Career and Technical Education

 North Smithfield  High School is excited to offer Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the areas of  Pre-Engineering, Business and Music. Visit our CTE page for more information.

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2016 College Coffee Hours

2016 Fall College Coffee Hours:

The NSHS School Counselors will be hosting four sessions of “College Coffee Hour” for parents this fall. Each session will take place in the High School Library from 7:30-8:15 AM. These sessions are intended to give parents going through the college search process an opportunity to meet with school counselors and ask questions. We also welcome parents who have been through the process before to come and share their experiences with parents who have not been through the process.  Please bring a laptop or tablet to make the experiences more inter-active.  Topics will be discussed at each session and afterwards, there will be time for questions. If you would like to attend, please RSVP via this link:

Thursday, September 15, 2016        Topic:  The College Search (Fit and Finances)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016    Topic:  The Common Application

Wednesday, October 12, 2016        Topic:  The Coalition Application (New for 2016)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016    Topic:  Scholarships & Financial Aid (Changes for 2016)


2016 PSAT Information and Registration

The PSAT’s will be given on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at NSHS at 7:30 A.M.

All Grade 10 students are taking the PSAT this year as an intiative from the State of R.I.  Grade 10 students do not need to register or to pay at this time.

Grade 11 students may register online for the PSAT's here.  Registration will not be complete until payment is made in the Guidance office no later than Friday, September 9, 2016.  The cost is $18 and can be paid by cash or check.  Checks should be made payable to North Smithfield High School.

On the day of the test, students should bring a pen, two #2 pencils, and a calculator.  Upon payment, students will receive a PSAT booklet.  More information about the PSAT’s can be found at:

NSHS Summer Reading-2016

2016 Summer Reading list for students entering grades 9, 10, and 11CP: click on the attachment below

2016 Summer Reading Assignment for ALL Students entering Grade 12 - How to Read Literature Like a Professor:  click on the attachment below

Grade 12 AP Literature and Language Arts Summer Reading 2016: click on the attachment below

Grade 12 - URI Writing & Literature Summer Reading 2016: click on the attachment below



2016 Senior Activities

The following are the end-of-the-year activities of interest to seniors:

Date                 Event                                     Location                      Time           
05-17-16            HS Concert                             Potenza Auditorium        7:00 – 9:00 PM
05-18-16            HS Concert                             Potenza Auditorium        7:00 – 9:00 PM
05-19-16            HS Concert                             Potenza Auditorium        7:00 – 9:00 PM
05-20-16            Senior Class Trip                     High Meadows, CT.        7:00 – 7:00 PM
05-26-16            Jazz/ Band Concert                 Potenza Auditorium        7:00 – 9:00 PM
05-27-16            Pre-Prom Program for              Potenza Auditorium        8:50 – 10:00 AM
05-27-16            Junior Prom                            Quidnessett                   6:00 – 11:00 PM
                                                                      Country Club
05-30-16            Memorial Day Parade              Slatersville Plaza            9:30 – 11:30 AM
06-03-16           *Pre-Graduation for Srs.            Potenza Auditorium        9:30 – 11:30 AM
06-03-16            Senior Prom                           Lake Pearl                      6:00 – 11:00 PM
06-06-16            Senior Awards Night                Potenza Auditorium        6:00 – 9:00 PM
06-07-16            Athletic Awards Night              Cafeteria                        6:00 – 8:00 PM
06-08-16            Senior Class Supper                The Village Haven           6:00 – 10:30 PM   
06-10-16            Graduation                              NSHS Turf Field             6:30 – 8:30 PM
*All Seniors MUST attend the pre-graduation assembly
on Friday, June 3, 2016


Senior Check-Out Cards will be distributed during the week of May 31, 2016.  Seniors should return all books and materials and pay all fees either at the last day of scheduled classes or at the final exam.  All matters subject to the Code of Conduct must be resolved with Mr. Boss prior to final check out.  Completed check-out cards will be due to the Guidance Office not later than 2:00 PM on June 3, 2016.  No graduation materials will be distributed to any senior who has not completed the final check-out process.


Seniors who have not met the requirements for graduation will not be allowed to participate in the graduation exercises on June 10, 2016  (Student Agenda, p.29).  Diplomas will be passed out after the ceremony at a location to be determined.


(Attendance Required for Seniors)

Monday, June 6, 2016                  12:30-2:30 PM    Auditorium
Wednesday, June 8, 2016            12:30-2:30 PM    Auditorium
Friday, June 10, 2016                   12:00-2:00 PM    Turf Field

  • Seniors are to report for their exams only and must remain in the exam room for the entire exam period.
  • The valedictorian and salutatorian are exempt from all final exams.
  • All senior course work must be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
  • Attendance at the senior exams will be subject to the exam attendance policy expressed in the Student Handbook, p29


Thursday, June 2, 2016:   

7:22 – 9:06 AM    Science Exams in the Cafeteria, Library
9:34 – 11:18 AM    All English Exams in the Library, 112

Friday, June 3, 2016:   

7:22 – 9:06 AM    Math Exams in the Cafeteria, Library, 112

9:15 – 11:30 AM    Pre-Graduation Assembly
(Mandatory for all students)

7:22 – 2:05 PM    All Make-up Exams in the Library


NSHS PARCC Schedule Rotation for April 26-29

Tuesday PARCC Rotation:

Period 5: 7:22-8:10

Period 6: 8:14-10:24

Period 1: 10:28-12:06

Period 2: 12:10-2:05


Wednesday PARCC Rotation:

Period 6: 7:22-8:10

Period 7: 8:14-10:24

Period 2: 10:28-12:06

Period 3: 12:10-2:05


Thursday PARCC Rotation:

Period 7: 7:22-8:10

Period 1: 8:14-10:24

Period 3: 10:28-12:06

Period 4: 12:10-2:05


Friday PARCC Rotation:

Period 1: 7:22-8:10

Period 2: 8:14-10:24

Period 4: 10:28-12:06

Period 5: 12:10-2:05

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