9th GRADE – 12th GRADE
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
The primary focus of our Upper School program is to prepare students for life after high school graduation and their transition to adulthood. Some of our students choose to matriculate to colleges and universities. Others select post-secondary educational and training opportunities to prepare for their professions and careers. Some may elect to move directly into the workplace. We focus on work ethic, independence, self-advocacy, and leadership skills while continuing to stress time management, study skills, and organization techniques as our students complete their graduation requirements. Placing sole focus on academic skills without continuing an emphasis on social and emotional growth accompanied by further development of Executive Functioning abilities will not prepare our students for success following high school graduation. Therefore, while we continue to build and enhance core academic areas, Novus faculty also equip our students with the skills and strategies they need to navigate social, emotional, and behavioral situations and experiences throughout their lifetimes.
The Novus Academy curriculum standards correlate with Texas Education Agency “Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills” (TEKS). The Common Core Standards are also considered when planning instruction. Novus Academy staff differentiates instruction based on the needs of our students. Accommodations and interventions are provided as needed to ensure student success.
The Novus Academy is accredited by COGNIA, formerly known as Advance Ed/The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a high school diploma granting institution. It is also accredited by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC). These areas of accreditation ensure that high school student credits earned and diplomas awarded are accepted by public and private schools as well as colleges, universities, and post-secondary career and profession educational programs. Novus Academy graduates pursue a variety of options following graduation. Many attend community colleges and/or four-year college or university programs, others may choose career and vocational educational options, and some join the workplace. Regardless of what they choose to do, Novus Academy graduates are well prepared for life following graduation. they choose to do, Novus Academy graduates a well prepared for life following graduation.
“Having spent time in schools across America, my first impression upon entering The Novus Academy was its electric feel—the school felt alive—not only was the environment elegant and compelling but the people inside equally manifested a spirit of joy and learning that was contagious.”