Principal’s Message

Eric Jefferson

August 21, 2017

Dear Knights Staff and Community,

Welcome Back Knights! We are incredibly excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year here at North County High School. This promises to be a year filled with great opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways to continue our journey to greatness.

As we continue on this journey I pledge to you, our students, parents, and community that this will be a year that will engage all. We will have meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms that inspires and excites teachers and students alike. We will have special events, a plethora of extracurricular clubs and activities including performing arts groups and athletic teams, community outreach opportunities, and interventions geared to meet the individual needs of the whole child so that every Knight feels involved and connected.

During the 2017-18 school year, we will continue to build upon and refine our proven foundation of being Studious Thoughtful Accountable Noble and Determined through STAND Tall and focus on our vision to: E3 – Engage all students – Explore exploratory learning – Elevate all students and eliminate all gaps.

We invite and encourage students, parents, and guardians to work in partnership with us to seize opportunities in all the facets of North County High School. We want . . . we need . . . and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation is key to the success during his/her high school years.

Again, we welcome you to Knights Nation 2017-2018 and to our wonderful learning community . . . a place to be engaged. . . a place to explore . . . and a place that will elevate all to a high standard of excellence! We look forward to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a community of Knights in which every individual is respected and encouraged to realize his/her full promise!


Eric V. Jefferson


Welcome Back Knights Nation!

To NCHS Faculty & Staff

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great school year! I hope you enjoyed your extended summer break with your family and friends. As we embark on this upcoming school year, the administrative team will pledge to support and provide our staff with the resources to help ALL students to succeed.

To continue with our vision of E3 – Engage – Explore – Elevate Inspiring Videos

Continuing the Work

As we incorporate new initiatives and programs at school, let’s continue to hold our students to high expectations, monitor student performance on assessments, differentiate instruction as needed, participate in school wide meetings and professional developments, and support the social and emotional initiatives and programs designed specifically for our students. Let’s make learning FUN by creating lessons that inspire passion and play, spark radical curiosity, entice innovation and system thinking, and encourage empathy and mindfulness.


Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflict/Build Relationships: Katy Hutchison at TEDx WestVancouverED

A passion for learning: Nathan Farbish at TEDx CherryCreekED

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