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Academics at North

North prides itself on ensuring every student is college and career ready upon graduation. We offer over 40 rigorous academic Advanced Placement, Honors and college level classes in core subjects, plus a multitude of elective courses in world languages, art, music, technology, drama, physical education, and more.

All students at North will take 4 years of math, 4 years of English/Literature, 3 years of science, 3 years of social studies, one additional year of science or social studies, two years of a foreign language and one year each of P.E. and fine art. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are available. View the NHS Courses Offered 2021-2022.

North’s Counseling Department builds each and every student’s schedule by hand. Larger schools often use computer programs to build students’ schedules, but we find that only by hand building schedules, will our students receive the courses necessary to further their academic growth.

North High School’s Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are a rigorous choice that strengthens students’ transcripts for college applications. Read about Honors and AP course offerings at North High.

Students needing additional support in their literacy and math skills will take smaller, highly focused reading and/or math intervention classes in addition to their English and math courses.

North’s extensive variety of electives and focused Elective Pathways ensure students will explore their passions beyond the four core subject areas. Read about elective course offerings and Elective Pathways at North High.

Concurrent Enrollment

North offers concurrent enrollment at many local institutions including CEC Middle College, University of Colorado at Denver, Community College of Denver and Emily Griffith Technical College. Students are able to take college classes and earn college credit while still in high school, all paid for by Denver Public Schools. Read more information on Concurrent Enrollment.

Academic Integrity

North High School expects all students to abide by ethical academic standards. Academic dishonesty—including plagiarism, cheating or copying the work of another, using technology for illicit purposes, or any unauthorized communication between students for the purpose of gaining advantage during an examination—is strictly prohibited. North’s Academic Integrity Policy covers all school-related tests, quizzes, reports, class assignments, and projects, both in and out of class. The purpose of North’s Academic Integrity Policy is to ensure students understand that the theft of another’s words, ideas, or intellectual property has real-world consequences, and to ensure students are held accountable for authentic production of academic work and intellectual integrity. Read North’s Academic Integrity Policy.

A Parent’s Guide to the Colorado Academic Standards

DPS has created parent resources to help your child master the Colorado Academic Standards to prepare for college and career success. Resources include Parent Guides to Student Learning at every grade level, technology and Special Education information, standards videos featuring teacher voices, and more. We encourage you to use these resources at home to engage with your child’s learning. For more information, and to download free parent resources, please visit standards.dpsk12.org.