About North Side High School
North Side High School is named for its location in the city of Fort Wayne. The school was built in 1927, and has one of the district's most storied histories. North Side's first principal was Milton H. Northrop, for whom Northrop High School is named.
North Side offers the Global Studies/World Languages Program of Study. The program prepares students for a job market where one in five positions is tied to global trade. Students enrolled in the program take courses designed to enable students to work, live and communicate in a global society. The program emphasizes how the world's people and institutions are interconnected and how critical global economic, political, technological, environmental and social systems operate interdependently around the globe.
North Side also offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses, including calculus, statistics, English, chemistry and U.S. history, among others. Through Collegiate Connection, juniors and seniors can enroll in up to two college courses per semester. Students can participate in an array of extracurricular activities, including the award-winning marching band, jazz band, show choir, drama and dance.
North Side offers the English Language Learner program to those for whom English is not their first language. North Side is one of the district's 11 LEAD Schools (Leading Educational Achievement with Distinction). The school boasts of its diversity, with students from at least 18 countries speaking at least 29 different languages. Students who attend North Side come from Lakeside and Northwood middle schools. The school is located in the Board of School Trustees District 2.