Enrollment Procedures for Goochland High School
Enrollment Procedures and Forms
Residents of Goochland County may register students at any time. A parent is required to be present when enrolling students. An enrollment packet must be completed at the time of registration.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: (Original documents are required at time of enrollment)
Parent/Legal Guardian Verification
• Government Issued Photo ID
• Court Ordered Guardianship Papers, if applicable
(A notarized statement from parent or legal guardian is not sufficient.)
Proof of Residency - (At least 2 documents from the following list that show you live in the Goochland’s attendance zone)
• Current utility bill displaying service address and a billing date within the past 30 days.
• Closing statement or current mortgage statement for primary residence showing property address.
• Current signed lease agreement with name and phone number of landlord.
• Current paycheck stub with address of residence.
• Current Voter registration card.
• State/County issued certified birth certificate
• Immunization Certificate or 30-Day Wavier (available at school)
• Withdrawal/Transfer form from last school attended to include: grades & attendance
• High School Transcript (if available)
• Enrollment Forms (available online and at school)
• Copy of student’s IEP or 504 plan, if applicable
Certain circumstances may necessitate additional enrollment documentation. You will be advised if these are needed:
• Notarized Educational Affidavit
• Notarized Residency Affidavit and 2 proof of address (from above list)
• Notarized Custodial Parent Affidavit
When you bring all of the above information to the GHS School Counseling Office, you will then complete the Student Enrollment Packet. A school counselor will set up the class schedule and answer any questions.
Making Education more Affordable
An additional scholarship program is now available from Universal Technical Institute to support the growing demand for technicians in the transportation industry.
The Industry’s Choice Scholarship program adds $1 million in scholarship funds* for eligible enrolled students at UTI, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute, and NASCAR Technical Institute. This means they will award over $12 million in scholarships this year to help students prepare for their careers.
The scholarship will help qualified students decrease their overall cost of tuition while providing a choice for manufacturer-specific advanced training that is not available at other educational institutions. In fact, more than 30 of the world’s leading brands have chosen UTI to train their entry-level technicians.
For more information please visit their scholarship page online at http://www.uti.edu/scholarships.
New Fellowships from VMFA - High School seniors can apply!
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for 2014-15 Visual Arts Fellowships!
$8,000 Professional artists
$6,000 Graduate students in the visual arts or art history
$4,000 Undergraduate students in the visual arts (including college-bound high school seniors)
Application deadline: Friday, November 8, 2013
Application, eligibility guidelines, and PDF flyer available at: http://www.vmfa.museum/fellowships
The 2013-2014 CCA Orientation will be on Thursday, August 8th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the JSRCC Goochland Campus.
Fantastic Service Opportunity for Students
The Children’s Museum has shared a great internship/community service/scholarship opportunity with GRASP.
It is called “Junior Internship” but it is NOT just for juniors. Junior in this case means “for young people.” They have verified that students in any year of high school can apply. Thirty students will be selected for the first class of interns!
Students who will participate will receive:
• In-depth understanding of how non-profits work
• Real work experience in a fun and safe setting
• Documented service hours on a customized schedule
• A personal Letter of Recommendation
• College scholarship
Applications are due May 24 and can be picked up in Guidance
Goochland High School SOAR Express
Student Orientation, Advising & Registration
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
• Who: NEW students taking classes Fall 2013
• When: May 30, 2013
• Time: 12 noon - 2 PM
• Where: GHS Auditorium
1. Welcome to JSRCC!!
2. Meet current JSRCC students & keep in touch throughout the summer
3. Admissions Office—what do they need from you before you register
4. Financial Aid Office—a brief overview and important application deadlines
5. Types of Degrees at JSRCC—AA, AS, AAS, Certificate. What do they mean?
6. Advising Office—If you have already registered & completed placement tests, you will go to another session. If you are not registered, you will be able to register for on-campus SOAR classes starting June 1.
Rural Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition (RSAAC)
Rural Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition (RSAAC) Invites you to a Town Hall Meeting
RSAAC is sponsoring this FREE event for parents and youth. Join them to hear about the “Rower of Parents” in this Town Hall Meeting about challenges facing our youth.
*FREE Catered dinner
*FREE Parent workshop
*FREE Raffle: Family Four Pack of a Segway Tour of Richmond!
Please join them for this FREE event!
WHERE: Goochland High School 3250-A River Road West
WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2013
TIME: 6-7:30 PM
Questions or to register:
Sherry Callear 657-2035
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College hosting a High School SOAR Express
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is hosting a HIGH SCHOOL SOAR EXPRESS on Thursday, May 30th from 12 noon - 2:30 PM in the Auditorium. This is an opportunity for new students to SOAR through the orientation process for the Fall semester. If you attend orientation on May 30th at Goochland High School, you are NOT required to attend orientation this summer at Parham Road campus!
The Royal Career Institute, Inc.
The Royal Career Institute, LLC is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and currently enrolling students for the Nursing Aide Training Program located in Goochland County.
This program offers 160 hours of Nurse Aide Training, skills to be successful on the National Certification Exam, Professional Development Training and Job Search assistance. Pick up your Nursing Aide Information packet from the guidance department carousel. Classes start June 15th.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Drawing Class for Rising Seniors
Saturdays, June 1 - July 13, 2013
9 AM - 12:30 PM
Drawing Unplugged is a 6-Saturday summer drawing course for rising seniors.
This hands-on studio course is designed to give a serious and structured introduction to the tools, techniques and skills needed to draw the human figure. With a live model and closely working with an instructor, students will come away with a body of work including portraits and the figure by the end of the six session. This course is taught by the same faculty that teach their current students.
To register, contact Chris Costello:
Spring 2013 Non-Writing SOLs
Who: Students currently enrolled in End-of-Course classes and students who need to take or retake an SOL in order to meet graduation requirements
Let’s Talk Public Health
Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to attend Let’s Talk Public Health, July 25th - 28th at Virginia Tech. Participants will gain hands-on experience in the public health field and explore exciting career opportunities through workshops, lectures, and field trips. Topics will include biosecurity, emerging infectious diseases, obesity and social determinants of health.
Visit http://www.vayouth.mph.vetmed.vt.edu for more information.
Hallmark Institute of Photography
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Are You Ready To…
Meet their instructors: professional photographers, artists and business people who love to teach?
Take part in actual shooting sessions? Learn about their still/motion video program?
See their design lab and imaging theater, envied by today’s top professional photographers?
Talk to their current students about their passion for photography and why they chose Hallmark?
Scholarship - Academic Summer Camp
There is a full scholarship being offered to an Academic Summer Camp.
Where: On the Campus pf Lees-McRae College in NC
How Long: One Week
What: The scholarship winner can choose one of these week-long camps:
- Camp CSI
- Camp Computer Game Programming
- Camp Chemistry
- Camp Biology
- Camp Art
- Camp Anatomy and Physiology
- Camp Mock Trial/Pre-Law
- Camp Psychology
- Camp Christian Music Jam
- Camp Photography
- Camp Physics
This is a full scholarship. The student will have no expenses, other than traveling to and from camp.
Applicants for this scholarship should be age 13-18, as of June 2, 2013.
You can see camp dates, descriptions, and photos at http://landryacademy.com/camps.htm
How to Apply
Deadline to apply is Saturday, April 13, 2013
The winner will be contacted April 22, 2013
Email Greg Landry at and include:
subject line should be exactly: Camp Scholarship Application
1. Your first and last name
2. List your top 2 camp preferences in order of preference. You can see the list of camps here - http://landryacademy.com/camps.htm
3. Name of school you attend
4. Age as of June 2, 2013
5. School grade you’re in as of September 2013
6. Your complete mailing address
7. Parent name and phone number
8. Name and phone number of two teachers who can act as a reference for you.
9. In 50 to 100 words describe why you would like to attend one of their camps.
Some applicants may be interviewed by phone.
Love & Logic Parenting Classes
Begin April 30
As parents you have only a few years to prepare your children for a world that requires responsibility and maturity for survival. That thought alone can send shivers down your parental spine!
Goochland County offers the Love & Logic parent education program, an interactive series of 4 two-hour sessions. These workshops help parents to provide a nurturing environment which encourages children to make healthy choices. It is based on a win-win approach to parenting that teaches young people how to be responsible, and parents how to establish healthy controls.
WHEN: April 30, May 7, 14, 21
6 pm - 8 pm
WHERE: Goochland Public Schools Specialty Center - located on Route 6 between Goochland Elementary School & the Goochland Administration Building
Please contact the Goochland Office on Youth at 556.5875 to register at least 24 hours prior to the first class.
BloodStock Summer Scholarship Challenge
The American Red Cross would like to invite students to participate in the BloodStock campaign. BloodStock is a scholarship opportunity for high school and college students. Student blood drive coordinators will develop their leadership skills, gain networking opportunities, and will make an impact on their community through blood donation.
Youth donors account for almost 20 percent of all blood collections throughout the year. The blood supply often drops while school is out of session. A successful BloodStock blood drive can help avoid summer blood shortages.
The BloodStock Summer Scholarship Challenge will be held between May 1 - August 31, 2013. Eligible student blood drive coordinators may win a college scholarship, receive a letter of recommendation from the American Red Cross and a $50 gift card! To qualify, a student must host a blood drive that meets a minimum collection goal and other requirements.
$1,000 scholarship qualification - Blood drive must collect a minimum of 25 productive units of blood
$2,000 scholarship qualification - Blood drive must collect a minimum of 50 productive units of blood
Student blood drive coordinators must be between the ages of 16-24 to participate. Students are encouraged to visit Red Cross online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/southestdivision/bloodstock for more information.
Important Dates Regarding J. Sargeant Reynolds
• Guaranteed Admission Transfer Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 4 PM - 6 PM, JSRCC - Parham Road campus, Massey Library Technology Center Auditorium.
• Ms. Christine Joseph, Counselor of First-Year Initiatives, will speak to Junior and Senior students interested in enrolling at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College on April 10, 2013. Activity passes need to be picked up in Guidance prior to the event.
• There are over 130 available scholarships at JSRCC. Apply online now! Deadline is April 15, 2013. And don’t forget to have your counselor send your transcript to complete the application.
SAT Preparatory Classes
SAT Preparatory Classes are being offered to students at GHS.
Verbal Classes (Tuesdays) on April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, and April 30th
Math Classes (Thursdays) on April 11th, April 18th, April 25th, and May 2nd
The cost of each set of classes is $45, which includes materials and instruction. Taking both sets of classes will cost $80.
The deadline to sign up for these classes is Friday, March 29th. Please make checks payable to GHS. Form is in the front office or Mrs. Holloway-Costa.
Radford University is on the move and their campus is enhancing learning options for students. As part of the $219 million in capital projects on the RU campus, they hope students interested in business will see the benefit their new state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for the College of Business and Economics opened this past Fall 2012 semester.
Learn more about the academic opportunities in the College of Business and Economics at Radford University, including their new initiative to help students:
* Graduate within three years with a degree in business.
* Become certified in key topics such as EXCEL and Microsoft Office products
* Learn on a Bloomberg terminal and become certified for careers in the field of finance
* Study in their break out rooms
* Connect with international classes around the globe
In the College of Business, they are determined to challenge minds, cultivate talents and connect people in their technologically-rich learning environment.
Delaware State University
Spring Open House is Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Activities will be held in the Memorial Hall Gymnasium on the campus of Delaware State University in Dover. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET.
The day will give students the opportunity to learn more about their academic area of interest, tour the campus, and become more knowledgeable about the financial aid and scholarship process. There will be an opportunity for students to be accepted on-site if they meet the university’s admission requirements. Students are encouraged to apply online in advance at http://www.desu.edu/apply-now and pay the $35 application fee, and come prepared with their complete application packet, which includes the official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores to be considered.
Please visit http://www.desu.edu/openhouse for further details and registration for the day.
2013 Peace Essay Contest
The annual Peace Essay contest sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education is open for entries. The theme for this year’s contest is “Learning to Live in Peace.” The writing prompt asks students to think and write about the roles their families or other care-givers play in teaching them about peace. They are further asked to write about how this teaching affects their actions in the community and the world; and to support their ideas with examples from their personal lives and from history and current events. Teachers may also want to use this prompt as a means to prepare for the upcoming SOL writing test.
The contest is open to any elementary, middle, or high school student in Virginia. It offers a top prize of $100 in each four grade divisions: K-3, 4-5, middle, and high school. Seven additional cash prizes are also awarded in each division.
The deadline for entries is April 22, 2013. Entry forms, along with contest rules and a complete description of the writing prompt are available at http://www.rpec.org, or by emailing .
How College Admission Decisions are Made
Three free upcoming webinars are available to sophomores and juniors through Zinch. You and even your parents can attend online in the comfort of your own home!
- How College Admission Decisions are Made on Tuesday, March 19 (7:00-8:00 PM)
- SAT Strategy Workshop on Tuesday, April 16 (7:00-8:00 PM)
- ACT Strategy Workshop on Tuesday, April 23 (7:00-8:00 PM)
Simply go to http://www.Zinch.com/webinar to sign up for any of these live, informational sessions.
Schedule for March 15th
Friday, March 15th will be an 8 Block Day. The schedule will go as follows:
D1B1 - 8:15 - 8:57
D1B2 - 9:01 - 9:43
D1B3 - 9:47 - 10:29
D1B4 - 10:33 - 11:15
D2B1 - 11:19 - 12:59
A Lunch 11:19 - 11:44
B Lunch 11:44 - 12:09
C Lunch 12:09 - 12:34
D Lunch - 12:34 - 12:59
D2B2 - 1:03 - 1:45
D2B3 - 1:49 - 2:30
D2B4 - 2:34 - 3:15
SOL English: Writing test
Students in End-of-Course English 11 participate in the SOL English: Writing test. The SOL English: Writing test consists of two parts: a multiple-choice component and a short-essay component. Prior to now, both the multiple-choice and short-essay components of the test were completed by students using a paper and pencil format.
Beginning this Spring 2013, the SOL English: Writing test will be given online, where students will complete both the multiple-choice and short-essay components directly on the computer.
The multiple-choice portion of the test will be administered during your regularly scheduled English class on either March 26 or 27. The short paper prompt will be administered on March 28 to all English 11 students starting promptly at 8:20. It is important that students are on time on these days. Students must be present for both portions of the test in order to receive a test score. Passing this test is a graduation requirement for both the standard and advanced diplomas.
Students have already completed the coursework necessary to be successful on this test. Still, he/she should review material on grammar and writing a proper essay prior to the test date in order to be fully prepared. This could include reviewing notes from class or taking released practice Writing SOL tests at the Department of Education site: Released Tests.
If you have any questions about the Writing SOL test, please call the school counseling office at (804) 556-5322, ext. 4702.
U.Va. Engineering Open House
Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The U.Va. Engineering School Open House provides the opportunity for visitors to meet faculty and staff; interact with current students; take tours of buildings, labs and classrooms; and visit interesting exhibits that highlight faculty and student research projects. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in and around U.Va.’s Thornton Hall.
The 2013 Open House features demonstrations, exhibits, tours and presentations. Kathy Thornton, professor and former astronaut, will speak on the “Sights and Sounds of Space Flight,” and Larry Richards, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will present “Engineering Greats,” an engaging presentation about engineering professionals who have made a significant contribution to the world in which we live. Additionally, Dean James H. Aylor will speak, and Edward Berger, associate professor and associate dean of SEAS Undergraduate Programs, along with a representative from the U.Va. Admissions Office, will be available to answer questions about admission to the Engineering School.
This event is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the nature and impact of engineering in the modern world.
More information on the 2013 Engineering Open House, including directions, programs and a list of exhibits, is available at http://www.seas.virginia.edu/openhouse.
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We're located at:
3250-A River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
(804) 556-5322 | Fax (804) 556-6485
As school counselors, we collaborate with other stakeholders to support students in realizing their full potential as creative and independent problem-solvers. We offer comprehensive services related to personal/social, academic, and career development concerns, and endeavor to assist each of our students in becoming positively contributing members of a global community.
Goochland High School Phone: (804) 556-5322
School Counseling Staff
Beth Fowler, Director of School Counseling, Counselor, Grades 10-12, last names M-Z (x4704, e-mail)
Roberta Watson, Counselor, Grades 10-12, last names A-L (x4703, e-mail)
Amy Hartley, Counselor, 9th grade (x4710, e-mail)
Deidre Randolph, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Career Coach (x2120, e-mail)
Carla Fleming, Guidance Secretary, (x4702, e-mail)
PowerSchool is our student information system for recording attendance and grades. Teachers update grades into our system weekly. For access to this system, contact your school’s office, or visit the PowerSchool login page.
Report cards will be sent home on the following dates:
- MP1: October 26, 2012
- MP2: January 9, 2013
- MP3: March 25, 2013
- MP4: May 31, 2013
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