Academic Curriculum

Nonnewaug High School's curriculum is designed to give students the tools to become life-long learners to meet 21st century learning expectations and to ensure that students graduate college and career ready.

Nonnewaug’s Program of Studies is comparable to other public high schools in Connecticut and is designed to prepare students for admission to a four-year college, technical school, the military or the workforce. Students and their parents or guardians work in conjunction with our School Counseling Department in developing their individual course of study.

Additionally, the partnership with the University of Connecticut Early College Experience (ECE) is a concurrent enrollment program that allows motivated high school students to take UConn courses at their high schools for both high school and college credit.Courses are offered at different levels of study including college prep and academic as well as Advanced Placement and Honors courses for those students who meet the criteria.

Click on the subject area links under Academic Curriculum for a complete description of course offerings at NHS.

AP Courses

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Chemistry
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Music Theory
  • Physics I and II
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art/Drawing
  • United States History
  • AP Capstone


  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Horticulture
  • Horse Management
  • Physics
  • Statistics

UCONN ECE Class Registration Instructions

1. Apply at:

2. Activate Net id when you receive email from UCONN

3. Enroll in your course

4. Pay registration fee (by. Nov. 1, 2017)

Important Deadlines

  • 9-15-2017 Submit ECE Application
  • 9-27-2017 ADD/DROP Deadline

Students should log into their ECE accounts and check periodically. The school is not privy to these communications. See your counselor if you need assistance.

Graduation Requirements

  • English 4 credits
  • Mathematics 4 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits (including US History and Civics)
  • Science 3 credits (including a lab science)
  • Technology .5 credit
  • Physical Education 1 credit
  • Health .5 credit
  • Fine Arts/Vocational 1 credit
  • Electives 6 credits

Total *23 credits

Students who plan to attend college should also take 2-3 years of a single world language, and chemistry. For those students who seek acceptance to a competitive college or university, it is recommended senior year include additional science and history courses.

Measurement of achievement of learner expectations are described under each department’s course descriptions. Students must demonstrate proficiency in math, science, reading and writing as determined through district assessment.

Graduation Plan

Click here for the 2017-18 Program of Studies Guide