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Appointment Expectations

Want to know what to expect during your first appointment?  Click HERE.

Assignment Sheet

Anatomy of an Assignment Sheet

Learn everything you need to know about the NPA assignment sheet by watching this 3 minute tutorial.  Click HERE.

Bus Information

YES! NPA students may ride the district school busses. Student ID will be needed (okay not the first week of course). 
Links will be found on our district website to include - BR bus schedule, NU bus schedule, and Gold County Stage. 



NPA students may check out a Chromebook from the computer lab. Our computer lab tech Rene will be happy to help you with this. 


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


Computer Lab


Students are welcome to work in our computer lab for school work any day of the week. The Computer Lab is open Monday-Friday, 7:15am-3:45pm, closed for lunch from 12-12:30. 


Course Catalog

Click below for our course catalog.


Course Resources

Course Resources:






North Point 101-104:

August 2022 Fall orientation links will be posted here 8/15/2022

Online Speeches:


Physical Education:






Social Studies:


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


Blue mortar board graduation cap and tassel
If you are finishing up your high school career with NPA, there are a few things to do before we can officially consider you a graduate:
1. Did you check out with your teacher (return all books & work & submit the Sr. Questionnaire)?
2. Did you complete the Exit Survey
3. Did you complete the Senior Survey
4. Did you return your chromebook? Contact Rene' at 530-477-1225 x 2308
5. Did you complete the Graduation Check Out Form Simple - your phone number, non-school email address, and your height (to reserve a graduation gown).
NOW .... consider your Google Drive connected to your school email. Here is a document to explain how to move items to another account. 
Congratulations on graduating from high school.
We wish you all the success in your future adventures!

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 2023, please see our home page for details Spring 2023.


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

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

NPA 103 Assignment Sheet 9

Assignment Sheet #9 - MONEY MATTERS


Why money matters for funding future education

Week #1 - College and Career Planning Guide

Each week within this assignment sheet a new NPA 103 activity will be added to this tab. 

NPA 104 $

NPA 104 Senior Post Secondary Unit Class of 2023 -  Assignment Sheet #2 and #3
The goal is to have all students in the NPA class of 2023 (including early grads) complete the FAFSA and the NJUHSD Scholarship application. The week-by-week tasks for NPA 104 $ unit will be posted here 1 week at a time. 

Week 6 - Week of October 24, 2022
WRAP UP - all surveys complete? NPA 104 - 4 total surveys - week 1, week 4, week 5
These are all to be checked this week by counselor and reported to your educator. 
Week 5 - Week of October 10, 2022
Week 4 - Week of October 3, 2022 (This section may NOT be completed prior to October 1, 2022)

FAFSA Time - The FAFSA may be completed using the Federal Government site or within your Going Merry Account. Going Merry has a “FAFSA made easy” format many have found helpful. 

To access Going Merry’s FAFSA Made Easier:
  • FSA should have been completed - week 1 this unit - If that didn’t happen, return to Week 1.
  • Log in to your Going Merry account that you created in Task #2
  • Make sure you list our school as your high school, to get the FAFSA product free. 
  • FAFSA within Going Merry can be submitted Oct 11. 
If you have any issues, you can consult their FAFSA Knowledge Base, contact me, or email the Going Merry team of financial aid advisors at 
Close up - Final task to complete the NPA 104 Post Secondary Unit for the class of 2023
Reminder - mark your calendar - ASSISTANCE NEEDED?
Need/Want to make an appointment with NPA school counselor Karla Aaron - CLICK HERE
EMAIL Need/Want to make an appointment with NJUHSD scholarship coordinator Brandy Sanders
October 28 - 10:00-12:00  - Virtual or in person
November 16 - 12:30 -2:00  - Virtual or in-person 
December 9 - 10:00-12:00 - Virtual or in-person
Week 3  - Post Secondary -  - Week of September 26, 2022  - There are three options based on your needs and goals 
OPTION #1 - Sierra College and other CA Community Colleges
OPTION #2 - CSU, UC, Common Application
  • CSU- application opens October 1, 2022
  • UC - Applications opened August 1, 2022
  • Common App (under other college options) - opened summer 2022
About - Explore - Apply - whichever step you are on, carry on - let your teacher know how you are progressing. Be sure to make a copy of the application guide for whichever system you are applying to -- it’s a “must” and will provide some relief in managing it all. 

Open lab with Karla - mark your calendar 
UC and Common Application - September 30, 2022 NPA room I-14 -  9:00-11:00 AM
CSU Application and review of UC and Common App - October 3, 2022 room I-14 - 9:00-11:00 AM 

OPTION #3 - Career Tech, Job Training Program 
If you plan on attending a career technical program outside of Sierra College or a university, email Counselor Karla Aaron to set up your personalized section for this

Task #2  - NJUHSD Scholarship information - Week of September 19, 2022
  • Non school email address ready for use with scholarships - share with your teacher
  • Create Going Merry profile - aim for an “A” grade (the site will grade you)
  • Mark your calendar - scholarship app  due no later than December 16, 2022 9PM
  • Go to NJUHSD website - Scholarships - Bookmark 
  • Letter of Recommendation - 1 school staff, 1 community member 
Task #1 - Week of September 12, 2022
The FSA ID is a digital signature used to sign the FAFSA and to access federal student aid sites. If you need FSA ID Help here is their number - 800-443-3243
  • Students do not use your school email address. 
  • Parent will create an account. 
  • Student will create an account. 
Common mistakes: Social Security Numbers switched, Parent created password for student or student creates one for parent
Scholarship prompts - brainstorm all 4 prompts -list, map, quick write, your choice/your style
Need/Want to make an appointment with NPA school counselor Karla Aaron - CLICK HERE
EMAIL Need/Want to make an appointment with NJUHSD scholarship coordinator Brandy Sanders
October 28 - 10:00-12:00  - Virtual or in person - NPA Room 1-14
November 16 - 12:30 -2:00  - Virtual or in-person - NPA Room 1-14
December 9 - 10:00-12:00 - Virtual or in-person - NPA Room 1-14

NU Bell Schedule

Nevada Union's bell schedule can affect the bus schedule and lunch times for North Point Academy students. You can see the Nevada Union Bell Schedule HERE.

Orientation 22-23

Students transferring to NPA anytime between September and May will have a slightly different orientation than those who started out the school year with NPA.  This orientation is included in the welcome email in addition to being linked below by graduation year. 
Verbal and visual directions for this orientation can be accessed here. 
All NPA students were emailed their Fall 2022 Virtual Orientation the morning of 8/15/2022 to their school email account. As promised, links are also located here if there was an issue with that form of communication. 
If verbal directions are better than written direction for you , here is a video to explain the 8 tasks you have been assigned.  HOW TO COMPLETE THE ORIENTATION 
Click on your graduation year below to begin your Fall, August 2022, orietation.

PE Log


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:

Sierra College for Class of '23

Class of 2023 - Reminders plus tips and tricks for Sierra College enrollment after Graduation will be posted here and updates as they become available. 


Update 2/11/2023: 

NPA Seniors and families. 
If Sierra College is your plan for after graduation, there are important steps to take now. Sierra College has the plan to get you ready. I'm emailing you over the weekend so you can mark your calendars for the events below.  March 2nd is a critical date. 
    • February 22:  Sierra College Info Session (zoom).  We encourage any seniors and their parents to join!  Register here!   
    • March 2:  Priority filing deadline for FAFSA and CADAA.  Guarantees first priority for Two Years Free funding for your students that take full-time classes next year.  Sierra school code = 001290
    • March 21: Summer/Fall registration times are emailed and posted to student accounts
    • March 29:  Sierra College Info Session (zoom).  We encourage any seniors and their parents to join -  Register here! 
    • April 21:  Promise Priority Registration for Summer/Fall begin
Financial Aid has in-person and zoom workshops available for FAFSA, CADAA and Scholarships: Fin Aid Workshop Calendar
Outreach hosts drop-in workshops for any of the application/getting started steps that students may need help with:   Outreach Event Calendar
From NPA 104 Fall 2022
Sierra College SCHOLARSHIPS 
Application open - December 1st 2022 and March 2nd 2023 - Scholarship money awarded in Fall 2023. 
DO IT!!!! Yes, the first 2 years are free but there are other fees such as books to consider.
Don't leave $ "on the table" that could be used for your education!
Sierra College Time line - Apply before March 2, 2023 for finanical aid
NPA has been assigned a Sierra College enrollment specialist for the class of 2023. She will be on campus for assistance through out the school year.

 Jessica Burgess-Rose

Student Center

STUDENT CENTERSTUDENT CENTER: Meet with a teacher to get help with your homework!

Our Student Center is open 5 days a week for additional academic support. 

Mondays  - Allison 11:00-12:00, Susan 12:00-1:00

Tuesdays - Allison 11:00-12:00, Kris Larson 12:00-1:00 

Wednesdays- Sally 9:30-10:30, Jon 11:30-12:30

Thursdays - Jon 8:00-9:00, Sally 11:00-12:00, Janet 12:00-1:00, Susan 1:00-2:00

Fridays - Jon 10:00-11:00, Julie 11:00-12:00, Janet 12:00-1:00

Updated 8/12/2022

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.

Student ID


For the 2022-2023 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 Rene Perry 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.


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 FORMsigned by the employer, student, and student's guardian must be completed and returned to the school.  After review, the school issues the work permit.