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



Winter Spirit Week will begin the week of Monday, December 12th and end that Friday, December 16th. The spirit days are as follows:

Monday 12/12: Comfy and Cozy day. Wear your most comfortable attire like sweatpants, joggers, or a big hoodie.

Tuesday 12/13: Ugly Sweater and sock day. Come to school wearing a festive sweater or fuzzy socks.

Wednesday 12/14: Winter Character Wednesday. Dress up as your favorite holiday people such as Buddy the Elf, the Grinch, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, or Rudolph the Reindeer.

Thursday 12/15: New Year's Celebration! Come out dressed in all black clothing with sparkly colors like silver and gold.

Finally, the storm is coming. So be prepared for the blizzard and the white-out. On Friday the 16th, everyone wear white clothing for the final white-out of 2016. We hope to see you all bundled up!

Bell Schedule for Monday, December 19, 2016 - Click Here

Midterm Exam Schedule - Click Here

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

Interim Report Information - December 1, 2016

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. Thank you.

FSA Assessments Practice tests and general information about the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and links to other FSA resources is available at the link below.

November & December FSA/NGSSS Retake Test Dates

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.


Nova Community School Link - Click Here

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, December 2, 2016 2:27 PM