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Looking Forward 9/9/19

Monday, September 9th is an A day.


Congratulations to Nia Timmons and Sierra Monroe for earning their lab coats as part of the HudsonAlpha LABS program.


The Alabama State Department of Education is conducting a statewide survey concerning some of the perceptions on public education in the state.  The compilation of this data will be instrumental in the development of a Strategic Plan for Alabama’s public schools. The TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey was designed to allow officials at the ALSDE to have a glimpse into the vantage point of Alabamians from every walk of life. The survey may only take 10 minutes to complete, but the impact on the department’s Strategic Plan will resonate for years to come. Take the survey.


  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:00pm - District-wide meeting: Columbia HS Library - District College Counselors’ Parent Outreach Topic “Understanding Financial Aide and the FAFSA"
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ 11:15am in the Counseling Resource Center at NCTHS - Daytime meeting on the topic of “Understanding Financial Aide and the FAFSA"


New Century Technology High School graduation has moved to Thursday, May 21st at 1:00 at the Von Braun Center Arena. 


After much discussion, the district has decided to continue to award credits at the end of the school year based on the overall average for the course.  Students who transfer out may be awarded a half credit if they have successfully completed one half (one semester) of a full credit course. 


Underclassmen photo makeup day will be September 30. No sign-up required. 

Senior portrait makeup day will be September 18. They’ll have to sign up for a 10-minute appointment, and we have 63 seniors who have yet to take their senior portraits. Sign up on the form.


Attendance matters so please make it a priority for your student to be in school and on time.  If a student is absent, an excuse should be turned in to Mrs. Lightfoot by email at or upon return to school in the main office.  Once a student is present at school, they are expected to be present in classes unless checked out by a parent or guardian.  All check-ins and check-outs for New Century are handled by Mrs. Lightfoot also.  Please be sure to include a contact number on all correspondence for verification.  For check-outs, send a note in with your student in the morning or email Mrs. Lightfoot at  by noon.  No phone check-outs are allowed.

PTSA Membership

We need your HELP!
Our goal is to increase membership to 50% and we can do it with your help.
Memberships are $5 Student and $10 Adult
It’s easy to join by completing the online form or send in completed form to the school office 

Your Membership helps to pay for PTSA program such as Day Zero, End of Year Student Celebration, Success by the Slice and much more.
Thanks to the generous donations of families this year we are happy to announce that all certified teachers received donated PTSA memberships.

A HUGE thank you to our first corporate sponsor Debra Lindy and Popeye’s restaurants.  Please show our New Century pride by supporting this great local business located at University and Jordan Lane as well as US 72 at the Kroger shopping center.  Their support means more opportunities for our students and teachers to succeed.  We are still accepting corporate sponsorships email  for more information.


Friday September 13
Topic: How to manage stress and focus on what matters.
Session 1 – 11:35
Session 2 – 12:00
Sign Up on the List


Students think about submitting an entry in this year’s Reflections Art Competition.  The theme this year is LOOK WITHIN. Multiple projects can be submitted in the following categories Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Submission deadline is November 4, 2019.
PTA is looking for a parent to be the Chair for this program, if you are interested please email us at


Amazon Smile – sign into amazon through amazon smile and select New Century Technology High School PTSA and every time you make a purchase an automatic donation will be made to our school.
Publix – create an account at, go to My Account and under My Publix Partner type in New Century Technology High School PTSA then use your phone number at checkout for automatic corporate donation.