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

  • Nelson County schools in need of support position substitutes Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIn the four public schools in Nelson County, it takes dozens of teachers, aides and principals to keep things running smoothly each day. And despite ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 8:18 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson native's love for basketball takes on new form Courtesy of Nelson CountyNelson County native Ramonia Vest always has been around the game of basketball.She’s been playing the sport since she was a child, or, as ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 8:11 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS accepting nominations for inaugural hall of fame class Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWhile snow from a brief January storm covered roads and canceled school for a few days in Nelson County, it also helped uncover a forgotten ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 8:03 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson boys, girls suffer close losses to Dan River Courtesy of Nelson County TimesMore than a month after a blowout loss at the hands of Dan River, the rematch lass Friday night was a much more competitive affair ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 7:58 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson has good showing at MLK track meet Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County indoor track team competed in a quad meet in Lynchburg on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Heritage High School last week ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 7:51 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • School board dives into proposed budget Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County School Board took a closer look at Superintendent Jeff Comer’s recommended budget for the 2017-18 school year during a work ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 7:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Varsity girls pick up second win of season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAfter three snow days and a hectic week, the Nelson varsity girls basketball team seems to be turning a corner.Last Friday night, the girls ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:32 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Photos: JV track team competes at Lynchburg meet Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County High County junior varsity track team competed at Heritage High School on Jan. 14. Here are some photos from the action, captured ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:28 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Critzer leads Nelson past William Campbell in overtime thriller Courtesy of Nelson County TimesEverything seemed to be going against the Nelson varsity boys basketball team in the second half of last Friday’s game. William Campbell put up ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:22 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS fundraiser benefits student battling cancer Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFor nearly two decades, the Nelson County High School Future Farmers of America group has hosted an annual fundraiser that benefits local organizations and individuals ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:08 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lt. Lady Govs outlast Riverheads, 30-27 Courtesy of Nelson County TimesDespite having only one player come off the bench and facing a team with double the number of players, the Nelson JV girls basketball team ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:41 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Young JV girls players adjusting to new roles Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFive games into the season, the Nelson County JV girls basketball team has endured a couple setbacks, but so far the Lady Governors have proven ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2016, 12:25 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson girls basketball coach hopes to infuse players with passion Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAs a Nelson County native, Dee Shaver said she felt robbed of an opportunity to play basketball at Nelson County High School when her family ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2016, 12:20 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Governors suffer overtime defeat to Rappahannock Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith seconds left in regulation Monday night, the Lady Governors had a chance to pick up their second win of the season despite giving up ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2016, 8:31 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Highs and lows define Governors’ week Courtesy of Nelson County TimesLast week was a week of highs and lows for the Nelson County Governors, who went 1-1 with a win over Rappahannock County and ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 11:57 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson girls indoor track take three first-place finishes Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson indoor track team took its annual trip before Christmas break to Fork Union Military Academy, and the girls team delivered an impressive showing ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 11:44 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs improve in first games Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThings certainly didn’t go as planned last weekend, during the Lady Governors’ first game experience, but that didn’t keep them from picking up ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 1:00 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Ruritans present dictionaries to third-graders Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson Ruritan clubs from Lovingston, Massies Mill and Rockfish Valley marked their annual dictionary giveaway to third-graders in the county last Monday.The clubs ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 12:56 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Tye River students commended for dedication to reading Courtesy of Nelson County TimesSeveral months after the conclusion of the summer 20/60 Challenge, kicked off by a book bus event last spring, 14 Tye River Elementary School ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:02 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Gumm carries Nelson banner at state cross country meet Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson’s top cross country runner, Rosie Gumm, ran her way to a 44th-place finish in last week’s VHSL 2A Cross Country state ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2016, 7:02 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Girls make their mark on Nelson football teams Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFive years ago, Kenya Gaines, a fourth-grader at the time, sat in the bleachers next to the football field at Nelson County High School ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2016, 6:53 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson girls basketball focusing on fundamentals Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith only two seniors and several players new to the varsity program, new head coach Dee Shaver is focused on the fundamentals for her Nelson ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2016, 6:42 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Stuarts Drafts ends Nelson's volleyball season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Stuarts Draft volleyball team came into the Lady Govs gym last week and left with a 3-1 first-round Conference 36 victory, ending ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2016, 12:06 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • New middle school coach ends season with impressive record Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIn youth and high school sports parents often insert their opinions, whether asked or not, but in the case at Nelson Middle School it turned ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2016, 11:59 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Grant gives students chance to learn about local sites, history Courtesy of Nelson County TimesMore than a year after its inception, Nelson County Public Schools and the Nelson County Historical Society saw a desire come to fruition last week ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2016, 11:53 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson FFA, teachers among honorees at annual chamber banquet Courtesy of Nelson County Times For the 61st year, dozens of members of the Nelson County business community gathered for the annual Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Banquet last week ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2016, 7:02 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs sweep three teams Courtesy of Nelson County Times Over the last few weeks of the season the Lady Govs volleyball team was having trouble win-ning back to back games but all that ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2016, 12:57 PM by Kathy Hughes
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In the News

  • Two plans could help schools cover costs despite declining enrollment Courtesy of Nelson County Times RICHMOND — As declining public school enrollment persists throughout much of rural Virginia, legislators in both chambers proposed stopgap measures to help school systems trying to ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:51 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • UVA Apprenticeship Program The UVA Apprenticeship Program is a 4-year program in the Facilities Management Program at UVA that allows students to learn a skilled trade (plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, masonry or electrical ...
    Posted by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle School girls team still undefeated Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWhile the Nelson Middle School girls basketball team lacks a little bit of experience, the players definitely don’t lack one important aspect of any ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 7:52 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS students building 24th house for Habitat for Humanity Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFor more than 20 years, students at Nelson County High School have not only learned new skills through career and technical education classes, but also ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 7:27 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • American Legion, one-act team honored at school board meeting Courtesy of Nelson County TimesDuring its monthly meeting last Thursday, the Nelson County School Board handed out several certificates as a way to honor community members who contribute to ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:17 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • After revival of youth program, supporters say 'the future is bright' Courtesy of Nelson County TimesEight years in the making, the resurgence of the Nelson County Youth Football program served as a training ground for boys wanting to play the ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:02 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Scholarships available through electric cooperatives Courtesy of Nelson County TimesStudents graduating from high school or home school and who live in the home of a Central Virginia Electric Cooperative member-owner, and who will ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:56 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Riverheads hands Nelson 62-36 loss Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFor the Nelson varsity boys basketball team last Thursday, the combination of a tough environment and an unusual break was too much to overcome, and ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:52 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Varsity Lady Governors put on worst performance of season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIn a bout with Riverheads last Thursday evening, the varsity Lady Governors looked to build on the momentum of a close overtime loss, one of ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:49 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson junior excels in pole vault competition Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson County High multi-sport standout Raelyn McGarry, who excels in softball, volleyball and track, has added another event to her athletic resume — pole vaulting ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:36 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • JABA volunteers help enrich learning in Nelson schools Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFor years, the Jefferson Area Board on Aging has aimed to serve the community in multiple ways, including through the intergenerational Friends in School Helping ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2016, 12:09 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Varsity boys pick up second win of season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFollowing two losses, including one on a tip-in, earlier in the week, the Nelson County boys basketball team got back on track Monday night ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2016, 8:25 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Turnovers, poor free-throw shooting doom Lady Governors Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Governors couldn’t quite finish things out late in each of their games last week, suffering losses to Rappahannock County and Dan River ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 12:01 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Board selects replacement for retiring ag teacher, FFA adviser Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County School Board during its monthly meeting last Thursday approved the hiring of Cole Ramsey as the new agriculture teacher and Future Farmers ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 11:33 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Boys basketball drops pair to open season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson varsity boys basketball team got off to a rocky start in its first two games of the season, suffering a 68-15 defeat ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 1:04 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • School officials mull enrollment, capital improvements at session Courtesy of Nelson County TimesDuring a work session last Thursday, the Nelson County School Board completed its first overview of the 2017-18 budget process. Topics discussed at length ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 12:52 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Chambers steps into head indoor track position Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAfter serving under former Nelson County High School indoor track coach Kevin Walker as an assistant the last four years, Michael Chambers has taken the ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:13 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • New coach recalls personal struggles in inspiring players Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAbout seven years ago, new Nelson County High School varsity basketball coach Brian Wilson was far from his comfort zone.He wasn’t walking the ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 7:59 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • New coach, new look for Nelson boys basketball Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith about a week to go before the regular season begins, the Nelson County varsity boys basketball team, made up of an almost entirely new ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2016, 6:38 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS mural proclaims commitment to end bullying  Courtesy of Nelson County TimesJust inside the entrance at Nelson County High School, a wall in the front hallway grabs the attention of students, staff and visitors. No longer ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2016, 11:47 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson graduate picked up to play for Cavaliers   Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Cavaliers hooped and hollered.Jerseys hung on the fence lining the University of Virginia football practice facility last Thursday morning.Alec Shifflett heard his ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2016, 11:41 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle School FFA to sell Florida citrus During this time of year, there is an increased emphasis on health and prevention from obtaining the flu and various other colds and sicknesses. A good way to stay healthy ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 6:26 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS students sign pledge against gun violence Courtesy of Nelson County TimesUnited States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. spoke to Nelson County High School students last week about the office’s first Student Pledge Against Gun ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 6:28 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Local American Legion post honors 2016 Boys and Girls State participants Courtesy of Nelson County TimesRev E. Clarence Perdue Sr. Post 17 of the American Legion hosted a dinner Oct. 18 at its location in Shipman to honor a group ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 6:19 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson volleyball splits pair Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs volleyball team split its games last week that included a loss to Appomattox and a victory over Chatham.Last Thursday, the Lady ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2016, 9:59 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson volleyball splits pair Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs volleyball team continues to spilt games each week and even though the Nelson girls defeated Randolph-Henry, 25-18, 15-25, 25 ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 11:40 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson cross country teams set sights on regions, states Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson first-year cross country coach Jessica Shifflett shared her thoughts on how things are going for her and the team in her rookie season ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 11:36 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Despite record, Nelson MS football improving Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson Mustangs middle school football team, in its second year, is off to an 0-4 start but head coach Randy Berkey has looked ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 11:31 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson FFA holds the 10th Annual Bluegrass Benefit On Saturday, October 9th the Nelson County FFA Chapters held the 10th Annual Bluegrass Benefit in the Nelson County High/Middle School auditorium.  For 10 years, the Nelson FFA has ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2016, 10:37 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson volleyball sweeps Dogwood opponents Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs volleyball team took a pair of wins from their U.S. 29 South opponents by taking down Gretna and Dan River in ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2016, 9:00 AM by Kathy Hughes
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Links of Interest

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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