New Albany High School is dedicated to developing lifelong learners and responsible citizens.
New Albany High School is a part of the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation which serves nearly 11,000 students in Floyd County, Indiana. New Albany High School opened in 1853. It is the first public high school in the state. The current site of the high school opened in 1927. Several additions and renovations have updated the building, the last completed in April 2002. New Albany High School has two gymnasiums, the performing arts wing made up of choir, band, orchestra, and theater facilities, and a radio/TV station which airs on 88.1 and Cable Channel 25. NAHS also operates an FDIC insured bank, the Bulldog Financial Corner (BFC). Students may choose from over 100 courses of study, which include Advanced Placement courses in Computer Science, English Composition, English Literature, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Economics, Human Geography, US Government, US History, Studio Art 2D, Studio Art 3D, and Art History, along with dual credit courses articulated with Ivy Tech State College. A six-year math program is coordinated with two middle schools, and computer-based language courses are also offered to students before entering New Albany High School. In a carefully developed four-year curriculum, the language arts classes prepare students for college and careers. A comprehensive band, orchestra, choir, drama, and visual arts program affords New Albany students the opportunity to showcase their talents. As a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) the Bulldogs are represented by hundreds of young people in athletic contests, and students have the opportunity during the school day to explore a wide variety of extra-curricular interests through an extensive club program.
New Albany High School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to a high quality, challenging, international education that the Bulldogs believe is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). For additional information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.
The NAHS athletic program offers many opportunities for students to excel. We are members of the Hoosier Hills Athletic Conference. Throughout the history of New Albany High School we have earned 73 Conference Championships, 242 Sectional Championships, 62 Regional Championships, made 16 Final Four appearances, and won four team State Championships. Additionally, the Rifle Team won a State Championship in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The NJROTC program was recognized as a Distinguished Unit for the sixth consecutive year of the scholar program. The first class graduated in June, 2014.