John R LaCasse - Principal of Nova High School
Our Mission: At Nova, We Do The Right Thing.

August 3, 2016

Nova Parents and Guardians:

It is with great excitement that I welcome you back to the new school year! As I begin my 17th year at Nova High, I cannot help but feel a true sense of pride over what great success we continue to have in so many areas. I hope our students have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break and are ready to join me in continuing our vision of making Nova High School the best school in Broward County! 

With the growing complexity of the world and the increasing demands of the 21st-century workforce, we believe that all students should graduate from high school fully prepared for college and career. We will continue to focus on providing a rigorous curriculum while simultaneously preparing students for high-stake assessments. Students will continue to take end-of-course exams in Algebra 1 and 2, Biology, Geometry and U.S. History. Further, we must continue to adjust to a new set of Florida Standards, which will be incorporated and assessed at the end of the school year. We are committed to preparing your children for their post-secondary lives. 

In closing, do know that you are our customer. If there is anything that my staff or I can do to assist you or your child in his/her educational endeavors, do not hesitate to call.


Dr. John R. LaCasse



Senior Grad Bash Information
Student Permission Form | Dress Code Policy | E-Payment
Ticket sales: 1/23/17 - 2/5/17
Cost: $132.00




Literacy Week January 23-January 27 : Click here for flyer

***The ASVAB will be administered Monday, January 23rd at 12:45PM in the Auditorium. The ASVAB is an assessment that empowers students to discover their strengths and interests, then map out post-secondary plans that work. The counselors will be at a table located between the Math and MS building the entire week of January 17th-20th during both lunches to register students who are interested. Students must be in Grades 10-12 to register.

***Silver Cord Deadline: Students interested in earning a Silver Honor Cord to be worn at graduation must complete a minimum of 250 service hours. ALL service hours must be submitted to Ms. Gentile in the 10th Grade Office no later than Friday, March 3rd in order to qualify for the Silver Honor Cord.

***Graduation will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Broward Center for Performing Arts.

***SAC/SAF meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:15pm in the Media Center.

***Senior Panoramic Picture has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st at 9:45am.

School Choice 2017/18 | Application window: December 1, 2016 – February 8, 2017. Through the School Choice process, you may submit three applications for your child – one in each of the following categories: Magnet programs focus on specific areas of interest Nova schools provide four schools on one campus (K-12) School reassignments allow a student to attend a school other than his or her boundary school based on space availability.Click here for application

Smart Bond Update - Smart Spotlight & School Spotlight

FSA Calculator Policy Handheld Scientific Calculators The following are FDOE-approved calculators for the 2016–17 school year: • Texas Instruments TI-30Xa • Casio fx-260 solar • Casio fx-82 solar • Sharp EL-510R • Sharp EL-510RN Calculators are only allowed for the calculator session(s) of FSA assessments for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Students are not allowed to share calculators. Not every test item in the calculator section will require the use of a calculator.


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1st Quarter Guidance Newsletter - Click Here

How Are We Doing? Please complete this short survey to let us know about your recent visit to Nova High.

Saturday Academy Information - Click Here

P.E. Uniform Information - Click Here

Math Tutoring in the Math Lab every Tuesday and Wednesday after school from 4:30-5:30.

Senior Parking Decal Information
Senior decals are on sale for $60.00 through Nova’s E-Payment link only.
Seniors will need to turn in the following documents in order to receive their decal: Signed Permission Form, Copy of Online Receipt, Copy of Driver’s License, Copy of Car Registration, and Copy of Insurance Card.

NAVIANCE- You can use Family Connection to access online resources, communicate with your school, and use the many planning tools available from Naviance.  

Please click the link below for a Quick Start Guide.  Students can see their School Counselor for more information.

Nova High School Named Among Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report


Congratulations Dr. John R. LaCasse!

2016 - 2017 Student Code of Conduct

Parents and students, the 2016-2017 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward Schools’ website at Parents and students may also access the Code of Student Conduct Handbook through the BEEP Portal or use their smartphones to scan the Quick Response Code (QRC) on any of the Code Book posters displayed throughout a school’s campus.

To view the Code of Student Conduct, Click HERE


Student Resources


Teaching Assessment Standards Knowledge T.A.S.K.

Students will participate in academic activities to sharpen their test-taking skills and readiness for the English-Language Arts and End-of-Course Exams. Teachers will incorporate the Standard of the Month into the daily T.A.S.K. assignments.


FREE SAT prep from the Broward County Library - Click here

Official SAT prep from Khan Academy - Click here


CHILD ABUSE INFORMATION - Click here for flyer

Child Abuse Poster

Preparing for a Computer-based Test (CBT)
If a student would like to review the CBT practice test at home, he/she can download instructions and a practice test (called an “ePAT”) at These practice tests are available for the FCAT and all EOCs. A student may practice as often as necessary prior to testing. Students may view Tutorials at

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The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discretion on the basis of age, color,
disability, gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or
harassment complaint may call the Director of Equal Educational Opportunities at (754)321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY (754)321-2158.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call Equal Educational
Opportunities (EEO) at (754) 321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY (754) 321-2158.

PHONE: (754) 323-1650
FAX: (754) 323-1780
Last Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 10:09 AM