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22 AP and 15 Honors Courses

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AP Honor Roll Gold

NDB has been named to the inaugural 2023 AP School Honor Roll. The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit and maximizing college readiness. The AP School Honor Roll offers four levels of distinction: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. NDB has been designated as Gold. With 217 students who took 452 AP exams, 71.43% scored a three or higher on at least one AP exam. 

AP CSP Female Diversity Award

NDB has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). This award acknowledges 1,127 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2022-23 school year. NDB is one of only 834 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in AP CSP. Learn more.

College Structured Science Courses and Labs

NDB is one of the only college preparatory high schools in the country to offer biology and chemistry courses that include a full-length class block in addition to a full-length laboratory block, as practiced at universities.

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AP Courses

  • AP Biology with lab*
  • AP Chemistry with lab*
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Statistics
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP US History
  • AP US Government and Politics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Art History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Studio Art (2D, 3D Drawing)
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Two students dissect a fetal pig
Two students perform a virtual dissection on a computer
Three students present with a poster
A student lights a bunsen burner
Two students light a bunsen burner
A student writes in class
Students listen to their teacher as they all wear science goggles and smocks.
Students work on a project in science class
A student works in class on a science project as she pours green liquid into a beaker
Students laugh in class
A student pours liquid into a beaker

Honors Courses

  • Algebra II Honors
  • Geometry Honors
  • Precalculus Honors
  • Photography III Honors
  • Journalism IV Honors
  • English I and II Honors
  • Sculpture III Honors
  • American Sign Language III and IV Honors
  • French III Honors
  • Spanish III Honors
  • Modern World History Honors