There are three levels of courses offered at Newton North: Advanced Placement/Honors, Advanced College Prep and College Prep. Some courses do not carry a level. Students may take courses in all three curriculum levels during the same year. Considerable work outside of class is required at each level. In all levels students develop appropriate skills to work effectively in the subject area.
These courses are advanced placement/honors courses. They contain challenging material and are taught at an accelerated pace. Advanced placement courses prepare students for the advanced placement examinations that are given in May. Departmental admission policies for Honors courses are listed with their course descriptions.
Advanced placement courses are taught in the following areas: American history, biology, calculus, chemistry, Chinese, computer science, English, European history, Art History, Comparative Government, French, Latin, physics, psychology, Spanish, and statistics.
These courses are challenging college preparatory classes. They require that students have strong academic skills, technical skills and the capacity to do independent work.
These courses generally cover the same topics as Advanced College Prep and prepare students for college and technical careers. Smaller classes, a more structured environment and, in some cases, team teaching arrange- ments allow for more individualized attention.
These courses do not carry a curriculum level.