Nereida Gonzalez-Sales, Director of High School Education


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    The Office of High School Education promotes the mission, goals, and core beliefs of the LCPS Strategic Framework to the staff and students at all high schools and the Academies of Loudoun. The Director of High School Education is responsible for the support, supervision, and evaluation of 17 principals.

     As a principal supervisor, the Director coaches and supports principals while engaging in effective learning strategies to help principals grow as leaders of learning. This is accomplished by assisting leaders to focus direction, cultivate collaborative structures, deepen student learning, and secure accountability. This office supports principals with ongoing, research-based professional development to strengthen the connection between vision and action. This office provides assistance in the development of the school improvement plan, aligns division resources in support of the plan, and monitors progress towards established goals. The Director assists principals in monitoring school operations, provide advice on implementation of policies, and respond to community inquiries about school operations in collaboration with the Office of School Administration.

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  • Athletics

    The High School Athletic Departments believe that a properly managed sports program helps meet students’ need for self-expression, mental alertness and physical growth. Our obligation is to maintain sound programs to further students’ emotional and physical maturity.  Click here for more info.

  • Excellence in Education Banquet

    Each year honors all high school seniors who are ranked in the top 5 percent of their class during the first three years of high school. A banquet will be held at the National Conference Center on December 8th, 2019.

  • Full Day Attendance Waiver

    Click here to request a waiver of the full-day attendance requirement (family reasons).

  • Graduation Schedule

    2020 Graduation Dates (PDF)

  • Principal of the Year Award

    The Washington Post Principal of the Year Award seeks to recognize those principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.  Nominations may be made by anyone (teachers, students, former students, parents, other administrators, or the general public).  Only principals can be nominated - not assistant principals, other administrators, or supervisors.
    To access the Principal of the Year Nomination Form2019-2020 Principal of the Year Nomination Form

  • School Day and Extended Day Field Trip Permission Form

    Click here to access the School Day and Extended Day Field Trip Permission Form.

  • Summer Credit Recovery

     2020 High School Summer Credit Recovery

    The High School Summer Credit Recovery Program will offer course credit and verified credit for students through a summer extension of the school year.  Any student with a failing grade in select courses will be provided a grade of Incomplete ("I").  This will provide an opportunity for the teacher to continue to remediate deficiencies and expand academic skills in core content areas that reflect the LCPS curriculum and Virginia Standards of Learning.  Credit recovery is targeted to specific learning standards and are open to General Education students, English Language Learners, and Special Education students participating in inclusion classes.  Remediation dates and times will vary (June 11,2020-August 7, 2020) and are set by the home school.  Eligible students' families will be informed by a school counselor or an administrator if their student has been identified to engage in credit recovery.  For more information, please contact  your student's school counselor.


  • Teacher of the Year Award

    The Washington Post established the Teacher of the Year Award to recognize teachers who exemplify excellence in their profession. To access the Teacher of the Year Nomination Form click on link below. The recipient also serves as the Loudoun County Teacher of the Year.