By order of Governor Ralph Northam, our school is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.  

Please CLICK HERE for an update from Principal Brian Wilson on New Learning Opportunities during the school campus closure.

Welcome to Jefferson Forest High

Vision Statement

Jefferson Forest High School will be the premier, comprehensive high school of Virginia providing students with an innovative, customized learning experience.

Mission Statement

Jefferson Forest High School will provide an innovative, challenging learning environment based on ethical behavior that will prepare our students to be productive, responsible citizens in our community and the world.

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Learn. Inspire. Challenge. Create.

Link to JF Calendar
Click the calendar above to find out what is going on at JFHS.


The Class of 2020 has been groomed for greatness. 

The fact that you came into this world at a tumultuous time does not go unnoticed. To the high school class of 2020, 9/11 was an event that you learned about in history class. Fire drills that students of earlier graduating classes were lessened while active shooter drills and school lockdowns became the norm as you watched your peers at Sandy Hook Elementary or Douglas High School in Parkland, FL be subjected to a new era in education.  You showed this community that through the changes you are unified; a group that embraces your differences. And now, you have finished your high school education while enduring the effects of a world pandemic. Your journey has been nothing short of amazing. A challenging experience where you learned from the mistakes of others and grew to be the extraordinary class of 2020.

We expect nothing less. Class of 2020 – you are strong, resilient and we are so proud to call you graduates of Jefferson Forest High School.

Brian Wilson


JFHS Graduation Information - Click Here

Click the links below to view the JFHS Class of 2020 Virtual Recognition.

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BCPS Website > Scroll down under District News:

Bedford County Public Schools still remains closed  to the public, but essential appointments for registration can be made by calling your child's school between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a parent resource on how to talk about COVID-19 with your child. The CDC provides daily updates and health-related guidance in regards to COVID-19 if further information is needed for your family.

Click here for additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

school counselors will be available for students and parents via email. 

JFHS School Counselors & 19-20 Caseloads:
Elizabeth Newby ( A-C) (

Meg Watson (D-J) (
Maggie Williamson (K-Q) (
Miranda Lowry (R-Z) (


In case of a mental health emergency (suicidal thoughts, self injury, etc.), please do not wait for a school counselor to respond.  Please dial 911, visit your nearest emergency room, or contact Horizon Behavioral Health at 434-477-5000 (after-hours emergency line 434-522-8191).  


Click Here for information on the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Reading Program on YouTube.

Click Here for Summer School Registration Information


Click Here for Updates from the State Superintendent - #GraduateTogetherVA

Summer Collections

What’s Happening at JF

Morning Announcements

Click Here to find their new home in "Current News & Events"


JF is busy working to prepare your student for the 21st Century!

See what we've been up to: Check out our new JF Innovations page!



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