Teach Students to Lead in a Dynamic World

The extraordinary pace of change in today’s society challenges educators to take full advantage of new opportunities, bridging disciplines and deftly incorporating emerging technologies, research, and best practices. NCS teachers address this challenge by developing a curriculum that offers our students a highly regarded humanities program; expansive science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) opportunities; and leadership training. Students also participate in a community service program that touches every grade and delivers on our obligation to contribute to the greater good and to respond with purpose to the needs of others.
To teach students to lead in a dynamic world, we will pursue the following actions over the next five years:

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  • Build Upon Curricular Innovation

    • Develop partnerships with service, educational, governmental, and business organizations that expand student-initiated independent study and experiential learning offerings
    • Provide increased opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and global connection
    • Enhance course offerings that focus on collaborative and project-based learning
  • Prepare for Future Challenges

    • Increase opportunities for students to gain skills, apply knowledge, and seek solutions in the evolving global digital world, including through STEAM instruction
    • Further advance individualized planning, guidance, and preparation for student success in college
    • Evaluate and advance strategies for college matriculation in an increasingly global and dynamic environment
    • Develop students’ leadership through resources such as the Center for Ethical Leadership and Service
  • Advance NCS as a Leader in Instructional Excellence and Student Engagement

    • Rebalance the academic, extracurricular, and leadership curriculum to expand student opportunities and address student potential
    • Create and implement a strategic plan for faculty/staff recruitment, professional development, and retention
    • Refine the effectiveness of programs and initiatives addressing student engagement and growth