GHS News


Prom Ticket Sales/Guest Forms - The Junior Class of Goochland High School is proud to announce the prom of 2024! This year the theme will be "Masquerade Ball" and will be held at Hermitage Country Club on Saturday, April 27th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Come out in your finest mystique attire and dance the night away to a live band! Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Monday, March 25th through GoFan and guest forms are now available in the front office. Ticket prices are $15 for Seniors, $30 for Juniors, and $40 for non-GHS or underclassmen guests. All non-GHS guests must have a permission form on file and submitted to Mrs. Lorello by Friday, April 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lorello ( 

Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) Test - It will be given in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes during the week of March 25th - 28th. WRS questions are composed of situational judgment questions. Workplace readiness assessments seek to discover how the test taker would react in a given on-the-job scenario. Questions are organized around three key areas: 

  • personal qualities and abilities, like creativity, work ethic, and problem-solving;

  • interpersonal skills, like conflict resolution, teamwork, and respect for diversity; and

  • professional competencies, like information security, professionalism, and career and life management.

Students can demonstrate their knowledge of these competencies — and their preparedness for employment — through the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Assessment, which was developed by the Career and Technical Education Consortium of States (CTECS). The assessment is created in coordination with the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. Students who pass the assessment can earn the CTECS WRS Assessment Digital Badge, which proves that the student has passed the exam with a 75% or better score.

Economics and Personal Finance: W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test Tutoring Starts This Week - Students enrolled in Economics and Personal Finance are invited to take advantage of tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 - 5:15 pm in room E161. This dedicated block of time will help provide additional support for the W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test, which will be administered during the last week of April and the first week of May. During after-school tutoring sessions, snacks will be provided but transportation is not. If you have any questions please email Mrs. EYP ( 

Ending the Silence Program for 9th-Grade Students - The School Counselors and our Mental Health Counselor along with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Virginia will be continuing our program in our 9th-grade Health & PE classes called “Ending the Silence” this week.. There will be a presentation designed to educate our students on mental health, mental illness, signs of suicide, and resources available to them. Each presentation is led by two trained presenters, one being a young adult who tells the story of their mental health recovery journey. Our counselors will then break each class into process the presentation and reemphasize how to get help for themselves or a friend in need. Counselors are available for individual conversations with students as a follow-up if needed. These presentations will continue until Wednesday, March 27th in your child’s Health & PE class. If you would like to opt your child out of the presentation, please contact your child’s PE teacher or school counselor. 

EnerGize & EnGage Day - Students, mark your calendars for Friday, March 29th – it's EnerGize and EnGage Day! 🌟 Explore a variety of topics from rock concert history to volleyball to car maintenance. Plus, don't miss out on two all-day field trips! See Mrs. EYP, Mr. Allen, or Mrs. Tate for details. You won’t want to miss this chance to energize your mind and spirit!

Athletics and Activities - Please visit for up-to-date schedule information. Many of these events can be streamed live at Feel free to contact Mr. Joe Fowler ( if you have any questions or need more information. 


Spring Break - GCPS will be closed from April 1st to April 5th. Please enjoy this time with your family!

Sense of Belonging Survey - Linked here, please find a preview copy of the 6-12th grade GCPS Sense of Belonging and Inclusion Survey that will be administered at GHS during Block 2 on Tuesday, April 9th. The purpose of the survey is to provide input on how GHS is doing towards meeting our annual school-wide goals so that we can create an even better experience for all of our students. Any parent wishing to opt their child out of taking this survey may do so by emailing our Survey Coordinator, Catherine Richards, at

Summer Credit Accrual Parent Meeting - Do you want to learn more about our credit accrual summer program? Please join us virtually on Monday, April 17th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm as we discuss course offerings for credit accrual delivered online via Apex: Health/PE 9, Health/PE 10, Economics and Personal Finance, English 12, and Government. Please note that all courses will be capped at 15 students. GCPS students will have first-priority enrollment through Thursday, June 1st. ***Join the discussion at OR call in at 1-857-529-7795 PIN: 160 235 629#.

Mock Interviews - GHS will host our sixth annual Mock Interviews Event on Thursday, April 18th.  Business leaders from around the Richmond-Metro area have volunteered to spend their morning with us to interview our students and provide them with feedback. Our seniors and junior CTE completers will be participating in this event.  We look forward to offering this fantastic opportunity for our students to prepare them to be career-ready!

EPF W!se Assessment Optional Tutoring - Students enrolled in Economics and Personal Finance are invited to take advantage of tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 to 5:15 pm in room E161. This dedicated block of time will help provide additional support for the W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test, which will be administered during the last week of April and the first week of May. During after-school tutoring sessions, snacks will be provided, but transportation is not. If you have any questions please email Mrs. EYP at

Teen Driver Seminar - The annual “Teen Driver Seminar” with Deputy Scott Leabough ( will be held on Saturday, April 20th in the GHS student parking lot from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Please contact Deputy Leabough if you are interested in attending. Please email him with your student's full name, parent/guardian name, phone number, and email address.

Dual Enrollment Courses - GCPS is dedicated to making dual enrollment college courses accessible to any of our students who can benefit from them. We are thrilled this year to partner with the Goochland Community Action Program (GCAP) to offer financial assistance for course fees to any family who financially qualifies and whose child will be taking a Reynolds dual enrollment class next year. Please find the application for Dual Enrollment Assistance linked here. Eligibility guidelines and directions for completing and returning the form are included. All forms should be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 30th. Adherence to this deadline is important, as grant funds through GCAP are limited. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Beth Fowler, GCPS Coordinator of Student Advancement, with any questions (

GCPS Wellness Night - GCPS is hosting a Wellness Fun Run for our Goochland Community on Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the GHS stadium. The purpose of the event is to promote health and wellness among students, families, and staff.  We'll have food trucks, games, bouncy houses, and door prizes. We'll also have various community organizations there to help connect families with resources. Participants will also be able to participate in a "fun run" with colored chalk.  Come out and join the GCPS mental health team, participate in games, and enjoy a free night of family fun! This event will be fun for all ages. Please contact Ashley Lawson ( or Kristin Dunnigan ( with any questions.


Athletics Survey - Since we have closed out the winter athletic season, our athletics department would like to hear feedback from our parents and student-athletes. Parents, please use the link to the 2023/24 Parent End of Season Survey, and students should use the link to the 2023/24 Student End of Season Survey to provide us with commendations and suggestions for improvement. We look forward to reviewing the results.

Dress Code Reminders - As we head into the warmer months, we would like to remind our students and their parents of our GCPS Dress Code. Parents, we ask that you speak with your child about this policy, as we will ramp up enforcement of the policy this spring. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

PTSA Update - GHS PTSA is working with our Admin team to recognize the hard work and dedication of our GHS teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6th - 10th. Each day of the week has a theme. As such, they have put together a Signup Genius for the items needed for each day, as well as volunteer slots to help set up and take down lunches; and assemble snack baskets for each teacher pod and Gtech. No time to shop? They’ll do it for you! Monetary contributions can be made here. If you have any questions or want to help, please contact Peggy Finck, Charlene Bryce, or Keisha Carroll. They can all be reached at We all thank you in advance for your support. 

Student Drivers - There have been reports of unsafe driving practices by our student drivers.  Parking at GHS is a privilege and students who do not abide by safe driving practices may have their parking privileges revoked.  Remember to yield to traffic, avoid loud music and engine revving, look both ways before backing out of parking spaces, and control your speed.

GCPS Summer School - Goochland offers credit accrual virtual summer courses in Health/PE 9, Health/PE 10 (this class does not include the Driver’s Education instruction), Economics and Personal Finance, English 12, and Government.  All courses will be delivered using Apex, a self-paced learning platform.

Dates: June 11th, 2024-August 2nd, 2024

Tuition: Current GCPS Students, $280/course, in county residents $280/course, out-of-county $499/course

For more information and dates of the summer classes, please go to our Summer Programming website.  There will be a virtual information meeting for these courses on April 16th, 2024 from 6:00 PM-6:30 PM.  Registration will begin on April 17th, 2024, and close on June 10th, 2024.  

Summer School Driver’s Ed (Classroom Component - does not include Behind the Wheel)- This 30-hour course is taught in person by a certified GCPS teacher and will satisfy the classroom component required for a student to obtain a driver's license for a fee once a student completes Behind the Wheel at a certified driving school.  For more information and dates of the summer classes, please go to our Summer Programming website.  Registration will begin on April 17th, 2024.

Dates: June 10th, 2024-June 14th, 2024 (Monday-Friday)

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Goochland High School Room F181 - (transportation not provided)

Tuition: $100

Virtual VA Summer School Classes - Goochland County Public Schools will be utilizing Virtual Virginia this summer to provide acceleration course options for middle and high school students.  Courses offered 

Summer Session: June 17-July 26, 2024

Registration: March 1-June 18 2024 (Registration Form)

Tuition: $375 per person, per course

Who: Virtual Virginia summer school is for acceleration only, not recovery of failed classes. Students should be motivated and task-driven. Students should plan to spend approximately 4-5 hours per day on a course. Students may take a maximum of 2 courses (8-10 hours per day for two courses).

Senior Class of 2024

All Night Graduation - Mark your calendars:

  • Baccalaureate Service - This year's celebration will take place on Sunday, May 5th at 3:00 pm at in the GHS Auditorium. This location is a CHANGE.

  • Seniors- Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, June 7th for Senior Sunset! More details to come…

  • Please follow ANG on Facebook HERE! If you have any questions or want to join ANG, please email them at

Senior Cap and Gown Pick-up - Jostens will be here to deliver caps and gowns, as well as other senior products ordered earlier in the year, on Thursday, April 25th, and Friday, April 26th, during all lunches. Please ensure you pick up all items from Jostens on this day.  If you have not yet ordered your cap and gown, please email our Jostens rep, Sarah Dunn (, ASAP to ensure that your order arrives in time for graduation! 

Senior Projects - Seniors, your 24 hours of service and final presentation are due on Tuesday, May 14th. Do not put it off until the last minute. Remember that you must complete a Senior Project to participate in graduation. If you need help, please contact Mr. Cutro ( or your government teacher as soon as possible.

ACA Graduation Date - The date has been set for the Reynolds Community College graduation ceremony! ACA students and families, please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 14th at 2:00 pm. The location for graduation will be the VCU Siegel Center, and ACA graduates will be excused from school for the day. Please pay careful attention to future Canvas announcements for updates on ordering graduation regalia this spring. You can also find specific information related to the Reynolds graduation ceremony as it becomes available on the dedicated graduation site. Feel free to also reach out to Dr. Beth Fowler ( with any questions.

Graduation - We are excited to announce that we will hold our Class of 2024 graduation services on Saturday, June 8th, at Goochland High School at 7:30 pm (rain date: Sunday, June 9th, at 7:30 pm). Additional details will be forthcoming, but rest assured, our graduation committee will work extremely hard to make this another exceptional graduation service, one deserving of an exceptional class. Feel free to contact Ms. Reahard ( with any questions.