Find Yourself Here
For students who love reading, writing, history and/or speaking Chinese, French, Spanish or Latin, the Humanities Academy with its focus on language arts, social studies and world languages offers many choices. The Academy offers numerous Advanced Placement classes, hands-on journalism experience, participation in Model UN and Mock Trial, local and state world language competitions and exciting opportunities for international travel. Degrees may be earned at the Academy level, Advanced level, and Distinguished level.
Understanding where we come from, knowing where we are going and looking forward to where we are going through the lenses of history, literature and language.
English Language Arts
ELA connects student’ lives to the lives of others through great literature -with opportunities to read and respond critically, write creatively and analytically; and to develop effective research and communication skills.
Students are required to earn 4 core Language Arts credits for graduation in Georgia.
Provides opportunities for students to develop their ability to think clearly and to integrate significant facts, concepts and generalizations from history and the social sciences into their own experiences.
3 core Social Studies credits which include:
1 semester (.5 unit) American Government,
1 semester (.5 unit) Economics
1 year (1 unit) World History
1 year United States History
Offers the study of language
and culture in Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish. Middle school students who successfully complete 2 years of the same world language in 7th and 8th grade receive 1 credit unit and may continue in a level 2 class in 9th grade.
All students must complete a minimum of 2 years or units of the same world language. For college-bound students, 3 or 4 years of the same world language, depending on school and major is recommended.
Humanities Elective Courses include:
AVID -(Advancement Via Individual Determination) to support students "in the middle”, prepare for and be successful in college
AP American Government
AP Art History
AP French Language
AP Human Geography
Journalism : Oracle Newspaper
Journalism : Echo Literary Magazine
Journalism: Phalanx Yearbook
AP Language/American Literature
AP Literature and Composition
AP Spanish Language
AP US History
AP World History
Additional Elective courses that receive Humanities Diploma credit:
AP Art History
AP Environmental Science
Legal Environment of Business
Humanities related Clubs and Activities:
Chinese Culture Club
Echo Literary Magazine
Student Government Association
Jewish Culture Club
Junior Classical League
Model United Nations
Spanish Culture Club
Spartan Writer’s Circle
Spanish Honor Society
21st Century Leaders
Dr. Bern, MD & Neuroeconomics Prof at Emory
speaks to AP Psych
Spartan Helen Bern with her father, terrier mix Callie and AP Psych teacher Gwen Kaminsky after Dr. Bern's fascinating presentation about using brain imaging techniques with canines to better understand humans and dogs motivation and decision- making.!
Nathan Buffington awarded
2016 Law Week Scholarship
With his father- Nathan's scholarship comes from the firm of Roy Barnes and was presented by Alison Barnes Salter esq.
The Oracle wins Superior Ranking - in top 5 HS online news
The 2015-16 Oracle Online Newspaper has earned a Superior Ranking from The Georgia Scholastic Press Association. This means North Springs is one of the top 5 high school online news sources in the state! Way to go Oracle Editor-in-chief Seth Hochman and staff Matan Berman, Emma Barhoumi, Zephyr Strosnider, Alexa Rakusin and David Reid.
Ali and Ashley headed to China
Ali Shindell and Ashley Tousana with Chinese teacher Ms. Weng have been awarded full summer language scholarships by the US Dept of State!
Welcome Mingde High School Teachers and Students to Atlanta and NSCHS!
Cultural exchange trip September 30-October 9, 2015
2016 National Spanish Exam Winners
In late March, many Spanish students took the National Spanish Exam. We received scores this week and are excited to announce that we have 3 national level winners! Elaine Wen scored in the gold category nationally (98th percentile) and placed 2nd in the state of Georgia on the level 2 exam. Nivi Bash scored in the silver category nationally (85th percentile) and Jacob Lewis scored in the bronze category nationally (84th percentile) on the level 3 exam. Congratulations to all students who participated.