Life @ Nova
Our students experience a unique and enriching educational journey, both during and after school hours. The focus on fostering positive relationships between staff and students is crucial in promoting student attachment to the school. This sense of belonging is further enhanced through comprehensive student support services that provide essential connections between students, their families, school resources, and community-based health and social services.
Technology integration plays a significant role in enhancing the learning experience. By incorporating technology tools in general content areas, students are empowered to apply digital and technology skills to learning and problem-solving. This facilitates a deeper understanding of the subject matter and prepares students for future challenges in a rapidly evolving digital world.
Our libraries are considered hubs of learning, providing access to a wealth of resources and knowledge. They serve as collaborative spaces that promote curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity among students. Our resource specialists work closely with faculty to support research, reading, and learning across the curriculum, making libraries integral to students' academic lives.
The arts are afforded special attention, as they encourage the development of student's creative side. A strong emphasis on music, visual arts, theater, and dance nurtures students' artistic talents and allows them to express themselves in unique ways. By participating in artistic activities, students gain confidence, improve communication skills, and foster a sense of cultural understanding.
The Week Without Walls program is another essential aspect of a NOVA student's learning experience. This inquiry-based educational program offers exciting opportunities for students to learn about the world through experiential learning. By stepping outside the traditional classroom setting, students engage in immersive experiences, collaborate with their peers, and build relationships with the world around them. Week Without Walls helps students develop a global perspective and a deeper appreciation for different cultures and environments.
NOVA students benefit from the multifaceted educational experience that emphasizes positive relationships, comprehensive support services, technology integration, library resources, artistic expression, and experiential learning. These elements work together to create a vibrant and engaging learning environment that prepares students for future success and fosters a strong sense of belonging within the school community.