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North Springs ElementaryPrograms

Purchased Academic Programs

Accelerated Reader - Reading management program

Lexia Core5 - Supplement Reading Program

Reflex Math - Supplement Math Program 


Active Learning Experiences in Resourceful Thinking


ALERT is the Richland Two program for state identified gifted and talented students in grades second through fifth. ALERT operates as a one-day-a-week pullout program. The program is organized into Primary ALERT serving grades second and third, while Elementary ALERT serves fourth and fifth grades. For more information, contact Maria Kratsios at 738-3238.


Center for Child Development 



Fee-based morning care program offered from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact Joyce Cockburn at 736-3183 (3167).

Clubs and Activities

Cricket Way


NSE Student Safety Ppt


Design Center

The North Springs' Design Center was created based on the research that has driven the Richland Two Story and framework.  We wanted a place where students could go and design, explore, research, and build the projects, presentations, and products that their teachers are challenging them to accomplish.  The Design Center is a place where students will find resources, materials, and technology that every classroom may not have.  The design of the room is flexible so that students have multiple surfaces in which to do their work.  Students have the freedom to try new things, explore their passions, and create and design products that are meaningful and valuable to them as a student.   

Intervention Services

Our intervention services consist of a variety of ways for our school to meet the needs of each and every child and family. Members of our intervention services include a guidance counselor, intervention coordinator, school nurse, school social worker, and reading coach. These faculty members as well as other members of the faculty serve on the school's intervention assistance team (IAT). This team meets once per month to make decisions that will help meet the needs of students who may be struggling in school due to social, emotional, or academic concerns. We make it a point to make sure that parents and students are part of the IAT process as well. For more information, contact Jonathan Jamison at 736-3183 (3022). 


Fee-based afterschool program, hours are 2:50 until 6:00 pm. For more information contact Mrs. Latarsha Wilson at 736-3183 (3006). 

Project Based Learning (Buck Institute for Education) 

Program specially designed to meet the needs of our gifted and academically advanced students in fourth and fifth grades. For more information, contact Mrs. Jennifer Germann at 736-3183 (3004).

Special Services

We are very fortunate to serve several special education programs at NSE. We currently serve students who have individualized education plans (IEP) that require speech, resource classrooms, occupational therapy, developmental therapy, and self-contained classrooms. We also provide training for classroom teachers to implement and monitor IEP accommodations in the regular classroom and throughout the school. For more information, contact Dr. Barnett-Queen at 736-3183 (3008).

Student Recognition Program

The student recognition program at NSE is unique.  Every student in kindergarten receives a ribbon, Clickety medal, and a promotion pin for completing kindergarten.  Kindergarteners can also receive ribbon, medals, and pins throughout their kindergarten year for good character and performing well in related arts.  This unique system takes the place of the typical paper certificate system.  Learn more by clicking (HERE).

Watch D.O.G.S.

The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program at NSE is going on its third year. The program started after Dr. H. heard Eric Snow, Executive Director of the Watch D.O.G.S. program, speak at a Magnet Schools of America conference.  We have a number of great male role models that walk their children into the school each morning, eat lunch with their child, and pick them up in the afternoon. Dr. H wanted to give these dads a more noticeable role in our school and ask them to stay around for 30 minutes or so as their schedule would allow. The Watch D.O.G.S. program gave us that organization and recognition of our male role models. 

If you are a current parent at our school, contact Mr. Frank Sholly at to join. Watch DOGS volunteers must go through the school's LobbyGuard system and be on the contact list for a student at NSE or related to one of the staff members.