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Upper School


Upper School students are inspired to pursue their passions and are challenged to reach their potential.
With guidance from the faculty, administration and college counselors, Upper School students have the freedom to chart their own courses of study to serve their interests and academic goals. Numerous A.P., honors and college preparatory courses are offered to ensure that students are appropriately challenged and engaged throughout their Upper School years. In addition to our core curriculum, NSA also offers online courses through the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC), founded and directed by the Barstow School. The HLC is a collective of independent schools from around the world that develops high quality, rigorous, online courses for Upper School students. The courses are taught by faculty members from participating schools who are experts in their field. They are committed to excellence and to preserving the rich personal elements of classroom teaching – qualities that we value at NSA. Students have access to a variety of courses to further explore their passions and to build global connections, all while using innovative technology that they will use again in college and in the workplace. 


Select a Course:

Hybrid Learning Consortium

Example of 2019-2020 HLC Course Offerings:
  • Engineering and the Design Process, American Sign Language, Art History: Modern to Abstract, Art and Practice of Screenwriting, AP Music Theory, AP Pyschology, Business Fundamentals, Chinese, Honors Multivariable Calculus, the Art of Innovation, Visual Culture through Photography and more!
For the complete list of courses, please visit the HLC website.

Semester and yearlong elective courses are available. The cost for each course will be incurred by the family and is non-refundable after the course begins ($495 per semester course and $895 per yearlong course).
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory private school located in Suffolk, VA. Pre-kindergarten - Grade 12.