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Student Life

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Houses & Teams

NAMS is broken into three Houses, one for each grade. Within each House, students are grouped together in teams. For core subjects, students will attend classes with their teammates. For Related Arts classes, students will be mixed with students from other teams. For a list of team websites, see the Houses & Teams page.

Schedules

A “trimester” schedule is followed. Trimester start and end dates can be found on the NAMS calendar. Lunch and Related Arts schedules rotate by trimester.

Typical Day

In the morning, students gather in designated grade-level areas; 6th grade in Symmes Lobby/Performance Center; 7th and 8th grades in cafeteria. Students begin their day in homeroom at 7:40 with attendance and morning announcements. Teams determine locker visits throughout the school day. Dismissal at is at 2:20, and select Early Release Wednesdays dismiss at 1:05.

6th Grade

5 academic blocks: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Extended Academics
2 Related Arts blocks

7th Grade 

5 academic blocks: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, AMS
2 Related Arts blocks

8th Grade

5 academic blocks: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Foreign Language
2 Related Arts blocks