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Our Mission & Vision

Expect the Best


The Nelson County School District, in partnership with the community, will provide diverse and individualized instructional services to inspire, enable and prepare all students to be responsible, successful members of the competitive global society.



Student Focus
Students come first in the Nelson County Schools. We create a culture that our students deserve through consistent enforcement of high expectations for all. Learning is an exciting process in which academic excellence and growth are recognized and celebrated for students and staff.


In support of student success, our operational and support staff, administrators and teachers collaborate within and across groups to ensure the highest quality of work. The faculty and staff ensure academic excellence through the delivery of high quality, rigorous and differentiated instruction. Professional growth is provided to support this excellence. The district leadership implements support and accountability measures to ensure academic excellence and effective stewardship of resources.


Nelson County Schools staff understands the role of technology in our schools and culture and uses that tool to engage students at high levels of learning. We maximize our resources while creating a 21st century environment and equip students with skills needed for college and career. Technology is used for accommodating each student’s needs, ranging from technical to college bound.


Communication is a critical component in the success of our students. There is consistent and regular communication at all levels. Regular and frequent contact is made with parents regarding individual student success and needs. There is a well-defined role for all district employees for easy accessibility.  We listen closely, respond quickly and speak clearly, showing respect to all.


Through the values of fairness, individualized learning, high expectations, respect and professional growth, optimal learning happens for each child. Students, teachers, parents and community members recognize the Nelson County Schools for academic excellence.  Together we cultivate Quality Education — Learning for Life.


—Click here to download a pdf copy of the Vision Statement.