Upper 9-12

Our Students


Created in 2001 as a public school for Gifted & Talented students, NEST+m has become one of the most dynamic, challenging, and esteemed high schools in the nation.

NEST+m is committed to providing all of its students with a rigorous curriculum that engages them in questioning, analyzing and creating meaning from the world around them. In addition to our high school curriculum that includes an extensive array of Advanced Placement classes, our students engage in college level courses through our partnership with the College Now program at Hunter College.

All NEST+m Upper Grades students are required to complete 60 hours of community service, with a minimum of 30 hours to be completed within our school community.

Since NEST+m opened in 2001, 100 percent of our graduating seniors have gone on to an institute of higher learning.

Visit our Upper Grades Admission webpage for admissions information.

Core Courses and Electives

Our academic courses are designed to inspire students’ intellectual curiosity, enrich their content knowledge, and build the skills necessary to ensure their success in college and beyond. New York State Regents courses comprise the foundation of our academic program while a wide selection of Advanced Placement courses and rigorous electives ensure our students’ college readiness.

Resources for Student Course Selection

The Advanced Placement courses offered: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Physics 1, Physics C, Psychology, Seminar, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States History, World History.