Dream. Think. Do.

Follow Your Dreams and Passions.


WHS makes its home in Hampton, NH. It serves the communities of Hampton, Hampton Falls, Seabrook, and North Hampton. Boston, MA, Portland, ME, and Manchester, NH, are all within commuting distance.


Academic expectations are delivered through a wide range of academic courses and electives to support 21st century learning expectations.

Freshman seminar is designed to prepare all students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make a successful transition from middle school to high school. capstone experiences provide the foundation for a successful transition to college & career.

Every student at WHS develops a personal learning plan through the use of interest and ability explorers in order to inform academic, personal and professional goals.

Warrior Block, otherwise known as advisory, offers an opportunity for every student at WHS to connect with an adult in the building other than their guidance counselor.

Academic Excellence

Upwards of a third of the student body at Winnacunnet Cooperative High School is enrolled in Advanced Placement and Honors level courses, grades 9-12. Students participating in the annual Advanced Placement (AP) exam consistently outpace both the National and State scores.

Project based learning opportunities such  as the WHS Dory Project, Project Lead the Way and VEX Robotics increase student engagement in content areas.

WHS literacy indicators, by grade, outpace the 75th national percentile as measured by the Lexile reading inventory.

WHS provides a number of interventions for students struggling in core academic areas and other social and economic concerns.

Annually, over 90% of students graduate from Winnacunnet, with over 80% of the seniors attending two or four year colleges. Graduates are awarded over 65 local scholarships totaling over $95,000, and are accepted into over 200 colleges and universities.


Elective courses are offered in every academic department. Students can choose electives to complement their college and career goals and to apply core academic skills in real life settings. The elective courses also allow students opportunities to explore areas of interests.

WHS offers over 400 independent courses, including
155 electives in 13 different departments.

Distance learning opportunities for WHS students are available online through the Virtual Learning Academy.

Curriculum options include college & careers pathways through Running Start, the Seacoast School of Technology and the WHS evening program.

Embedded Professional Development utilizes Teachers as coaches to share and improve teaching & learning at the classroom level.

Student Voice

“WHS allows me to be engaged in designing my high school experience because when I am engaged I am the most successful and realize my potential.”

Programs like WHTV (student run television production), Winnachronicles (student newspaper), Totem (literary magazine), and the Wire (student run website pulling from various student media) are not only a testament to the variety of courses available to students, but the ownership that they have in school messaging.

Community Outreach

Relevance, engagement, and whole community involvement are essential elements of the culture of WHS.

Extended learning opportunities (ELO) allow students to break free of the traditional school structure and participate in authentic learning through school and community contexts. These experiences include internships, real-world career explorations, advanced studies and project based learning.

In the American Dream Unit students explore their interests as related to college and career options.

The annual college & career fair allows students to interact with local, regional and national employers.

WHS participates in numerous food drives and fundraising events for local charities, blood drives, and other positive community service activities.

Employment opportunities are posted on daily announcements and students with educational disabilities have access to a work experience/transition coordinator.

Technological Innovation

Winnacunnet distinguishes itself through innovation in both instructional tools and expertise. Winnacunnet’s goal is to provide the best resources and tools available to every student, regardless of their economic background, physical location or area of curricular interest.

WHS will be a fully implemented 1:1 Google Apps for Educution School by the 2018-2019 school year.

Winnacunnet student learning and technology initiatives have been featured at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, the New England Secondary School Consortium and the New England Google Summit.

The 2014 implementation of Read & Write for Google was the subject of a Google Case Study on effective assistive technology integration.

Student Activities

Winnacunnet has a long and rich history of co-curricular activities and award-winning teams. As a school community, over 44% of students participate in athletics.

There are over 40 clubs and organizations on campus.

Over 70% of WHS students are involved in a variety of activities including those with an academic focus, student government, service organizations, clubs, band, chorus, and Winnacunnet special events (national figure is reported at 33%).

The Winnacunnet community completes more than 2,000 hours of volunteer service each year.