Academy of Honors


Click the links below for this year's application and teacher recommendation form! Remember, all completed documents are due December 8th, 2023

Academy of Honors 2023 Application

Academy of Honors Teacher Recommendation Form

Any questions/concerns please reach out to Joyce Cardoza, Associate Principal at [email protected]

About Academy of Honors:

The New Bedford High School Academy of Honors (AOH) was established to provide qualifying scholars with the opportunity to participate in a sequence of advanced courses that will prepare them for application to the finest undergraduate institutes and most competitive post-secondary programs. The Academy is an exam-based program with an application process that includes a review of student grades, conduct, and attendance information as well as submission of a student essay.


The AOH Advantage:

The Academy readies scholars for application to the most competitive college and university undergraduate programs and students can earn college credits while still in high school potentially saving families thousands of dollars. The accelerated course of study offered through AOH allows for students to take classes at UMass Dartmouth and/or Bristol Community College as high school students, earning college credits. Students may complete up to one whole year of college while still in high school at no cost.


The AOH Competitive Edge:

   Provides students with the opportunity to participate in a sequence of Advanced Placement courses

   Prepares students for application to the most competitive colleges and institutes of higher learning

    Provides students with a specially-trained team of professionals that will follow them through Grades 9-12, assisting them in navigating honors and Advanced Placement courses

    Support Team includes:
   - Staff of exceptional educators, AP certified by the College Board
   - AOH Guidance Counselor
   - Peer support programs and activities

  AOH trains students in developing research, writing, persuasive discourse, collaboration, and communication skills

  Catalog of sixteen (16) Advanced Placement Courses is being offered

  AOH culminates with the awarding of a coveted
AP Capstone Diploma, an important distinction that is highly recognized by college admissions officers.


Entry Criteria:


  • Report Card Grades
  • Essay Submission
  • Assessment Data
  • Attendance Record
  • Conduct Record
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Strong Work Habit



Joyce Cardoza, Associate Principal

[email protected]

(508) 997-4511, ext. 20504


Bernadette Coelho, Principal

[email protected]

(508) 997-4511, ext. 20500