Orange County High School Graduation and Senior Events

  • Senior Awards Assembly – Wednesday, May 8th from 6-8 pm Field House
  • Scholarship Night – Wednesday, May 15th from 7-9 pm Field House
  • Senior Exams – Mon. 5/13- Tues. 5/14
  • Last Day for Seniors -Tuesday, May 14th
  • Graduation Practice, Senior Walk, and Senior Picnic – Friday, May 17th 8:30 am – 2 pm Porterfield, Veteran’s Park
  • Graduation – Saturday, May 18th at 8:30- Porterfield Park
    (in case of rain – ceremony would be moved to the Hornet Sports Center and begin at 10:00 am. )

Orange County Public Schools Receives Anonymous Donation to Pay Off Student Meal Debts

Orange County Public Schools would like to express our appreciation for the generous donation we received from an anonymous veteran. His personal commitment to our country and our school children is appreciated beyond words. His selfless donation of $1,489.40 was given to pay off student meal debts for families in Orange County Public Schools. His donation specifically will pay off the meal debt of 222 families. When asked what we could do for him in return, his only request is that we keep him in our thoughts and that we let the children know that there are good people out there.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Information

Orange County Public Schools will be conducting its biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey on April 10th through the 19th. The survey will be administered to 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students. The survey will ask about health, nutrition, physical activity, injuries, tobacco, alcohol, other drug use, and sexual behaviors. You may view the draft survey via the link below titled Youth Risk Behavior Survey. We welcome your feedback.

Parent Letter regarding the Survey with the option to “opt out”

8th Grade Youth Risk Behavior Survey

10th and 12th Grade Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Orange County High School Scheduling for 2019-20 School Year

Counselors will be meeting with every high school student individually between now and spring break to discuss course selections for next year. We encourage all students to review the Program of Studies with a parent or guardian prior to this meeting and be prepared to discuss your goals and interests with your counselor.

Rising 9th grade students will meet with the middle school counselors to make their course selections.

2019-20 Head Start and Pre-K Programs Information

Orange County Head Start & Pre-K Programs is now accepting applications for children ages birth through 5 years of age for the 2019/20 school year. You must be an Orange County resident to apply. There is no cost to families for participation. If you wish to have your child considered for our program, please call 540-661-4470 or stop by any of the Orange County Public Schools for an application.

Download Application

Orange County Students and Staff Participate in 2018 Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

See some of the Hour of Code activities that were conducted during the first week of December 2018.

Gordon-Barbour Elementary

Lightfoot Elementary School

Locust Grove Elementary

Locust Grove Middle School

Orange Elementary

Orange County High School

Prospect Heights Middle School

Unionville Elementary


Orange County Public Schools Students and Staff Now Have Free Access to Digital Version of New York Times

All Orange County Public Schools students, teachers, and administrators now have access to the digital versions of The New York Times

New York Times

In order to access this resource, you must be at one of the school system’s facilities and using the Orange County Public Schools network. This resource is NOT available from a computer OUTSIDE of the Orange County Public Schools network (i.e. from home, a hotel, a Starbucks, etc.)

To view the digital version of the New York Times, go to

No login is required.


Orange County School Board Designated as VSGA Board Of Distinction

At an awards luncheon during last week’s Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Annual Convention, the Orange County School Board was designated as a VSBA Board of Distinction. Boards receiving this award must apply for it and meet specific requirements in four key areas: planning, policy, promotion, and board development. A panel of judges reviews the criteria submitted and determines those awarded the VSBA Board of Distinction status.

“The Orange County School Board is dedicated to improving the future by empowering our students to value learning, reach their full potential, and achieve their dreams”, said Sherrie Page, Orange County School Board chairman, “We are proud of Orange County Schools and the work that the School Board has accomplished, and we are honored to be a VSBA Board of Distinction.”

The board was recognized at the VSBA Annual Convention in Williamsburg, VA, which brings together school board members, superintendents, division administrators, and education officials from across the state.