The Senior Program at Newton's Grove encourages and empowers all students to master the skills, concepts and habits they will need to achieve their goals and excel in the post-secondary program of their choice.
Students in Grades 9 through 12 can expect a rigorous academic program with an emphasis on applying higher-order thinking skills, such as analysis, synthesis, and extrapolation, in original and creative ways. Challenging academics are balanced with athletics, visual arts, music, drama, technology, and extra-curricular activities, to cultivate the skills each student will need on his or her unique path to personal excellence.
Increased involvement in the school community and the community at large is encouraged at this level, as senior students strive to embody Newton's Grove key values of reason, respect, and responsibility. And while students give back, they are supported by a strong and inclusive community of committed teachers, faculty, and an ongoing partnership with parents, ensuring all students reaches their full potential and are positioned for success.
We expect a lot from our Senior students. Their post-secondary studies will present them with great challenges. We ensure they're prepared by challenging them first, with a diverse mix of programs and opportunities they won't find elsewhere.
Advanced courses such as law, philosophy, business, robotics, economics, an accelerated math program and a variety of AP courses allow seniors to dive even deeper into their passions, and gain an advantage over peers from other schools.
While all high school students complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service, Newton's Grove students regularly complete well over the minimum—developing an understanding of their civic responsibilities and the role they can play in supporting and strengthening their communities.
Newton’s Grove is an officially recognized Level II Advanced Placement (AP) school, authorized by the College Board to offer and administer AP exams. We offer AP courses so our students will have a competitive edge over their peers in their chosen post-secondary programs. For us, this is the most significant benefit of AP.
Any motivated student who wishes to thrive in university is an ideal candidate for the AP program. Our students have written AP exams, including AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP Musical Theory, AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. At Newton’s Grove, a student should have a minimum mark of 80% in a given subject to be considered an AP candidate.
Students at Newton's Grove are encouraged to actively pursue their passions—but they are also encouraged to actively manage their overall wellness and day-to-day concerns, such as time and stress management.
Senior students can engage Student Success Advisors as needed, to talk through challenges, strategize and develop coping skills that work for each individual.
Academic enrichment and supplemental support is also available across subjects for any student in need of additional instruction.