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Nauset Regional High School is an NEASC accredited high school located in North Eastham, Massachusetts. Nauset is inside the Cape Cod National Seashore, making it the only high school on the East Coast located within a National Park. The open campus is situated about a half-mile from Nauset Light. Nauset's colors are Black and Gold and the school's mascot is the Warrior.

Nauset Regional High School
Nauset Regional High School, March 2014.JPG
Address
100 Cable Road


02642
Information
TypePublic School
Open enrollment[1]
Established1972
SuperintendentThomas Conrad
PrincipalDr. Christopher Ellsasser
Faculty82
Grades9-12
Number of students929 (2016-17)[2]
Color(s)Black & Gold         
Athletics conferenceAtlantic Coast League
MascotWarriors
RivalsDennis-Yarmouth, Barnstable, Monomoy, Sandwich
NewspaperNauset Horizons
YearbookNauset Tides
Budget$31,800,768 total
$19,435 per pupil
(2016)[4]
Program of Studiessites.google.com/a/nausetschools.org/pos1/
Towns ServedBrewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown
Website

As of the 2011-12 school year the school had an enrollment of 1,032 students and around 80 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.33.[5]

About and historyEdit

The school consists of 8 main buildings (A-G, and the newest building, N) surrounding an open courtyard. Nauset recently built a brand new fitness center adjacent to the gymnasium. Students and faculty may use the gym free of charge and alumni can purchase a membership. The school is named after a small Native American tribe that lived in the area before it was settled by colonists. Nauset High school serves students from the communities of Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. Nauset also offers an open enrollment program for students located in the towns of Dennis, Harwich and Chatham. Nauset's mascot is the Warrior and the schools colors are Black and Gold.

In 2010, the Provincetown School Board elected to shut down Provincetown High School by the end of the 2012-2013 academic school year due to falling enrollment and lack of funds. The Provincetown School Board elected to merge with the Nauset Regional School District beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year. Students from Provincetown now attend Nauset Regional High School after the closing of Provincetown High School in 2013.

AthleticsEdit

The Nauset School Committee voted to get rid of the Native American logo representing the "Warrior" but will keep the name "Warrior" as the official mascot.[6] The original mascot depicted a Native American man viewed from the side with Black & Gold war paint on his face, and a feather head-dress on his head, very similar to the Washington Redskins Native American logo. The logo for the school is now a block "N" with one half of the "N" painted black, and the other half painted gold.

The 2016 boys' soccer team finished the season ranked ninth in the nation by USA Today on its final Super 25 Expert Rankings.[7]

The 2018 boys’ soccer team finished the season ranked third in the nation and won the MIAA DII State Championship.[citation needed]

AcademicsEdit

Nauset Regional High School has many educational departments. There are the departments of English, Mathematics, Social Studies (History), Science, World Language, Physical Education/Health, Fine and Applied Arts, Business and Technology, Dramatic Arts, and Special Education.[8]

EnglishEdit

Students need four credits (four years) of English in order to graduate, and one English credit each year in order to progress to the next year. Ninth Graders must pass English 9 in order to progress to Tenth Grade, Tenth Graders must pass English 10 in order to progress to Eleventh Grade, and so on.[9]

In each year, it is up to the student's discretion what level of course they take. The choices are B-Level, A-Level, Honors, and A.P. (for 11th and 12th Graders.) A.P. English 11 is equivalent to A.P. English Language, while, A.P. English 12 is equivalent to A.P. English Literature.

There are also a variety of English electives that students may take should they wish to.

The standard course progression is as follows:

English 9 → English 10 → English 11 → English 12

All classes may be taken at the B-Level, A-Level (i.e. College Prep at other schools), and Honors levels; and English 11 and English 12 may be taken at the A.P. level as well.[9]

ScienceEdit

Students need four credits (four years) of Science in order to graduate, but if they fail one year, they may simply double up on science the following year. In the science department, the general progression is as follows. Obviously, it has exceptions. Also, people commonly double up (take multiple science classes in the same year) in this department in order to take more courses.[10]

Physics (A/B/Hon.) → Biology (A/B/Hon.) → Chemistry (A/B/Hon.) → A.P. Physics 1 or A.P. Biology or A.P. Chemistry or A.P. Environmental Science[10]

MathematicsEdit

Students need four credits (four years) of Math in order to graduate, but if they fail one year, they may simply double up on Math the following year. In the math department, the general progression is as follows. Obviously, it has exceptions. Also, people commonly double up (take multiple math classes in the same year) in this department in order to take more courses.[11]

Algebra I (A/B) [usually in middle school] → Geometry (A/B/Hon.) [usually the first year] → Algebra II (A/B/Hon.) → Pre-Calculus (A/B/Hon.) → A.P. Calculus AB [may be skipped] → A.P. Calculus BC[11]

Students may also take A.P. Statistics any time after Algebra II.

Social StudiesEdit

Students need three credits (three years) of Social Studies, commonly known as History, in order to graduate, but if they fail one year, they may simply double up on History the following year. In the history department, the general progression is as follows. Obviously, it has exceptions. Also, people commonly double up (take multiple history classes in the same year) in this department in order to take more courses. Note that U.S. History is a graduation requirement.[12]

Western Civilization I (A/Hon.) → Western Civilization II (A/Hon.) or A.P. European History → U.S. History (A/B/Hon./A.P.)[12] or Civics and Government (A/Hon.) → A.P. Government and Politics → U.S. History (A/B/Hon./A.P.)[12]

Notable alumniEdit

Notable facultyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Error Page" (PDF). www.doe.mass.edu.
  2. ^ "Nauset Regional High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Massachusetts Department Of Elementary And Secondary Education - 2017-18 SAT Performance Report - All Students Statewide Report". profiles.doe.mass.edu.
  4. ^ "Massachusetts Department Of Elementary And Secondary Education - Per Pupil Expenditures Statewide Report". profiles.doe.mass.edu.
  5. ^ Nauset Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Susan Milton (March 11, 2008). "Nauset district prepares to erase Indian logo". Cape Code Times.
  7. ^ Super 25 Expert Rankings for 2016-17 Boys Soccer Week 13, USA Today. Accessed May 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Program of Studies".
  9. ^ a b "Program of Studies English Section". Nauset Public Schools. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Program of Studies Science Section". Nauset Public Schools. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Program of Studies Mathematics Section". Nauset Public Schools. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "Program of Studies History & Social Sciences Section". Nauset Public Schools. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

Coordinates: 41°51′34.29″N 69°57′59.15″W / 41.8595250°N 69.9664306°W / 41.8595250; -69.9664306