Academics & Programs

Our personal best. Every day. No exceptions. No excuses.

That's New Haven's motto and we hold our staff and students to it. Here at New Haven High School we're continually challenging our students to achieve their personal best towards academic success. Through our Early College program, our students have opportunities to earn college credit, on and off campus, that is completely free to them! We also have career opportunities including apprenticeships and certifications in the fields of automotive repair and medical careers.

In addition to high standards and academic rigor, we also make sure our students are properly supported on this journey. Our Academic Center hour and After School Tutoring program are just two ways we ensure our students are best prepared to succeed. It's a great time to be a Rocket!

PDF DocumentGraduation Requirements


Community service is service without pay to a non-profit agency/organization, an individual, or a group in need.

Students must complete 40 hours of service, before March 1st of their Senior year. Service may begin the summer prior to their Freshman year.  It is encouraged that students complete 10 hours per year.  

Childcare/babysitting count only when done for a non-profit organization.

Helping family members is done out of love and is not considered community service.

Community Service Opportunities updated August 18, 2023

PDF DocumentCommunity Service Log


Community Service Opportunities

Presidential Service Award

Students have the opportunity to earn the Presidential Service Award.  They must complete all of the hours within a year. From March 1st of the current year to the March 1st of the following year will count towards this award.  The hours should be turned in as soon as they are completed.  See the link below for the requirements.  

Presidential Service Award Qualifications   This is available for grade 9-12.  If you have any questions please contact the Counseling Office  at 586-749-5104 ext 3020.


To be eligible for a Presidential Service Award, Seniors must have 100 hours of Community Service on file by March 1, 2024.

Graduation requirement of 40 hours must be turned in by May 3, 2024.


Academic Center Rules


  • Red room
  • Quiet environment
  • Come prepared to class with all materials needed for the hour   
  • No food
  • Group/partner work must be pre-approved by Mentor Teacher

PDF DocumentAcademic Center Syllabus

Advanced Placement Courses (AP) being offered at NHHS. AP U.S. History and World History are offered on alternating years. AP Lit. & Comp. & Lang. & Comp. courses are offered on alternating year

Course 1st Year Offered
AP English Literature and Composition (2014-2015)
AP U.S. History (2014-2015)
AP World History (2015-2016)
AP English Language and Composition (2015-2016)
AP Physics (2015-2016)
AP Biology (2017-2018)


After School Support Program


  • Provides academic support to any and all New Haven High School students who require or desire it.
  • Mondays through Thursday from 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm
  • No support on half days of school.
  • Located in the Media Center or Classroom
  • Students with a 65% or less in any core class are required to attend support until their grades exceed 65%.
  • ALL students are welcome to attend support regardless of their class percentage.


  • Required to attend 2 days per week until all core classes are above 65%.
    • If a day is missed, it must be made up within one week.
    • If the make up is missed, students will receive an office work day.
    • Must arrive on time and be prepared to work for the entire hour.
    • If more than 5 minutes late, the day will not count and will have to be made up.
    • Work quietly the entire time.
    • No food.
    • May not leave the Media Center/Classroom
    • Red Room - no electronic devices. Computer use only with permission of staff and for academic purposes.
    • Students not following the rules will be asked to leave and the day must be made up. No warnings will be given.

Students Who Attend Support By Choice

  • May arrive and leave when they want between 2:20 pm and 3:20 pm
  • Welcome to work in groups, use computers, listen to music (with headphones), etc. as long as they are not disturbing others.


Guide to Improving Study Skills 

  • The link above has helpful tips to improve study skills to be a successful learner.

Private Tutors:

Macomb Community College's Learning Center matches students with a private tutor in the subject area where assistance is needed.  The cost of the private tutoring ranges from $20-$30/hour (some tutors may charge more).  Call the Learning Center at 586-445-7400 and provide them your contact information, subject area needed and days and times you are available.  

Math Website/Resources For Additional Help:

Khan Academy

Math Nation

Real Math Help

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Chesterfieled 


The Tutoring Center of Macomb

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs enhance students’ talents and interests as well as prepare them for career employment and/or technical schools college.  The goal of all CTE programs is the development of an economic future for every student.  Support services are available for special populations, including handicapped, low achieving, and limited English speaking students.

Career preparation actually begins in early elementary as students are introduced to community workers such as firemen and police officers in the course of a year’s curriculum.
Many students actually get to practice pursuing future careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other career related fields by joining a career technical extracurricular club, the New Haven High School Business Professionals of America (BPA). These students compete among each other all the way to a national contest in skilled events such as Interview Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Medical Office Procedures.  

The Automotive Technology classes have worked hard to make a connection to future careers and opportunities in the field of automobile mechanics.

Another future job opportunity in the field of medicine is the high school’s Medical Careers program.  Many health care professionals visit the high school students and explain their job duties, the education required to get the jobs, various points about the profession, and rates of pay. Many guest speakers have used “hands-on” activities with students.  

Guest speakers have included a Patient Care Assistant, an Emergency Medical Technician, a Radiology/Mammogram Technician, a Physical Therapist, two Respiratory Therapists, a Physician Assistant, a Personal Trainer, a Dentist, and a Dental Hygienist.  The students have also learned how to administer CPR, have taken AED training, and earned community service hours while hosting the school's annual blood drive.

PDF DocumentNHHS Early College FAQs

  • Students in grades 9-12 at New Haven High School are allowed to take college courses through the partnership with Macomb Community College based on the MCC entrance exam.
  • Credits can be earned as “dual enrollment” giving students both high school and college credit. 
  • Students can also take other college classes not offered at New Haven High School and earn additional credits towards a future degree. 
  • Students that are in the Early College of Macomb program will be able to walk with their class at graduation but will not receive the diploma until completion of their 5th year.

For more information on how to apply for Early College check out  Macomb Community College - Early College Information any additional questions please contact Mr. Scott Verellen at or at 586-749-5104.

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PDF DocumentDual Enrollment Letter

Effective April 1, 1996, Public Act 160 and Public Act 258 of 2000, created the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, commonly referred to as dual enrollment. This law directs school districts to assist students in paying tuition and fees for courses at Michigan public or private colleges or universities. Please see the letter above for further information.