Parking on school property is a privilege extended to students in grades 10, 11, and 12 and any others who, in exceptional circumstances, are authorized by the Board of Trustees (JGFF). Hang tags will be issued to seniors, juniors, and sophomores in good academic standing. Completion of the Alive at 25 program will be required prior to students parking on campus.
A fee of $20.00 will be charged for parking on campus. All financial obligations to the school (lost books, athletic equipment, AFJROTC uniforms, Media Center fines, etc.) must be paid before a hang tag may be purchased. Student operated vehicles are not to be located on campus without a current hang tag properly displayed on the vehicle. This tag must be attached to the rearview mirror on the front windshield. There is a $15.00 replacement fee for lost or damaged hang tags.
Statistics show that car crashes are the number one cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, Northwestern, Rock Hill High, and South Pointe required all students who wished to purchase a pass to park vehicles on their school campuses or the Applied Technology Center (ATC) campus, to complete the 4 ½ hour safe-driving course, Alive at 25. All students must complete the course prior to receiving a parking pass.
Alive at 25
Northwestern Course Calendar
Saturdays - 9:00 AM- 1:30 PM
Tuesdays - 4:00 PM- 8:30 PM (except during summer months when time is 9 am - 1:30 pm)
*Please register online at Alive at 25. NEW FEE IS $40.00. YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE - NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.*
Tuesday, July 10
Saturday, August 18
Saturday, September 29
Saturday, November 17
Tuesday, December 4
Saturday, January 12
Saturday, February 23
Tuesday, March 12
Saturday, April 6
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 11
You may register online at Alive at 25 Registration, or by calling the South Carolina National Safety Council office at 803-732-6778. The price of the course is $40 and all students must prepay for the course (no payment received at the door). Online registration can be paid via PayPal, or money orders can be mailed to the National Safety Council after registering online. Parents may also pay by credit card over the phone. Credit Cards will be charged a $3 transaction fee. Any student who cannot afford the $40 registration fee should contact the SC National Safety Council at the number above and ask about financial assistance.
If you are unable to attend one of the sessions listed above, you may attend at a participating high school in Rock Hill, York, Fort Mill, Lancaster or other sites around the state. All dates and times are listed on the Alive at 25 website.
When taking the course elsewhere, be certain to indicate that you are taking the course for a Northwestern High School parking permit. After you have completed the class, you will be permitted to purchase a parking permit for the 2018-2019 school year.