Nauset Regional High School

Nauset Regional High School is an NEASC accredited high school located in North Eastham, Massachusetts. Nauset is inside the Cape Cod National Seashore, making it the only high school on the East Coast located within a National Park. The open campus is situated about a half-mile from Nauset Light. Nauset's colors are Black and Gold and the school's mascot is the Warrior.

As of the 2011-12 school year the school had an enrollment of 1,032 students and around 80 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.33.[5]

Nauset Regional High School
Nauset Regional High School, March 2014
100 Cable Road

TypePublic School
Open enrollment[1]
SuperintendentThomas Conrad
PrincipalDr. Christopher Ellsasser
Number of students929 (2016-17)[2]
Color(s)Black & Gold         
Athletics conferenceAtlantic Coast League
RivalsDennis-Yarmouth, Barnstable, Monomoy, Sandwich
NewspaperNauset Horizons
YearbookNauset Tides
Budget$31,800,768 total
$19,435 per pupil
Program of
Towns ServedBrewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown

About and history

The school consists of 8 main buildings (A-G, and the newest building, N) surrounding an open courtyard. Nauset recently built a brand new fitness center adjacent to the gymnasium. Students and faculty may use the gym free of charge and alumni can purchase a membership. The school is named after a small Native American tribe that lived in the area before it was settled by colonists. Nauset High school serves students from the communities of Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. Nauset also offers an open enrollment program for students located in the towns of Dennis, Harwich and Chatham. Nauset's mascot is the Warrior and the schools colors are Black and Gold.

In 2010, the Provincetown School Board elected to shut down Provincetown High School by the end of the 2012-2013 academic school year due to falling enrollment and lack of funds. The Provincetown School Board elected to merge with the Nauset Regional School District beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year. Students from Provincetown now attend Nauset Regional High School after the closing of Provincetown High School in 2013.


The Nauset School Committee voted to get rid of the Native American logo representing the "Warrior" but will keep the name "Warrior" as the official mascot.[6] The original mascot depicted a Native American man viewed from the side with Black & Gold war paint on his face, and a feather head-dress on his head, very similar to the Washington Redskins Native American logo. The logo for the school is now a block "N" with one half of the "N" painted black, and the other half painted gold.

The 2016 boys' soccer team finished the season ranked ninth in the nation by USA Today on its final Super 25 Expert Rankings.[7]

The 2018 boys’ soccer team finished the season ranked third in the nation and won the MIAA DII State Championship.


Nauset Regional High School has many educational departments. There are the departments of English, Mathematics, Social Studies (History), Science, World Language, Physical Education/Health, Fine and Applied Arts, Business and Technology, Dramatic Arts, and Special Education.[8]


Students need four credits (four years) of English in order to graduate, and one English credit each year in order to progress to the next year. Ninth Graders must pass English 9 in order to progress to Tenth Grade, Tenth Graders must pass English 10 in order to progress to Eleventh Grade, and so on.[9]

In each year, it is up to the student's discretion what level of course they take. The choices are B-Level, A-Level, Honors, and A.P. (for 11th and 12th Graders.) A.P. English 11 is equivalent to A.P. English Language, while, A.P. English 12 is equivalent to A.P. English Literature.

There are also a variety of English electives that students may take should they wish to.

The standard course progression is as follows:

English 9 → English 10 → English 11 → English 12

All classes may be taken at the B-Level, A-Level (i.e. College Prep at other schools), and Honors levels; and English 11 and English 12 may be taken at the A.P. level as well.[9]


Students need four credits (four years) of Science in order to graduate, but if they fail one year, they may simply double up on science the following year. In the science department, the general progression is as follows. Obviously, it has exceptions. Also, people commonly double up (take multiple science classes in the same year) in this department in order to take more courses.[10]

Physics (A/B/Hon.) → Biology (A/B/Hon.) → Chemistry (A/B/Hon.) → A.P. Physics 1 or A.P. Biology or A.P. Chemistry or A.P. Environmental Science[10]


Students need four credits (four years) of Math in order to graduate, but if they fail one year, they may simply double up on Math the following year. In the math department, the general progression is as follows. Obviously, it has exceptions. Also, people commonly double up (take multiple math classes in the same year) in this department in order to take more courses.[11]

Algebra I (A/B) [usually in middle school] → Geometry (A/B/Hon.) [usually the first year] → Algebra II (A/B/Hon.) → Pre-Calculus (A/B/Hon.) → A.P. Calculus AB [may be skipped] → A.P. Calculus BC[11]

Students may also take A.P. Statistics any time after Algebra II.

Social Studies

Students need three credits (three years) of Social Studies, commonly known as History, in order to graduate, but if they fail one year, they may simply double up on History the following year. In the history department, the general progression is as follows. Obviously, it has exceptions. Also, people commonly double up (take multiple history classes in the same year) in this department in order to take more courses. Note that U.S. History is a graduation requirement.[12]

Western Civilization I (A/Hon.) → Western Civilization II (A/Hon.) or A.P. European History → U.S. History (A/B/Hon./A.P.)[12] or Civics and Government (A/Hon.) → A.P. Government and Politics → U.S. History (A/B/Hon./A.P.)[12]

Notable alumni

Notable faculty


  1. ^ "Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Error Page" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Nauset Regional High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Massachusetts Department Of Elementary And Secondary Education - 2017-18 SAT Performance Report - All Students Statewide Report".
  4. ^ "Massachusetts Department Of Elementary And Secondary Education - Per Pupil Expenditures Statewide Report".
  5. ^ Nauset Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Susan Milton (March 11, 2008). "Nauset district prepares to erase Indian logo". Cape Code Times.
  7. ^ Super 25 Expert Rankings for 2016-17 Boys Soccer Week 13, USA Today. Accessed May 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Program of Studies".
  9. ^ a b "Program of Studies English Section". Nauset Public Schools. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Program of Studies Science Section". Nauset Public Schools. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Program of Studies Mathematics Section". Nauset Public Schools. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "Program of Studies History & Social Sciences Section". Nauset Public Schools. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

Coordinates: 41°51′34.29″N 69°57′59.15″W / 41.8595250°N 69.9664306°W

Atlantic Coast League

The Atlantic Coast League is a high school athletic conference in District C of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Brewster, Massachusetts

Brewster is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. The population of Brewster was 9,820 at the 2010 census.Brewster is twinned with the town of Budleigh Salterton in the United Kingdom.

Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months.

As defined by the Cape Cod Commission's enabling legislation, Cape Cod is conterminous with Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It extends from Provincetown in the northeast to Woods Hole in the southwest, and is bordered by Plymouth to the northwest.

Since 1914, most of Cape Cod has been separated from the mainland by the Cape Cod Canal. The canal cuts 7 miles (11 km) roughly across the base of the peninsula, though small portions of the Cape Cod towns of Bourne and Sandwich lie on the mainland side of the canal. Two highway bridges cross the Cape Cod Canal: the Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge. In addition, the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge carries railway freight and limited passenger services onto the Cape. Cape territory is divided into 15 towns with many villages.

Cape Cod Crusaders

Cape Cod Crusaders were an American soccer team based in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1994, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2008, when the franchise folded and the team left the league.The team played its home games at several different venues in eastern Massachusetts: mainly in stadium on the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but also at Whitman-Hanson High School in Whitman, Massachusetts, and at Bowditch Stadium in Framingham, Massachusetts. Also played at Barnstable High School in the town of Hyannis, Massachusetts. The Crusaders' historical home was the stadium on the grounds Dennis Yarmouth High School in the town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, where they won back to back championships in 2002 and 2003. The team's colors were red and white.

The team had a sister organization, the Boston Renegades, who play in the women's USL W-League. The club still fields a team in the USL's Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.

Eastham, Massachusetts

Eastham () is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. The population was 4,956 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information about the village of North Eastham, please see North Eastham, Massachusetts.

List of high schools in Massachusetts

This is a list of high schools in the state of Massachusetts.

List of secondary school sports team names and mascots derived from indigenous peoples

Among the categories of names for sports teams in North America, those referring to Indigenous peoples are lesser in popularity only to the names of various animals (Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Panthers, Wildcats, Lions, Cougars). In the top ten, "Warriors" is number six, and "Indians" is number eight. The typical logo is an image of a stereotypical Native American man in profile, wearing a Plains Indians headdress; some are more realistic, while others are cartoons or caricatures. Other imagery include dreamcatchers, feathers, spears, and arrows. Individual schools may have performance traditions, such as the tomahawk chop, a mascot or cheerleaders in stereotypical Native attire, and chants adapted from Hollywood movies. These fictional representations stand in the way of any authentic understanding of contemporary Indigenous peoples, and promote racism.The documents most often cited to justifying the trend for change are an advisory opinion by the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 2001 and a resolution by the American Psychological Association in 2005. Both support the views of Native American organizations and individuals that such mascots maintain harmful stereotypes that are discriminatory and cause harm by distorting the past and preventing understanding of Native American/First Nations peoples in the present.

The trend towards the elimination of indigenous names and mascots in local schools has been steady, with two-thirds having been eliminated over the past 50 years according to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). In a few states with significant Native American populations, change has been mandated by law, such in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington. A bill to ban Native American mascots statewide passed the Maine House of Representatives and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Janet Mills in May, 2019.The list below for U.S. High Schools however remains substantial, with over 400 teams currently calling themselves "Indians", over 100 "Braves", over 100 "Warriors" using indigenous imagery (there are many with the name using generic, Greek or Roman mascots), and 48 "Redskins". The latter has shown the greatest decline, due to an association with the Washington Redskins name controversy.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter. Interested in music from a young age, she wrote, recorded, and produced three independently released albums between 2009 and 2011.

Since signing with Epic Records in 2014, Trainor has earned three top-five singles on the US Billboard Hot 100; “All About That Bass” topped the chart for eight consecutive weeks, “Lips Are Movin” consecutively became her second top-five single, and “No” became her fastest to reach the top five. Her debut major-label studio album, Title (2015), on which the former two singles are included, debuted atop the US Billboard 200 and was certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA. Her second major-label studio album, Thank You (2016), on which the latter single is included, debuted at number three in the US and was certified Platinum in the country.

Trainor is influenced by music from the 1950s and 1960s and is known for her throwback style. Her lyrics frequently refer to modern womanhood, body image, and empowerment. She has received several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, four ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and two Billboard Music Awards. Outside of music, Trainor has lent her voice to animated films and served as a judge on The Four: Battle for Stardom.

Mike DeVito

Michael Ralph DeVito (born June 10, 1984) is a former American football defensive end. He played for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) from 2007 to 2012, and then the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013 to 2015. He played college football at The University of Maine. DeVito attended high school at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham, Massachusetts.

Mike Sherman

Michael Francis Sherman (born December 19, 1954) is an American gridiron football coach and former player who most recently was the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 2000 to 2005. Sherman led the Packers to five consecutive winning seasons from 2000–04 and three divisional titles in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He was also the head football coach at Texas A&M University from 2008 to 2011. He has also been a coach in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins. Before he started coaching in the NFL, he served as an assistant coach at five different colleges, including Texas A&M, where he coached the offensive line for seven seasons. He is one of only a few coaches that has been a head coach at the high school, college, CFL and NFL level.


The Nauset people, sometimes referred to as the Cape Cod Indians, lived in what is present-day Cape Cod, Massachusetts, living east of Bass River and lands occupied by their closely related neighbors, the Wampanoag. Although a distinct tribe, they were often subject to Wampanoag overlordship and shared many similar aspects of culture, agricultural practices, and a common tongue, the Massachusett language. Due to their ocean proximity, they had a greater reliance on seafood than other tribes. The tribe was one of the first to be visited by European seafarers, whose abduction of tribal members for slavery and introduction of diseases reduced the Nauset even before large-scale colonization of New England. The pilgrims' first contact with the Nauset was during their landing near present-day Provincetown, when they discovered a village deserted, the Nauset being away at their winter hunting grounds. Desperately low on supplies, the pilgrims helped themselves to a cache of maize, though they left a note (in English) promising to pay for what they had stolen. The promise was eventually kept when the Nauset returned months later. The Nauset also returned a small boy who had wandered away from the colony and become lost, an act which greatly improved relations with the colonists.In subsequent years, the Nauset became the colonists' closest allies. Most became Christianized and aided the colonists as scouts and warriors against the Wampanoag during King Philip's War. Their numbers, always small, were reduced, but the addition of other American Indian tribes after King Philip's War and intermarriage with other settlers preserved Indian lineage. Although no longer distinct as a tribe, most of the Mashpee Wampanoag band are descended from Nauset people, who currently number 1,100 people and are federally recognized (as Wampanoag).Not only does their bloodline live on in some self-identified Wampanoag tribal members, Hyannis and the Wianno section of Osterville are named after the Nauset sachem Iyannough.

Nick Minnerath

Nicolas Lake Scott "Nick" Minnerath (born August 11, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Seoul Samsung Thunders of the Korean Basketball League (KBL). He played college basketball for Jackson College and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Notre Dame Box

The Notre Dame Box is a variation of the single-wing formation used in American football, with great success by Notre Dame in college football and the Green Bay Packers of the 1920s and 1930s in the NFL. Green Bay's coach, Curly Lambeau, learned the Notre Dame Box while playing for Knute Rockne in the late 1910s. Rockne learned it from Jesse Harper, who learned it from coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. It contained two tight ends, and 4 backs. The formation often featured an unbalanced line where the center (that is, the player who snapped the ball) was not strictly in the center of the line, but close to the weakside.

Players line up in T formation then shift to a box formation. The Notre Dame Box differed from the traditional single-wing formation in that the line was balanced and the halfback who normally played the "wing" in the single-wing was brought in more tightly, with the option of shifting out to the wing. These two changes made the backs' formation resemble a square (hence "box") and made the formation less predictable, allowing offenses to run more easily to the "weak" side. Additionally, the halfback became a more viable runner than in the single-wing and the quarterback, normally just a blocking back in the single-wing, could become a passer since the center could snap the ball directly to him. The Notre Dame Box relied on a great deal of deception, caused by backs shifting frequently, rather than the pure power of the single-wing. Teams would often adopt the Notre Dame Box if they lacked a true "triple threat" tailback, necessary for effective single-wing use. Rockne's innovations with this formation involved using complicated backfield shifts and motion to confuse defenses, and adapting it as a passing formation. The formation was originally designed as a brute-force running formation, since it had 7 players to one side of the center and only 2 on the other.

Although modern use of this offensive formation is largely defunct and exterminated among college and professional teams, several high school football teams across the United States have revived the Notre Dame Box offense and have been highly efficient and successful. Three notable high schools that successfully implemented the Notre Dame Box offense extensively are Western Harnett High School in Lillington, North Carolina, Nauset Regional High School in Eastham, Massachusetts, and Isabella High School in Maplesville, Alabama.

Orleans, Massachusetts

Orleans ( or-LEENZ) is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts situated along Cape Cod. The population was 5,890 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Orleans, please see the article Orleans (CDP), Massachusetts.

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Provincetown is a New England town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, in the United States. A small coastal resort town with a year-round population of just under 3,000, Provincetown has a summer population of as high as 60,000. Often called "P-town" or "P'town", the town is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its status as a vacation destination for the LGBT+ community.

Provincetown High School

Provincetown High School was a public high school located in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The school decided to become an IB middle school on June 7, 2013, following the graduation ceremony of the final senior class, consisting of eight students. The high school building is now used for kindergarten through 8th grade Provincetown children. Younger kids, 6 weeks through preschool are around corner in the Veterans Memorial community center.

In 2010, the school committee voted unanimously to phase out the high school students in Provincetown High School due to declining enrollment. High-school students who live in Provincetown are now redistricted to attend Nauset Regional High School, Sturgis Charter Public School, or Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. PHS had one of the smallest high school enrollments in the country its last two years. The school's athletic nickname was the Fishermen and the school colors were black and orange.

The high school was located at 12 Winslow Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Provincetown High School building currently houses Provincetown Schools, an International Baccalaureate World School offering the IB program to kindergarten through eighth-grade students, aged 3–15. Provincetown Schools accepts school choice students from a region that includes Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. The town had a population of 2,750 at the 2010 census, which swells nearly sixfold during the summer. A total of 70% of the town's land area is under protection, and nearly half of it is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Wellfleet is famous for its oysters, which are celebrated in the annual October Wellfleet OysterFest.

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