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Welcome to the Curriculum & Instruction Department

12 months ago

Welcome to the Instruction section of the Nelson County Public Schools' website.  We hope you find this site helpful and informative.

As stated in our Mission Statement, we continuously strive to educate the students of Nelson to become skilled, responsible, productive, and enlightened citizens who will contribute to the county and society in a positive way.  As we educate our children, we focus on the following:

  • Setting high expectations of our students, teachers, and staff;

  • Continuous monitoring of our students' progress;

  • Building a strong home, school, and community relationship;

  • Providing a safe, orderly, and caring environment; and

  • Making available many professional development opportunities for our instructional staff.

From this website, we intend to provide information about the instructional department to parents, teachers, staff, community members, and students:

  • See what programs are offered at the elementary and secondary levels.

  • Visit the testing section and become familiar with the state's Standards of Learning, and our division's SOL scores; also, become acquainted with the terms, "accreditation: and "AYP" and view our division's ratings.

  • Explore our Student Services program and the variety of services we provide.

  • Please use the site for Curriculum Guides, SOL information, and obtain the latest professional development opportunities.

Our department works with administration, teachers, and parents in handling the responsibilities below:

Thank you for visiting.  See our contact page for names, phone numbers, and email addresses of the "players" on our Instruction team if you need additional information.

Textbook Survey

3 months ago

History and Math Textbooks Under Review

Nelson County Public School’s Math and History textbook adoption process is underway.  Sample textbooks approved by VDOE are available at each building and across the state at these locations (see link).  

You may contact each school office to request a time to review the textbooks. Please consider reviewing the textbooks and completing the following online survey below.

VDOE Approved Math Textbook List and Math Textbook Survey Link

VDOE Approved History Textbook List and History Textbook Survey Link

Division contacts for textbook evaluations: History: Kim Candler 434-260-7646 ( and Math: Abby Thompson 434-260-7646 (

Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum  Under Review

Nelson County Public School's  Pre-K curriculum is currently under review for an adoption process.  Sample resources approved by VDOE are available at Rockfish River and Tye River Elementary Schools.  (See link.)

You many contact each school's office to request a time to review these resources.  Please consider reviewing the resources and completing the following online survey below.

VDOE Approved Pre-K Resource List

Pre-K Survey 

Division contact for these evaluations:

Kim Candler 434-260-7646  or