The NOVA Project invites you to...
Tuesday, February 15, 6-8pm
Exhibition Night is The NOVA Project's annual open house for prospective students.
Students will be leading tours throughout the evening and students, parents and teachers will be available to answer questions about the school. Teachers will have activities in their rooms, including ceramics, science projects, silkscreening and poetry readings.
Find the event flier and more details at the NOVA PTSA website.
The NOVA Project is one of the District's three option high schools and one of the District's three Alternative Learning Experience programs. Located in the Meany building on Capitol Hill, NOVA is open to students from all parts of the district. This public high school offers innovative challenging coursework, alternative pedogogy, project-based instruction, arts, in a close, welcoming community. All kinds of students find themselves at home at NOVA.
Don't let the relaxed atmosphere make you think that NOVA is slack. The students call the teachers by their first names, but hold them in great respect. NOVA does not use grades, but students must master the Standards to earn full credit for a course. "D" and "C" work will earn full credit at another school, but not at NOVA. NOVA classes are determined democratically at the beginning of each semester, and the classes don't have the same names as the traditional courses, but NOVA students need to meet the graduation requirements to earn their diploma. NOVA boasts some of the highest average SAT scores in the District, year after year. Every year NOVA students are accepted at competitive colleges all across the country. NOVA students can make their own path, and the school will support them every step of the way.
If you have a student finishing middle school and about to enter high school, you absolutely owe it to your child to visit and explore NOVA.
If your child isn't finding satisfaction with the traditional high school experience, you absolutely owe it to your child to visit and explore NOVA as a possible transfer.
Disclosure: my daughter has been at NOVA for all three years of high school. She absolutely loves it and has been extremely successful there.