Annual Programs and Initiatives

Classroom Grants

These are items that teachers request to enhance their teaching by providing unique learning opportunities that reach beyond traditional curriculum. Though not funded by the county, these items make a direct and immediate impact in the classroom at all levels of learning in the school.

Examples include iPads for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners, science investigative lab equipment, ensemble music, high interest low-level reading books, and math team tournament fees.

After School Matters Program

After School Matters (ASM) is a teacher-led after school tutoring and mentoring program for at-risk 9th and 10th graders. NHS teachers work with students to develop study and organizational skills, promote consistent relationships, and expose them to extra-curricular activities that will increase engagement. As we enter the ninth year of the program, the actual results are dramatic, measurable, and consistent. For the 2020 – 2021 school year, 68% of students enrolled in ASM were on free or reduced lunch. In the beginning of 2020, 89% of students enrolled in ASM were failing one or more classes.  At the end of the school year, 79% of those students were passing ALL classes.

Our short-term goals are to improve grades and raise the graduation rate while the long-term goal is to prepare students to become contributing members of society, through career or college or both.  We’ve noticed an increase in student engagement and school attendance.

Teachers Support and Recognition

To encourage teacher innovation and excellence, the Foundation provides funding for Teacher of the Year awards as well as for teachers to attend professional learning as well as development programs. Additionally, we honor retiring teachers and staff with a token of appreciation for their dedication to Norcross High School.

Endowment Fund

The board has voted to set aside up to $5,000 per year- approved at the end of each year to build an endowment with an eye toward longer-term investment and projects. While we, like most of you, prefer to see the majority of our giving spent while our children are enrolled at the school, we also wanted to establish a way to accommodate larger gifts from donors who may want to contribute toward the longer-term benefit of Norcross High School.  The fund also enables the foundation to support its programs in the event of an economic downturn.

Capital Improvements

Flex Room

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Foundation funded the furnishing of a new multi-purpose space at NHS. When the ...
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Engineering Room Renovation

In December, Mr. Bishop announced the capital campaign for the Foundation.  For the ...
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Campus Digital Display Screen

The campus digital display screen, located in the school commons, provides campus-wide news and information, builds ...
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Routine access to technology in the classroom is critical to student success. Students must be proficient in the ...
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Wall of Fame

The Wall of Fame, located in the entrance lobby to the school, spotlights people who have made significant ...
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The Trophy Case

Norcross High School students have won multiple championships, competitions, and awards over the years. These ...
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The Duke House

Norcross High School has the utmost appreciation and admiration for Paul Duke and his family, for their generosity ...
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The Matrix Board

The Matrix Board is seen by thousands daily and provides an opportunity to broadcast and share some of the great ...
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The Pavilion

The Pavilion is not only a great gathering place but provides much-needed shade on those hot and sunny days. ...
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Excellence Quotes

As you walk the halls of Norcross High School, you cannot miss the series of quotes on leadership, excellence, and ...
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Blue Devil Plaza

The Foundation identified this as a significant opportunity to create a safe, outdoor student gathering and ...
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Theater Sound System

The Foundation funded a new sound system for the theater.
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Media Center Renovation

The Foundation funded over half of the cost of the Media Center renovation (2017). Some additions in the renovated ...
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