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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.

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2016-17 Smyth Award Winners Announced
The 2016-17 Smyth Award Winners were announced during Convocation on August 4, 2017.  Winners were:  Kelly Tayman, Caroline Parr, T J Lilley, Elizabeth Knight, Cindy Kirchner, Nathan Davis, Paul Connell, Shelli Beeler, Sharon Aldridge and Sandra Wells (not pictured).  Congratulations to all!

Please welcome our new teachers
Front Row:  Grace Denny – TRES; Daphney Denton - TRES; Leah Mullins - English NCHS; Susan Bateman – Math NMS; Julia Wingfield – Computer Lab NCHS; Kayla East – TRES; Taylor Duff – Sp.Ed. TRES; Leah Haes – Sp. Ed. RRES.

Back Row:  Brian Wilson – GED NCHS; Eric Hathaway – RRES; Christopher Robbins – Sp. Ed. TRES; Pamela Joseph – Cosmetology NCHS; Lauren Hudson – Guidance NCHS; Pat Ehsani – Science NCHS; Erin Kist – Speech NCHS; Liz Powell – Spanish NCHS; Grace Mattox – Photo/Year Book NCHS.

Not pictured:  Allison Norris - Sp.Ed. TRES; Wendy Lane - Sp.Ed. RRES

UVA Apprenticeship Program Inductees
Two Nelson County students were recently inducted into the UVA Apprenticeship Program.  There were 550 applicants for the 15 positions.
Pictured:  Paul Connell, Building Traces Teacher; Jake Tolbert, Matt Wood and Sandra McKenzie, Director of Federal Programs, CTE and Adult Education.