Northumberland is one of the oldest counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with two hundred and twenty-three square miles lying in the Coastal Plain. It is bound on the north by the Potomac River, on the east by the Chesapeake Bay, on the south by Lancaster and Richmond Counties, and on the west by Westmoreland County. The population of approximately 11,000 residents depends largely on farming and on the water for its income.
Northumberland High School is accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia State Department of Education.
CHESAPEAKE BAY REGIONAL GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL
The Governor’s School provides high-ability students with a rigorous curriculum through enrichment, exploratory, investigative, and career awareness experiences. Through the integration of math, science, technology, and research, woven with marine and environmental sciences, students have the opportunity to foster an appreciation and respect for environmental issues. Courses taken include: GS Biology, GS Physics, GS Chemistry, GS Pre Calculus, GS Calculus, GS Advanced Algebra II , GS Statistics, GS Marine & Environmental Science I and II, GS Foundations of Science and GS Outdoor Adventures. All Governor’s School courses are dual enrolled through Rappahannock Community College.
HONORS COURSES Honors English 9, 10, and 11, French IV, Honors Geometry, Algebra II Honors
DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES FOR CREDIT THROUGH RAPPAHANNOCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DE Pre-Calculus, DE Calculus, DE English Composition 12, DE Virginia/US History, DE Spanish IV, DE Computer Applications, DE Computer Information Systems, DE Economics & Personal Finance, DE Introduction to Business Management, DE Principals of Business Management, DE Teachers for Tomorrow, DE World War II, DE American Constitution, DE Introduction to Engineering Design, DE Principles of Engineering & Design, DE Civil Engineering, DE Engineering Design, DE Advanced First Aid/CPR, DE EMT I and II, DE Culinary Arts I and II, DE Nurse Aide, AP COURSES AP Government & Politics and AP World History.