Important News & Information
Congratulations to Samuel Lightfoot and Sarah Schaefer for being named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program! Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring...
Our renovated library has recently received three accolades and appeared in national publications for its extraordinary architectural design by Stantec and incorporation of technology. The library underwent a complete renovation back in Spring 2017 at a cost of $2 million. The 9,500 square foot library reopened to our student body and staff in November 2017...
Our Homecoming Week will take place September 17-21, 2018. The dress code will be enforced during Homecoming Week. Please ensure that all costumes meet the Stafford County Public Schools Dress Code Policy. Our Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM at our high school. This is semi-formal event. Tickets to the Homecoming Dance are $20.00 and are not covered by class dues...
Support Our Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC) by Getting Your Vehicle Washed on Saturday, September 22, 2018
Posted: September 20, 2018
Support our AFJROTC Program by getting your vehicle washed on Saturday, September 22, 2018, between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM at Burger King located at 269 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22554. The car wash is free. Donations are welcome.
Download the flyer by pointing your Web browser to https://goo.gl/iTESBc.
Assembly Bell Schedule on Friday, September 21, 2018, and Affected Travel Bus Schedule
Posted: September 20, 2018
We will be operating on an assembly bell schedule on Friday, September 21, 2018. This assembly bell schedule is for our Homecoming Pep Rally. To view the bell schedule, point your Web browser to https://goo.gl/tN4XBi.
The travel bus schedule will be affected by the Homecoming Pep Rally. Block 2 will end at 10:15 AM. Travel students should go to our high school's library, Room 150, to leave at the normal morning travel time dismissal from our high school. Afternoon travel time dismissal will take place at 12:45 PM for travel students to leave our high school to go back to a student's base school.
Multicultural Club Interest Meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Posted: September 20, 2018
If you are interested in learning about international cultures or sharing your own culture with curious peers, come learn about the Multicultural Club. An interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, before and after school in the library. The morning meeting will be from 7:15 AM-7:30 AM, and the after school meeting will be from 2:20 PM-2:35 PM.
Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) Meeting Dates
Posted: September 13, 2018
On behalf of our Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) at our high school, the meeting dates for the 2018-2019 school year have been established. Each meeting date will be the first Wednesday of each month and start at 6:00 PM in our high school's library. The PTSO meeting dates are:
- Wednesday, October 3, 2018
- Wednesday, November 7, 2018
- Wednesday, December 5, 2018
- Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- Wednesday, February 6, 2019
- Wednesday, March 6, 2019
- Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019
- Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Please be aware that meeting dates may be changed with notice from our PTSO. If you have any questions or need additional information about our high school's PTSO, please contact Karla Pray, PTSO President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness at the Thursday, September 27th North Stafford High School vs. Colonial Forge Volleyball Games (Home)
Posted: September 8, 2018
Go gold for childhood cancer awareness at the Thursday, September 27th home volleyball games with our high school versus Colonial Forge High School. There will be a 50/50 raffle, shirt sales, a bake sale, and donations will be accepted. All monies from shirt sales, donations, raffle sales, and the bake sale will to the Fairy Godmother Project Lily Fund.
Game times for our home volleyball games on Thursday, September 27th are:
4:00 PM - Freshmen Girls vs. Colonial Forge
5:00 PM - Junior Varsity Girls vs. Colonial Forge
6:00 PM - Varsity Girls vs. Colonial Forge
Download the flyer by pointing your Web browser to https://goo.gl/nyo2LU.
North Stafford High School Band Invitational
Posted: August 25, 2018
The 36th Annual Big Blue Marching Band Invitational will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 3:00 PM on our high school's football stadium. This event will allow you to enjoy amazing performances from numerous local high school bands. The invitational showcases the "The Spirit of the Mountain" Liberty University Band.
Admission is $10.00 and includes a program. Middle school band members can attend this event for free with proof of a North Stafford High School Band ticket admission.
How Our School Communicates
Posted: July 19, 2018Communication is imperative to the success of our school community. Our community consists of our students, parents/guardians, school employees, and outside community members and partners. We communicate on a regular basis using a North notice. The North notice is the official communication method that our high school utilizes and will always appear in a certain format. It will arrive to the e-mail address that you have registered with us in our student information system. Our high school will also deploy automated phone calls to the phone numbers that you have registered with us in our student information system. Our high school builds a strong connection with our school community and we strive to communicate in an effective, efficient, and timely manner.
Provisional Drivers' Licenses
Posted: June 19, 2018
During the School Year
Provisional drivers' licenses will be issued on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM-3:30 PM in the main office. No appointments are necessary. If you are not able to make this offered time frame, an appointment must be made by contacting Helene Hall at (540) 658-6150, Ext. 1204. The student must have their driver's permit and the 45-hour driving log. The parent/guardian must have their driver's license.
During the Summer
Provisional drivers' licenses will be issued Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM in the main office. The student must have their driver's permit and the 45-hour driving log. The parent/guardian must have their driver's license. Please call the front office at (540) 658-6150 prior to coming to the school to ensure there is a school official present who is authorized to issue the license.
Provisional driver's licenses will not be issued July 2nd-6th. If you need to be issued your provisional driver's license during this week, please come prior to July 2nd or after July 6th.
Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE) Summer Assignments
Posted: June 7, 2018
For students who have enrolled in an AP or DE course for next school year, the summer assignment begins building a foundation of course content and a common understanding before the new school year starts. Summer assignments allow the student to focus on course material without having a full course schedule. The summer assignment allows students to get a head start on course work and allows you to experience the depth and breadth of the type of course work you will experience once the course officially starts in the fall.
Available summer assignments are located by pointing your Web browser to https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/21686. All available summer assignments will be accessible no later than Friday, June 15, 2018.
Please note: If a summer assignment is not available, this does not mean that there is no summer assignment. Students should check with the Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment (DE) teacher who instructs the course to find out if there is a summer assignment.
Water Testing Results
Posted: September 13, 2017
Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) is sampling water from schools throughout the division under requirements of a new Virginia law that took effect July 1, 2017 for all public K-12 schools. This sampling is part of a larger program underway statewide to test for the presence of lead in drinking water. SCPS is working with county government, the Virginia Department of Health as well as our industrial hygiene consultant to ensure a team effort in keeping students and staff safe.
For more information, please visit our Water Testing Results Web page.
Switchboard Line: (540) 658-6150 | Main Office Fax: (540) 658-6158
School Mailing Address: 839 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22554
Student School Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:40 AM-2:15 PM
School Year Main Office Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
School Year Counseling Center Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Counseling Center Fax: (540) 658-6166 (Use for Only Counseling Center and Registration Matters)
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Enriching Lives and Building Futures
North Stafford High School will graduate lifelong learners who will make valuable contributions to the global community.
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2018 Best Schools
Thank you for ranking us as #75 in the 2018 Best Public High Schools in Virginia according to Niche! We rank in the top 25% of public high schools in Virginia. We are so excited as being one of the best public high schools in not only the Commonwealth of Virginia but our school district, Stafford County Public Schools.
In addition to ranking #75 in the 2018 Best Public High Schools in Virginia, we rank #39 in the 2018 Most Diverse Public High Schools in Virginia, #90 in the 2018 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Virginia, and #2 in the 2018 Best Public High Schools in Stafford County! View all of our rankings.
WiFi Network: NSOPEN
Our building has free, publicly accessible WiFi.
Network Name: NSOPEN
Password: stafford (case-sensitive)
Our High School's Cell Phone and Device Policy
Students at our high school will be able to access their cell phones and devices in the cafeteria (Commons Area), locker area, and hallways during class changes.
Students may use their device at their designated lunch time in the cafeteria. In addition, students may also use their device in any area after school, except while attending tutoring.
Before a student enters a teacher's classroom, they must silence and put away their device. When classes are in session, students must put away their device, unless directed by a teacher. This includes hallways while classes are going on.
This policy also applies to headphones.
Your Child's Classroom Web Pages
Your child's classroom Web pages are located on Synergy ParentVUE or StudentVUE, the same application that provides grade and attendance information for your child. To access ParentVUE or StudentVUE, please point your Web browser to https://psp.staffordschools.net. An activation key or having an account setup previously with an activation key is required. Don't have access? Click here to request an activation key (available only to students and/or parents/guardians currently attending or having a child attend North Stafford High School, respectively).
At this time, parents/guardians and students do not have the ability to create accounts on our website, Schoolwires.