Course Selection

To qualify for a high school diploma, a student at Needham High School must earn a minimum of 92 credits, including:

16 credits of English
12 credits of Mathematics
12 credits of Science
12 credits of Social Studies
8 credits of a Foreign Language
8 credits in Fine and Performing Arts
2 credits of Health/Physical Education for each year enrolled

In addition, the student must earn two credits in the Community Classroom Program and complete a 1 credit Senior Project, which includes both an academic research and a presentation component. Students must also pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. The Program of Studies offers a variety of courses and levels of study allowing students to meet the school's expectations for student learning. In addition, resource rooms in both regular and special education provide academic support.

8th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation 
Course Selection Student Cover Letter
Directions for Choosing Electives
Course Selection Guide
Program of Studies Booklet
Level Determination Guidelines
Override Form
Fine and Performing Arts Letter for 8th Grade Parents

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