NHS Graduation requirements

To meet minimum graduation requirements, students are required to complete the following with a grade of "D-" or higher:


a. English: 40 credits
b. Social Science: 30 credits, including World History (10 credits), US History (10 credits), Government (5 credits), and Economics (5 credits)
c. Mathematics: 20 credits, including Algebra I or Math I
d. Science: 20 credits
e. World Language OR Fine Arts OR Career Technical Education (CTE): 10 credits
f. Physical Education: 20 credits
g. Health: 5 credits
h. General Electives: 70 credits


A minimum of 215 credits are required to be eligible to graduate

Click here to download the NHS Graduation Requirements Worksheet

program of studies 

The Program of Studies contains information about the courses that are offered at NHS, school policies, academic policies, graduation requirements, and college entrance requirements.


A copy of the Program of Studies translated in Mandarin is available here.

NHS Course Sequencing 2020-21

The Course Sequencing document tells you the order in which each class is taken in individual areas of study. 

NHS School profile 

The School Profile contains information about NHS that will be provided to colleges/universities and other programs. It is updated annually.

life after high school handbook

The Life After High School handbook is a high school and post-high school planning guide prepared by IUSD. Students can request a hard-copy of the handbook during their sophomore conference.


A copy of the Community Service section of the Life After High School handbook translated in Mandarin is available here.

Time Management Tool

In order to help student's and their families, Northwood High School teachers and staff created a time management worksheet and a homework estimator. These resources can be accessed by clicking here.


Practice testing at NHS

To help students prepare for college admissions testing and to offer students the opportunity to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program, NHS offers opportunities for students to take the Practice SAT, the Practice ACT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Pre-ACT each year. See below for a chart that explains the differences between the practice tests offered at NHS and information about when each is being offered for the current school year.

Practice Test Chart