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Veteran’s Day Program


North High’s MCJROTC cadets will conduct a Veteran’s Day program to honor our Veterans on Friday, November 7th at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium. More information to come soon from Major Sean Quinlan.

Adams Family

North High Theater Production


North High will present “Addams Family” a Musical comedy from October 30th -November 1st in the evenings at 7pm. You can purchase tickets online at Tickets are $6.00 for students and $8.00 for adults.

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Senior Night -Football


Friday October 24th is Senior Night for the football team. Varsity game begins at 7:30pm at the Grubb Stadium against WDM Dowling Catholic.


North High Class of 2015 Graduation Date


The finalized date and time for the North High’s 2015 Commencement: Saturday- May 23rd, at the Drake Knapp Center – 9:30 a.m.


Picture Retake Day


Lifetouch Picture Retake Day has been scheduled for Tuesday (B-day), October 28th from 12:00 – 3:30 PM in the WRESTLING room. Be sure and mark your calendars.If you need an order form, we have those in the main office.


Homecoming Game/Dance


Homecoming games will be on Friday, October 10th. There will be a lot of activities and fun days for students leading up to this event. We will have a pep rally on Friday and a tailgate in the parking lot from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. The homecoming dance will be on Saturday, October 11th from … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 30
Girls Volleyball Regional Tournament Quarterfinals
Oct 30
Girls Volleyball Regional Tournament Quarterfinals
Oct 30
Girls Volleyball Regional Tournament Quarterfinals
Oct 30
Girls Swimming Regional Diving Meet
Oct 30
Girls Swimming Regional Diving Meet
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Open House will be held September 2nd at 5:30pm

Click on “2014-2015 Registration Packet” to open the documents
2014-2015 Registration Packet

North High School Newsletters
February 2014 Newsletter
March 2014 Newsletter
April 2014 Newsletter
June/July 2014 Newsletter

2014-2015 North High School Course Request Forms
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Freshman (9th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Sophomore (10th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Junior (11th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Senior (12th Grade)

2014-2015 High School Course Catalog
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Central Campus Bus Schedule

click here to view Central Campus early out bus schedule

click here to view central campus bus times

New Eligibility Policy:
North High is implementing a new eligibility policy for all students. We expect that all of our students show up everyday, work hard and succeed in the classroom. Please see the attached student handbook linked below for details.

ID Badge Policy:
This is a reminder that students must wear their ID badges on their lanyards around their neck. This is for safety reasons and we need everyone to please follow this here to view ID policy

Bell Schedule
Click Here to View 2014-2015 Bell Schedule

Student Handbook 2014-2015 Click here to view

Calendar of Events


About North High School


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Welcome to North High School. We are committed to making all students develop a strong character within a culture of excellence. Go Polar Bears!