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Nelson County High School is a four year comprehensive public high school with an enrollment of 577 students in grades 9-12. Instruction is provided by 51 professional staff members. The school is accredited by the Virginia State Board of Education.
Nelson County High School adopted the concentrated 4x4 block schedule during the 1996-97 school year. Under this semester block schedule, students can earn eight credits per year. They have the opportunity to take four courses each sememster in which the full years course content is presented in one semester.
Located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, Nelson County is a rural county with a population over 15,000. There is no incorporated town within the county and Lovingston is the county seat and the largest community. Wintergreen, an exclusvie 10,600 acre four-season recreational resort, is located on the county's western boundary. Although the county is largely a lower-middle income community, students come from diverse social and economic backgrounds.
Nelson County High School Is located at 6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, Va., 22949. Thomas Neson Highway is better known as Highway 29. It is 35 miles south of Charlottesville and 29 miles north of Lynchburg.
Principal: Janelle Stinnett
Assistant Principal: Abbott Keesee
Assistant Principal: Brantley Shields