Newport Central Catholic provides a four-year, comprehensive, secondary education. We are a college preparatory school with general academic courses, as well as an expanding fine arts program. Honors-level and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are also available at NCC. Students who score well on a national examination in an AP subject may earn college credits prior to matriculation to their post-secondary school. NCC offers an Academic Enhancement Program to assist students who have professionally diagnosed disabilities that may impair their learning.
The Academic Enhancement Program is available for students who have professionally diagnosed learning disabilities, including, but not limited to, dyslexia, reading/writing processing disorder, math processing disorder, specific LD, and Asperger syndrome.
The goal of the program is to help students succeed academically and make a smooth transition into and out of high school.
advanced placement Program
Newport Central Catholic High School is pleased to offer several courses designated as Advanced Placement or AP. These courses remain among our most rigorous and reflect a demanding academic curriculum.
AP remains a nationally-recognized program through the College Board. An AP course is developed at the College Board by a committee consisting of college faculty and AP teachers. Each AP course covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in that AP subject’s corresponding college course.
Our AP courses are taught by highly-qualified high school teachers who use the national AP Course Descriptions to guide the development of their syllabi. Each discipline’s course description outlines content, describes the subject’s curricular goals, and provides sample examination questions.
In most AP subjects, students are enrolled in the year-long course (most AP classes span two semesters), which culminates in the national AP exam each May. Students who score well on the national AP exam may earn college credits prior to enrollment in their post-secondary school.
Most schools grant credit and placement for scores of 3, 4, or 5, but each college and university’s AP policies vary.
Some courses at NCC are designated as an “honors” section of a regular course. These courses cover all the same material as the regular course but move at an accelerated pace and have stronger course expectations.
Honors courses at NCC are weighted with a 1.50 multiplier, so a 91% course grade is worth 5.25 quality points (1.5 x 3.50).
Dual Credit offerings
NCC is proud to offer 29 online dual credit classes for the Spring semester.
The School-Based Scholars Program is designed to offer high school students access to up to 8 Northern Kentucky University courses while still in high school. NCC will allow students to take select classes through NKU.
Students will earn credit at Newport Central Catholic for online courses as well as earning college credit at NKU. Since NKU is an accredited university, these college credits are transferable to most other universities.