Middle school students enjoy a lot of choices when it comes to daily life at NSA. From electives and explorations to arts and athletics, there are many opportunities for students to discover and pursue their passions.
The Middle School places equal emphasis on the character development of each student by developing personal integrity, leadership skills and a sense of the world outside of themselves. Students are encouraged to recognize their unique strengths while respecting differences in others. Community service projects enable students to connect what they are learning in the classroom to the real world, and they also help students build leadership, collaboration and communication skills.
Student Council Organization
The Student Council Organization (SCO) works with the faculty and administration to foster a positive school environment. The SCO consists of elected officers from all three grades and representatives from each grade level, who serve for one year. The SCO officers and representatives (SCO Leadership Team) are responsible for expressing the concerns, questions, and opinions of the members of their advisory groups, as well as for providing leadership to involve the advisory group in service projects and sponsored social activities. SCO meetings are held regularly, often in conjunction with service projects. The SCO strives to uphold NSA traditions while also bringing new student-driven ideas to enhance the school community.
School Motto: Honor Above All
Honor is truly “Above All” at NSA. Our Honor Code is more than just words. It is our commitment to place honesty and integrity above everything else, and each and every member of the community has a vital role to play in upholding this commitment that stays with students for a lifetime.
During the school day, Middle School students have the opportunity to build skills and knowledge by engaging in mini-courses, independent projects or community service work. Student interests and passions drive their selections, which may including the following:
- Computer Science
- Personal Finance
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Spelling Bee
- Geography Bee
- FIRST LEGO League Robotics
- Turkey Trot