WELCOME RISING NINTH GRADERS!
Rising Ninth Grade Student/Parent Information
for students beginning high school in Fall 2024
NOTE: This page is for students coming from Summerour & Pickneyville Middle Schools. All other rising ninth grade students, please find new student registration information here.
The Norcross cluster of schools has two outstanding options for rising ninth graders to request as they enter high school. Students and their families will have the opportunity to learn about Norcross High School and Paul Duke High School in October and November. Students will submit their request for high school along with their elective course selections after Thanksgiving. The full high school preference timeline can be found here.
We will host students and parents at Norcross High School on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 pm. The evening will begin with a meeting to learn more and include the opportunity to meet some of our staff and students. We hope you will join us!
Included below are many pieces of information about Norcross High School. In addition, a brochure with some of the highlights of our school is included to the right.
NHS General Information
Norcross High School is a special place and we are proud of our school. If you would like a brief overview of our school, you can view the brochure on the right of this page. Additional information about some of our programs and activities is included below.
International Baccalaureate Program: Middle Years Program
Norcross High School is an International Baccalaureate World School and offers the IB Middle Years Program (grades 9 & 10) that is a continuation from their middle school experience at Pinckneyville and Summerour Middle Schools. The culminating activity for IB Middle Years Program is the Personal Project, which takes place throughout the tenth grade.
The NHS website has details about the IB Middle Years Program (grades 9 & 10).
International Baccalaureate Program: Diploma Program
Norcross High School is an International Baccalaureate World School and offers the IB Diploma Program. Students in grades 11 and 12 have the option of participating either as a full diploma student or course candidate. NHS graduates report that the IB Diploma Program prepared them well for college/university studies. In addition, their preparation expanded their college/university options.
The NHS website has details about the IB Diploma Program (grades 11 & 12).
3DE by Junior Achievement
Norcross High School offers the innovative 3DE by Junior Achievement program. 3DE connects classroom learning to the outside world through regular experiences with our business community. Learn more on the 3DE Program Information webpage.
Students have a variety of ways to get involved at NHS including our student organizations and athletic program. We have found that students who are engaged in school, both inside and outside the classroom, are most successful. Not only are these activities outstanding experiences, in many cases they allow students to learn leadership skills. Learn more on our Student Organization Information webpage or our Athletic Team Tryout/Contact Information webpage.
Norcross offers a multitude of courses across all levels of learning. Over the course of a student's four year experience, they have the option to enroll in a wide variety of courses. Use the links below to investigate the courses that are offered and the expected sequence in a variety of subject areas.
Freshman Book / Graduation Requirements
The GCPS Freshman Book is for eighth grade students and parents as students prepare to enter high school. The Freshman Book includes information about the graduation requirements for students in Gwinnett County Oublic Schools and may answer many questions. Click here to see the online version of the GCPS Freshman Book.