Welcome to Northwest Academy
of Health Sciences!

All Parents and Guardians:

Please see the resources located in General Information (above) and Quick Links (right side of page) for information about the current school year.

Northwest Academy opening information is included in this document.

Picture day will be on December 6 and December 7.  It will be done through Social Studies classes on the day (A or B) students have their Social Studies class.  It will take place in the library.  More information will be forthcoming.

8th grade parents interested in high school magnet programs:

Please see this page for high school magnet program assessment schedules and individual program packets.

Principal's Welcome Letter

Our new principal, Mr. Robinson

Dear Northwest Academy of Health Sciences Community,

Greetings and Happy Summer! It is with excitement and “Lion” pride that I graciously accept the position as the principal of Northwest Academy of Health Sciences. I look forward to meeting with all staff, faculty, students, families, and community members throughout the academic school year as we continue to educate, nurture, and cultivate young leaders. “Lion” pride is embedded in the hearts of our students, their families, and community members, and I am honored to be a part of the Northwest community.

Professionally, I began my career in education in 1999 at Northern High School in Baltimore City Public School as an English teacher and special educator and continued on in the following capacities over the years: Crisis Interventionist at Winfield Elementary School, School Counselor and Dean of Students at Milford Mill Academy, Assistant Principal at Woodlawn Middle and Pikesville High Schools and Principal at Meadowood Alternative Learning Center. It is with great pride that I join the lion family bringing 20+ years of educational experience to my role as the administrative leader of Northwest Academy of Health Sciences. My prior experiences, which include being a teacher, school counselor, assistant principal, and principal, have fully prepared me for this next journey that will continue to be filled with collaboration, commitment, and care as the instructional leader on this educational environment!

As we begin this upcoming year, in the midst of a pandemic, social and health concerns, I want to express that my primary goal is to lead and continue the learning with empathy. I am energized when thinking about the work we have ahead of us. My goal is to provide all children in our community with equitable and rigorous instruction in a safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environment where we focus on communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. As the instructional leader, I want us to provide an environment that is learner-centered as we prepare all students to be college and career ready. I want the students of Northwest Academy of Health Sciences to love learning, every day! I promise, in partnership with our faculty and staff as well as families and community members, to challenge our students and provide them with the physical, social, emotional and academic resources they need to excel and achieve academic success.

I, along with the school’s leadership team, am committed to diligently planning for staff and student success. I am excited about my new role and the journey in which we embark. My hope for the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences community is that we work in tandem, recognizing the critical need of meeting our young people where they are, providing them with instruction and resources to excel, and building a legacy anchored in compassion, high expectations, and positive academic and behavioral results.

I look forward to leading the pack as we kick off a great 2021-2022 school year at Northwest Academy of Health Sciences.

Respectfully,

Mr. Phillip A. Robinson Jr.

Principal, Northwest Academy of Health

Summer Reading Assignment

This assignment is due  MondayNovember 29-TuesdayNovember 302021 to your English Language Arts and/or Reading teacher(s). You are welcome to do more than eight activities if you choose.

Masking Update (Posted 8/10/2021)

Universal use of masks will be required for all students, staff, and visitors in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) schools, buildings, and offices effective Tuesday, August 10, 2021.  This requirement is aligned with guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in consultation with medical experts at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins, and in line with scientific learning about the Delta variant. Universal masking supports our overarching goal of keeping students and staff safe, while also protecting and preserving in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.

During the past three weeks the cumulative case rate in Baltimore County has risen from 17.04 cases per 100,000 residents to 61.04 cases per 100,000 residents. We have entered CDC's substantial transmission zone (50-99 cases per 100,000 residents). 

Vaccination is still the most effective action we can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We continue to urge everyone eligible to get vaccinated. 

The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff remains our first consideration. We will continue to monitor the on-going situation closely, including following the COVID-19 metrics and monitoring guidance from medical experts to inform future decisions.  Thank you for your continued support.

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Northwest Academy and Pikesville Middle Kitchen Renovation and Meal Service

Beginning August 30, 2021, through the first few weeks of the 2021-2022 school year, individually packaged meals, including breakfast and lunch, will be provided. All meals will meet United States Department of Agriculture nutritional guidelines. Sample breakfast options include breakfast bar, cereal, muffins, milk, and fruit, and sample lunch options include a sandwich, yogurt, fruit and vegetable, and milk. Renovations will not impact cafeteria seating for students, and the schools will determine the meal distribution model. Upon project completion, staff and families will be notified.

The official Northwest Academy and Pikesville Middle School menu will be available via the Baltimore County Public Schools webpage.
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Tech Support Resources (Posted: 8/13/2020: Updated 5/4/2021) 

Visit this page for all NAHS Tech Support Resources.
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General Information

If you have any questions, email our webmaster Mrs. Marihugh, or call the main office: 443-809-0742.