Incoming & Current Freshman
Frequently asked Questions about scheduling;
Frequently asked Questions about transitioning to high school;
Blank Rotating Schedule - see our "Program of Studies" page;
Incoming Freshman timeline;
Click here to see the Criteria for 9th Grade Academic Course Recommendations - This is a helpful cheat-sheet your Middle School Counselors will use to make your recommendations for Freshman year;
Check out our "Program of Studies" page and the 4 Year Plan Worksheet - 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.
If you are interested in STEM, we offer Honors Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Biomedical Science and Applied Science Research I. See Academic Pathways and Programs below for additional information. Introduction to Engineering Design and Applied Science Research courses have an application, which is available below and in our Program of Studies.
ACADEMIC PATHWAYS AND PROGRAMS
Freshman STEM Electives: (These courses do not replace IPES or Honors Biology)
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) - 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. Prerequisite: Department approval based on students completing an application to be considered. 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) - This course is suited for highly motivated students who can think analytically, identify and solve problems, and plan to pursue careers in health care. Prerequisite: No application needed. Students can either be in IPES or Biology (doesn't need to be in Honors); open to Freshman and Sophomores
Applied Science Research (ASR) - ASR is intended for self motivated students who have demonstrated a strong interest in science. First year ASR students will be expected to design an independent research project in either biological, physical, medical or environmental sciences, as well as engineering or applied mathematics. Students will compete in regional and state science fairs as well as local symposium. Incoming freshmen will be required to complete an application to be considered.
ADVICE FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN (FROM FORMER FRESHMAN)
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!
USE YOUR PLANNER - THIS IS GREAT FOR SHORT AND LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS
JOIN A CLUB, SPORT OR ACTIVITY AS SOON AS YOU ENTER SCHOOL IN THE FALL;
GET TO KNOW YOUR TEACHERS & FIND OUT WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR EXTRA HELP;
GET FAMILIAR WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE AND NAVIANCE;
ATTEND FRESHMAN ORIENTATION IN AUGUST (DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED);
MAKE GOOD CHOICES - IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK FOR IT!!
LINKS TO OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
LINK CREW - Click here to find out more about this program
NEWTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL - Click here to move to the Middle School School Counseling website
FRESHMAN SEMINAR - Click here to understand more about this program
CLUBS - Check it out! There is something for everyone! Or create your own club!
ATHLETICS - Click here to learn more about tryout information including upcoming fall sports!