Nova High School has received its 11th 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.
September 21, 2015
Nova Parents and Guardians:
It is hard to believe that we now full swing into another school year. It is with great excitement that I welcome you back! As I begin my 16th 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. 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/or career. We will strive to ensure that our students experience rigor and relevance in all of their courses, as this will prepare them for their post secondary lives. It is our mission to continually challenge our students to reach their potential and my staff and I are committed to providing our students with the resources and opportunities they need to reach their goals.
As part of the SMART Bond, the school will receive over 1,200 new electronic devices for both student and teacher use. There will be an increased emphasis on technology and blended learning whereby teachers integrate both direct instruction and computer enhanced resources so that students have access to the wide array of resources available to them.
Finally, I have always believed that personalization is at the foundation of any successful high school experience and will continue to embed that culture into our school community. Although we will always value structure and discipline in creating a safe school environment, students need to be viewed as people, not numbers and providing constant affirmation for them is paramount to their social success.
If there is anything I can do to assist you and your child in his her academic pursuits, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr. John R. LaCasse
District record....11 straight A's!
Throughout July and August of 2015, Food and Nutrition Services utilized a mobile unit to provide additional assistance for parents in completing the online meal application. During the 2015-16 school year, Food and Nutrition Services and schools provided computer access and support staff for parents, resulting in 99.91 percent of households utilizing the www.myschoolapps.com web site.
Food and Nutrition Services staff will again provide assistance for the 2016-17 school year. The attached schedule identifies the date, time, and location in the District where staff will be located. The staff will be based at 19 centrally located sites providing assistance to 110 sites identified through application data. Food and Nutrition Services will inform parents of the schedule, via the District’s ParentLink phone messaging system. In addition, Food and Nutrition Services will provide assistance to parents at high school open houses and orientations according to the attached schedule.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Food and Nutrition Services at 754-321-0250.
- SMART BOND UPDATE - Click here for information
- FREE CHEMISTRY / PHYSICS CAMP AT NSU - For information contact Jody Hastings at 954-868-3663 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Dr. John R. LaCasse!
2015 - 2016 Student Code of Conduct
Parents and students, the 2015-2016 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
In an effort to improve System Practices, Broward County School District is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you please take time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, go to:
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
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HOMELESS EDUCATION ASSISTANCE RESOURCE TEAM (HEART) - Click here for more information
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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.
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