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ERIC Number: ED002325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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NOVA, A BRIEF .....
WHITING, RICHARD; AND OTHERS
NOVA IS AN EXPERIMENTAL, 6-YEAR JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE THE TRIMESTER SYSTEM, THE CONTINUOUS PROGRESS CURRICULUM, TEAM TEACHING, A CLASS SCHEDULE OF FOUR 70-MINUTE PERIODS PER WEEK, THE USE OF DATA-PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, AND MODERN INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS. NOVA IS ORGANIZED CAMPUS-STYLE WITH INDIVIDUAL BUILDINGS DEVOTED TO LANGUAGE ARTS, SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND TECHNICAL SCIENCE CLUSTERED AROUND A MULTIPURPOSE PATIO AREA. PERIPHERAL BUILDINGS HOUSE THE ADMINISTRATION, BOYS' AND GIRLS' FIELDHOUSES, AND A GYMNASIUM. THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION APPROXIMATES 2-3/4 MILLION DOLLARS. FEATURES OF THE PHYSICAL PLANT INCLUDE MULTI-PURPOSE CLASSROOMS, CONVERTIBLE-SPACE LECTURE HALLS, CONFERENCE STUDY AREAS, SPECIAL PURPOSE ROOMS, FLEXIBLE SCIENCE LABORATORIES, A TELEVISION CONTROL CENTER, LUNCH FACILITIES, HOME-SCIENCE LABORATORY, AND A CENTER FOR PREPARATION OF VISUAL AIDS. THE LIBRARY SERVICES ARE DECENTRALIZED AND ONE RESOURCE CENTER IS PLACED IN EACH OF THREE BUILDINGS. EACH OF THE CENTERS HOUSES MATERIALS PERTINENT TO THE SUBJECT AREA TAUGHT IN ITS BUILDING. THE AUDIOVISUAL TELEVISION SYSTEM HAS AS ITS CORE THE TV CONTROL CENTER AND STUDIO AREA LOCATED IN THE SCIENCE BUILDING. FROM THIS FACILITY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL FLOWS TO FOUR MAIN LISTENING AND VIEWING AREAS. A LEARNING LABORATORY PROVIDES FOR REINFORCEMENT IN THE TEACHING OF LANGUAGES. ENROLLMENT IS LISTED AT 1,777 STUDENTS. THERE ARE 64 INSTRUCTORS, 5 COORDINATORS, 1 INTERN-PRINCIPAL, AND 2 ADMINISTRATORS. CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION INCLUDE A WILLINGNESS TO WORK DILIGENTLY AND ATTEND REGULARLY. THE LOWER SCHOOL OF THE HIGH SCHOOL IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 1965. THE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS EXPECTED TO OPEN WITHIN 3 TO 5 YEARS. THE UNIVERSITY PHASE IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN 1967. A DIAGRAM OF THE CAMPUS IS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers: Florida (Fort Lauderdale); Nova High School FL