High School to Outline Graduation Requirements, Programs

Discussion is expected by the Haverhill school committee tonight on an updated program of studies for the next school year at Haverhill High School.

Superintendent James F. Scully and Haverhill High Principal Beth Kitsos will present details on graduation requirements and on various academy offerings during the 2015-2016 school year. They include freshman, classical, fine arts and humanities academies as well as early college and advanced placement programs. In a letter, Scully said courses at Haverhill High have been “designed to provide all students with an academically rigorous challenge.”

“These courses meet the academic needs of our diverse student body. Along with our academic courses, we provide all with a rich and varied selection of career oriented offerings. Haverhill High School’s mission is to provide all students with opportunities and experiences that will allow all to be prepared for college or a career,” Scully said.

Money, Enrollment Can Affect Program Availability

However, according to department documents, the high school hopes to offer all courses listed in the Program of Studies, but “due to budget or enrollment priorities all offerings may not be available. Students and their parents or guardians should be aware of this possibility.”

The Haverhill School Committee meets in regular session at 7 p.m., tonight, in city council chambers at Haverhill City Hall.