Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Traverse City Central High School
|Central High School|
|Town||Traverse City, Michigan|
|District|| Traverse City Area|
|School Colors||Black and Gold|
It is one of three high schools in Traverse City, with over 1,300 students each year. Central is located in the Traverse City Area Public Schools school district, which is part of the larger Traverse Bay Area ISD . Central offers classes for students in grades 10–12. Additionally, students are given the option to dual enroll and attend classes at Northwestern Michigan College across the street from Central. In addition to the dual enrollment program a wide variety of honors and AP classes are offered.
Arts & Music
Central has an active music program, with multiple choirs, bands, and orchestras. In addition to the larger groups, there are also numerous small ensembles, including a jazz band, three small vocal groups, and some student-led chamber ensembles. In 2004, the chorale performed at Carnegie Hall.
The school puts on an annual musical which involves students from all fields. In the recent past, the musicals have been such classics as Guys and Dolls, Singin' in the Rain and Hello Dolly. In 2004 the musical, Beauty and the Beast sold over 6000 tickets due to overwhelming demand and two encore performances.
The Theater Arts classes put on four shows for the public each year; in addition, the Thespian club puts on a performance and competes at drama festivals.
Central's most intense sports rival is neighbor school West Senior High ; Central competes in baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, cross-country skiing, dance, downhill skiing, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and wrestling.
The school was originally established as the sole high school in Traverse City, established in 1884. Since then, it has burned down and moved from its original location to its current one. The current site of the school was first built upon in the 1950's. However, in the 1990's the school underwent extensive renovations and only a few of the original structures still stand. In 1997 a second high school opened in Traverse City, Traverse City West Senior High. Since West Senior High opened, there has been a westward shift of students; in the 2004–2005 school year, there was an enrollment gap of 178 students, though that number is increasing at a slower rate than in the past.
- William Milliken, former governor of Michigan
- Terrie Taylor , international tropical medicine researcher
- Tom Kozelko , former member of the Washington Bullets
- Thomas Hall , Air Force captain
- Dan Majerle, former NBA player
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details