Nova High School has received its 10th consecutive "A." We are the only traditional High School in Broward County to have achieved this milestone!
Congratulations to Nova High Faculty, Staff, and Students.
A Certified "A" School
Our Mission: At Nova, We Do The Right Thing.
July 28, 2014
Nova Parents and Guardians:
It is hard to believe that we are gearing up for another school year. It is with great excitement that I welcome you back! As I begin my 15th 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. This school year will be a year of transition with regard to curriculum and upcoming assessments. Although students will continue to take end-of-course exams in Algebra 1 and 2, Biology, Geometry and U.S. History; a new set of Florida Standards 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 my staff or I can do to assist you or your child in his/her educational endeavors, do not hesitate to call.
John R. LaCasse
District record....10 straight A's!
This Saturday, January 31st, 2015, Nova High School will host its annual "Parent University: INFO 101". This event has been a great success in the past and we are looking forward to another wonderful session this year. Please click here for more information.
Important Reminder for Parents:
We Want to Hear From You!
If you have not already completed our Annual Survey for parents, there is still time to participate. The deadline is Friday, February 13, 2015.
This survey provides our school with valuable feedback about your child’s educational experience. To take the survey now, visit browardschools.com and click on the Annual Survey icon.
To complete the survey, you will need your student’s ID number, which is printed on his or her report card. If you do not have it, ask your child or contact your child's grade level office for assistance. In addition, if you do not have internet access at home, please stop by our front office and we will provide you with access to a computer.
Your input is important to us. Thank you for your help with this important survey.
If you are interested in earning a Silver Honor Cord at graduation you will need to complete a minimum of 250 service hours. All service hours must be submitted to Ms. Gentile in the 12th Grade office no later than Friday, January 30, 2015 in order to qualify for the Silver Honor Cord. See Ms. Gentile with any questions.
Senior Grad Bash Trip
- Date: April 24, 2015
- Destination: Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure
- Price: $125.00
- Ticket sales start: February 2, 2015 (First come, First served…….limited seats)
Criteria for purchasing a Grad Bash ticket:
1) Minimum 20 community service hours completed
2) At least 30% complete with online class graduation requirement
3) Must be in good behavioral standing
4) No obligations
If you are interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses this summer at Broward College, please see Mr. Andre as soon as possible to begin the registration process. All paperwork MUST be submitted to Mr. Andre by February 20, 2015. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
There is a district boundary proposal for next school year that affects the Nova Zone. A description of this proposal is:
Creates a priority choice zone conforming to the attendance area of Davie Elementary School so that all fifth grade students matriculating from Davie Elementary School and living within this zone would continue to be assigned to either New River Middle School or Driftwood Middle School, depending on address, but would have the choice of attending Nova Middle School.
This proposal could adversely affect our current lottery system and postpone our student pulls. The county is now asking for input - please click HERE
School Choice Information
The application window for parents/guardians to submit their child’s application for magnet programs, Nova schools and school reassignment takes place from December 1, 2014 – February 11, 2015.
To assist parents in exploring the school choice options, information is now available on the District’s website, Broward Schools, just click on the School Choice icon. Click here for more information
Rising 9th Grade Scheduling Information
•Nova Middle Rising 9th grade registration - Week of January 26th-January 30th
Saturday Academy Application - Click HERE
Saturday Academy Bus Schedule - Click HERE
2014 - 2015 PARENT SURVEY PROCEDURES
WHEN: The Survey Administration Deadline is February 13, 2015.
WHO: Parents and guardians of all PreK through grade 12 students should take the Parent Survey.
HOW: Parents and guardians will access the survey by clicking on the icon on browardschools.com.
DIRECTIONS: Below are procedures for administering the online survey:
· Survey Changes: This year, parents will be randomly assigned to take either the District’s Parent Survey or the AdvancED Assist Parent Survey. The AdvancED Assist Parent Survey will be required for accreditation starting in 2015-16. This year’s AdvancED Assist Parent Survey will provide a baseline for 2015-16.
· Survey Access: Parents/guardians access the online survey via:
1. A link to the Annual Survey from the District’s website, browardschools.com.
2. On campus when parents drop off or pick up their child, or when they come to school for special events. Please note that parents/guardians only need the student’s ID number and DOB to access the survey, and do not need to log into Virtual Counselor to take the survey. Detailed instructions for accessing the survey will be posted in the CAB conference.
· Survey Assignment: Once parents sign into the survey, they will be automatically and randomly assigned to complete either the District Parent Survey or the AdvancED ASSIST survey. A parent cannot select the survey he or she wants to take. Both surveys are of approximately equal length and require about the same amount of time to complete (about 10 minutes). Please note that the AdvancED ASSIST is only available in English this year; non-English speakers will not be directed to this option.
BCPS High Schools Named Among Best in the Nation by
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to several Best High Schools in the nation and state, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In all, 13 BCPS high schools received gold, silver, or bronze medals in the U.S. News’ Best High Schools 2014 national ranking.
Broward’s national gold medal recipients are Cypress Bay High School, Pompano Beach High School and Nova High School. The nine high schools receiving national silver medals are McFatter Technical High School, Somerset Arts Conservatory, Stranahan High School, Fort Lauderdale High School, Atlantic Technical Center and High School, Somerset Academy, Pembroke Pines Charter High School, McArthur High School and Miramar High School. In addition, Broward Virtual School received a bronze medal national ranking.
2014 - 2015 Student Code of Conduct
Parents and students, on July 1, the 2014-2015 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward Schools’ website at http://www.browardschools.com. 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
Important School Information
BVED Registration Instructions - Click HERE
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 www.FLAssessments.com/ePAT. 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 www.FLAssessments.com/StudentTutorials.
For more information on privacy notices please visit the Broward Schools Web site at http://www.browardschools.com/privacynotices.