Souhegan High School
Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire opened its doors to students from the towns of Amherst and Mont Vernon in September of 1992. Now in its sixteenth year, Souhegan draws 1020 students to its award winning programs. In 1994 Souhegan was selected as the New Hampshire Secondary School of the Year and in 1995 earned two additional statewide honors: the Secondary Principal of the Year and the Sportsmanship Award. In 1997, Souhegan High School received accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. A year of self-study has begun in earnest for renewal of that certification. The Commission on Public Secondary Schools cited significant strengths in the statement of purpose; media services; administration, faculty and staff; community support and involvement; school climate; and assessment of student learning and school performance.
At Souhegan High School, we honor diversity by grouping our students heterogeneously and including students with ucational challenges in our mainstream courses. We do not track students into honors classes and low-level classes. We support personal drive and aspiration by providing Advanced Placement and college credit courses to all who are willing to take on the challenge. In addition to the standard curricular offerings in English, math, science, social studies, and classical and modern languages, elective courses are available in art, technology, performing arts and physical education. Intensive Advanced Placement courses are offered in the following subjects: English Literature, U.S. History, Human Geography, Calculus (2 levels), Physics B & C, French, Spanish, Studio Art and Art History. In addition, Biological World and Western Civilization are offered for college credit.