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:

https://dashboard.okaloosaschools.com/parentportal/PP000.pgm

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.


 

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.


 

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