We believe that the opportunity for participation in a wide variety of student selected activities is a vital part of a student’s educational experiences. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the activity, to other students, to the community and to the athletes themselves. These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills and emotional patterns that enable the student to achieve maximum benefit from his or her education.

Nansemond River High School student activities are considered a supplement to the school’s academic program which strives to provide experiences that will help to develop students physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.


Nansemond River High School is a member of the Southeastern District (SED), and the Eastern Region of the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) AAA division. The conference was established to encourage member schools to improve their extracurricular program in the area of athletics and activities. The value of district membership is derived from arranging of schedules, equalizing competition, conducting league meets and generally upgrading the activities program by adhering to district standards and goals. Membership implies abiding by district schedule, bylaws, rules and regulations. The following schools are members of the SED:

City of Suffolk: King’s Fork, Lakeland, and Nansemond River High Schools

City of Chesapeake: Deep Creek, Grassfield, Great Bridge, Hickory, Indian River, Oscar Smith, and Western Branch High Schools