Dual Enrollment Programs

  • Get a jump on your college education!

    Dual Enrollment programs allow you to earn both high school and college credits at the same time. By successfully completing Dual Enrollment courses, you can satisfy high school graduation requirements and also transfer those credits towards a college degree. While the transferability of these credits may vary between colleges, many institutions will accept and apply them towards your degree.

    Northern Essex Dual Enrollment Presentation Information

Northern Essex Community College (NECC)

  • Students have the opportunity to enroll in college level courses at NECC while still in high school, earning credits for both. This can be done by attending morning classes at NHS and then taking a NECC class from 12:30 – 2 pm four days a week, with access to the Learning Center on the fifth day. This schedule allows students to return to NHS in time for after-school activities. Each semester, students can earn 5 credits for successfully completing a college level course at NECC.

    Important Dual Enrollment Requirements

    • Students must have their own transportation to and from NECC. Students can review courses available using the NECC website 
    • Some classes are available remotely. Students can determine this by reviewing available courses at NECC
    • Students should make an appointment with their school counselor in order to apply and register.  They will help to see if a dual enrollment course will fit into their schedule and assist in making changes if possible
    • One-three credit course costs $345-MA resident and books/materials are bought separately
    • Students must use the NECC Application Link to apply for the program

    If you have any questions, please contact the NECC Coordinator listed below:

    Tammy Leavitt
    Early College Coordinator
    (978) 806-2570 x3611

NECC Information Session

Endicott College

  • Each semester, Endicott College runs an evening class at NHS.

    The fall semester course is announced in August, the spring semester course is announced in January, and the summer course is announced in March. Typical costs for these classes are $25.00 and an additional fee for books and/or materials.

    We are thankful to the Newburyport Education Foundation for solidifying this partnership.

    Endicott College Contact:
    Lauren Gee, NHS Director of Guidance
    (978) 465.4440 Ext. 5025

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

  • Over the past year, some of our teachers have been accepted as adjunct faculty for the SNHU in the High School Program. These teachers are able to teach an approved SNHU class at Newburyport High School.

    Students enrolled in an SNHU class at Newburyport High School can register and earn college credit at $100 per 3 undergraduate credits (an additional $25 if a lab fee is involved).

    Available SNHU classes:

    • 1166 Hon. Engineering ideas into Prototypes (aka Engineering in the 21st Century): 3 undergrad. credits
    • 0544 Anatomy and Physiology: 4 undergraduate credits
    • 0557 AP Chemistry - 8 undergraduate credits
    • 1170 AP Environmental Science - 3 undergraduate credits
    • 0532 Environmental Field Studies - 3 undergraduate credits

    Descriptions of these courses can be found in the Science section of the Program of Studies.