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ERIC Number: ED010568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb-21
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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NOVA HIGH SCHOOL--INTRODUCTION
COGSWELL, JOHN F.
AN OVERVIEW WAS PRESENTED OF THE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF A NUMBER OF INNOVATIVE ASPECTS OF THE NOVA HIGH SCHOOL IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA. NOVA IS PART OF A COMPLEX PLANNED TO INCLUDE GRADES K THROUGH 12. STUDENTS MUST APPLY TO ATTEND NOVA AND ARE SELECTED PRIMARILY ON THE RELATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE TO MEASURES OF APTITIDE. VOCATIONAL TRAINING IS NOT PROVIDED IN EITHER TECHNICAL OR BUSINESS SKILLS. THE SCHOOL EXISTS TO PROVIDE ACADEMIC GROUNDING FOR A LIFETIME OF LEARNING. NO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED DURING THE SCHOOL HOURS AND THE SCHOOL HAS NO CAFETERIA, AUDITORIUM, FOOTBALL STADIUM, OR BUS SERVICE. FOOD SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY PRIVATELY OPERATED SNACK BARS. FACULTY MEMBERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. ONE OF THE MORE NOTEWORTHY FEATURES IS THE SUPERIOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND TEACHING STAFF EMPLOYED. THE STAFF HAS BEEN FREED OF MANY CLERICAL TASKS BY THE EMPLOYMENT OF A NUMBER OF AIDES. AN ARTIST HAS ALSO BEEN EMPLOYED TO PREPARE MATERIALS FOR VISUAL PRESENTATIONS. NOVA'S MODERN SCHOOL PLANT PROVIDES CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION, A DIALOG SYSTEM TO 66 STATIONS, AND THREE RESOURCE CENTERS. THE COST PER PUPIL OF OPERATING NOVA IS LESS THAN FOR SOME OF THE OTHER SCHOOLS OF BROWARD COUNTY. A CHART OF THE STAFF ORGANIZATION AND THE PLANS OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING ARE INCLUDED. RELATED REPORTS ARE ED 010 569 AND ED 010 570. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: California (Santa Monica); FLORIDA; Florida (Fort Lauderdale)