Newtown High School
is a public school
in Newtown, Connecticut
. As of 2010, the school serves 1,733 9-12 grade students and employs 145 full time staff members. Newtown High is accredited, and was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award for Schools of Excellence in 2000.
NHS offers numerous AP-level courses and language studies in French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, and Latin. Electives are offered in band, orchestra, chorus, theater, art, business, sciences, history, and technology.
Major department areas:
- Fine and Applied Arts
- Social Studies
- World Languages
Newtown High School also operates an alternative learning program called TAP (The Afternoon Program) that operates from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Students who attend this program work at a paying job or perform community service for credits.
The school offers a wide range of sports, including cross country, marching band, guard, football, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, track & field, field hockey,ice hockey, lacrosse, cheerleading, tennis, swimming & diving, golf, volleyball, wrestling, and indoor track. They are part of the South West Conference
The Boys and Girls Soccer teams both won state titles in 2004. The Boys cross country team were the 2005 State Open champions. The Girls cross country team has been league Champions for 7 consecutive seasons (2002 through 2008). The Girls... Read More