More than30 parents gathered at the “Coffee with the Head of School” at the Fine Arts building on the Northside campus this morning. I hosted the gathering and gave our parents the chance to say hello to each other and to hear some of the things that we have been addressing during the last month as a school and administration.
At the event I had the chance to go into detail regarding many of the rumors or perceptions that parents have heard about during the last month of school. I also had the chance to address some of the concerns that parents had when they filled out our parent survey earlier this school year. All the parents had great questions and many of them gave great ideas for future opportunities. I was very excited about all the support and encouragement that the parents are expressing about the openness of the administration and the ability they have to have an open exchange of ideas at these meeting.
Topics discussed in detail:
• Academics program at NCA
- SAT Scores in 2011
- NCA Verbal/CR = 530 National = 497
- NCA Math = 543 National = 514
- NCA Writing = 543 National = 474
- NCA Composite = 1073 National = 1011
- NCA = +62 points over National Sat Score
- 98% of students Attend Further Education/90% attend 4year institutions
- Class of 2011 Earned 1.5 million dollars in scholarship & 29% earned more than $50,000 individually
Examples of some of the colleges and universities attended… Duke University, Wake Forest, Oxford of England, Wheaton College, High Point University, Georgia Tech, and New York University
We also spoke about uniforms and some possible changes that are being addressed as we head into the Fall Forum in November. We spoke about technology and the jump that NCA has taken to make sure that our students are involved in the learning, participate, and feel engaged. The meeting covered the $34,000 that was spent in making this technology jump possible this year.