School starts Monday, but North Springs Charter High School was bustling and filled with students on Wednesday for Information Day.
Students said they are ready for the start of school, and North Springs staff appears poised for them to return with a wide range of programs. Some are through Sandy Springs Education Force, which brings in Junior Achievement and workshops to build students’ self-esteem and skills for internships.
"We are like a conduit," said Irene Schweiger, SSEF executive director. "We just try to bring everybody together for the benefit of the kids."
Schweiger said it's inspiring to see students recognize their own potential.
Best friends, Emma Neisch and Tori Weprinsky are student ambassadors, who provided tours and information to prospective students.
“It’s been a really quick summer but I’m really excited to see everyone again,” said senior Emma Neish. She and Tori are focused on pre-med after graduation.
“My first choice is Emory,” Emma said.
Tori is still considering her options, looking at Stanford, Vanderbilt and Duke University. “I’m not nearly as decided as Emma,” Tori said.
[It’s not unusual for North Springs to produce academic stars. Among them are graduates Nicole and Jill Carty. The twins, who also attended Sandy Springs Middle School, graduated from Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, respectively in 2010. Nicole is now a leader in the Occupy Wall Street movement and Jill is a financial consultant.]
North Springs’ acclaimed theater productions continue in the new school year with “Marat/Sade” in the fall; also male and female versions of “The Odd Couple” and “Miss Saigon” in the spring.