North Port High School

County: Sarasota
Number of Students: 2,466

6400 West Price Blvd, 6400 West Price Blvd, Fl 34291
Phone: 941-423-8558
Fax: 941-480-3199

Principal: George Kenney
Email: [email protected]

Superintendent: Lori White
Phone: 941-927-9000 x31147
Email: [email protected]

School Board President: Shirley Brown
Phone: 941-927-9000
Email: [email protected]

PR Representative: Angela Hartvigsen
Phone: 941-927-9000 x34107
Email: [email protected]

Students served:

11 % Black
74 % White
10 % Hispanic
1 % Asian
4 % Other

Our Arts Teaching Team includes:

4 % Visual Art
3 % Music
2 % Theatre
1 % Dance
1% Electronic Music
1% Video/TV Production

Students enrolled/participating in dedicated arts classes: 28 %
Students on free and reduced lunch: 55 %

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A Visit to Our School:
NPHS is fortunate to have the North Port Performing Arts Center, an 1100 seat, state of the art performance venue locate on our camps, which affords the opportunity both for our student performances on stage and exhibitions of students artwork in the beautiful 3-story lobby. Permanent display cases and mounting materials have been installed throughout the Performing Arts Center to enable teachers to feature outstanding student artwork and accomplishments. Our classes are properly equipped for a wide range of activities with ample supplies and instruments. This is made possible from the many grants we apply for and receive the support of our community, and by the resourcefulness of our Administrator. One stumbling block this year has been the school district mandated switch from block scheduling (80 min. classes) to 7 period (47 min. classes) schedule. Our planning time and instructional time has been a challenge. However, due to the fact that we have incredibly flexible instructors, guidance counselors, and students and that we have a very supportive Administrator; we have been able to maintain programs that thrive.

Our Special Arts Programs:
The Fine and Performing Arts programs contribute to the success of students in other academic areas in a number of ways. The primary two ways this is accomplished is by Arts instructors priding themselves on working with other instructors on cross-curriculum projects/lessons and by having the school, as a whole, set up into Small Learning Communities (SLCs): Performing Arts and Media & Visual Arts. This allows for lessons and instruction to overlap with a strong focus on the core disciplines of reading, writing, math and science. This also allows the visual or performing-based learner to make associations within their comfort zone and to improve upon the skills need to be productive within high school and society. NPHS arts students have a wealth of resources, which they are exposed to in our community and county. Some venues that students get to experience are: Ringling College of Art & Design, Disney’s Choral Performances, Music in Our School Month Performances, Van Wezel Performances, Ringling Museum, Dali Museum, North Port Community Band, national, local, and community speakers/performers to name a few. Also students are given the opportunity to be involved in internships as well as perform with local community groups.

Our Pride:
Our list of local, regional, and statewide performances and exhibitions opportunities that our students have participated in reflects the outstanding level of ability our students possess. NPHS is committed to empowering our students to participate in school, local, district and state evaluations and exhibitions no matter the financial circumstances at home. All performances and exhibits are open to family and community members, which has only encouraged an environment of “nurturing the Arts” within our school and community. NPHS’ Fine and Performing Arts instructors are all state certified teachers: 2 instructors being Nationally Board Certified, 10 out of 12 instructors having obtained a Master degree or higher. All instructors attend local and state Arts affiliated conferences and workshops, as well as school and district training within their discipline and beyond. One of NPHS’ Fine and Performing Arts' goals is to have instructors that are approachable, knowledgeable in their field, and apprise of, as well as, implementing the latest educational models and best practices. The instructors are also involved in performances and exhibits which highlight their personal talents, thus remaining practicing artists in addition to Arts instructors.

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