VSCA State Convention
The State Convention is the highlight of our year!
The annual Convention is the highlight of our association year, with keynote speakers, breakout sessions called Learning Labs, a pep rally, a banquet, a session with the Virginia Board of Education, general sessions, officer elections, award presentations, and more!
Hundreds of student leaders and advisors from middle and high schools across the Commonwealth will gather at Courtland High School in Fredericksburg, March 15-16, 2024 at the 97th annual VSCA Convention.
We recommend going ahead and making reservations at one of our convention hotels now to be sure you have rooms. Check the hotel options here.
Check back here for more details and registration links in the fall.
Region Workshop Registration Deadlines Vary By Date of the Workshop
Region 1: REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by November 17
Region 2: REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by November 17
Region 3: REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by October 20
Region 4: REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by October 25
Region 5–8: REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by October 20
VSCA Regional Workshops
Are you looking for training close to home? Our Regional Workshops are held across Virginia in the late fall and early winter. These affordable workshops are hosted by the elected Regional Representative schools so are within driving distance of member schools. And the low cost of $15/person means you can afford to bring your whole council! Not sure in which region your school is located? Check the region map here. Member schools are also welcome to attend a workshop in a region other than their own if a date or location is more preferable.
Dates for the 2023-24 school year are:
- Region 1: December 2 hosted by Prince George HS
- Region 2: December 2 hosted by Grassfield HS
- Region 3: November 4 hosted by Courtland HS
- Region 4: November 11 hosted by Orange County HS at Montpelier
- Regions 5-6-7-8: November 4 hosted by Buckingham County HS
Complete the online Regional Workshop Registration 2023 form to register, and mail your registration confirmation with a check made payable to Virginia Student Councils Association by the postmark deadline indicated to the left. Mail forms and payment to:
VSCA Regional Workshop
4909 Cutshaw Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
SCA Advisors' Workshop
The SCA Advisors Workshop is back! Join SCA advisors from around the state on Friday, December 8 to learn how to support student leaders through group goal-setting, effective project planning and implementation, and more from our guest presenter, John McLeod from the North Carolina Association of Student Councils. The session is being planned to take place at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach. Check back soon for more details.
Leadership Development Day 2023
VSCA is excited to announce a new opportunity for student leaders to build stronger leadership skills
to more effectively lead their student councils. Open to all Advisory Committee members and
presidents of member schools, the Leadership Development Day offers a chance to participate in
leadership training and have some fun while networking with peers from across the Commonwealth.
▪ Friday, July 7, 2023 at Courtland High School
▪ Open to all Advisory Committee members & member school presidents
▪ Cost: $25/person
▪ Lunch and snacks will be provided
▪ Special event: tie-dye a unique VSCA t-shirt
▪ Check-in starts at 9:00am and the program begins at 9:30am. We will finish by 3:00pm
Topics to be covered:
● Why student council? What’s our purpose?
● Goal setting: both personal and for groups
● Meeting management: how to keep meetings moving and engaging
● Spirit week theme development: how to tie all the elements of HoCo together with an effective
theme and engage more students in the activities
● State service project: making an impact across the state with a powerful service project
Advisory Committee Meetings
This year's Advisory Committee will hold meetings on three Saturdays in 2023-24:
September 16 at Buckingham County HS (10:00am - 2:00pm)
November 18 at Orange County HS (10:00am - 2:00pm)
February 3 at Courtland HS (10:00am - 2:00pm)
Training webinars are available for VSCA member schools and advisers throughout the year on a variety of topics. Stay tuned for information on the webinar schedule for the 2023-24 school year There is NO CHARGE for these webinars, but advance registration is required.