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Nova High School has received its 9th consecutive "A." We are the only traditional High School in Broward County to have achieved this milestone! Congrats Nova High Faculty, Staff and Students.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
Dates to Remember - Click HERE for the complete list
Prom Date Approval: April 16th 4:20pm - 6:00pm in Ms. Sexton's office
9th Grade Team Cross Curricular Project Due April 4th: Click HERE for rubric
10th Grade Team Cross Curricular Project Due April 8th: Click HERE for guidelines
Interim Reports: - Click HERE for more information
A Certified "A" School
Our Mission: At Nova, We Do The Right Thing.
I am excited to welcome you back to the 2013-2014 school year. As I enter my 14th year as the principal of Nova High School, I can honestly tell you I have more passion for our school now than the day I walked on this campus. We continue to focus on providing a quality education for all students in a safe and personalized environment.
We take great pride in educating all students regardless of ability levels. In short, the plan is two-fold. First, we need to ensure all of our students are challenged and the vehicle to do that is through rigorous instruction. Secondly, we need to have a laser-like focus on remediating students who are deficient in Reading, Writing and/or Math. We will continue to offer Saturday Academy which will begin on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Please visit our website at Novaschools.com for continuous updates on events and activities occurring at Nova High School. I am Looking forward to another great school year.
John R. LaCasse
Mr. LaCasse celebrates the school's 9th straight "A" which is a district record.
IMPORTANT CHANGES REGARDING END-OF-COURSE EXAMS
For students currently in 11th grade, the laws recently changed regarding the calculation of the Biology and Geometry End-of Course Exams (EOC) for courses taken in high school during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. Now, the EOC may optionally apply as 30% toward the student's final course grade. Therefore, Broward County Public Schools is retroactively re-calculating grades of current 11th grade students for Geometry and Biology for courses completed in high school during 2011-12 and 2012-13. If the 30% EOC will improve a student's final grade, then it will be included. If the EOC does not benefit the student, then it will not be included. The goal is to offer the maximum benefit to the student.
Schools recently received a list of students whose grades will change after application of the maximum benefit recalculation. However, no changes will be made by the schools as the School District will automatically make these changes.
An EOC Matrix is forthcoming to inform families of how the EOC is applied for each cohort. Please check back soon for the matrix and for additional information.
Continue to encourage your students to participate in Saturday Academy program. We provide free assistance with FCAT, End of Course Exams (EOCs), ACT, and SAT preparation. As we draw closer to these exams this is the time to get your students the assistance they need to be successful.
For more information, Click HERE.
Saturday Academy Application, Click HERE.
Saturday Academy Bus Schedule, Click HERE.
2013-2014 CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
Parents and students, in August, the 2013-2014 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward Schools’ Web site at http://www.browardschools.com. Parents and students may also access the Handbook through the BEEP Portal for Parents or Students as well as a variety of new electronic sources including a Quick Response Code for smartphones when available.
Click HERE to view the Superintendent's Message
Nova High 2014 - 2015 Application is Available
Attention all Broward County Public Schools employees. If you are interested in applying for a Nova school, magnet school, or school reassignment for your child for the 2014/15 school year, the application window takes place December 1, 2013 through February 12, 2014. This is the first time the reassignment window has opened in December.
To learn more about all of the School Choice options, click HERE or visit the District’s website, browardschools.com and click on the School Choice - It’s Easy as 1,2,3 icon.
Important School Information
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.
Visit our Important Information page under the School Info section for special announcements and information regarding our school and special events.