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For students who love reading, writing, history and/or speaking Chinese, French, Spanish or Latin, our

Humanities program with its focus on language arts, social studies and world languages offers many choices.

Course offerings include 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.

Our Mission

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.

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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.

Core requirements

Students are required to earn 4 core Language Arts credits for graduation in Georgia.

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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.

Core Requirements

​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

​World Languages 

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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.

Core Requirements:

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.

ADL Delegates 

20170917_153436.jpg Juniors Annie Echemendia and Elaine Wen will represent NSCHS on the ADL Mission Trip to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, Nov. 5-8, 2017! 


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 Microeconomics
AP Psychology
AP Spanish Language
AP US History
AP World History

Humanities related Clubs and Activities:

Beta Club
Chinese Culture Club
Debate Club 
Echo Literary Magazine
Student Government Association
French Club
History Bowl
Jewish Culture Club
Junior Classical League
Mock Trial
Model United Nations
Spanish Culture Club 
Spartan Writer’s Circle
Spanish Honor Society
21st Century Leaders

Emory's Dr. Bern, MD & Neuroeconomics Professor

speaks to AP Psych



 Spartan Helen Berns with her Dad, dog Callie adn AP Psych teacehr Gwen Kaminsky after Dr. Bern's fascinating presentation about using brain imaging techniques with dogs to better understand human and canine motivation and decision making.

 Ali & Ashley headed to China

chinese summer scholars.jpgAli Shindell and Ashely Tousana with Chinese teacher Ms. Weng, have won full summer language scholarships from the US State Dept!  

Welcome Mingde High School Teachers and Students to Atlanta and NSCHS! 



 Cultural exchange trip September 30-October 9, 2015


2016 National Spanish Exam


In late March many Spanish students took the National Spanish Exam and we are excited to announce 3 National Winners: Elaine Wen - gold (98 percentile) placed 2nd in the state; Nivi Bash- silver (85 Percentile)and Jacob Lewis - bronze (84 percentile). Congrats to all.

Congrats Eric Abel!

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Nathan Buffington awarded

 2016 Law Week Scholarship 

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Nathan's scholarship from the firm of Roy Barnes was presented by Alison Barnes Salter esq

The Oracle wins Superior Ranking

IMG_5876 oracle awards.JPG 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.







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