We are commited to celebrating and recognizing our students' achievements in scholarship, citizenship, leadership, fine arts and athletics. We are proud of the many local, regional, and national honors Spartans receive. Many individual organizations and teams present awards and have banquets. North Springs' faculty and staff also host the following special school-wide recognition events:
Contio Laureata or An Assembly of Honored Scholars is held near the end of the school year, with one special night for underclass awards and a separate Contio Laureata for seniors. The highlight of each Assembly is the announcement of various coveted local, regional, and national awards. A reception for student honorees and guests follows the ceremony.
VIP Night is a long standing Spartan tradition honoring those students who have made positive contributions to the school climate in Sparta. Teachers, coaches, and sponsors nominate students for the VIP (Very Important Person) award. Students who obtain VIP status will be honored during the annual VIP reception; receive a VIP ribbon and Award Certificate.
Students who earn an overall semester average of 88 or higher will be named to the Honor Roll. Students must earn credit in seven (7) classes to qualify for Honor Roll status. Qualifying students will be recognized by the principal.
Students who earn an overall semester average of 93 or higher will be named to the Super Honor Roll. Students must earn credit in seven classes to qualify for Super Honor Roll status. Qualifying students will be recognized by the principal.
National Honor Society
National Honor Society is a nationwide organization founded in 1921 by the Association of secondary school principals. Selection is based on the four criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. North Springs' National Honor Society is open only to juniors and seniors; students must have a 93 GPA or higher and contribute 50 hours of community service.
Other Honor Societies:
Many academic departments have individual honor societies with specific criteria to recognize students with outstanding academic performance. These include, but are not limited to, the National Art Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, National Music Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Thespian Honor Society.
For Seniors Only
The following academic/honor awards are reserved for seniors only . . .
Top Ten Scholars
Each February, North Springs names the Top Ten Scholars of the senior class. These students hold the top ten cumulative numeric grade point averages in the senior class - calculated at the end of the 1st semester. They are honored with a luncheon and participate in graduation.
A member of the Top Ten - this title is bestowed upon the student who has the highest GPA or is academically ranked at the end of 1st Semester - number one in the graduating class. In the event of a tie, more than one student will be named as Valedictorian. Recipients must be four-year graduates and have completed at least three semesters prior to graduation at North Springs.
This title is bestowed upon the Top Ten student who is academically ranked as the number two student in the graduating class rankings. In the event of a tie, more than one student will be named as Salutatorian. Recipients must be four-year graduates and have completed at least three semesters prior to graduation at North Springs.
The senior having the highest SAT score of all graduates by the end of the 1st semester. He or she names a Star teacher, as well. The STAR student and teacher attend a breakfast for all honorees.
These students have earned an 88 or higher GPA all four years of high school. Students receive a white honor cord to wear at graduation.
Spartan Leadership Award
The award is presented by the principal and goes to seniors who are in a leadership capacity and contribute positively to the school in one form or fashion. The students have to stand out and be seen as true campus leaders.
The Faculty Cup recipient is selected by the entire North Springs Faculty. The student chosen to receive the Faculty Cup has demonstrated social and academic growth while contributing positively to the school climate.
A most coveted award, the AJC Cup is presented at graduation to the student selected by the entire North Springs Faculty as the best all-around member of the senior class. Sponsored by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, recipients are featured in this nationally read newspaper.
The PTO cup is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated exemplary achievement in academics, athletics, or extra-curricular activities.