IB informational meeting on Feb. 6

Did you miss the IB informational meeting in November?

Families of all 10th and 9th grade students are encouraged to attend an information session at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 in Building 1 regarding International Baccalaureate at Northfield.

Northfield is an authorized IB school, where all junior and senior students take at least two IB classes. During the second semester of their sophomore year, students will decide whether to pursue the full IB Diploma or which IB classes they want to take during their junior and senior years. These sessions are designed to help families make informed decisions by providing information on what IB classes are like and the different options available to Northfield students.

There will also be opportunities to hear from current students and parents of IB students as well as information about the program costs and available financial aid.

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Northfield juniors: get help for SAT prep

Northfield is partnering with College Drive to provide SAT prep for juniors interested in attending a four-year college or university.

There will be a presentation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at Northfield to learn more about SAT prep, provided by College Drive.

SAT prep will begin on February 6 and will continue for eight consecutive Tuesdays (not including Spring Break) from 3:45-5 p.m. The prep will assist juniors in preparing for the April 10 Colorado SAT test date.

Students will be expected to commit to regular attendance and will also be asked to complete various tasks outside of the 75-minute sessions. The SAT prep will be limited to 50 students. If interested in the SAT prep opportunity, students must sign up with Mr. Houston.

Important Dates

  • January 11: 6:30-7:30 p.m.: College Drive Family Night to discuss SAT prep
  • January 20: 8-11 a.m.: Northfield-administered SAT Practice Test (NHS students only)
  • Ferbruary 6, 13, 20 and 27, March 6, 13 and 20, and April 3: College Drive SAT prep sessions (all times 3:45-5 p.m.)
  • April 10: Colorado SAT test date
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Finals week schedule Dec. 18-20

Northfield will have an early release schedule for final exams next week, Dec. 18-20. There will be no finals on Thursday, Dec. 21. Please see the schedule below.

Parents and guardians should receive a notification if their student is required to come to support times next week.  

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Northfield will hold a second 8th Grade Open House

Northfield will hold a second 8th Grade Open House from 6-8 p.m. on January 16. Students and parents are invited to come for a brief presentation from school administration, followed by breakout sessions on academic subject areas, International Baccalaureate, parent and student panels, and athletics and activities. No need to RSVP. See you there, future Nighthawks!

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Northfield Next Door fundraiser is next week

next-doorJoin Northfield High School for dinner, dessert and drinks at Next Door in Stapleton, 10155 East 29th Drive, from 5-9 p.m. next Monday.
Fifty percent of all food and drink sales from participating tables will be donated back to Northfield High School. Please come out and support us!

Those participating in the fundraiser must RSVP online and show your server your EventBrite ticket or email confirmation to ensure your donation is received.

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Next Tuesday: College admissions with Sara Zessar

Don’t miss our special guest next Tuesday, Nov. 14! Northfied’s IB Parent Association will host a presentation from college search and admissions process advisor Sara Zessar. Sara will present to students and parents from 6-7:30 p.m. in Building 1. Her presentation: The College Admissions Process: Where Do You Start?

The presentation is geared towards sophomores and juniors and their parents/guardians, but all are welcome to attend!

 

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Eight colleges will visit Northfield this semester

Mark your calendars — eight Colorado colleges will visit Northfield High School beginning next week after school. Each visit will take place at 2:45 p.m. in the Junior Lounge. All students and grade levels are welcome!

  • Nov. 14: Metro State University
  • Nov. 15: Community College of Aurora
  • Nov. 16: University of Colorado at Denver
  • Nov. 28: University of Northern Colorado
  • Nov. 29: University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Nov. 30: Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Dec. 5: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Dec. 6: Colorado State University

Questions? Contact Ms. Flores at dalia_flores@dpsk12.org.

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IB exams, fees update

While most IB classes are two-year courses, some are one-year courses that will conclude in May with an IB exam. IB Global Politics and IB Environmental Systems and Societies will offer students the opportunity to earn college credit in the spring upon completion of an exam. Please see the information below regarding exams, fees and deadlines according to whether your student is in the Diploma Programme for this year and in the future.

Juniors in the full IB Diploma Programme 

If you are a Diploma Programme student and you are enrolled in IB Global Politics and/or Environmental Systems and Societies this year:

  • Read this letter sent home with DP students about these exams as well as exams and fees in the 2018-19 school year.
  • Northfield will automatically register Diploma Programme students who are enrolled in IB Global Politics and/or Environmental Systems and Societies for exams for this spring UNLESS parents withdraw their students by November 13.
  • To withdraw your student from an exam, you must contact IB Coordinator Peter Wright at Peter_Wright@dpsk12.org or 720-423-8041.
  • Payment for these exams is due by January 15.

If you are a Diploma Programme student, but you are NOT enrolled in Global Politics or Environmental Systems and Societies this year:

  • Read this letter sent home with DP students who are are not enrolled in these classes.
  • No IB exam fees are due this year. Read the letter above for information about exams and fees in the 2018-19 school year.

Financial aid

  • Payment plans and financial support for IB students is available. Students seeking financial support must complete and return this form to Mr. Wright by November 17.

Juniors who are IB Course Students (NOT enrolled in the full IB Diploma Programme)

  • Students who are enrolled in IB Global Politics and/or Environmental Systems and Societies must either opt in or opt out of the exam.
  • To opt in or opt out, complete this form and return it to Mr. Wright by Nov. 10
  • If you choose to take the exam(s), payment is due by January 15.

Financial aid

  • Payment plans and financial support for IB students is available. Students seeking financial support must complete and return this form to Mr. Wright by November 17
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Northfield prospective parent meetings

Are you a prospective parent or know someone who has a student interested in attending Northfield?

Several households in the Stapleton community will hold small sessions for interested parties on Nov. 1, 7 and 9 to gather in a more intimate setting and get to know Northfield administration.

The NHS principal, assistant principal and athletic director will give a short introduction followed by a Q&A.

The first session will be at 7 p.m. on November 1 at 8109 Stoll Place. The second session will be at 7 p.m. on November 7 at 5454 Wabash Way. The third session will be at 7:30 p.m. on November 9 at 5293 Chester St.

Sign up for a prospective parent meeting at www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45aaad2ea7fb6-northfield6.

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