Principal's Message

Principal's Message
Posted on 08/09/2023

Welcome Colonials!


It is a privilege to share with you that Colonial Heights High School provides a high quality engaging educational environment for all students, and is the premier high school in central Virginia.  At CHHS, all students are provided many opportunities to obtain top-level marketable job skills for entry into the labor force and knowledge and instructional experiences to be prepared for entry into competitive colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth.

The teachers and staff are committed to the overall academic success and achievement of all students.  Teachers are readily accessible, and work diligently to connect with students and build relationships.  The counseling staff supports the success of students in numerous ways, and are always willing and available to meet with parents and students at any time.  I would encourage you to reach out to your student’s counselor and teachers at any time.  They will always be able to provide assistance and support.

CHHS offers a wide array of athletic programs and student activities.  I strongly encourage all students to get involved in an activity or sport as a Colonial.  There are clubs, activities, and sports for all interests and activity levels.  School, and the experience of being a true Colonial, means so much more when you can get involved in something more than just going to school.

As we experience a major remodel of CHHS, we remain, as a school community, committed to excellence and the success of every student every day.  All teachers and staff will continue to work tirelessly to make sure all students feel welcome and safe at all times at the high school.

As principal, I eagerly look forward to seeing the tremendous success and achievements of each of our students that will lead them to graduation day, and well beyond, to a meaningful and awe-inspiring future.



Mike Nelson


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