Welcome to Northwood High School

Seniors: Return Textbooks and Materials By May 21

Seniors must return all assigned textbooks, course materials, media center materials, athletic gear and uniforms by Monday, May 21, 2018. Any books or materials that have not been returned by that date will become obligations. Seniors cannot receive their caps and gowns for graduation on Thursday, May 31, 2018 unless all obligations have been cleared. If students have a dispute regarding an obligation, they should see the appropriate teacher to discuss the obligation.

Graduation Ticket Information

Extra Graduation Tickets for Seniors: All graduating seniors will receive 8 graduation tickets. Families needing additional graduation tickets will need to submit a request using a ticket form starting Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Please find the link and QR code below for your convenience. Access to this form will close on Thursday, May 24 at 3 p.m. We will try our best to accommodate all requests in an equitable fashion. Please understand that space at DAR is limited and many families may request additional tickets. If your need for tickets extends beyond what you receive from Northwood, you may want to reach out to other families, as they may have tickets to spare. (Please be cautious of parties trying to sell tickets as students received them at no cost.) *Please note: this form is for Graduating Seniors ONLY, we are not accommodating requests of underclassmen and their families for this graduation. 

Link to form: https://goo.gl/forms/ixwqt2XP54tOkGO23

QR code:

Graduation Ticket QR Code

Testing Schedule

Testing for PARCC, MISA, HSA and Advanced Placement exams will last throughout the month of May. Download the attached schedule to see the dates of particular exams.

Delayed Opening Schedules for May 21 - 24

ONLY students taking the HSA NSL (5/21) and the PARCC ELA (5/22-5/24) will report to school at 7:45 a.m. Transportation will run on a normal schedule.

 Monday, May 21
7:45-11:30 - HSA NSL (3 hrs 45 min)
11:30-12:10 - Lunch (40 min)
12:15-1:00 - Period 1 (45 min)
1:05-1:45 - Period 2 (40 min) 
1:50-2:30 - Period 3 (40 min)

Tuesday, May 22
7:45-9:45 - PARCC ELA (2 hrs)
9:50-10:45 - Period 4 (55 min)
10:45-11:30 - Lunch (45 min)
11:35-12:30 - Period 5 (55 min)
12:35-1:30 - Period 6 (55 min)
1:35-2:30 - Period 7 (55 min)

Wednesday, May 23
7:45-9:40 - PARCC ELA (1 hr 55 min)
9:45-10:50 - Period 1 (1 hr 5 min)
10:50-11:30 - Lunch (40 min)
11:35-12:40 - Period 3 (1 hr 5 min)
12:45-1:20 - Period 5 (35 min)
1:25-2:30 - Period 7 (1 hr 5 min)

Thursday, May 24
7:45-9:40 - PARCC ELA (1 hr 55 min)
9:45-10:50 - Period 2 (1 hr 5 min)
10:50-11:30 - Lunch (40 min)
11:35-12:40 - Period 4 (1 hr 5 min)
12:45-1:20 - Period 5 (35 min)
1:25-2:30 - Period 6 (1 hr 5 min)

Questions? Please contact Mr. Padgett, PARCC and HSA Testing Coordinator, at Delmer_Padgett@mcpsmd.org or Mr. Sauter, AP Coordinator, at Michael_T_Sauter@mcpsmd.org.

Class of 2022 Sneak Peak

Come join us for a Sneak Peek into 9th grade! Earn SSL hours for participation. Learn how to join school clubs and sports. Learn the differences between middle and high school. Meet new classmates. Become more familiar with the Northwood HS campus.Choose ONE date: June 20, July 31 or August 16. The events will take place from 8:30 am – 11:00 am in the Northwood HS Auditorium. Download the event flyer and register at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/OOPqzYFmq6lb9DXs2

Summer School Registration

Summer School registration began May 9, 2018, for Sessions 1 and 2. June 5 is the last day to register for Session 1 by 12:00 noon at school (MCPS students) All registration forms must be complete and signed by school staff. Student should schedule a time to meet with counselor to verify course needs. Students may see their counselor before school, after school or during their elective classes. Students can also make an appointment with a counselor here: Appointment Form

Once the summer school form is submitted, both parent/guardian and student will receive the completed form via e-mail and then must print the form and obtain required signatures: 

Summer School Session 1: Session 1 Form

Summer School Session 2: Session 2 Form

The student must take the signed registration form, payment, and waiver form (if applicable) to the school financial specialist. Please click the links below for a waiver form if needed 

Each student will get a receipt for payment, which will serve as confirmation of enrollment in the course. Please call the counseling office if you have any questions at 301-649-8270.

Class of 2018 Graduation Information

Information Brochure

Download the Class of 2018 graduation information brochure.  

Reserve Graduation Parking

Colonial Parking has partnered with DAR Constitution Hall to offer guaranteed reservations to attendees of graduations taking place at DAR through online parking reservations. To make a parking reservation, please visit https://www.ecolonial.com/locations/dar-grad-parking/. On the following screen, you will see a list of graduations. Please click on Northwood to view parking options. From there, simply click on your preferred parking location and select “Reserve”. Once you have completed through checkout, you will be sent a confirmation via email. Please print out your confirmation and show to the attendant onsite. We will see you on June 6, 2018! 

Prom and After Prom Information

Northwood High School Junior/Senior Prom
University of Maryland College Park
Adele Stamp Student Union
June 2, 2018
8:00 pm to midnight

Tickets are $40 each for student and guest. Students are allowed only one guest. Non NHS guests must have a guest form sent via fax or electronically to Mr. Stein, Daniel_Stein@mcpsmd.org, or Mr. Medor, Alix_Medor@mcpsmd.org.

After Prom (hosted by NHS PTSA)
Terps Zone
Adele Stamp Union
12 am to 3:15 am
Seniors -  Free
Juniors and guest - $10

Prom tickets go on sale on May 7. In order to purchase tickets, seniors must pay senior dues balance and all obligations. Juniors must pay $15 towards any obligated fees and return/pay for at least one obligated book or athletic uniform/piece of equipment. Download information about paying obligations.  Seniors, please note that any books/materials that you are still using for class must be returned or paid for by Monday, May 21, 2018; otherwise these items will become obligations.

Order the Class of 2018 Commencement DVD

Class of 2018: You can now purchase your copy of the commencement DVD at the following: http://bit.ly/2jIbINF. The commencement ceremony will take place on June 6, 2018 at DAR Constitution Hall. The DVD is available for $15. The deadline for online purchase is June 15, 2018. DVDs will be available for pick up at Northwood starting June 20, 2018.


Class of 2019: Senior Portraits

Rising seniors: Watch for your specific senior portrait appointment card arriving by mail!

TAWS is Coming to Montgomery County

The TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS) serves working students, allowing them to set their work schedule first and then build their graduation required courses around their work schedule.  This is a perfect program for students who want to maximize their work experience.

Information About Good Samaritan Law

In recognition of the challenges that students may face at this time of year, we are posting information about the Good Samaritan Law on the school website and around the building. 

Maryland 529 College Savings Options

The State of Maryland offers two 529 college savings options to help families save and reduce the need for burdensome student loans.

2017 - 2018 Academy of Music, Theatre, and Dance Performance Calendar

View the updated list of music, theatre, and dance performances that will take place throughout the school year.

Donate to AfterProm

The Northwood High School AfterProm Committee is busy planning the annual event scheduled for June 3, 2018 from 12:30 am – 3:30 am. 

Information About GLAD Sessions

The  GLAD presentation outlines beliefs, rationale, weekly calendar, grading policy and schedule for each period.

Senior Class Dues

Class of 2018 - Make sure you've paid your senior dues.

Register for Saturday School

The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., Saturday School provides academic tutoring and mentoring support for students in grades K-12. Download registration materials in English and Spanish.

MyMCPS Portal Information

The myMCPS Portal is a 21st century digital learning environment specifically designed to meet the needs of staff, students, and parents of Montgomery County Public Schools.