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Newburyport High School requires that all students complete 4 years of study in History.

The Massachusetts Board of Regents requires 4 units of History including 1 course in US History for all applicants to the state's 4-year colleges and universities.

We strongly recommend that students seeking admission at more competitive colleges and universities complete a minimum of 4 years of History/Social Sciences.

The History Department has implemented the Massachusetts History and Social Science CurriculumFramework and the Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies - statewide guidelines for learning, teaching, and assessment in history and social sciences for the Commonwealth's public schools - as accepted by the Board of Education.

All students must follow the sequence of required courses listed below.

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  • Grade 9
    • World History Part I
    • World History Part II
  • Grade 10
    • World History Part III
    • United States History Part I
  • Grade 11
    • United States History Part II
    • United States History Part III
  • Grade 12
    • Civics and Government History
    • Social Studies Elective
Course Instructor
World History I A OsgoodA. DruganB. SmolskiO. TimminsC. Schwartz
World History II A Osgood, A. DruganB. SmolskiO. TimminsC. Schwartz
World History III P. HillS. OsgoodA. DruganB. SmolskiO. Timmins
US History I P. HillA. DruganS. OsgoodB. SmolskiO. Timmins
US History II C. SchwartzB. SturmaA. DruganA Osgood
US History III A Osgood, B. SturmaC. SchwartzA. Drugan
AP US History B. Sturma
Civics & Government M. LaChapelleP. Hill, L. Reppucci
Economics Today M. LaChapelle
International Relations P. Hill
AP Government and Politics M. LaChapelle
Psychology C. Schwartz
AP Psychology S. Osgood
Sociology B. Sturma
Marketing I J. Trask
Intro to Business J. Trask
Entrepreneurship J. Trask