spring High in Roanoke ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:03 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs end regular season perfect at 13-0 Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFriday the 13th is one of those days that folks supposedly fear. But that notion was tossed out the window by the Nelson County girls ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:04 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs softball stumbles in pair of district games Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs softball squad has recently dropped a pair of Dogwood District games.The latest came Monday at Dan River. The Lady Wildcats escaped ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:32 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs climb to 12-0 on Senior Night Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs soccer team recorded its 12th win of the season and remained undefeated by whipping Dan River 11-0 on Senior Night.Nelson ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 12:33 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs remain unbeaten Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Appomattox girls soccer team came to Nelson County last Friday night and the Lady Raiders found out early two things you cannot do to ...
    Posted May 5, 2016, 8:41 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Two NCHS seniors receive Electric co-op scholarships Courtesy of Nelson County TimesTwo Nelson County High School seniors, Jesse Craig and Samantha de Sibour, each earned a $1,000 college scholarship awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 8:57 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Freshman scores winning goal in comeback win against Altavista Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe only reason Wesley Boor was not playing on the Nelson Govs varsity soccer team last season is because eighth-graders can’t play varsity ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:05 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson County announces Hicks as new football coach, Walker as incoming AD Courtesy of Nelson County Times  See the NBC29 report hereLOVINGSTON — Nelson County High sophomore Devante Rose sat in a huddle with about 25 of his teammates Friday afternoon and ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 7:13 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Governors baseball honors local great with a big win Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs baseball team had a busy week, playing three games in five days with two of those including victories over William Campbell and Gretna ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 6:57 AM by Kathy Hughes
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In the News

  • Dr Comer Honored by VA FFA Association June 23, 2016Blacksburg, Campus at VA Tech - This evening on the Campus of VA Tech during the fourth general session of the 90th Virginia State FFA convention nearly ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2016, 6:07 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • ‘Unforgettable experience’: Lady Govs’ soccer squad looks back on historic season Courtesy of Nelson County TiimesNow that the tears have dried and the sting from the season-ending 3-2 loss to Clarke County on May 30 has eased, several ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 1:57 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs finish tied for eighth at states Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson track team took the journey to Radford University last Saturday to compete in the Group 2A state championships, and coach Kevin Walker’s ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2016, 11:12 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs earn second straight conference title Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIn a very physical game that was deadlocked at 0-0, Lady Govs’ Alyssa Harris placed a perfect kick late in the second half that ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 12:31 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Churchman leads Governors on impressive run Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAt seven months pregnant, Nelson County girls soccer coach Jenna Churchman is counting down the days until she welcomes her first child. But to 20 ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 8:24 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Shannon Irvin elected president of Virginia Association of School Business Officials Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Administration Shannon Irvin was elected president of the Virginia Association of School Business Officials during its spring conference ...
    Posted May 27, 2016, 7:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Class of '16 takes Nelson County to 'new heights' Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith fireworks booming against the backdrop of the mountains, the emotions of 154 graduates of Nelson County High School also were exploding Friday as they ...
    Posted May 27, 2016, 7:30 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson County High's Madison Gumm recipient of Alexis Murphy Scholarship Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFacing the daunting task of paying for college and all its associated costs — tuition, room and board, textbooks, supplies, dorm essentials and more — Nelson County ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:48 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs remain unbeaten Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe undefeated Lady Govs soccer team posted win No. 14 last week against Buffalo Gap, 3-0, in the opening round of the Conference 36 ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:31 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs compete at Conference 36 track and field finals Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County track team traveled to East Rockingham High School to compete in the Conference 36 Championships on May 18.“After a long day ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:23 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Hornets finally break as Nelson girls stay unbeaten Courtesy of Nelson County TimesLOVINGSTON — With about three quarters of the game gone and no goals on the scoreboard, senior Alley Wulin pulled up for a shot from about ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:13 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Murphy ball: tournament honors memory of missing teen Courtesy of Nelson County TimesA basketball tournament was held recently in the Nelson County High gym to raise money for the Alexis Murphy Scholarship.Tournament director Ramonia Vest said ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:09 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson senior FFA team takes top honors Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNCHS senior FFA team takes top honors (w/photo)The Nelson County High School senior Future Farmers of America central area forestry team recently garnered ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 11:48 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS inducts new National Honor Society members Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThirty students became the newest members of the Nelson County High School chapter of the National Honor Society during a ceremony Friday. The new members ...
    Posted May 24, 2016, 7:05 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs cruise to 7-1 win over Dan River Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs soccer team dominated Dan River and cruised to a 7-1 victory.Blake Wheaton scored two goals, while teammates Aaron Floyd, Wesley Boor ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 12:51 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Teacher gets learning experience of his own with international journey Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAs a teacher with more than a decade of experience, Nelson County High School’s Nelson Gonzalez is used to providing learning opportunities for his ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 12:36 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • ABC-13 Team of the Week: Nelson County Girls Soccer NELSON CO, Va. (WSET) - Our ABC-13 Team of the Week is the Nelson County Girls Soccer team!The Lady Governors are off to one of their best starts in ...
    Posted May 10, 2016, 10:03 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCPS Show Choir Wins First Place In Williamsburg The Nelson County Show Choir competed in Williamsburg this past Saturday.  The group won first place and earned a superior rating.  The show choir also scored the highest vocal score ...
    Posted May 9, 2016, 11:42 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle students learn the art of the selfie Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIn a world increasingly focused on self-image and filled with “selfies,” eighth-graders at Nelson Middle School are learning selfies can be found in ...
    Posted May 5, 2016, 8:48 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs pick up first team victory Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson tennis team recorded its first win of the season last week with a 5-2 home victory against William Campbell to bring the ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 10:13 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs softball shows rapid improvement Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs softball team gave undefeated Chatham all they could handle, but the Lady Cavaliers escaped with a 3-2 extra-innings win last ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 9:01 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Rockfish River students get hands-on learning experience Courtesy of Nelson County TimesRockfish River Elementary School students are taking a hands-on learning approach with a new, project-based learning initiative.According to Rockfish River principal Kim ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2016, 7:57 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Three area schools recognized by U.S. News and World Report Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAltavista Combined School and William Campbell and Nelson County high schools and have been included in U.S. News and World Report’s annual list ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2016, 8:30 AM by Kathy Hughes
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Upcoming Events

  • Nelson youth football camp set for June 30 The Nelson County Govs football team is hosting a youth football camp on Thursday, June 30, on the high school field.Rising third-graders through eighth-graders are eligible with ...
    Posted by Kathy Hughes
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The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school juniors and sophomores to apply to the High School Visitation program on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  

The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA's engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities.  The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2016 Application.  For more information and to apply:  https://form.jotform.com/60247190087960