Parking Permit Information


General Parking Information

All cars must have a valid Northwood High School Parking Permit to park on campus. Parking permits will not be issued to sophomore or freshman students. If there are available spaces, a small number of permits WILL be issued to juniors. The application process for juniors is handled through a lottery.

Qualifying for a Parking Permit

Parking permits are issued to students who qualify based upon their attendance and Code of Conduct record during the previous semester. For example, in order to remain eligible for a permit for the Fall Semester, a student must have no more than ten points due to tardies/uncleared period absences and no Code of Conduct violations during the previous Spring Semester.

NOTE: Three tardies equal one point and one uncleared period absence equals two points.  Detentions and Saturday Schools are not counted toward parking permit eligibility.  Students with past parking violations will not be eligible for a parking permit in the future. 

Requirements for receiving a Parking Permit

NHS will be requiring all students who choose to purchase a parking permit to participate in Irvine Police Department’s Smart Start Driving Seminar. This seminar will focus on understanding the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. All students must sign in for the Smart Start Driving Seminar for verification of their attendance.

To obtain a Student Parking Permit you must:

  1. Attend Smart Start presentation provided by Irvine Police Department;
  2. Complete forms with the required signatures;
  3. Bring a check payable to “Northwood High School” for $80 or cash;
  4. Provide copy of your Driver’s License AND copy of ALL your vehicles’ registrations.

Revocation of a Parking Permit

Parking permits can be revoked for violations of the Timberwolf Code of Conduct.  All cars parked on the campus is at student's own risk. Lock your car to secure your possessions. Your car is not a “locker”.  Students only have access to their vehicle during the lunch period. Cars must be parked in designated areas.  Reckless driving or any violation of the vehicle code will result in the immediate loss of the parking permit. Remember: This rule is in effect when you are driving to and from school, on campus, and during the lunch period.

Provisional Licenses/Permits

NHS will be issuing unique permits for students with provisional licenses. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the school when they have received their unrestricted driver’s license. At that time, they will be issued a new NHS parking permit at no additional cost.

Alternate Vehicles

NHS Campus Security will attach all permits to the front windshield of the car. TEMPORARY PERMITS ARE NOT ISSUED, however, current permit holders must check in with the Attendance Office before school to register an alternative vehicle in the case of an emergency. ALL FAMILY vehicles should be registered beforehand (listed on the parking application with copies of vehicle registration).  Failure to sign in an alternative vehicle prior to the start of the school day will be considered a parking violation.  See enforcement/violation consequences guidelines below.

Enforcement & Consequences

Cars must be parked in designated areas. The Irvine Police Department will once again provide parking enforcement at NHS. The police department will work closely with school personnel to enforce parking laws, traffic regulations and adherence to provisional license restrictions. Violation of NHS parking regulations or traffic laws will result in a citation from the City of Irvine. If you need further information about Parking Enforcement, please contact the Irvine Police Department at 949/724-7000. 

Consequences for parking violations include:

  • First offense - Detention
  • Second offense - Saturday School
  • Third Offense - Boot on car with fine and Saturday School
  • Fourth offense and beyond - Car will be towed at owner's expense



2019-2020 Parking Information


Parking Permits will be available to students who have attended a Smart Start Presentation AND qualify based on attendance and Code of Conduct.

If you have not yet attended a Smart Start presentation, dates and times can be found at the top right of this page under Quick Links for your convenience. This is required for all students seeking a permit.

If you have any questions, please contact Kortney Tambara at