| Alternative, Public|
Mark Perry (Dumbledore)
Dead Rat; Black & Black
Seattle Public Schools
2410 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
Seattle Public Schools, Garfield High School, West Seattle High Sch, Rainier Beach High Sch, Seattle World School
The Nova Project, also known as Nova is a small public alternative high school. The Nova Project is located at 2410 East Cherry Street in Seattle, Washington, and is operated by the Seattle Public School District. Its goal is to be a democratically governed learning community of broadly educated, creative, and independent thinkers who work collaboratively and demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility.
The Nova Project Wikipedia
Nova was created by students, parents and teachers in 1970. Throughout the history of the school the student body has been made up mostly of people who don't accept traditional education systems because of exclusive environments and rigid teaching methods. Some students were understimulated by traditional education while others have social or personal risk factors in attending traditional high school. Many students value Nova for its student-led curriculum, which allows students who are under-stimulated by regular schools to work ahead at their own pace. A Nova student can pursue a rigorous, personalized academic plan that may be unavailable at a large, impersonal school.
The grading system is competency-based and is credit/no credit with 80% mastery required for credit. Each student is guided by a coordinator who helps them design a personal learning plan that draws on the many courses offered to create a balanced education. Students at Nova, as with other Seattle Public Schools, may participate in the Running Start program and take classes at a local community college.
In early summer of 2009, Nova was relocated from the Mann Building to the Meany Middle School site, where it was co-housed with the World School. Nova returned to the newly remodeled Mann Building in 2015.Reiko Aylesworth, actress best known from the TV series 24
Stephen Funk, the first U.S. military service member to publicly refuse to deploy to the US war in Iraq
Rose McGowan (Also went to Roosevelt High School), actress and singer
Bonnie McKee, singer and songwriter
Joe Szwaja, teacher and activist
Brisa Roche, singer and songwriter
Stefan Gruber, artist, alumni and teacher
Michael Oliver Warren, student & original design team of Nova (1970) also attended Queen Anne High School prior to and after NOVA
Dominic Holden, editor of The Stranger newspaper
Terrance McKittrick, philosopher and comic critic.
Harrison Moretz, Chen and Hunyuan Taiji Master and Teacher
Gary Luke, President and Publisher of Sasquatch Books