Welcome to the NCHS School Counseling Department!

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 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!


Shamane Day, Director    sday@nelson.k12.va.us

Alice Harlow, Secretary               aharlow@nelson.k12.va.us

Ricki Welton-Perry, School Counselor (All studentts L - Z)   serves as the transition counselor at the middle school.     rperry@nelson.k12.va.us

Evette Anderson, School Counselor (All students A - K)  serves the BRVGS population    eanderson@nelson.k12.va.us

Katelyn Hebel,  College Advisor    

Katie Thach, Career Coach   Her office hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.     kthach@nelson.k12.va.us                                                                                                                          

TBD, Grasp Advisor "Financial Aid Counselor", Office hours Monday 8AM - 2AM.  

What We Do

  • Individual Counseling 
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Lessons
  • Consultation with teachers and parents
  • Meetings (I.E.P., 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:

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
  • Super Saturday-January
  • Class Registration -- Winter/Spring
  • Freshman orientation-Spring
  • 10th grade Career Day--March
  • Junior college planning -- Spring
  • Academic Awards Ceremony-May
  • Senior Scholarship Ceremony-May

Nelson County Public Schools

84 Courthouse Square   P.O. Box 276  Lovingston, VA 22949

(434) 260-7646

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Nelson County High School

6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy

Lovingston, VA 22949

(434) 263-8317

(434) 263-4688 Fax

School Code: 471260