New Providence High School

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  • Principal Back to School Letter and Information - September 2017

       pencil Principal Welcome Letter

       IPad Information Parent Letter for students in grades 10-12

       IPad Information Parent Letter for students in grade 9

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  • NPHS Tri-folder Information

    trifolder    The 2017-2018 Tri-Folder is downloadable here in .pdf format.
       It contains important information for the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • Notable Student News

    doe Senior Ashima Agarwal has been named a Semifinalist for 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. She is among approximately 700 semifinalists selected from over 5,100 candidates. On behalf of the entire school community, we wish her every success in the final selection phase. Finalists will be selected mid May.psa

    In addition, sophomore Jimmy Alagna has garned a first place award from the Photographic Society of America for his work "Salute to Fans" in the photojournalism category. Jimmy received recognition from the society with a $175 award, a feature in the September 2017 issue of the PSA Journal and will be showcased at  the Society's annual conference in Pittsburgh this October.

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  • fp NPHS Artists Featured 

    Accomplished artists who are being represented in the annual Fresh Perspectives exhibition at The Morris     Museum are pictured here with their teachers, department head, and principal.  Fresh Perspectives not only showcases student art, but also recognizes art educators for their dedication and impact on talented young artists (the exhibition runs from April 8- June 4th, 2017).

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    Dept of Ed
    Please click here to view the updated Graduation Requirements.

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  • Incoming Freshmen Orientation Presentations

    Please click on the links below to access the presentations from the Incoming Freshmen Orientation on January 5th.

    Freshmen Orientation Presentation - General Information

    Language Arts-Social Studies-Physical Education-World Languages



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  • aplogo NPHS Recognized by the National College Board

    New Providence School District is one of 477 school districts in the U.S. and Canada and 36 in the State of New Jersey being honored by the College Board with placement on the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Congratulations students, staff, and administration for this prestigious recognition! 
    Click here for the District Press Release, and link the College Board 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll .
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  • New Providence Schools Recognized for Music Education NAMMlogo
    The National Association of Music Merchants, known as the NAMM Foundation, recognizes New Providence School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. New Providence joins 307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction this year.

    “This recognition represents the community’s passion and support for the arts and we are very fortunate to have a dedicated staff that is committed to music education.” said Dr. David Miceli, Superintendent of Schools. “On behalf of the New Providence Board of Education, we would like to congratulate the entire community on this national designation.”
    For more information on the district’s music education program, visit our music department page.

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  • Superintendent Forums

    cal On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to invite parents, staff, and community members to this year's Superintendent Forums.  The purpose of these forums is to provide the school community with an informal environment to discuss important topics in the district.  Opportunities will be provided for attendees to ask questions and engage in a dialogue.
     The following will be our schedule and topics for this year:
    October 17, 2017 (Tuesday):  School Calendar
    November 14, 2017 (Tuesday):  STEM
    January 10, 2018 (Wednesday):  Athletic Facilities/After School Clubs
    February 7, 2018 (Wednesday):  HIB (Tolerance)/Class Size
    March 28, 2018 (Wednesday):  High School Scheduling

    All forums will be held in the High School/Middle School Media Center at 7:00 pm.
    We look forward to seeing you and engaging in a meaningful dialogue.

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  • New Providence School District has been named 2017 National District of Character

    ndoc We are proud to announce that New Providence School District is 1 of 4 districts in the nation to be named a National District of Character. The district earned the award for its dedicated focus on character education, fostering a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, school climate and the community.

    “On behalf of the New Providence Board of Education, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our students, staff, parents, and administration for this national recognition,” says Dr. David Miceli, Superintendent of Schools. “Their genuine commitment to the development and sustained implementation of our character education programs is recognized by this award.  It is a privilege and honor to be 1 of 4 districts in the nation to be recognized as a District of Character.”


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  • Mrs. Lauren Zirpoli 
    Principal's Message

    Recognized for excellence in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics, New Providence High School provides students with a wide range of experiences and opportunities designed to promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Our commitment to education has been recognized through many accolades.  We continue to be recognized as one of the top high schools in the state of New Jersey.  Additionally, we were recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.  This is the highest recognition that a school can receive on the federal level.  These honors are a testament to the dedication of our students, faculty and community.

    NPHS students are able to choose from a wide array of academic course offerings designed to challenge them at appropriate levels of ability.  Twenty-three Advanced Placement and fifteen Honors classes are offered.  Advanced Placement courses offer students the challenges of a college-level course as well as the opportunity to accumulate college credits. 

    New Providence High School remains committed to maximizing student opportunities for growth, evidenced by our continuing exploration of local, state, and global partnerships. 

    Instruction is offered in five world languages.  Ongoing international partnerships continue with Japan for over 20 years.  These programs have given students invaluable insight into different cultures as well as practical application of what they have learned in the classroom.

    Incorporating service learning opportunities into the fabric of the educational process provides students with challenges and experiences both within and outside the traditional classroom.  Student-sponsored food and clothing drives, choral performances at local senior citizens centers, volunteer tutoring programs, invitations to design banners and logos for community organizations both challenge and reward students’ creativity.  These activities give New Providence High School students an opportunity to give back and show appreciation for all they are given.  Furthermore, these experiences demonstrate what can be achieved when parents, students, teachers and community members work cooperatively.

    Our co-curricular offerings, from discipline-specific clubs to athletics to drama, are designed to allow students the opportunity to pursue their interests and achieve new heights. Offering twenty-three athletic teams and nearly forty co-curricular activities, over 92% of the student body is involved in the school’s athletic and co-curricular opportunities.  Our Technology Student Association won first place in technology problem solving and second place in structural design engineering and music production in a New Jersey State competition.  NPHS STEM league students also placed first at the STEM League Competition in Bloomfield, also winning most creative prototype and best overall prototype design. They also placed in the top three at the Annual UCC Bridge Building Competition.  Our Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Cross Country, Boys’ Tennis and Boys’ Lacrosse teams were all Conference Champions.  Our Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Basketball and Boys’ Tennis teams were also State Sectional Champions.

    New Providence High School will continue to prepare students to meet the challenging demands of today’s changing world.  The school’s successes reflect positively on the continued support of the community.  This support is much appreciated and welcomed as NPHS continues to function at the forefront of schools in Union County and in the state of New Jersey.