Cngratulations to the Top 10 Seniors in the Class of 2018 . . .
and to our four 2018 National Merit Scholars!
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 2017 is headed!)
Georgia DOE Honors North Springs as an 2018 AP Honor School
The GaDOE released their list of AP Honor Schools, and once again, North Springs was represented in all 5 categories. This is a testament to the hard work of our staff and students who work hard to support our AP program.
- AP Access and Support Schools (69 named in 2018) are schools with at least 30 percent of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
- 1 of 69 schools statewide to receive this honor
- AP Merit Schools (67 named in 2018) are schools with at least 20 percent of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
- 1 of 67 schools statewide to receive this honor
- AP STEM Schools (213 named in 2018) are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A)
- 1 of 214 schools statewide to receive this honor
- AP STEM Achievement Schools (146 named in 2018) are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of exam scores on AP math and science exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
- 1 of 146 schools statewide to receive this honor
- AP Humanities Schools (134 named in 2018) are schools with students testing in the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social sciences courses, one fine arts course and one world language course.
- 1 of 135 schools statewide to receive this honor
Find Yourself Here! Our Freshmen Academy and Magnet Programs
In order to best serve all our students, North Springs launched a Freshmen Academy in this year to provide a smaller, focused, supportive learning community for all 9th graders. To learn more about the Freshmen Academy click here. In addition to core classes, Advanced Placement classes, outstanding humanities and career academy classes North Springs offers both Math & Science and Visual & Performing Arts interest-based magnet programs making NSCHS the only high school in the state to offer both. Often called dual magnet programs, they allow students to pursue their interests in these areas in greater depth and rigor and in the arts - with teachers who are working professional artists themselves.
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
- 8 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
- 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!
Congrats Class of 2017!
Another school year is starting and last year's seniors are heading off to college and beyond. We wish them all the best. See grad photo highlights in the Neighbor Newspaper
See where many in the Class of 2017 are going here.
We have a first - 2 STAR students - Eric Miller and Jared Coffsky and 2 STAR teachers: Latin teacher Dr. Thomas Henderson and Math teacher Rahim Ghassemian as the teacher(s). Both Eric and Jared scored 1580 on the SAT. Congrats to all.
Congrats Governor's Honors
3 of our GHP Semifinalists were named finalists: Marshall Berton (Social Studies) Eric Miller (Math) and Sarah Dardik (Performing Arts). Grace Motahari was named an alternate in music!
Spotlight & News!
Under Capital Plan 2022, North Springs Charter High School is slated to receive a major addition and renovation. The $18.7 million project is being funded as part of the eSPLOST referendum that Fulton County voters approved in 2016.
2018-19 Curriculum Guidebook
To see the courses that will be offered next year!
Congrats National Merit Semifinalists!
Here's the story in today's PATCH
Announcing our 4 National Merit Semifinalists: Claudia Chu, Jared Coffsky, Daniel Lopz and Eric Miller!
And our 9 Commended Students: Eric Abel, Manshi Baskaran, Emily Hasler, Gidon Kowalsky, Jacob Lewis, Grace Milam, Jessica Mishkoff, Kyle Newman, and Michael Schneiderman
Congrats to 2016 early accepted
Georgia Tech students.
Go Spartans! Go Jackets!
4 Spartans are UGA fellows!
North Springs boasts 3 University of Georgia fellows in 2015-16: Brianna English, Red & Black editor Leighton Rowell and Elizabeth Wilkes shown with NS Social Studies teacher and former fellow Gwen Kamisky. Go DAWGS!