enroll TODAY!

Because Nova is a Seattle Public Schools service school, currently enrolled high school students can transfer to Nova at any time during the year.  High school and prospective 9th grade students can also register for the upcoming year. 


High schools students interested in transferring to Nova during the current year or attending next year begin the process by attending a Morning Tour:

  • Call Karen Podbela to register at (206) 252-3500

  • Every Thursday from 8:30 - 11:45AM

    • Students check in at the Main Office by 8:30AM

    • Attend two classes with a student from the Recruitment Committee

    • Meet with Mark Perry, Nova's principal, to learn more about Nova

  • After the tour, the parent/guardian must inform Seattle Public Schools Enrollment at (206) 252-0760 about making a transfer from their student’s current school to Nova. For more info, see below. If you need any help navigating this process, please call Karen Podbela at (206) 252-3500.

  • Seattle Public Schools will notify the family of their student’s official Nova start date to begin at Nova. It is often the following Monday, but please check with Enrollment Services to confirm the start date.


Your prospective 9th grader can attend an Intro Morning to learn what Nova is all about:

  • Next Tour: 8:45AM on Tuesday, October 8th

  • Call Karen Podbela to register at (206) 252-3500

  • Tour the school

  • Have a round table discussion with current students about Nova

  • Choose a class to observe

  • Meet with Mark Perry, Nova's principal, as a group to learn more about Nova.

  • If your student wants to attend Nova as a 9th grader, you will enroll them through Seattle Public Schools (see below) for the upcoming school year.


  • Call Karen Podbela at (206) 252-3500 for upcoming dates

  • No registration required

  • Tour the school

  • 30-minute Q & A Session with Mark Perry, Nova's principal

how to enroll

To enroll your 8th grader or high school student online, go to the Seattle Public Schools > Enroll My Student web page:

  • Click “Online Enrollment Tab” and follow the instructions

  • Click on Alternative Learning Experience and Service Schools

  • Choose Nova High School

If you prefer to fill out forms and deliver yourself, please go to the Seattle Public Schools > Enroll My Student web page for the forms:

  • Click “Registration Process and Forms”

  • Write in “Nova” in the Options box

  • Gather and/or copy supplemental documents

  • Submit all materials electronically, by mail, or in person:

    • Email: servicecenter@seattleschools.org

    • Mail: 
      SPS Service Center
      MS 11-174
      PO Box 34165
      Seattle, WA 98124-1165

    • In person: (8:30 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday)
      Seattle Public Schools
      John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
      2445 3rd Avenue South
      Seattle, WA 98134

    • Fax: (206) 252-0761

If you have questions or need help with enrollment, please contact Karen Podbela at (206) 252-3500.