Students at New Kent High School have the opportunity to take a variety of Advanced Placement courses, typically in 11th and 12th grade. Students enrolled in AP courses are expected to take the AP exam for the course. AP courses offered at NKHS include:
AP Language and Composition
AP Literature and Composition
AP United States History
AP United States Government and Politics
AP Environmental Science
In addition to the courses offered by New Kent High School teachers, student also have the opportunity to take other Advanced Placement courses offered through Virtual Virginia. Fees do apply for Virtual Virginia courses.