Testimonials for Northern

What's good at Northern High School

[NOTE: This article was originally published in the blog of the Durham Association of Educators. Click HERE to read it and view the photographs.]

Dear Northern High School,

I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but it’s Friday and you’ve moved me, so here goes…I’m in love with you.

No kidding, I really am.

Northern High, you’ve been over there in the corner of the county all of these years, quietly creating a center of teacher innovation and boundary-pushing learning, and I never noticed you. Your school’s staff has silently weathered staggering transitions and emerged steady and stable, and I slept. You’ve become the kind of a place where no one wants to leave, and not whispered a word to any of the rest of us about it.

Well, I’m sorry if you were trying to keep it a secret. We have to let everyone know.

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Story from parent Kelly L.

I have a 10th grader at Northern HS and am especially impressed with the number of Advanced Placement courses offered as well as with the quality and the enthusiasm of the teachers. The last two school years, teachers from Northern were in the “final four” for DPS teachers, and for the 2008-09 school year, a Northern teacher was selected as the DPS Teacher of year. My son was fortunate to have this teacher for math his freshman year so we know from personal experience that the award was well deserved.

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