The North Quincy High School learning community values increasing knowledge, building character, and encouraging service in order to graduate students who demonstrate 21st century skills and contribute to the global society. We expect that each NQHS graduate will: think critically; communicate effectively; collaborate successfully; utilize technology; embrace responsibility; and demonstrate respect.
Students complete an academic program that includes core courses in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and world languages. Advanced Placement opportunities are available in each core academic subject. Elective courses are available in art, photography, music, theater, business, engineering, carpentry, visual design and communication, broadcasting, and computer applications. Courses are also available in the Air Force Junior ROTC program. Special Education services and an English Language Learner program are available to eligible students.
Students may also participate in a number of athletic programs during three seasons. Dozens of clubs and organizations are open to all students with a passion or just a passing interest in any number of areas. Students may pursue a variety of community service opportunities. The NQHS chapter of the National Honor Society annually inducts members who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, knowledge, and service.
Message from the Principal of NQHS
Tradition. Pride. Excellence. Achievement. Four words that mean so much to a school and community that have embraced them as values for decades. It is my pleasure to serve as the principal of North Quincy High School and work with students, families, staff, and the community to ensure that these values continue for generations to come. We uphold these values in everything we do. They are evident in the classroom, on the athletic field, on the stage, even in our interactions in the hallways. We bring them with us when we represent our school in the community and in competitions involving everything from the drill team to the History Bowl and Robotics.
The NQHS faculty and staff are a dedicated group of professionals who are here to work with our families and community to ensure the academic success and personal growth of every single student. We have a strong and active Parent Advisory Council (PAC). I urge parents and families to stay connected to the school by communicating with teachers and staff and participating in PAC. When we work together, we best meet the needs of all of our students.
On North Quincy!
Robert Shaw, 617-984-8744
2017-2018 School Improvement Plan