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



Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is working with appropriate federal, state and local law enforcement officials regarding threats, reported to be less than credible, against schools in several Florida counties. The threats are similar to those received in other parts of the country. In an abundance of caution, our District schools – working with the BCPS Special Investigative Unit and local law enforcement - are being extra vigilant. At all times the safety of our students and employees is our highest priority. Schools are following regular schedules, as well as dismissal procedures and times.

1st Quarter Guidance Newsletter - Click Here

Math Tutoring in the Math Lab every Tuesday and Wednesday after school from 4:30-5:30 starting September 27th.

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

PSAT Information Flyer - Click Here

Saturday Academy Information - Click Here

P.E. Uniform Information - Click Here

***HOMECOMING DATE APPROVAL: Meeting for GUEST APPROVAL will be held in Mrs. Jones's office on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:30PM - 5:30PM and Wednesday, October 5th from 4:30PM - 5:30PM. The Nova High School student, and the Nova High School parent MUST be present at this meeting along with the guest/date and signed guest permission form.

Interim Report Information In an effort to allocate limited funds toward educational resources, Nova High School will not be sending home hard copy of student interim reports for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents/Guardians will be able to access interim grades, attendance information and class assignments on the Pinnacle Internet Viewer. Please use the directions provided on top, right hand side of this website to access your child's information in the Pinnacle Internet Viewer. If you would like to have a hard copy of your child's interim report, please contact your student's Grade Level Office for a printed copy. Thank you.

The deadline to register for Broward College Dual Enrollment courses for the spring semester is September 30, 2016.  As a reminder, to qualify students must have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA and meet the standardized testing requirements. Registration is a lengthy process, please start as soon as possible! See Mr. Andre in the 9th and 12th Grade Building for further assistance. Again, September 30th is the deadline date for the Spring semester and NO EXTENSIONS will be granted! 

For additional information about the Dual Enrollment program at Broward College, please visit:

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

LAFS.910.RI.1.1 - Click here for September's standard info


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.

Standard of the Month September LAFS.910.RI.1.1 Students will be able to cite strong evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:53 AM