Curriculum


Grades 9-12

Newburyport High School's curriculum is designed around two interconnected premises. First, students will acquire and demonstrate competencies in areas of academics, career options, personal/social relationships and wellness. Second, a major aspect of demonstrating those competencies is successful completion of a core curriculum and elective course work to earn the minimum of 110 credits to be eligible for graduation.
 
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Core Curriculum

Courses offered are either a semester or full year in length, with most semester courses yielding 2.5 credits and full year courses 5 credits. Each year, every student is required to carry a minimum of 5 core subjects, at least one elective each semester and one semester of physical education/ wellness. Course descriptions are published annually in the High School Program of Studies available through the high school Student Support Services office.
 
Subject
Years
Credits
English
4
20
History
World History
1.5
7.5
US History
1.5
7.5
Civics & Government
.5
2.5
Social Studies Elective
.5
2.5
Science
Physical Science
1
5
Life Science
1
5

Mathematics

3
15

World Language

2
10

Physical Education

4
10

Total Core Requirements


90

Program of Studies

Each year the details of our course offerings, including electives, are published in the Program of Studies.
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