Stafford High School

Inspire and Empower All Learners to Thrive

Important Announcements

  • Summer Hours of Operation

    Posted:  Thursday, June 17, 2021

    Our high school's summer hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM through July 23, 2021.  The school will be closed on Monday, June 21, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.  During the week of June 21st, we will be open Tuesday-Friday.  We will also be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of the Fourth of July.  We will be open Tuesday-Friday the week of July 5th.  

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  • Class of 2022 Senior Pictures

    Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2021

    The first senior portrait opportunity with Prestige Portraits (Lifetouch) is coming soon!  Portrait sessions will take place June 28th, 29th, 30th, and July 1st in our Auditorium.  All seniors will receive a free yearbook portrait session opportunity.  Enhanced sessions with additional outfits and poses are available for a sitting fee.  

    Prestige Portraits will be sending out information on how to register for a session; however, you can register by going to  Once on the website, enter your session appointment information by searching by state and city under the Schedule tab.  The state is Virginia and the city is Falmouth.  You will then be able to register for a session.  Please enter through Door #32 at our high school for your session.  Parking is available in our front parking lot by the flagpole, located at the main entrance.  If additional parking is needed, please use our student parking lot.

    If you have any questions regarding registration, sitting fees, or photography, please contact their Customer Care Department at 800-736-4753.  Learn about their enhanced cleaning protocols on picture day along with a video on what to expect.

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  • SHS Football Camp

    Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2021

    SHS is offering a 4-day Football Camp at Stafford High School Monday,  June 28 through July 1, 9am to 2pm.
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  • Outdoor State Track and Field 

    Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021

    The following students have qualified and will compete in the following events at the 2020-2021 Outdoor State Track & Field Championship on June 18:
    S. Duffy: 400M (2nd place)
    B. Elchenko: 300mH (1st place, Regional Champ!!)
    C. Shults: 300mH (4th place)
    4x8 Relay: (1st place, Regional Champs!!)
    Girls 4x8 is B. Elchenko, S. Duffy, O. Stocks, E. Dover
    R. Gaymon: 400M (3rd place) and 200M (2nd place)
    J. Polcha: 1600M (2nd place) and 800M (3rd place)
    4x8 Relay: (2nd place)
    Boys 4x8 is K. Reeves, R.Gaymon, B. Putka, J. Polcha
    Congratulations Indians!
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  • Summer 2021 Green Card Pick-up Info 

    Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Students who need a Behind the Wheel greencard may pick one up between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on Mondays from June 14th to July 26th. Please enter through main entrance by the flagpole. 
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  • Commonwealth Track and Field Championships

    Posted: Monday, June 7, 2021

    We would like to congratulate our track and field team after competing in the Commonwealth District Outdoor Track and Field Championship this past weekend! Congratulations to Ronnie Gaymon for placing 2nd in the 200M dash and 3rd in the 400M dash. Twenty-four of our athletes will be moving on to compete in the 5D Regional Tournament on Wednesday, June 9th. Good luck Indians!
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  • SHS Academic Awards Presentation

    Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2021

    We are proud to share with you a presentation that recognizes our students who are being honored for their academic excellence.  SHS Academic Achievement Awards

    If your student has received an award, please have them come pick it up in Mrs. Connor's office (B201) or during textbook collection days.

    Congratulations to all!

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  • 2021 Decision Day

    Posted: Friday, May 28, 2021

    Attention Seniors! On Tuesday, June 1st we are celebrating Decision Day. Please wear your college, military, or workplace shirt that shows off your plans for after graduation. We will also be sending out the Google Slide Presentation showcasing your colleges, military service branch, and place of employment.
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  • Dance Conditioning

    Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2021

    Dance conditioning is finally here. Every Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-6:30 in the gym/cafeteria. Wear your mask, dress comfortably and bring water with you. Tryouts are June 14-17, 4:30-6:30, so come to conditioning to get prepared. Click here for more information.

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  • 2021 SCPS Summer School Behind the Wheel (BTW) Sign-up is Open 

    Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    If you are interested in participating in the Summer Behind The Wheel (BTW) program please complete the form. First come first serve, we have minimal spots for each session. We will try to accommodate your first or second preference. Once you have completed the form you will receive an email confirmation with your site and session information, and a link to pay for the class. You may also bring cash or a money order on the first day of your driving session. The cost is $225. If you have any questions please contact Steve Cassiday at MVHS.
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  • "I Am Not Yours"    

    Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    Enjoy "I Am Not Yours" performed by SHS's advanced choirs.


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  • Class of 2021 Cap/Gown Pick up 

    B101.5 Video  

    Posted: Monday April 19, 2021

    See the B101.5 interview with Mr. Hicks here

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  • SHS Rising Freshmen Orientation

    Posted:  Friday, January 29, 2021

    Welcome Class of 2025! If you missed the Rising Freshmen Orientation on Thursday, January 28, please view the video.


    View our dashboard for Rising Freshmen Orientation to view our clubs/activities and sports.

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  • Online School Payments (OSP) Update: 

    Posted:  Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Fees will no longer be charged for using Online School Payments services.

    Online School Payments logo

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  • SHS Virtual Town Hall Recording 

    Posted:  Friday, January 15, 2021

    Many in our community have questions about our upcoming transition to hybrid learning in February. At 6:00 pm on Friday, Januay 8th our administrators answered many of these questions and concerns. If you weren't able to attend, you can catch up via this recording.

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  • Required Meeting for Behind the Wheel Now Virtual

    Posted:  Monday, November 16, 2020

    If a student plans to take the Behind the Wheel through Stafford County Public Schools or through a private driving company, the parent and student must attend this Partners for Safe Teen Drivers meeting. In order to be eligible for Behind the Wheel, students must have a valid Virginia's learners permit, passed classroom driver education, and attended the Parent-Teen Driver Meeting. A student will not be allowed to register for Behind the Wheel training without meeting all requirements. Stafford County Public Schools are committed to working with parents to keep our students safe and reduce teen crashes. 

    Welcome to our Partners for Safe Teen Drivers meeting (90 minutes). 

    When attending virtually the student will need to select "login" at the top right of the page in order to have access to all course content and quizzes.  At the end of the course, students will be prompted to fill out a google form for attendance.  Students will also be emailed a certificate of completion.

    If you have any questions, please contact your buildings driver education coordinator or behind the wheel instructors: Ms. Bonilla or Mr. Paul.

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  • Did You Miss It?

    Learn What Naviance Offers SCPS Families

    Posted:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Naviance provides a variety of tools for student achievement through academic planning. If you missed the Virtual Parent Night with Naviance you can catch it all in the 6 PM Session Recording.

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  • SHS Face Masks for Sale Online

    Posted:  Monday, October 12, 2020

    Scroll down to find Stafford High School and other SCPS schools mask designs--only $7.00 each! Orders will be shipped directly to you.


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  • National Math Honor Society: Mu Alpha Theta Now Accepting Applications

    Posted:  Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    Are you interested in the Math National Honor Society?

    All students taking Algebra II and higher and have a B average in all math classes are eligible to apply.  Math Honor Society Member Application. Applications are due by October 9, 2020!

    Meetings are every 3rd Thursday at 3:05. Use the Google Meet nickname SHSMathNationalHonor. You do not have to be an official member to attend meetings. Next Meeting is October 15, 2020.

    Any questions? Email Mrs. Craig at or Ms. Baumgartner at 

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  • Guidelines for Releasing Students to Emergency Contacts

    Posted:  Friday, September 25, 2020

    According to our school division, no student can be released to an emergency contact unless:
    1. The parent has notified the school that they are coming to get them, either by phone or note;
    2. The school has tried to contact the parents/guardians due to an emergency (e.g. child is sick ) and the parent/guardian is unreachable, then the emergency contacts would be called.
    The emergency contact cannot simply show up at the school and pick up a student.
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  • Senior Class Information

    Posted:  Thursday, September 17, 2020

    Senior Portraits

    Next week Senior Portraits begin. You should have received a postcard from Lifetouch Prestige Portraits with your unique student ID number to schedule your appointment on their website If you didn't get a postcard you can contact them to get an ID number at 1-800-445-1189 or email them at

    You can purchase your senior pictures through Lifetouch or just get a picture taken for the Yearbook/ student ID card at no cost. Please make your online appointment ASAP though. You previously received an email from Mrs.Arney about how to submit your own portrait for the yearbook. There are strict requirements for your submission, please follow her instructions. Contact Mrs. Arney if you have any questions.

     Senior Dues

    There is a $40 cost for senior dues this year. This cost is associated with graduation. It will cover the cost of your cap, gown, tassel, diploma, diploma cover, and costs for graduation. You can pay online through the parent online payment portal on the SHS website. If you have a financial hardship you may contact the school to seek a fee waiver.

     Cap, Gown, and Announcements for Graduation!!!!

    All ordering of cap, gown and announcements will be done online. You can go to Jostens website and begin ordering your items now. Any package deal that Jostens offers comes with a cap and gown BUT the price does not charge for a cap and gown since your senior dues pays that cost. The package price is without the price of a cap and gown. You can order any items you wish from Jostens. If you prefer you can just order a cap and gown and buy no additional products from Jostens. Please order soon as prices for some Jostens products do go up as the year goes on.      

     Yearbooks and Senior Ads

    Our Herff Jones online yearbook order center is now open. Visit to order your 2020-2021 yearbook. Our school code is 4516.  Senior ads will be available for design and purchase from October 1st-November 1st (or until space runs out). Ads will be designed and paid for online this year through our Herff Jones order center. 

     Senior T-shirt

    We will have our Senior T-shirt and the pink Spirit shirt this year. I need students to submit original artwork for the Senior t-shirt. PLEASE, we need artwork submitted. Email me your color image (blue, yellow, and black may be used) ASAP. In order for us to have shirts next month we need the designs now. Once t-shirts have been made they will be mailed to your home.

     Senior Remind

    Less than half of you have signed up for the Senior Remind texts. Please sign up so I am able to include you in information. I know you may not always check your school email after school hours, but I can still get information to you.

    Last Names A - F text to 81010  the message: @g6h6ak

    Last Names G - N text to 81010 the message: @cagh32

    Last Names O - Z text to 81010 the message:  @7gfkbk

     College Online Visits

    There are many colleges that will be participating in virtual meetings over the next couple weeks to discuss their college and answer student questions. PLEASE log onto your Naviance and sign up for these college meetings. SOME of the colleges coming up include: Longwood, VSU, CNU, Radford, and University of Lynchburg. Check the Counseling Center page on the SHS website for more information.

     As this week is interim for the 1st rating period please make sure that you are putting effort into your courses, especially those necessary for you to graduate. I hope you all stay safe and healthy and if you have questions about activities or graduation please reach out to me. Take care and have a great day.

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  • School Supply Lists

    Posted:  Monday, August 31, 2020

    Student supply lists are available and organized alphabetically by department.

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  • Internet Access at Home Need

    Posted:  Thursday, August 25, 2020

    If your child needs internet access at home during virtual learning, please complete the division request form.

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  • Driver's Education Course Completion Cards and Provisional Driver's License

    Posted:  Sunday, August 16, 2020

    Driver's education course completion cards (green) and provisional driver's licenses (PDLs) can be picked up in the Main Office.  You must schedule a pre-arranged pick-up at our high school on Mondays, between 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Please set up an appointment with Mrs. Dona Banks by sending an e-mail to or by calling (540) 371-7200.

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  • Digital Archives Request

    Updated:  Thursday, August 27, 2020

    See yearbooks from the begining to 1974 on the Digital Archives page under "Our School." You can also find graduation and other special event videos from the most recent years.

    Contact Nichole Ashwood, Librarian, for access to the full yearbook archives from 1947 to 2014 at

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Mission, Vision, and Values

  • Our Vision

    Stafford High School is a proud community of diverse, goal-oriented learners committed to respect, equity, and high expectations.


    Our Mission

    Inspire and empower all learners to thrive


    What We Value:  TRIBE






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