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Soaring with College Credit at NHS



One of the great opportunities at Newton Senior High School is the chance to earn college credit while still in high school. There are four ways to earn college credit while attending NHS:

  1. Concurrent classes   Concurrent classes are taught at the high school with high school students and a high school instructor. Students in grades 11-12 or TAG-identified 9-10 students earn credit through DMACC for the Arts and Sciences courses. Students 9-12 are eligible for credit in the voc-ed courses, including art. Any student wishing to take a math course will first have to take the ALEKS test. Below are the classes and the DMACC equivalency:

 

NHS Course

 

DMACC ID

DMACC

Credits

DMACC

Course Name

Art Appreciation

ART 101

3

Art Appreciation

Drawing 2

ART 133

3

Drawing

Painting 2

ART 143

3

Painting

Pottery 2

ART 173

3

Ceramics

Pottery 3

ART 174

3

Ceramics II

Mixed Media 2

ART 195

3

Design: Exp. Art Media

Computer Applications

BCA 212

3

Intro Comp/Bus Applic.

 

 

 

 

College Prep Comp

ENG 105

3

Composition I

Public Speaking

SPC 101

3

Fund of Oral Comm.

Creative Writing

ENG 221

3

Creative Writing

Humanities

HUM 116

3

Encounters in Hum

College Prep Psych

PSY 111

3

Intro to Psych

Spanish III

FLS 241

4

Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish IV

FLS 242

4

Intermediate Spanish II

Probability & Statistics

MAT 157

4

Statistics

AP Calculus

MAT 211

5

Calculus I

 

 

 

 

Intro to Engr. Design

EGT 400

4

PLTW IED

Principles of Engr.

EGT 410

3

PLTW POE

Princ. of Biomedical Sci.

(U Iowa)*

1

PLTW Biomed Sci.

Human Body Systems

(U Iowa)*

3

PLTW Human Body Sys.

Surv. of Animal Industry

AGS 113

3

Surv. of Animal Industry

Intro to Horticulture

AGH 106

3

Intro to Horticulture

*Must be applied for at the University of Iowa (a fee of $150 for Human Body Systems and $75 for Biomedical Science is charged for the credit)

  1. Academy Program

The DMACC Career Academy is open to juniors and seniors, and includes nine different programs for various college credit. It’s a great way to explore a career option or even begin your career preparation. The information is included in the DMACC Career Academy flyer.

  1. AP Program

Newton Senior High School offers Advanced Placement courses in Calculus, Writing, Literature, Chemistry and Government. AP courses offer students the opportunity to take the AP exams in May to earn college credit, which varies from university to university. AP courses in other curriculum areas are offered ONLINE as well through the APEX program. Typically juniors and seniors are enrolled.

  1. PSEO Courses

PSEO (Post-Secondary Enrollment Option) courses are college courses taught at the college or online by a college professor and include college students. Open to 11-12th graders and TAG-identified 9-10th graders. A wide range of courses are approved; any class we do not offer at NHS is approved, and for advanced courses you will need the intro course at NHS. Commonly students take classes through DMACC, but students have taken classes from colleges and universities all over the state.

Project Lead the Way

NHS is a PLTW school, meaning we have worked with companies to create a program for Pre-Engineering at NHS. The courses are open to 9-12th graders who have had Algebra. The courses are Intro to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, and Aerospace Engineering.

 
Want to know how these courses will transfer to college? Check out Transfer in Iowa.
 
 
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