NHS Virtual Graduation Schedule

The Okaloosa County School District has set aside July 14-18 as the time to recognize seniors who have fulfilled graduation requirements with a true “walk across the stage” graduation ceremony. 

Schools are also scheduling times for seniors to be individually filmed in their caps and gowns with their principal. This footage will be used to create a complete, professional graduation video for each school that will serve as an “insurance policy” should our July plans fall through due to COVID-19. 

The schedule for filming NHS students for their virtual ceremony on May 26th and 27th can be found here: NHS Virtual Graduation Schedule.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, no more than two guests per graduate can enter the auditorium during the filming of the virtual ceremony.


New Student Registration for 2020-21 SY

Superintendent Marcus Chambers has announced the opening of a new OCSD Registration Portal for the 2020-21 School Year. Through the portal, parents can complete most of the registration process online from home. The Registration Portal can be found at the District’s website, www.okaloosaschools.com in the Parents/Students section and on individual school websites.

See full Press Release here!


NHS Yearbook

NHS YearbookDear Parents and Students,

We have GREAT NEWS for you! The yearbook is finished and is being printed as we type this email! They will arrive at the school in a few short weeks and at that time, we will communicate to you how and when to pick yours up.

Since this year is certainly one that will certainly be remembered for the current events, be sure you don't forget about all of the wonderful events and memories of Niceville High School’s entire 2019-2020 school year that the yearbook staff has worked so tirelessly to chronicle in this year's yearbook.  There are still a handful of limited edition copies available, and you can order yours here:http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01262100

Stay healthy and stay safe,

Gabrielle Jackson, Editor
Jaide' Howard, Editor
Skylar Lee, Editor
Cheryl Stricker, Advisor
Pat Mixon, Advisor


Student Returns

Student textbooks, computer devices and other items loaned by NHS may be turned in from 8 am -12 noon on the bus ramp on May 19, 20, 21 (next Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). 

Sports teams will be contacted by their coaches concerning their uniform turn-in dates and times.


Important Upcoming Dates for NHS Students:

Any student who has personal belongings that were left in a locker or classroom at NHS may pick up those items on Tuesday, May 12, from 8 am -12 noon.  This will be a drive-thru format so everyone must remain in their vehicle.  Parents may pick up the items for their students.

  • Students with items from the lockers in the 100,200, 300 or 600 Halls will drive through the bus ramp.
  • Students needing items from the gym locker room, band or chorus rooms will park by the gym/auditorium entrance.
  • Students needing items from the field house or athletic locker rooms will enter campus at the field house parking lot.

Seniors (or senior parents) may pick up their caps and gowns on Wednesday, May 13, from 8 am -12 noon. This will also be a drive-thru format.  Please enter campus by the band room off John Sims Parkway and drive through the main entrance parking area where tables will be set up.  Seniors graduating with honors will also pick up all of the appropriate stoles, cords, etc.

Seniors who have still not ordered their caps and gowns can do so at www.herffjones.com.


NHS Class of 2020 - This one's for you!

Partnering with the Lamar Sign Company, we are proud to show off and congratulate our seniors with the names and pictures of our graduating class displayed on digital billboards throughout the city of Niceville. Please see below for details about how to locate your senior. The signs should be running by May 5th and will stay up the entire month. 

The students are split into two locations based on FIRST NAME due to the way the technology is programmed:

FIRST NAME INITIALS A-J - located on John Sims Parkway, east of Davis Drive, (facing west next to Accent Signs)

FIRST NAME INITIALS K-Z - located on John Sims Parkway, west of State Road 20, (facing west, and east of Turkey Creek Park)

ALL STUDENTS will be on the digital billboard located at Hwy 20 and Range Road in Bluewater Bay, facing east. 

Congratulations to the Niceville High School Class of 2020!


Washington Post Ranks NHS in Top 300 Schools in the Nation

Jay Mathews, author, education columnist and blogger with the Washington Post, has ranked Niceville High School #280 out of the Top 300 schools across the United States.  Mathews created the annual Challenge Index rankings of high schools which were released on April 30. 

The Washington Post Challenge Index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2019 divided by the number of graduates that year. Niceville High School is the only school in the district to reach the top 300 schools (top 2 percent) out of America’s 22,000 high schools.

Here is the link to the entire list of the 2020 Top 300 Schools Index:  https://jaymathewschallengeindex.com/.

Niceville High School has no special enrollment policies and does not screen students for admission.  For more information about our programs, visit www.nicevillehighschool.org.


Congratulations to Niceville High School's Honor Students!

See the full list of students here.


Graduation Survey for Seniors and Parents

The Okaloosa School District is conducting a Graduation Survey for all high schools. Let’s make sure our Eagle voices are heard! The survey can be taken once by the student, and once by the parent.

Click the link below and then enter your student ID and PIN:


All surveys must be completed by April 28!


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.