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!
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
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.
To be eligible for a Presidential Award Seniors must have 100 hours of Community Service on file by March 1, 2020
Graduation requirement of 40 hours must be turned in by March 1, 2020.
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
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)|
After School Tutoring Program
WHAT: After School Academic Tutoring
WHEN: Everyday after school from 2:15-3:15 (starting Monday)
WHERE: Media Center
WHO: Everyone is welcome
- Homework Help
- Accessible Computer Lab
WHY: We care about our students’ success. Failure is not an option.
Up to 4 teachers available daily
Athletics onboard with the program (not punished for involvement with tutoring program)
- Students with a 65% or lower in any core course will be required to participate 2 days a week until scores improve.
- Be there on time
- Late students will be required to stay longer.
- Any student past 10 minutes late will be marked as skipping.
- Students who skip AST will be given an ISS where they will be working with our ISS tutor to improve their grades.
- First phone call to notify parents that you are on the list and are required to attend tutoring.
- Second phone call to notify parents that your grades have improved and you are off of the list, but still can attend tutoring.
Starting next week, students with only one close F will be given a chance to improve their grades. If not, then they will be required to attend the AST Program.
No Lockers/Rest Room
Come Prepared to Work
Work from Start to Finish
Career Technical Education (CTE)
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 explained 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.
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.