Course Offerings

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 World 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.

Course Selection Information
2022-2023 Program of Studies
2022-2023 Course Selection Guide
Course Selection Student Cover Letter SY 22-23
Time Management Activity
Directions for Students: Course Selection for SY 22-23
Late Override Form
Math Program Overview

For Guardians of Incoming 9th Graders
Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night Recording
Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night Slides
Rising 9th Grade 2022 Special Education Information Night Recording
Fine & Performing Arts Screencast
Fine & Performing Arts Slides
World Languages at Needham High School
Clubs & Activities at NHS

9IP Information
9IP Website
9IP Informational Video
9th Grade Interdisciplinary Program Parent Interest Form


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