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Apex On-Line Learning*
Annual student orienation tasks - You will not be able to start your APEX course until your NPA Teacher has verfied completion:
1. Apex Getting Started Guide - review, download, save in your Google Drive 23/24 Folder 
3. Complete annual Apex check for understanding certification. Student must download- results and upload to their student Google drive NPA 23/24 Folder. Educators will ask to view the completed certification. 
New to Apex? Helpful videos below:

Appointment Expectations

2023-2024 - Want to know what to expect during your first appointment? 
Watch THIS VIDEO (2 minutes)
School supplies needed: NJUHSD issued Chromebook. 2 inch 3 ring Binder, Pencils/Pens

Assignment Sheet

Anatomy of an Assignment Sheet

Learn everything you need to know about the NPA assignment sheet by watching this 4 minute tutorial.  Click HERE.
Understanding the NPA assignment sheet is critical to the success of a NPA student.



NPA students may check out a Chromebook from the computer lab. Our office staff or our intervention paraprofessional are able to help if needed. 


Clear History
  • Login to your Chromebook
  • Open Chrome window
  • Click on 3 dots in the upper right corner of the window
  • Click on “More Tools”
  • Click on “Clear browsing data” on the left-hand side of that box
  • Make sure the Time Range is “All time”
  • Click the items you wish to clear, usually “Cookies and other site data” & “Cached images and files”
  • Click “Clear data” button
Reset Wifi
  • Login to your Chromebook
  • Click on the wifi icon in the menu on the bottom right of your screen
  • Close all open windows
  • Log off
  • Turn off
  • Let sit for 10-20 seconds
  • Turn on
  • Click on the wifi icon to turn wifi back on
  • Log in
  • Try to open windows that were previously blocked

If you are still having trouble, please contact the Help Desk at


Course Catalog

Click below for our course catalog.


Course Resources

District Issued Student Email Account

District Issued Student Email Accounts



Every student is automatically issued a student ID and a Google account. 

Email formatted as follows:

* Last two digits of your graduation year
* First six characters of your last name
* First initial of your first name
* First initial of your middle name

Chromebook/Lab Login formatted as follows:

* Last two digits of your graduation year
* First six characters of your last name
* First initial of your first name
* First initial of your middle name
 Password for both email and chromebook/lab login formatted as follows:
* School issued student ID number
* Two digit birth month
* Two digit birth date

For example:  Jackie Jane Blackwell, born 03/05/96, ID#65432, graduating in 2020 


                                             Computer login:  20blackwjj

                                             Password:  654320305

If you don't know your student ID number, please contact the office at 530-477-1225, ext. 2301
If you need help logging in, please contact the Help Desk at 530-272-9998.

District Schools Links

Enrollment Survey


Exit Survey

Google Docs & Drive

Graduation Information

North Point Academy offers a beautiful graduation ceremony for all students who have completed the graduation requirements.  The program is personal and celebrates each student's accomplishments. Caps and gowns are provided for students to borrow at no expense. Details and information will be shared with our graduates and their families as the school year progresses.  Class of 2024, please see our home page for details Spring 2024.
Save the date - NPA Graduation for the class of 2024 - June 4, 2024

Graduating Seniors


Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
Hoopla Ebook resource:

Library Resources

How to check out an EBOOK from Nevada County Library:
1. Google the phrase "Nevada County Library Online Resources"
2. Click on 1st link
3. Scroll down and click on "All Resources"
4. Scroll down and click on "Library to Go" 
5. Browse books and enter your Student Success Card to check out or put a hold on a book (username = npa+studentID)
6. Check out directly to your chromebook OR download Libby App for your phone or tablet
How to access over 60,00 of free, legal books from Project Gutenberg:
1. Google "Project Gutenberg" or click on this direct link:
2. Click on "search/browse"
3. Click on "Popular"
4. Click on the book you want and download in whichever way is best for you
Madelyn Helling Library - Library Success Cards for all 9th-12th NJUHSD students 
The student library card number is NCHS[school ID #]. The pin number is the last four digits of the student ID number. These are not physical cards, but the librarians are able to look them up when students come into the library. Students can check out up to 3 physical items and have digital access to ebooks and databases. These are no-fine/no fee accounts.
There are some fantastic online resources, including audiobooks, ebooks and emagazines, free tutoring, and movies. Here's the website:

Mental Health & Wellness

Green ribbon with the words Mental Health Awareness on it.
Your mental health and wellness are important to us. We offer many ways to support you.
988 National Lifeline
24-hour Crisis Line for Nevada County: 530-265-5811
Nevada County Children's Behavioral Health: 530-470-2736
Sierra Family Medical Clinic (North San Juan): 530-292-3478
Chapa De Indian Health Clinic (Grass Valley): 530-477-8545
Western Sierra Medical Clinic (Grass Valley): 530-274-9762

More hotlines and mental health apps can be found within the NJUHSD Wellness Guide. Click below.

wellness guide button
In support of students' emotional health as well as academic success, North Point Academy offers parents the opportunity to have their teens participate in a free emotional health checkup by What's Up Wellness Checkups. The checkups are offered district-wide by the NJUHSD STARS program.  More detailed information about the program can be found at
The screening process helps students identify coping skills, support systems, and both in-school and community resources.  The screenings also identify risk factors associated with depression, anxiety, and alcohol/substance abuse.  The program is FREE, completely voluntary, and confidential. 
Parent consent is required and can be found HERE.  It is a one-time screening.  Parents are only notified if further support is recommended or requested by their students. 
Covid 19 mental health resources

Orientation 23/24

NPA Orientation 2023-2024

Transfers to NPA September 2023-May 2024
The NPA orientations for Fall 2023-2024 were emailed to all students Friday August 11, 2023 and posted here. 

NPA August Orientation 2023-2024




NPA does not use Schoology. Bear River, Ghidotti, and Nevada Union do use Schoology. 
For a student dual scheduled ... you may need to be accessing Schoology. 
schoology logo

Selective Service Registration

Selective Service registration is required by law as the first part of a fair and equitable system that, if authorized by the President and Congress, would rapidly provide personnel to the Department of Defense while at the same time providing for an Alternative Service Program for conscientious objectors. By registering, a young man remains eligible for jobs, Federal student aid, State-based student aid in 31 states, Federally-funded job training, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.
Selective Service Registration >18:

Student Handbook

North Point Academy Student Handbook

It is our hope that the student handbook information will enable students to better understand what is expected of them, and at the same time, enable  students and parents to monitor academic and extra-curricular involvement at North Point Academy. Please find an on-line copy of the handbook below. See the NPA office if you'd like a printed version.

Student ID


For the 2023-2024 school year, NPA students will be sharing their own photo with us. 
We’ll create an id card with that photo. 

Important directions: Email photo to Kayla Bardsley Subject Line needs to be your ID #

What Makes a Good Photo
Good photos have these qualities:
You’re easy to recognize.
You’re the only one in the picture.
It’s a head-and-shoulders view, with the entire face, both eyes, and hair clearly visible. 
You’re in focus.
There are no dark spots or shadows.
Black-and-white photos are acceptable.

Student Success


Transcript Requests

Transcript Requests
The Nevada Joint Union High School District uses Parchment for all transcript requests.  Please follow the directions in the below link "How to order a transcript" to create a request.  Your request will be received and processed by the North Point Academy office.  


Did you know that North Point Academy students can ride the district school busses?  You can find the most up to date bus schedule HERE.  
The Gold Country Stage also has stops near our BR and NU sites.  You can find information about their routes and schedule HERE.  

WiFi Locations

WiFi locations

Work Permits

Minor students employed in the state of California must have a Permit to Employ and Work (commonly known as a "work permit"). Work permits are typically issued by the school where the student is enrolled. To obtain a work permit, THIS FORM signed by the employer, student, and student's guardian must be completed and returned to the school.  After review, the school issues the work permit. 
Please make sure the entire permit application is completed before turning it in. After the permit is processed, it will need to be signed by the student and taken to the employer. 

Class of 2024 - Sierra College timeline

Enrollment assistance available March 13 and March 20 from 11:00-Noon in NPA's Room I-14 
OR Tuesdays @ 9:00 AM virtual drop in enrollment assistance available 
Join Sierra Enrollment Specialists on Zoom:
Sierra College Timeline Class of 2024

NPA 104 $

Assignment Sheet #7 week 1

Video for NPA Seniors recorded 1/29 3 minutes click here to view
Did you miss informaiton about the FAFSA/CADAA? see NPA 104$ work from Oct/Nov below. 

Assignment Sheet #3 NPA  weeks of 10/9-11/6

Within this October/November assignment sheet, all seniors will be completing the NPA 104 Money Matters $ modules. 

Final task - 

Open this padlet  and save for all things post secondary $
On the Padlet - review info about your FSA ID
Create an FSA ID - you do need your social security number - this is legitimate
From the Padlet - you'll see how to register for our Nov 14 event. Please do so. 
We'll have other workshops to help coming up too. 
November = FSA ID challenge! Let Karla know when you have done it. 

Week 3 - One big task - District Scholarship Application 

All components of the distict scholarship application are coming together now. 
Big picture -  By November 9- all 4 scholarship responses should be complete and letters should have been requested. This time is worth it!! 
For the district scholarship application you need 2 letters of recommendation. Because November and December are busy times for most people so you are encouraged to request these letters the before November 9. 
If you are requesting a letter of recommendation (LOR) from a teacher you must complete the LOR request form. This is located on the college and career guide "other application components." 
Going Merry - how to officially invite your recommender 
In the documents section, hit the “Request a recommendation letter” button, type in your recommender’s email, and voila! They’ll be able to upload the document for you to include in your Going Merry scholarship application.
Counselor Karla will be updating teachers on the progress of application set ups inside Going Merry with each NPA educator on November 9. 

Week 2 - Three tasks (A ,B, C)

A. Share your scholarship responses for 2 of the 4 prompt with your NPA educator. This week you will complete the other 2 of the 4 needed Student Responses. All 4 of the responses should be in your NPA 23/24 Google Folder by the week of October 30. Prompts are available at the bottom of this tab under week 1 task B
B.  Log in to your Going Merry Account - follow the screenshots here to locate the local scholarship application. Our LOCAL scholarships - how to view. 
North Point Academy
For step-by-step instructions on signing up and applying to our local scholarships, please read this support article that has screenshots. Going Merry's support center has answers to most Frequently Asked Questions, so please search there first if you have generic questions about how to use Going Merry.

C. Letter of recommendation - you will need 2 for your scholarships. It is recommended that one is a school staff member from within your time in high school. By next week (week of Oct 30), be ready to state who you will be requesting a letter of recommendation from to your NPA educator. 

Week 12 tasks (A and B)Task A will be checked complete by your NPA school counselorTask B will be checked complete by your NPA EducatorSource = NJUHSD Scholarship Page 
A. Create a Go Merry account/profile by visiting 
  • Create an account using your personal email address-not your school email address and make it appropriate.

Returning student? Counselor Karla has the email address you used to create your account. Log in and verify you are good to begin with the district application opens October 13. 
New to NPA? Create a Going Merry Account. Do not use your school email address. Email Counselor Karla wtih verification that you have created your account and share the email address that will be attached to it. 
B. Complete your 2 of the 4 needed Student Responses (all four are required by the end of this assignment sheet) - note, this should look familiar as you completed one of these In draft form for your NPA 104 orienation (you're welcome!). 
Student Writing Responses Please respond to the following topics. Your response should be single spaced, 12pt font and within the word count limits. Please remember these responses will be read by several reviewers.  All writing samples are mandatory to complete for the scholarship application.   
1. Student’s Statement  In 500 words or less, tell us about you. This can include, but is not limited to: your role in your family, your personality, your hopes, your dreams, or obstacles you have had to overcome. Help us get to know you by sharing some details about your life. Information does not need to be just about your school life. 
2. Community Service/Activity  In 250 words or less, describe your most meaningful high school community service project or activity.  Please include the total number of hours you participated with this project and any leadership role you had.
3. Financial Need   In 500 words or less, tell us about why you need assistance paying for your post-secondary choice.  Financial need is a determining factor in many of our scholarships.  Reminder, this is confidential.   
4. Future Dreams In 250 words or less, describe where you see yourself in 5 years?  Career path…still in school, etc.???  


Important dates for the NJUSHD Scholarship "packet" Going Merry will launch on October 13, 2023Scholarship application closes January 26, 2024

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