About North Port High School
North Port High School will inspire tomorrow's leaders by providing quality instruction, and developing socially responsible individuals in their community & beyond.
North Port High School will prepare students to lead responsible lives by supporting their intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development.
About North Port High
North Port High School is composed of 2300 students and 130 faculty members on a spacious open campus. A high-quality faculty helps each student discover his or her talents through assorted academics and richly diverse extracurricular programs.
The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program offers a rigorous international pre-university curriculum and examination system which emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study for academically advanced students. AICE offers internationally recognized college-level courses tailored to student's individual interests, abilities, strengths, and future plans. Students who take AICE courses build a solid foundation for both college and employment. Cambridge programs encourage students to develop attributes of the Cambridge Learner – confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Cambridge curriculums also foster the development of 21st Century Skills such as critical thinking, creativity and innovation, self-direction, and collaboration and communication. Successful candidates who pass seven AICE exams in specific categories qualify for the highest level of Bright Futures scholarship, which pays 100% of tuition and fees for four years at a public college or university in the state of Florida.
STEM Grant at NPHS! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) North Port High School is fortunate to participate in a multi-year grant with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice to emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at the school. Two programs that will develop from this grant are an engineering academy (fall 2011) and a medical academy (fall 2012). Students at the school will benefit from additional equipment and resources designed to identify student talent and to emphasize high achievement in math and science coursework.
NPHS is home to the 1,025 seat North Port Performing Arts Center, which provides a spacious, state of the art venue for our amazing theatre performances and wonderful arts programs, which include; Photography Darkroom, Ceramics Studio and Kilns, Electronic Piano Lab, music practice rooms, and Dance Studio. Other school features are 10 Computer Labs, 34 Laptop Carts, Career Lab, 5,000 Seat Football Stadium, Wrestling Room, Weight Room, Construction Shop, 2 Drafting Labs, State of the Art Media Collection, Culinary Arts Industrial Kitchen, 1,500 Seat Gymnasium, 16 Science Labs, and an Indoor/Outdoor Cafe.
To foster a strong sense of belonging, each freshman class participates in an orientation program prior to entering high school. Students participate in team-building activities with an upper-class mentor to facilitate an understanding of how to become successful students and gain comfort in their new environment. Students are also grouped into advisories that meet once a week and they stay with that group of classmates and teacher/mentors throughout their four years at NPHS. Class spirit is reinforced through advisory and various activities throughout the year, such as powder puff, clash of the classes, class spirit day, homecoming, and prom. Lasting friendships are also forged in extracurricular activities, such as performing arts, ROTC, athletics, and club activities.