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    Northwest Law Academy


    5140 Riverview Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO 63120
    P 314-385-4774  

    F 314-244-1849

    Principal: Christopher Crumble
    Hours: 7:10am - 2:07pm
    Grades: 9-12

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    Hello Northwest Family,

    Welcome to Northwest Virtual Academy


    Please know that we are with you during this time.  Stay safe. We will be updating all information continuously. 

     Mr. Crumble


    Important Information for Students

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    Northwest will begin to implement our Virtual Learning Plan and it is imperative that all students check their SLPS email for messages. If you do not know your SLPS email account information contact Northwest Academy Help .

    Also, check your teachers' webpages. Click on the Faculty tab and this will bring you to a list of teachers and staff. Assignments will be posted on the teacher's webpage and/or on the Microsoft Teams site. Students will be invited through SLPS email to join Microsoft Teams to participate in class assignments.

    Distance learning is new for all of us, and we are working to provide the best quality learning experiences for our students.  Please review our new  Virtual Learning Plan for more information on instructional expectations and grading. For even more resources and support, access the SLPS Continuous Learning  page. All resources can also be located under the Virtual Learning Links to the left.     




Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Northwest Academy of Law Principal's Corner 

    Chris Crumble



    Welcome to the "Great" Northwest Academy:

    I am extremely excited to be facilitating our journey toward excellence.  My career as an educator has been a life-long journey that has culminated into this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a community of learners such as Northwest. I am a graduate of Lincoln Senior High School Class of 1998 (the last class) and hold the distinction of being the school's last prom king. Upon graduation from high school I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia eventually transferring to Northern Illinois University where I received a degree in English Education in 2003 and from there I attended Aurora University where I recieved a Master's Degree in Education in 2005.

     TEACHING EXPERIENCE: After graduating from Aurora University in 05', I returned home to East Saint Louis to teach English Language Arts. During my tenure as a teacher,I had the opportunity to teach English from grades 9-12. In addition to providing instruction, I was also tasked with instituting and teaching one of the school's first Advanced Placement courses.  I also had the privilege of serving as an assitant coach for the East Saint Louis Football Varsity and JV Teams during which team the team won a state championship (2008).  One of my goals for my students that drives my work is obtaining post-secondary opportunities for students.  Through collaboration with the school counselors and college counselors we were able to secure countless students with college scholarships, armed forces contracts, as well as placements with career and technical schools.  My teaching career is what cemented my passion for education and propelled me to want to move further into the ranks of educational leadership.

    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE: Upon leaving East Saint Louis High School, I was assigned as an Assistant Principal at Gateway STEM High School in 2016. It was at Gateway that I began to learn the importance of the work that educational leaders do everyday.  I had the privilege of serving the largest student population in Saint Louis Public Schools and in the process, learned from some of the most diligent people in the business of education. At Gateway, I was tasked with supporting instruction, building maintenance, safety and security, school culture and climate, Athletics Management, transportation and routing, coordinating Advanced Placement testing, as well as student government. That experience has lead me to the "Great" Northwest where myself and my team's number one priority is student achievement. 

    MY PHILOSOPHY: Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

    Not only is the work that we do here at Northwest critical from an academic standpoint, we are helping to shape who our students WILL BECOME. Therefore it critical to not only move them academically, but socially and emotionally as well. We will develop leadership capacity in our students so that they have a memorable experience during their tenure as Northwest students.




Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: The mission of Northwest Academy is to provide an academically rigorous, world-relevant educational program that prepares students for success in college and the global workplace.

    Our Vision: We are an interdependent community of staff, students, and community members dedicated to creating a more just world. We empower students to attain exceptional academic and personal results. We recognize the power of our influence and hold ourselves accountable for serving our community.



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  •  Message from PHL

    In order to accommodate the challenges of coordinating organized sports in a pandemic, The St. Louis Public Schools’ Public High League (PHL) will move its traditional fall season to the suggested modified spring season, with competitions taking place March 12-May 1, 2021. Schools will have the option based on projected participation numbers to let the PHL Office know if they will participate in the traditional spring season or the alternate spring season- with competitions taking place May 14-July 10, 2021.


    We expect to have more information to share with PHL families in the near furture. Thank you for your patience and support as we work to safely bring sports and related opportunities back to our student-athletes. 


    In the meantime, we ask that student-athletes wear masks and social distance —stay healthy and safe. We’ll see you soon!

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