Committed to Excellence
North Springs is committed to academic achievement for all students. With a 7 period class day, students earn 26 credits to graduate, 3 more credits than any other Fulton County high school or the State requires; students completing requirements for the magnet seal or distinguished diploma earn 28 credits. Students must also earn minimum credit in core classes to be promoted to the next grade level.
The majority of our graduating seniors continue their education in a two or four year college or university, with the remaining students entering the military or work force. We strive to make sure all students meet graduation requirements and those aspiring to higher education are well prepared for the college admission process. We are proud of the colleges and universities they are accepted to and choose to attend. (See where the class of 2014 is headed!)
Find Yourself Here! The Academies and Magnet Programs
In order to best serve all our students, North Springs is organized into four Academies or smaller learning communities centered around related fields of study: Career, Technical & Leadership (CTL), Humanities, Math & Science, and Visual & Performing Arts (VPA). The Math & Science and Visual & Performing Arts Academies, offer our two outstanding interest-based magnet programs, making NSCHS the only high school in the state to offer both math/science and visual/performing arts magnets. Often called dual magnet programs, they allow students to pursue their interests in these areas in greater depth and rigor with teachers who are working professional artists themselves.
Each Academy offers unique elective courses and opportunities and 3 diploma options of increasing rigor. Detailed information about each Academy can be found by clicking each Academy's link.
Our curriculum is rigorous and challenging and meets the needs of a wide variety of learners. In addition to on-level classes and magnet classes we offer:
- 20 honors classes
- 24 Advanced Placement classes
- 7 career pathways and industry certifications
- Mentorships, internships and work-based learning opportunities
- Joint enrollment in college classes
- Interrelated Resource Program supporting students with mild to moderate learning disabilities
- ESOL English Speakers of Other Languages) provides support for students whose primary language is not English to acquire language and content skills
- Talented and Gifted Program (TAG) serves academically advanced and talented students with opportunities for internships and self-directed study
- New in 2014-15 our AVID program or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program designed to help students in the middle prepare for and succeed in college or university - application process for freshmen and sophomores
- Freshmen Success Class - every freshman not taking AVID or AP Human Georgraphy will take this 1 semester class designed to help provide study skills, organization skills and focus to support students to be able to do their best!