Friends of Nova

What’s happening at Nova?

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transfer today!

Because Nova is a Seattle Public Schools service school, currently enrolled high school students can transfer to Nova at any time during the year. 

High school and prospective 9th grade students can also register for the upcoming year.  Learn More >

Upcoming Nova Events

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Spring Arts & Crafts Fair
& Silent Auction

  • Nova High School

  • Thursday, April 25TH, 2019

  • 6-8PM

Come to the Arts & Crafts Fair and Silent Auction! We will have lots of great auction items, food, craft tables, and an inspiring showcase of donated and student arts/crafts. All proceeds support Nova High School. Learn more >


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Join us for an epic evening of music, support and inspiration with our friends:

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Nova in the News

(We’re celebrating the work, stories and contributions of Nova students, teachers and staff. Do you have exciting Nova news to share? Send it our way! )

Nova’s Principal, Mark Perry, and Vice Principal Eyva Winet, were recently interviewed by the hosts at Channel Q, a national radio station, about Nova’s past, present and future.

 
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Nova High School student Ellric Smith’s play entitled The End of the World is Brought to You by… was selected by the ACT Theater to be performed at the Young Playwrights Festival.

Congratulations Ellric!  


Azura Tyabji shares what it's like to be a Nova High School student with the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors.

Azura Tyabji, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and 2018 Nova graduate was named a national ambassador for the National Youth Poet Laureate Competition.

Azura performed at the National Commencement at the Library of Congress April 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.


The 464-seat Auditorium Arvedi was designed around the sound of the instruments. For the recordings, every light bulb in the hall was unscrewed to eliminate a faint buzzing sound. Credit: Isabella de Maddalena for The New York Times

The 464-seat Auditorium Arvedi was designed around the sound of the instruments. For the recordings, every light bulb in the hall was unscrewed to eliminate a faint buzzing sound. Credit: Isabella de Maddalena for The New York Times

Max Paradiso, reporter and Nova alum recently wrote an article featured in the New York Times about preserving the sounds of Stradivarius violins by quieting the town of Cremona, Italy.  

Max is a freelance reporter, award-winning author and part-time gelato eater. Mostly foreign affairs, human rights, Iran, Europe and wine. You can learn more about his work here.


What’s Nova?

Nova High School is an exceptional Seattle Public School. Nova provides a high quality, individualized education for high school students seeking an alternative experience.

As parents and guardians, we have seen first-hand how Nova ignites intrinsic motivation and builds personal efficacy in young people.

All kinds of students thrive at Nova because it is a student-centered and relationship-based education.

Learn more about Nova High School >

 

Nova's 15th animation showcase 'Luminescent Slime Garden' Premiered June 2016 at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle.

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Our Mission:

Support.

The Friends of Nova (FON) are parents and guardians dedicated to supporting Nova High School students, teachers, staff and families. We do this through volunteering, raising funds, community advocacy, and educational opportunities. 

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We hope you’ll join us!

Enroll your student at Nova.

Sign up for the weekly Friends of Nova newsletter.

Come to a Friends of Nova meeting or event.

Volunteer to support students, teachers and staff.

Donate to the Friends of Nova. Your contribution goes directly to students, staff and teachers.

Contact us if you have questions or want to learn more.

Nova High School is a stimulating learning community that welcomes, integrates, challenges, and supports students of ALL backgrounds, identities, and abilities to become their best selves.
— - Erin, Parent & FON Volunteer
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Learn More About Nova