• Norcross High School


    Norcross High School Crest

    5300 Spalding Dr.

    Norcross, GA 30092



    Last Revised: May, 25, 2023


    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website at https://www.gcpsk12.org/NorcrossHS under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center. Families new to Norcross High School receive a copy during the registration process.


    It is reviewed and revised at least annually during the Planning Meeting in the spring. All feedback forms from the Planning Meeting are submitted to the Office of Federal Programs for review. Families who are not able to attend the Planning Meeting have the opportunity to review draft documents and provide input during the draft document review period.


    Norcross High School communicates with families through our website, weekly newsletters, informational emails, phone calls, flyers, school marquees, and Parent/Teacher conferences. We provide interpreters and document translation during our workshops and academic events whenever possible.

    To schedule a meeting for your student, please email or call the counselor or administrator (contact information is located on the NHS website and your student’s eClass page) or Elizabeth Magana, the Parent Outreach Liaison.


    • Title I Program Information: Program information is available during the Title I Planning Meeting in the spring and Annual Parent Meetings in the fall, on the school website, and in the Parent Center.
    • Curriculum Information: Knowing what your child is learning at school is important. We will keep you informed throughout the year about what your child is learning during parent meetings, conferences, eCLASS, and on our school website.
    • Student Progress Monitoring: The Parent Portal is an online resource that allows families to view grades, attendance, schedules, assessment, and your child’s results, course history, and much more. Monitoring your child’s progress in school is an important way to be engaged.
    • Parent Resources: We have many resources available for checkout to use at home with your child. We also host several parent workshops to empower you as you work with your child at home.
    • Staff Training: We will train our staff to effectively communicate with you. Your input on how we train our staff is valuable.
    • Communication: We will communicate, to the extent feasible, all information with you in a language and format you understand. Whenever possible, we will provide interpreters during parent workshops, and academic events. Translation is available for most documents.
    • Transition Support: Entering a new school can be scary for both students and families. We will host events to make sure both you and your child are aware of what is expected and how you can prepare as your child transitions to a new school level, college, and career.


    Language Arts: All students will graduate as analytical readers, writers, and communicators of language.

    Math: Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency through a deep understanding of numeracy with the ability to compute with fluency, think critically, and communicate their mathematical reasoning effectively.

    Science: Students will develop a strong content understanding in the Earth, life, and physical sciences as well as develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

    Social Studies: Students will develop a strong understanding of themselves and their role and responsibility in society by discovering the heritage of their nation within a global context.


    We will provide all students with high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards.

    • Norcross High School will increase the four-year cohort graduation rate to 83.0% by the end of the 2023-2024 school year. Administrators and counselors will work together to identify at-risk students.
    • Norcross High School will work to reduce the number of students who are chronically absent by offering workshops that focus on providing parents with strategies to help support their students.
    • Norcross High School will increase student achievement to exceed the GCPS average in each course, as demonstrated by final exam District Assessment scores and EOC scores. We will implement effective interventions to ensure students receive the support they need to be successful.


    It is a plan that describes how our school will provide opportunities to improve family engagement that will support student learning at school and at home. All students and their families are invited and encouraged to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. The school will provide information and as many opportunities as possible for the participation of all family members.


    It is a written agreement that outlines how the school, the students, and the family will work together to ensure your child’s academic success. An effective School-Family Promise contains the following elements:

    • Clear learning goals that are linked to the school’s improvement plan
    • Specific skills students will learn during the year
    • Strategies that staff, families, and students will use to improve student learning
    • Ways to extend learning at home
    • Methods teachers and family members will use to communicate about student progress
    • Opportunities for family members to observe and participate in the classroom
    • Jointly developed by families, school staff, students, community business partners, and other stakeholders during our Planning Meeting
    • Reviewed and revised throughout the year during the Title I Planning Meeting and Parent Workshops.


    Norcross High School will…

    • host literacy workshops and provide parents with strategies and resources which can be used at home to help improve their student’s skills in reading, writing, and math.
    • provide parents with individual advisement meetings, attendance support, and monitoring of student progress.
    • offer parents support and one-on-one assistance through the Parent Center.

    Please ensure all activities engage families in the education of their children.


    Principal’s Signature: Will Bishop                  Date: 5/22/2023

    As Students, we will…icon: person reading a book

    • be present and ready for class every day.
    • attend After School Matters, credit recovery, and any other intervention class when needed to stay on track for graduation.

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    • be present and ready for class every day.
    • attend After School Matters, credit recovery, and any other intervention class when needed to stay on track for graduation.


    Norcross High School believes that is essential to maintain two-way communication with family members to create ongoing partnership opportunities. We will foster effective two-way communication through email, phone calls, local school council meetings, parent workshops, and parent/teacher conferences (by request).

    If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact:

    Elizabeth Magana, Parent Outreach Liaison, at 770.326.8026 or via email at Elizabeth.magana@gcpsk12.org


    All parents are invited and encouraged to join us at any of the following workshops, meetings, or events.

    • Meet Your Teacher Day Open House
    • Curriculum Night
    • Title I Annual Parent Meeting
    • Senior Night Meeting
    • ESOL Parent Night
    • College Fair
    • Dual Enrollment Night
    • The Four-Year Plan workshop
    • Title I Planning Meeting
    • Draft Document Review
    • 9th Grade Transition Night

    We also encourage all families to attend our fine arts performances, school-wide events and join our PTSA.

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    • Title I is a federal program designed to support school reform efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students.
    • Title I programs are based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support family engagement.
    • The Title I Office reserves at least one percent of the district’s allocation to fund family and community engagement programs. The use of these funds is based on suggestions gathered at our spring Planning Meetings from families and community members. Funds are distributed equally to all our Title I schools.
    • Childcare and/or transportation may be provided for meetings and school events.

    “The mission of Norcross High School is to engage each student in a higher level of learning, resulting in measured improvement against local, national and world-class standards.”


    Our Parent Center has learning games, books, pamphlets, and  other resources available for families to check out and use at home.

    Our Parent Outreach Liaison, Elizabeth Magana, is available to help you find resources, navigate the Parent Portal, connect with teachers, and learn about ways you can help your children at home.

    Our Parent Center is in room BT 108

    Monday – Friday

    7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Please contact Elizabeth Magana for additional information about our Parent Center and resources available for check-out.




    • Title I Planning Team
    • Local School Council
    • PTSA
    • Norcross Foundation for Excellence
    • Athletics/Concessions
    • Media Center