NHS Student Recognized by College Board

Mya Nunez, a junior at Niceville High School, was recently invited to participate in the College Board National Recognition Program (CBNRP).  She scored in the top 2.5% on the October 2019 PSAT among high school junior test-takers in our region who identify as one or more of the following:  African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, or Indigenous.

The CBNRP is an academic honor that can be included on college applications.  Colleges may use this program to identify academically exceptional students.  Mya is enrolled in four Advanced Placement courses at NHS.


 

Senior Shout Out

Senior Shout Out

Calling all SENIORS

The OCSD and Niceville High School are creating a senior feature video and we need your input!! Use the Senior Shout Out link to submit your pictures that fit into each senior feature category.


 

AICE Exams Update

See the latest update from Cambridge regarding AICE exams here!


 

Incoming Freshman Registration 2020-2021 SY

All Destin Middle School, Ruckel Middle School, and STEMM Students:

ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 15.

You can access Online Registration through Parent Portal anytime from Wednesday, April 15, 8:00 a.m. - Thursday, April, 16, 7:00 p.m.

Instructions:

  1. Access Parent Portal from either your school’s website, district website, or the NHS website.
  2. Sign on to Parent Portal using your student’s 10 digit school ID number. The PIN is the last 4 digits of that number. If your student has a registration form with a label-the student number is on the label.
  3. The link for Online Registration is on the left hand side. Click on that.
  4. Online Registration is a drop down menu.
  5. Please choose English, Math, Science and Social Studies for the core course section.
  6. Please choose up to 3 electives. If you are choosing electives such as PE and Personal Fitness that are semester electives, make sure that you choose enough electives to have 7 periods.

If you have any questions, please email your counselor:

Q & A

Q1 - Should we keep our registration forms?

Answer - No you do not have to keep your registration forms. We will not be collecting them this year.

Q2 -  What if I want to take a No Class and take a class online?

Answer - You can sign up for a No Class 1st period. This summer when we can allow people back in school, your parent will have to come up and sign the parent approval No Class form.

Q3 - What if I want to play a sport?

Answer - The only sport you can sign up for as a freshman is football. All other sports have camps during the summer. If that particular sport has a scheduled sport class during the day and the coach wants you to be in the class, the coach will give your name to us and we will adjust your schedule accordingly.

Q4- Do I have to turn in any applications or teacher recommendations forms for classes such as Leadership, Debate, or Yearbook?

Answer- No; teachers of those courses will review students signed up for the course this summer.


 

Dance Team Tryouts

Due to COVID-19, tryouts for the 2020-2021 Niceville High School dance team have been POSTPONED until further notice. Please follow us on instagram @nhseaglettes for the most up-to-date information, or e-mail Coach Kendall Cragin at dance.niceville@gmail.com with any questions.


 

New Information About 2020 AP Exams (Rev. 4/3/20)

*Exams will be given ONLINE from May 11–22.
*Updated NHS Exam Schedule
*Students will take AP exams via their MY AP Classroom account.
*Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.
*Ask your AP teacher about AP live review courses and on-demand lessons.
*Tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April.
*Students already approved by College Board for extended time wil automatically receive it while testing.

Exam Format
Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.

  • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.  Teachers will also receive copies of all student responses by May 26.
  • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
  • Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D; Drawing; Research; and Seminar—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.
  • Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.

Exam Scores and College Credit
As usual, students' work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP teachers, and will be reported on a 1–5 scale. We anticipate releasing scores as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.

We're confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credit as they have in the past. We've spoken with hundreds of institutions across the country that support our solution for this year's AP Exams.

Exam Security
Like many college-level exams, this year's AP Exams will be open book/open note. The exam format and questions are being designed specifically for an at-home administration, so points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online. However, students taking the exams may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period. We'll take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration, as we do every year.

We're confident that the vast majority of AP students will follow the rules for taking the exams. For the small number of students who may try to gain an unfair advantage, we have a comprehensive and strict set of protocols in place to prevent and detect cheating. Additionally, all teachers will receive copies of their students’ responses.

At a minimum, test takers should understand that those attempting to gain an unfair advantage will either be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled, and their high school will be notified as will colleges or other organizations to which the student has already sent any College Board scores (including SAT® scores). And they may be prohibited from taking a future Advanced Placement® Exam as well as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests™, or CLEP® assessments.


 

Dual Enrollment Information

  • Dual enrollment registration for summer and fall opens on April 13.
  • To register, complete the Northwest Florida State College Early College/Dual Enrollment Form, and either scan and email it to your counselor OR mail it to your counselor at Niceville High School, 800 East John Simms Parkway, Niceville, FL  32578.  Do not come to the school to drop off your form.
  • The form must be complete and signed by the parent and the student or your counselor will not forward your registration to the college.
  • Your counselor will confirm receipt of your registration form within 24 hours via email.
  • Your guidance counselor will verify test scores, GPA, and course requests before signing the form and sending it electronically to the college.  You will not register in person.
  • Check your Raidernet account for your schedule.  Separate emails will not be sent to individual students.

NHS Online Learning

Welcome to NHS Online Learning – follow these instructions to begin your coursework on Monday, March 30th:

  1. Go to http://nicevillehighschool.org
  2. Click on Staff
  3. From the dropdown menu click on faculty/staff
  4. Scroll down to find all of your teachers
  5. Click on each of their OCSD Online Assignments links to learn how to access your classes

For NHS classes that will be offered on the Edgenuity Online Platform:

  1. Go to http://www.okaloosaschools.com
  2. In the dropdown menu under Parents/Students click on ClassLink
  3. Log into ClassLink with your Okaloosa ID (school username and password)
  4. Once you are in ClassLink click on Edgenuity (students)
  5. This will take you to the Edgenuity account where your classes will be available for you to begin.

At the website below, you will find video tutorials for all of your online learning needs.

https://www.okaloosaschools.com/articles/2020/online-learning

If you have any issues accessing your account, please call the IT help desk at 897-2966

If you have school work questions, please contact your teacher through email or call NHS at 833-4114


 

AP/AICE Exams Information

AICE Exams Information

AICE exams have been cancelled for the April/May/June series in all countries. However, students will receive a Cambridge score and certificate based on the knowledge and skills they have acquired. This will ensure students do not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances. Cambridge will provide guidance to schools on how students will receive those grades, and it will be based on students’ best available evidence. Cambridge is talking to universities worldwide, and they are factoring these unprecedented circumstances into admissions decisions, so students can continue with their education journeys as soon as possible. Additional information will be provided by the student’s AICE teacher beginning March 30 when online instruction begins. AICE teachers will continue to provide classroom instruction by providing assessments and assignments delivered directly from the teacher, and classroom grades will still be assigned through Gradebook.

AP Exams Information

All AP exams will be taken online through the student's MY AP account. Your AP teacher will provide the dates and details for those exams when online instruction begins on March 30. AP teachers will continue to provide classroom instruction by providing assessments and assignments delivered directly from the teacher, and/or through My AP Classroom. However, classroom grades will still be assigned through Gradebook.


 

Message from Principal Marello

Parents and Students: Please read this Important message from Principal Marello!


 

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