Welcome to North Central!
North Central High School is one of five comprehensive high schools in SPS. Located just north of downtown Spokane, North Central added a new cafeteria and commons space in the summer of 2017. Our old cafeteria has been converted into a new classroom, including a Black Box Theater and TV/Video Production space. Additionally, in 2014, due to the fiscal conservation of the school district, NC was able to add a new, 11-classroom complex that features math and science classrooms along with the Institute of Science and Technology. We are so fortunate to have such beautiful spaces and wish to always extend a heart-felt thank you to our Spokane voters! North Central currently has 41 sections of honor-level courses, which are offered to all students in English, Social Studies, and Mathematics beginning in the freshman year. North Central offers 21 Advanced Placement courses with 47 sections, and currently has the largest AP program in Eastern Washington for a school of its size. North Central was recognized as the College Board Western Regional Innovation Award Winner for 2009-2010 for our college preparatory programs and academic press. Also, North Central has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek and the Washington Post for its exemplary AP Program in the 2009-2017 school years.
In addition, students may apply for college credit for Biological Solutions through Eastern Washington University, and for Photography, Business Computers and Teaching Academy through the Community Colleges of Spokane. Students may also access the Skill Center and work experience through our Applied Technology, Business, and Family and Consumer Science courses. We currently offer AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) classes at all levels. We also feature a four-year academic program in Molecular Biology. This program has received national and state recognition for innovation and novelty in the STEM sciences. Additionally, North Central began a 7th and 8th grade middle school program that feeds directly into North Central High School. This is the only program of its type in Spokane Public Schools.
The mission of North Central High School is to develop the skills and talents of all students through rigorous learning experiences, relevant real-life applications, and supportive relationships.
Our vision is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment which embraces diversity, encourages social responsibility, promotes rigorous learning experiences and emphasizes personalized learning support.