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North Atlanta High School

Home of the Warriors

Warrior Family,

As we all know, the I-85 ramp closure has had a significant impact on NAHS traffic flow.  The Atlanta Public Schools, in efforts to help students arrive and depart on time, has made North Atlanta High School a holding site for the rest of the year, allowing buses to be stationed here before and after running daily routes.   This means the open parking area and its loop next to the parking deck, located on the same level as the deck, will become their parking area, no longer being available to staff, students and any other visitors.   Please be reminded if you drive, you are only to park in the parking deck.   If you are a student or staff member, please do not park in a visitor, reserved or handicap parking area if you do not qualify for or require it.    Security personnel will monitor and act accordingly to keep that open parking area next to the deck open for buses.    Thank you for understanding as we continue to work for what’s best for our students, overall.  


Atención familias de North Atlanta,

Como todos sabemos, el cierre de la autopista I-85 ha tenido un impacto significativo en el flujo de tráfico de North Atlanta High School, en sus esfuerzos para ayudar a los estudiantes a llegar y salir a tiempo, Atlanta Public Schools ha convertido a North Atlanta High School en un estacionamiento por el resto del año, permitiendo que los autobuses estén estacionados aquí antes y después de sus rutas diarias. Esto significa que el área de estacionamiento abierto y el retorno junto al estacionamiento cubierto, ubicados al mismo nivel que el estacionamiento, se convertirán en el estacionamiento de los autobuses, y no estarán disponibles para que se estacionen el personal, estudiantes o cualquier otro visitante. Por favor recuerde que si usted maneja a la escuela, solamente puede estacionarse en el estacionamiento cubierto. Si usted es estudiante o miembro del personal, por favor, no se estacione en el área reservada para visitantes o discapacitados si no califica o no lo requiere. El personal de seguridad vigilará y actuará de manera correspondiente para mantener esa zona del estacionamiento abierta para los autobuses. Gracias por su comprensión mientras continuamos trabajando para el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes.

 Georgia End of Course Exams
Be prepared for the upcoming EOC tests. Mr. Douglass walks you through some valuable need to know information to help you be the best you can be. 


End of Course testing begins on Monday, April 24th.  We will have different class schedules during testing days.  

  • Below are the tests, along with the class schedules.  
  • We cannot publish exact times for classes, as the testing end time may vary.  
  • Please do not schedule any appointments during these times.  If your student is testing, they will not be able to be checked out of school until the testing is done, school wide.  
  • Please leave all smart watches and all other electronic devices at home as you will not be able to use them during the testing period, even if you are not testing!

Monday, April 24th

Economics EOC - 1A for those not testing




Tuesday, April 25th

U.S. History EOC - 1B for those not testing




Wednesday, April 26th

Physical Science EOC - 2A for those not testing




Thursday, April 27th

American Lit EOC, Day 1 - 2B for those not testing




Friday, April 28th

American Lit EOC, Day 2, IB DP Business - 1A for those not testing




AP Testing – May 1 – 14, 2017

If your student is taking an AP Exam, please see the schedule, with locations of all exams below.

Testing Dates and Times:

  • Morning AP Exams will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students must arrive to their testing locations by 7:45 am.
  • Afternoon AP Exams will begin promptly at 12:00 pm. Students must arrive to their testing locations by 11:45 p.m.
  • Any student arriving late to an AP exam will not be allowed to enter the testing room once testing has begun. No Exceptions.

Students must arrange for transportation for all AP Exams. All morning exams will begin prior to the start of the regular school day. All afternoon exams will run past the regular school day.

Procedures for Students:
Prohibited items include (but are not limited to):

  • Electronics equipment (cell phone, smartphone, smartwatch, laptop, tablet computer, etc.),
  • Portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.),
  • Cameras or other photographic equipment,
  • Devices that can access the Internet, or any other electronic or communication devices,
  • Books, scratch paper.

Students may bring the following items:

  • Food or drink (placed at the front of the testing room),
  • No. 2 pencils (not mechanical), pens with blue or black ink,
  • A watch that does not beep or is connected to the internet,
  • Up to two approved calculators (Calculus,  Physics, or Statistics only),
  • Ruler or straightedge (Physics only).

For more information on what you can bring to the exam and how to prepare your student for AP Exams, please see the following document: Testing Procedures for Students – AP

Any exams with multiple testing rooms or students with special testing accommodations will receive instructions about testing locations via email. For questions, please contact Rebecca England or Yvette Williams.


AP Exam



Monday, May 1

AP Environmental

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rm 11113





AP Psychology

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rm 10106





Tuesday, May 2

AP Spanish Language and Culture

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rm 4143


AP Physics 1

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rm 11115





Wednesday, May 3

AP English Literature

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rm 11115 & 11117





Friday,  May 5

AP United States History

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rm 11115, 11117, & 11119


Studio Art


Deadline for  portfolios



Tuesday, May 9

AP Calculus AB


8:00 am-


Rm 9119


AP French Language

& Culture


12:00 pm –  4:00 pm

Rm 4143

Wednesday, May 10

AP English Language

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Multipurpose Room

AP Macroeconomics

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Multipurpose Room


Thursday, May 11 

AP World History

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Multipurpose Room


AP Statistics

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Multipurpose   Room


May 12

AP Human Geography

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Multipurpose Room


 Student Travel and Enrichment Opportunities

Interested in Going to Costa Rica or Georgia’s Barrier Islands? 

The Office of Gifted and Talented is offering two trips for students during the 2017-2018 school year.  On October 19-20, 2017, students can visit Georgia’s Barrier Islands with an environmental tour.  During Spring Break 2018, students can travel to Costa Rica with a service learning tour.  For more information about the Georgia Barrier Islands tour, go HERE.  For additional information about the service learning tour in Costa Rica, go HERE.

For general information and parent interest meetings, go HERE.  
Contact Dr. Hasty at for more information.

NAHS Film Fair
Join the SGA for the 2nd Annual Student Film Fair SGA, PTSA, and NP4H (No Place for Hate) are sponsoring the 2nd Annual NAHS Film Fair. Friday, April 21, 4:30pm, Upper Field. Films start at 7:30pm**
$1 students, $2 adults. Go HERE for more information. 
**Bring blankets and chairs to watch films on the giant inflatable screen. 

IB Showcase
Please join the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) students and IB Diploma Programme (DP) students, as they showcase their hard work and creativity!

In an engaging gallery format, IB MYP students will present their MYP Personal Projects, an independent and self-directed exploration of personal interest. Through a visual presentation, DP students will present the IB DP work they have created over the course of the 2 year programme and discuss the benefits of being an IB DP student.

For more information contact: Dr. Nikia Showers - MYP or Mrs. Danielle Costarides - DP



Attention Class of 2017 Parents

Decision Day is May 17th!  Seniors voted on the theme and the winner is… Academy Awards, featuring Oscars theme music, a red carpet, photos and more.  

As part of the celebration, we’d like to give seniors some goodies they will need before they leave home.  Go here to sign up to donate one or more of the hottest items on the top of everyone's list.  All items should be brought to the College and Career Center in Room 8141 by May 1st.  Thank you for your donations!


Clemson offers educational and residential programs in June, July, and August for students entering 7th-12th grade. For more information, go HERE.

HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy offers 11th and 12th graders college-prep and leadership at Loyola University’s Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus  July 6-11, 2017. For more information, go HERE

Interested in exploring careers in medicine? Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro is offering a one-week summer day camp. Scholarship and standard applications are currently open for Camp Neuro - Atlanta and for more information, go HERE.  Questions? E-mail: You may download PDF Flyer HERE

STARTALK: a Chinese language program at Agnes Scott College. Free for students who are accepted. Go here for additional information.


Important Parent Survey: Georgia Department of Education Needs Your Feedback!
Every year, the GaDOE collects feedback from parents about North Atlanta. The data is used to create our Climate Star rating which is a part of the CCRPI reporting. The Climate Star rating can be seen by prospective families and by teacher applicants. Your feedback is important!
Please take the survey, HERE. Make sure to select Atlanta Public Schools for the system and North Atlanta High School for the school.


Move Fast To Order One of the Declining Number of Yearbook Extras
Parents: The yearbook staff has ordered about 29 extra books. Once these extras are gone, no more books.

To claim one of the extra yearbooks for your child, Go to: 
Price: $80
Senior Parents: Don’t buy the book! (It’s included in senior dues.)

 2017-2018 Scheduling Updates

We have updated the NAHS Academic Program Guide (as of 2-23-17).  Please view this, the revised calendar and other important scheduling information at the NAHS scheduling website HERE 

College Corner: Warriors Moving Onward

The College and Career Center will be hosting a series career professionals who are excited to speak to North Atlanta High School students about their respective careers.  The sessions are open to all grade levels, students simply need to sign up at

The speaker schedules are listed below:

Monday, April 17, 2017
Isaiah Johnson (Model/Actor) - 11:00am
Isaiah began his acting career in 2014, in Miami, Florida.  He attended Miami Acting Studio. He has had the opportunities to work with Peyton Manning, Omari Hardwick, J Cole and many others. He has been fortunate to work with the following companies: Gatorade | Nickelodeon | Pizza Hut | KFC | Oxygen | Starz Network.


Dr. Karen Atkinson (Medical Field) - 12:00pm 

Dr. Karen Atkinson is a rheumatologist in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory University Hospital. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Brian Hankin and Stuart Sheldon (Marketing/Public Relations) - 11:00am
Brian and Stewart are are leading advertising, consulting, and marketing strategist.  Both have worked with major companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Heineken, Intercontinental Hotels, Conoco-Philips, AT&T.

Matt Westmoreland (Education/Politics) - 12:00pm
Matt Westmoreland is the District 3 Representative on the Atlanta Board of Education, where he serves as chair of the Budget Commission and Legislative Liaison to the Georgia General Assembly. He also serves as Assistant Director of Horizons Atlanta, an educational non-profit serving low-income students across Metro Atlanta through summer enrichment programs.  He received his bachelor's degree in history from Princeton University.



College and Career Week

The College and Career Center will be hosting, "College Survival Week," for members of the Class of 2017 May 1-5, 2017. During this week a variety of workshops/information sessions will be held for students to prepare them for life in college.  All seniors are welcome to attend, but they must sign up at

Workshop themes and dates are listed below:

Monday, May 1
New Room, New People: Living On A College Campus
This workshop will inform students on social etiquettes and expectations of college. Students will discuss living in a dorm, laundry, roommate conflict, and many more subjects.
Tuesday, May 2nd
Finding My Place: Joining Student Organizations
This workshop will inform students on how to become a leader on college campus.  The workshop will explore joining student groups, fraternities, sororities, athletics, and work-study.
Wednesday, May 3rd
Don’t Be Stupid: Making Wise Decisions While In College
This workshop will inform students on the social environment of college. Issues such as drugs, alcohol, dating, parties, and others will be discussed.
Thursday, May 4th
Navigating College:  How Do I Graduate On Time?
This workshop will inform students how to understand the different languages of college, such as course syllabus, major/minor, study abroad, and university credit.
Friday, May 5th
College Aid Struggles: Financial Do’s and Dont's
This workshop will inform students on the value of money and how to avoid making bad financial decisions.

Posse Applications are available in Mr. Genwright’s office #8151 and the CCC #8141. All applications must be returned by Monday, May 1.

Go HERE for additional opportunities (updated 4/16/17).  Please visit Ms. Bush’s website throughout the year to obtain the most up to date resources at

Is Your Teen in Need of Service Hours?  

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System wants them! Volunteers are needed at several area libraries including the Northside, Buckhead and Northwest Library branches.   Please see the Flyer for more information and the Volunteer Application


Pur[SHOE]ing Joy Shoe Drive

NAHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes/FCA Club is partnering with Pur[SHOE]ing Joy, a local nonprofit that delivers shoes and the Gospel to Guatemala.  
 Men’s sizes 8 and Under.  Women’s sizes 10 and Under.  All KID’s sizes.  So clean out those closets and send in pairs of shoes, bagged per pair, for this wonderful ministry to the people of Guatemala!
Boxes are located:  The Front Office, Mrs. Jackson’s window, the Media Center and the Cafeteria

NAHS FCA Student Leadership Team
Questions? Contact Lori McCall (NAHS Staff rep) or OR Leigh Perkins


Upcoming College Visits:

Sign up to participate in these events at

Go HERE for additional opportunities (updated 3/5/17).

Please visit Ms. Bush’s Web site throughout the year to obtain the most up to date resources at

Seniors: Diploma Seal Applications

Please complete the following applications for graduation honors. Seniors who qualify will be recognized at graduation and will receive a special seal on their diploma.

International Skills Diploma Seal Application

Fine Arts Diploma Seal Application

Seal of Biliteracy Application

Questions? Please contact Jill Stewart at

Did You Know?  Chain of Command Protocol

Parents - if you have questions or concerns with curriculum subject matter and/or one of your child's classes, please first seek help from your child's classroom teacher.  If you still have questions/concerns, consult the Assistant Principal over that subject matter (see below).  If after consulting with the Assistant Principal you are still not satisfied, contact Principal Douglass.

Below is the list of NAHS Assistant Principals and the areas of study they oversee:
Literature, ESOL, CTAE - Meredith Kaltman
Science - Yvette Williams
Math - Dr. Angela Mitchell
Social Studies, World Languages, PE - Jill Stewart
Fine & Performing Arts, Jr. ROTC - Robert Whitman

Warrior Community: Join NAHS VOCABULARY.COM Challenge!

Find your Class/Team and join in the competition via VOCABULARY.COM.  Some of the lists (Super Bowl) are fun and some (Top 1000 Words) are serious SAT/College Prep or just words you should know.  

Teams are limited to fifty.
Additional teams may be added based on interest.
Play on NAHS Warriors!

Class of 2017

Class of 2018  

Class of 2019  
Class of 2020

Faculty and Staff

Parent Warriors                

NOTE: Students can see the links to sign up in the Media Center too.  Expect prizes for winning individuals/teams.


Exploring Culture, Art and Service in Peru 

To support International Baccalaureate philosophy of international-mindedness, we are proud to announce an exciting trip for any interested students of North Atlanta High School. During Spring Break 2018, we will engage in a Service Learning Tour with EF to Peru. On a Service Learning Tour, teachers and students work side-by-side with locals on current challenges relating to access to education, sustainability, and economic development.

Complete your application online here or by phone 800-665-5364. The tour number is 1937289FJ. Click here and see Dr. Showers (office 6153) for more information.


 Parent-Teacher Conferences
 If you need to have a group conference with three or more of your student’s teachers, please sign up HERE.
Please be sure to list the teachers by first initial and last name to avoid any confusion. If you need to cancel a previously scheduled conference, please email our NAHS Parent Liaison, Ms. Kimberly Lucas at at or 404-802-4767. Please include your grade level counselor as a courtesy copy if sending e-mail communications. 

The North Atlanta Class of 2016 achieved an 88.3 percent graduation rate.  Click HERE for more information

 Breeze Card  
NAHS is selling discounted Marta cards in the school bookstore.  Ten (10) trips is $17.00 which is an $8.00 savings.  Cards expire three years after purchase. 

North Atlanta High School – There’s an app for that!

That’s right, you can now keep up with all of the who, what, when and where for North Atlanta High School through the North Atlanta High School app available on all mobile devices!

Click here and navigate through to North Atlanta High School on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows device.  With our app, you can:

•    keep up with all of our latest news, information and announcements
•    find out about events and activities
•    contact teachers, staff and administration
•    access our online gradebook system and more
•    get important documents, picture galleries & other media
•    track homework, tests and projects through a virtual assignment book.


Hey Warriors! Let’s Get eReading!

Students are now able to download and use the Open eBooks app for free. With this app, you and your family can access a library of thousands of popular and award winning eBooks for free! Each student will receive a PIN/Code, this will allow them to access the eBooks application. Follow the instruction below to start using eBooks.
1. Go to this link for  Andriod phones and tablets follow instructions for download.
    Go here for iPhones and iPads  follow instructions for download.
2. Open the app. Please note: when using the app, standard data rates apply. Agree to any terms and conditions.
3. Enter your code and PIN combination (available from Ms. McCall in the media center) when prompted.
4. Browse the catalog of books available.
5. Download eBooks of interest to your child and enjoy reading!
Please note: You can download 10 eBooks at a time. Each eBook will be available for 56 days before it must be renewed. Questions? Please contact Lori McCall at  

ACT         AVA

 Atlanta Virtual Academy is offering all high school students free test preparation services for college entrance exams, ACT and SAT. AVA has partnered with Edgenuity, an online education provider, to expand support by offering free test prep services.  All 9th-12th grade students have been enrolled in ACT and SAT web-based courses, which will allow them to complete lessons at their own pace. There is not a teacher attached to the course and students do not receive credit. Students will log in and get started…that simple!!  Please visit AVA’s website for additional information. 

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 Student Drivers: It’s Time to Buy Your Parking Pass

Parking permits are required for all students wishing to park on campus at North Atlanta High School.

Cost:  $50 (cash or money order only, NO CHECKS) for the entire year for a dedicated parking space in the deck
To register, please provide a copy of the student’s driver’s license, car registration and proof of insurance, plus a Parking Permit Applications which can be found HERE

Permits can be obtained in the Warrior Book Store before school or during lunch.

Please keep in mind these simple rules that exist for the safety of our students:  
Students may not park on the first level of the deck or on any ramp.  
Students must park in their designated spot on the second or third level of the deck.
Students may not park outside of the deck in the surface parking.
Students may not park in the spaces by the athletic fields or bus lane during school hours.

There is no free parking for students anywhere on NAHS property.