LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE
Novi High School’s mission is to educate all students to fulfill their potential within high school and beyond.
THE HEART (SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL)
HAVEN offers school programs presented in an age-appropriate manner and are designed to raise awareness and provide information on how gender roles and expectations, as well as our culture, can influence dating violence and sexual assault.
As Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people each year. To offer a program designed specifically for high school students, the NEF partnered with the high school to offer two programs.
SPARK is an eight-week program for middle school and high school girls focused on empowerment and self-esteem. Through discussion, films and activities, girls learn about navigating the world as young women, creating boundaries, forming healthy and supportive relationships, and achieving personal goals.
REDEFINE is a multi-session leadership development course for high school and college-aged young men. In American culture, men and boys are inundated with messages about masculinity and manliness that support an extreme and toxic masculinity. Fostering and mentoring a healthier vision of manliness/masculinity can be helpful in promoting a society that is built on gender equity and intersectional social justice. This interactive program provides young men with skills to help end gender-based violence and to create healthier and happier emotional lives.
These are grant opportunities for programs to Novi teachers, parent-teacher organizations and administrators who seek funding for additional resources that support creative ideas and challenging opportunities for our Novi students. NEF grants promote educational leadership and academic excellence. The NEF grant process encourages projects which can be developed, shared, and replicated among all the schools in the district.
The NEF awards grants annually throughout the district to fund areas that bring a new perspective or challenge to the student population.
EXPLORE RECENT GRANTS
EXPLORE FALL 2018 GRANTS
Since its kickoff, the program has transitioned and launched to all Novi School elementary buildings.
Playworks’ vision is that one day every child in America will get to play—every day. We are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. We offer an essential opportunity for children to explore their imaginations, to connect with other kids, and to stretch and grow physically, emotionally and socially.
To kickstart the relationship with the NCSD, the NEF partnered with the High School and Playworks organization to help bring safe play to groups of children in the Detroit area. Our students had the opportunity to volunteer in our community, the City of Detroit and demonstrate their leadership abilities.
EXPLORE SPRING 2019 GRANTS
EXPLORE FALL 2019 GRANTS
THE HANDS (MAKING)
In the High School, our students have both curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. The opportunities include engineering, pre-engineering design, CAD classes, computer programming and AP Computer Science. Additionally the curriculum includes physics, graphic design and forensic science. Plus, we have our FrogForce FIRST Robotics team.
A new course offering for the 2018-2019 school year is the Incubator program. This new program is currently offered to a group of seniors looking for a unique learning and application experience.
Project Phases: Click any icon above to learn more
The Incubator is a group of seniors at Novi High School looking for innovative solutions to complex problems. This happens in a makerspace for designers, future leaders, and innovators who are committed to “hatching” their own products.
They spend the year researching those problems, developing viable solutions, and determining how to best share those solutions with the world. Each student will be paired with an industry expert for an individual project, and as a team they work on a “moonshot” project.
The entire course culminates in the year-end event called “The Hatch”, where the students present their projects to showcase their successes.
Explore the Incubator Brands
THE HEAD (VISION & THOUGHT)
The NEF is the distribution arm for a range of scholarships & memorials including the Fuerst Scholarship which is screened and awarded by the NEF. Use the link to the right to find out more information and recent awards.
We offer many programs to the over 2,000 students enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Over 150 staff members, including administrators, instructional staff, secretaries, paraprofessionals and food service personnel, support our students. In addition to earning a Novi High School diploma, students can pursue an AP Capstone Diploma, an International Baccalaureate Diploma, or certifications through our partnership with Oakland Schools Technical Center (OSTC).
In addition to academics, our Athletics program offers 20 sports including 57 teams and over 30 co-curricular activities. Students’ social emotional well being is supported through coordinated efforts with HAVEN, Playworks, and Teacher Grants funded by NEF.