Newport Harbor High School, founded in 1930, is proud of its rich tradition as an institution for scholars and champions. Since 1996, the school time schedule has featured a block schedule to support in-depth learning and personalization of our curriculum. The campus includes more than 80 regular classrooms, a library, an aquatics sports complex, football stadium, two gymnasiums, five computer labs, and fully equipped science labs. The campus is presently being modernized, with all classrooms and buildings being brought up to twenty-first century standards.
Newport Harbor High School has been recognized as an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Certified School. AVID is a special program designed to prepare students for admission to four-year universities and colleges. Additionally, we seek to personalize the learning experience of all freshmen by placing them in a Freshman Seminar course if they choose not to enroll in an academy or in AVID. Supported by parents and community contributions, tutoring is available after school and in evenings in all subjects.
Honors courses in English and mathematics are available to those students ready to accept additional academic challenges. Advanced placement courses are offered in Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, European History, World History, French, Latin, Physics, Spanish, United States History and United States Government.
Each year our girls and boys compete within the Sunset League in cross country, football, wrestling, basketball, baseball, softball, field hockey, track, volleyball, swimming, water polo, golf, soccer, cross country and tennis. We also support interscholastic competition in sailing, surfing, and rowing. We are proud of the tradition of excellence of “the long gray line” of people who have competed for Newport Harbor.
Each year parents generously support the school through the Harbor Heritage Run, a golf tournament, a benefit auction and dinner dance and numerous other support group fundraisers. Over $600,000 has been raised annually to support academic programs through these endeavors. Those additional funds are used to support academic enrichment programs, after-hours tutoring, and additional professional development for the faculty.
As you read this report card for Newport Harbor High School, a picture will emerge of a high school with a commitment to school improvement. The faculty is professionally skilled and personally committed to meeting the learning needs of students. The student body is motivated to compete in academics, athletics and in extra-curricular activities. Newport Harbor is proud of the record of its graduates and their continuing achievement.