NHS Artists Claim Top Awards

Picture of Maggie WollardPicture of Hunter Gould

CONGRATULATIONS to two outstanding Niceville Senior High School artists for winning top awards at the Okaloosa County Van Porter Art Show.  The annual event showcases 8th through 12th grade art students in Okaloosa County. These students received recognition and awards for the artwork they submitted to the Van Porter Artist of the Year show hosted by the Arts and Design Society (ADSO) of Fort Walton Beach.

Maggie Wollard, a senior, won two awards at the Van Porter Art Show, including the ADSO Award for her piece, “Knuckle Sandwich,” and also earned the top award of Van Porter Artist of the Year. Maggie has taken art for the past four years at NHS, and she will be attending the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Hunter Gould, also a senior, won 1st Place for his piece, “6 PM Jelly,” which was completed in charcoal. Hunter has been enrolled in art at NHS for two years and will be attending college next fall.

These students’ work will be displayed at the Arts and Design Society. The Niceville High School Art Show will take place on March 31-April 2nd, which will include their 2nd Annual fundraiser, Art After Dark, which will take place on Wednesday, April 1st from 5-7 P.M.


National Merit Finalists Announced for Niceville High School

National Merit Finalists Announced for Niceville High School

National Merit Scholarship Finalists Jackson Cook, Dane Dickerson, Sara Strunk are now eligible for the National Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered in the spring of 2020.  They will also compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis.  Winners are selected without consideration of family financial circumstances, college choice, or major and career plans.  All three students are enrolled in multiple College Board AP courses and Cambridge AICE courses at Niceville High School.  Congratulations Jackson, Dane, and Sara!


Parent Satisfaction Survey

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our district is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work and parents to send their children for a great education. In this effort, we appreciate your support. It is important to gather feedback from you to celebrate successes and identify areas for growth. Please take a few minutes and complete this Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this feedback.

Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by an outside organization. The data from the survey will be returned to the District to be shared with each school, its parents and the community.

The survey can be accessed online at OCSD Parent Satisfaction Survey. Our school may also provide you with a paper copy to complete.

The survey will be available through March 13, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in and support of your child’s education with us. Please contact your school if you have any questions concerning the survey.


Zachary Alabata Named United States Presidential Scholars Program Candidate

Zachary Alabata Named White House Commision of Presidential Scholar


Niceville High School 2020-2021 Registration Information

Current NHS students ONLY.

Tuesday, February 4

All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will receive the NHS 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide during SOAR.

This will be a special 30 minute SOAR.

The bell schedule for Feb. 4 is as follows:

  • 1st period     7:00-7:40
  • 2nd period    7:45-8:25
  • 3rd period    8:30-9:15
  • SOAR           9:20-9:50
  • 4th period    9:55-10:35
  • 5th period    10:40-11:55
  • 6th period    12:00-12:50
  • 7th period    12:55-1:45

 February 4 -12

All students will discuss with their teachers and parents about course selections and appropriate academic levels. The registration form will be completed and signed by the student, parent and by teachers whose signatures are required.

February 12 – 13

Students will come to the media center during their math class and complete the registration online. Guidance counselors will be available to assist students with any questions.


  • The NHS 20-21 Curriculum Guide is also located under the Students tab.
  • If you are a dual enrolled, OTC, or online student and you are not on campus for SOAR, please stop by the guidance office to pick up a curriculum guide and registration form AFTER February 4.
  • If you do not have a math class on campus at NHS, come and registrar anytime during the school day on February 12 - 13.

If you have a question about your course selections, email your counselor.  Their emails are below:

 The summer/fall schedule for Dual Enrollment is not available at this time; therefore, students must sign up for the comparable courses here at NHS.


March 10
Distribution of curriculum guides at Ruckel Middle School

March 11

Distribution of curriculum guides at Lewis School

March 11
Parent night for All Incoming freshmen ZONED for NHS

NHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

Incoming freshmen registration for Ruckel will begin on March 10, and for Lewis on March 11. Any other students zoned for NHS will be contacted individually.  Guidance counselors will be available to meet with incoming freshmen students and parents starting April 1.  Students will receive additional information and a flyer at their current middle school closer to registration.

Advanced Studies Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
Advanced Studies Office
Niceville High School


Conratulations Kayli Peazant!

Kayli Peazant's winning poster from the MLK, Jr. Poster Contest

Kayli won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster Contest for the High School Division.  Kayli is in the 9th grade at Niceville High School and takes 2-D Studio Art 1 with Emily Day.


Advanced Studies Finance Meeting

Monday, January 27th at 1:50pm
Advanced Studies Office


Congratulations NHS Robotics Team

Picture of NHS Robotics Team

President's Award
Niceville Christmas Parade Float


College Board Designates 193 NHS Students as AP Scholars

AP Logo

One hundred and ninety-three students at Niceville High School have earned the designation of 2019 AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

Students took AP Exams in May 2019 after completing challenging college-level courses at NHS. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.

Four students, Ethan Conerly, Eshaan Sharma, Luke Jones, and Simrun Sharma, earned the new AP Capstone Diploma.  They earned a 3 or higher on the AP Research and AP Seminar exams, and on at least 4 additional exams of their choice.

Nine students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. 
The list of AP National Scholars.

Sixty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  
The list of AP Scholars with Distinction.

Thirty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
The list of AP Scholars with Honor.

Eighty-three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with scores of 3 or higher.
The list of AP Scholars.

Many of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP Exams. More than 3,800 institutions annually receive AP scores.  In May 2019 at NHS, over 1,200 AP exams were administered to over 600 students.  Passing scores were earned on almost 800 of the exams.