Ponaganset High School 

Ponaganset High School is a school of the Foster-Glocester School District, located in North Scituate, Rhode Island, USA. Most of the high school students live in the surrounding towns of Foster, Rhode Island and Glocester, Rhode Island. This is a public high school, known for its music program, AP and honors classes, as well as its CTE approved pathways; Plant Systems, Animal Systems, Materials and Manufacturing, Pre-Engineering, Music Technology, Music Performance. Ponaganset High school also boasts robust Computer Science, Information Technology, and Biomedical courses.


LOCATION North Scituate, Rhode Island, USA 

WEBSITE www.fosterponaganseths.ss11.sharpschool.com

SPECIALIZED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS Academic pathways at Ponaganset integrate academic, career, and technical education that lead to college credit and/or industry certification in 6 areas of study.


  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Music and Fine Arts
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Construction/Materials Fabrication
  • BioMedical Sciences
  • Information Technology/Gaming


  • Choose from 6 college and career pathways
  • Customize course selection and projects based on personal interests
  • Earn post-secondary credit and/or industry certification
  • Learn 21st century skills and work habits
  • Explore technology-rich learning environments


  • Access to a computer through the 1:1 laptop initiative
  • Access to specialized resources and technology
  • Learning through real-life experiences
  • Classroom requirements focus on precision and accuracy
  • Personalized student support


  • Design and build with 3D printing technology
  • Learn about alternate fuels in an Energy Lab
  • Hands-on learning with hydrogen fuel cells and an alternate fueled automobile
  • Produce sustainable seafood sources though aqua farming techniques
  • Grow crops with hydroponic agricultural practices
  • Investigate, document, and analyze forensic evidence
  • Build organs and tissues on a skeletal “ManikenTM”
  • Develop game apps for mobile devices


Ponaganset students can choose from over 22 AP Courses:

  • Art History VHS
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Calculus BC VHS
  • Chemistry
  • PLTW Computer Science Principles
  • LTW Computer Science A
  • Economics Micro/Macro VHS
  • English Language VHS
  • English Literature & Comp.
  • Environmental Science 
  • European History VHS
  • French Language VHS
  • Government & Politics VHS
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C VHS
  • Physics I/II
  • Psychology VHS
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History VHS

Honors courses offered include: 

  • PLTW Medical Interventions
  • PLTW Biomedical Innovations
  • PLTW Engineering Design & Development
  • PLTW Intro to Engineering Design
  • PLTW Principles of Engineering
  • East Asian Cultures
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Studio Art
  • Ceramics III
  • Music History EEP
  • Wind Ensemble
  • PLTW Aerospace Engineering
  • PLTW Digital Electronics
  • PLTW Human Body Systems
  • English 9-12
  • Algebra II
  • Pre Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Spanish IV EEP
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • U.S. History EEP
  • Modern World
  • 20th Century History
  • World Cultures

Ponaganset's Top-rate elective courses include:

  • World Languages
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Art
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Sciences