Annual Programs and Initiatives

Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence began with a generous gift from MR. PAUL DUKE, DEVELOPER OF TECHNOLOGY PARK in Norcross, GA. Since its inception, the Foundation has received donations from hundreds of families, businesses and community supporters to help fund key programs, capital improvements 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. The program has seen measurable success with 89 percent¹ of ASM students passing all core subject classes by year’s end, increasing substantially from 10 percent¹ at the start of the school year. ASM aims to improve grades and graduation rate, with a long-term goal to prepare students for a career, military service or post-secondary education.

¹2017-2018 Academic Year

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.

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.

Capital Improvements

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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Theater Sound System

The Foundation funded a new sound system for the theater.
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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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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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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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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 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 Trophy Case

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

Routine access to technology in the classroom is critical to student success. Students must be proficient in 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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