Innovative Partnerships

Innovative Partnerships

North Andover students benefit from experiential and extracurricular activities that expand our academic curriculum through partnerships with the following local and national organizations:


FitMoney - Building "financially fit” communities by providing financial literacy education to public school students from lower school through high school and by empowering students, parents, and educators to gain competence and confidence in money matters, develop sound financial habits, and create a healthy, lifelong relationship with money. 
NAHS Robotics - The NAHS Robotics program has grown from having 1 team in 2006 to currently fielding 15 competitive teams that include students that take our Honors Level Robotics course and students who are part of our club. We host 2 competitions annually as part of the Vex Robotics League to foster community awareness for engineering as well as offer opportunity for peers from MA, CT, RI, and NH to test their solutions in a game style format.  For the past 3 seasons, NAHS Robotics Teams have advanced to Vex World Championships in Louisville KY. The program spans grades 9-12 and draws from our middle school robotics program, bringing experience and knowledge to our younger high school teams.

High School History Learning Lab & ArchiveThe History Learning Lab, in partnership with Stevens Memorial Library and the North Andover Historical Society, will allow teachers at North Andover High the opportunity to expose their students to historical artifacts and resources so their students can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of historical artifacts and time periods they are from. Instead of reading about history in a textbook they can touch and experience history for themselves which is far more impactful and memorable. The lab strives to collect, document, and use sources and artifacts related to local history in an effort to celebrate the diverse and rich historical tradition of this area, and will house primary sources and artifacts relating to North Andover, Johnson High School, and North Andover Public Schools

LYLEF - Provides experiential learning opportunities, both domestic and international, to students regardless of financial means. LYLEF opens doors to students, many of whom have not had experiences outside of their own community, who would not be able to participate in these rich educational experiences without financial aid. 

North Andover Youth Center - The Youth Center offers programs for middle school and high school aged students. Programs fall into the following categories: adventure, social/recreational, leadership, support services, and court-related services. North Andover Public Schools has also partnered with the Youth Center to provide inclusive summer experiences.
Understanding Our Differences -  Disability awareness curriculum that teaches children to see the whole person and better understand the peers with disabilities. The curriculum covers Blindness and Low Vision, Deafness and Hard of Hearing, Autism,  Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Chronic Medical Conditions such as Allergic Conditions, Asthma, Diabetes, and Epilepsy.

Stevens Memorial Library - Continued partnership with the town library enables us to share resources, bringing One Author, One Community to our schools, and engage students through Summer Reading and Girls Who Code programs, and a shared librarian between Atkinson Elementary School and the Town library.

The Boston Celtics - In conjunction with the Play Ball! Foundation, the Celtics are offering a series of 3 workshops to selected students of the Lawrence and North Andover Public Middle Schools to inspire dialog around the unique role that sports can play in teaching the values of diversity and inclusion and promoting conflict resolution. The three goals for these workshops are: Discussions involving the issues of diversity and inclusion, ways to respond and the “power of the bystander," and how to lead a similar conversations with younger kids. Each workshop is attended by members of the Celtics coaching staff and players on the current Celtics Roster. 


Capstone ProjectsIn 2016-2017 we had 11 brave seniors enroll in our pilot Capstone course. The students spent the last two trimesters of the school year working their way through five different phases of the capstone: the proposal, the paper, the project, the portfolio and finally, the presentation.  The students worked within fields of their choice and partnered with outside groups to complete with projects. The students and their projects are listed below:

Name Project Title
Jamie Chiles Educating Girls Around the World
Lexi Lowrie Non-Profits: One Seam at a Time
Tyler Fournier Giving Educators More Freedom
Andrew Samost Computer Science - Cyber Security
Cailey Snowdon The Design of Logos
Jacob Beaudoin Education in Perspective
Kyros Vergados Religious Coexistence: Can It Be Captured?
Justin Gaede Vocational Education - Reviving American Hands
Abhishek Gupte Renewable Energy, The Future?
Graeson Adams Mental Illness Through Photography
Jess Langston Prevention of Water-Related Diseases