Incoming Freshman

WE WELCOME OUR INCOMING FRESHMAN!!  We are here for you!  

We look forward to working with you and helping you flourish!

FRESHMAN SCHOOL COUNSELORS:
School Counseling Office - 203-426-7651
Lisa Kapitan - kapitanl@newtown.k12.ct.us (Jessica Domotor - domotorj@newtown.k12.ct.us)
Sara Brant - brants@newtown.k12.ct.us
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Alpha Breakdown 

 

2018-19

2019-2020

Lisa Kapitan  (Jessica Domotor)

A-Lem

A-Man

Sara Brant

Leo-Z

Mar-Z


COURSE SCHEDULING:

o    This is a helpful cheat-sheet your Middle School Counselors will use to make your recommendations for Freshman year; 

o    This is where you should go to see a complete listing of all the courses the High School offers, as well course descriptions, prerequisites and other helpful information.

o    If you are interested in STEM, we offer Honors Introduction to Engineering Design and Biomedical Science.  Both of these courses have an application, which is available at the Course Selection meeting in March with the NHS counselor and is due by the end of March.  Please click on the Program of Studies (above) for more information about these classes.

FRESHMAN SEMINAR - Click here to understand more about this program                        


ACADEMIC PATHWAYS AND PROGRAMS:
Freshman Electives: (These courses do not replace IPES or Honors Biology)
•  Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
        o This course is suited for highly motivated students  who can think analytically, identify and solve  problems, and plan to pursue science and engineering in high school, college, and beyond.
         o Prerequisite: Department approval based on students  completing an application and submitting it to their NHS school counselor. Students may not override into this course. (Open to Freshmen only).  Students  who take IED must also take Honors Biology and Honors Algebra II or a higher math course).
•  Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS)
         o This course is suited for highly motivated students  who can think analytically, identify and solve problems, and plan to pursue careers in health care.
         o Prerequisite: No application needed.  Students can either be in IPES or Bio (doesn't need to be in Honors); open to Freshman and Sophomores
 •  STEM PROGRAM:
          o STEM Application – Click here
          o STEM Brochure – Click here
       
GETTING TO KNOW THE HIGH SCHOOL:
NEWTOWN CALENDARS/SCHEDULES: