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High Point Central
www.gcsnc.com/High_Point_Central_High | 336-819-2825
About The School
Children will be able to pick up meals Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at High Point Central. Any children ages 0 to 18 will pick up their lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning.
High Point Central High School is located in the heart of High Point and was established in 1927. Generations of families have passed through the collegiate Gothic halls, now providing students with 21st-century skills through unique academic programs, including International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, College Tech Prep, as well as a rich extracurricular culture.
Special Academic Programs
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program - High Point Central is an authorized IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
The IB program’s philosophy is infused throughout all subject areas using the magnet school’s objectives:
- Teachers will present the curriculum to students through experimental, inquiry-based, interdisciplinary lessons.
- Students will be required to think and reason at high levels and to ask and answer analytical questions.
- Students will develop advanced research skills.
- Students will master written and verbal communication of ideas.
- Faculty and staff will stress the social, physical, and cognitive well-being of each student to prepare them for involvement in community and extra-curricular activities.
- Students will recognize the roles and responsibilities of being members of the international community.
- Students and teachers will integrate cutting-edge technology into their work products.
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Opportunities
High Point Central High School provides students with the academic & technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. High Point Central offers the following options:
Game Art Design
Multimedia & Webpage Design
Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
Principles of Business & Finance
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Early Childhood Education
Parenting & Child Development
Computer Engineering Technology
Foundations of Information Technology
Networking Engineering Technology
CompTIA Fundamentals of IT
Metals Manufacturing Technology
Scientific & Technical Visualization
Modeling & Animation
Cross Country (Girl’s & Boy’s)
Basketball (Girl’s & Boy’s)
Indoor Track and Field (Girl’s & Boy’s)
Swimming (Girl’s & Boy’s)
Lacrosse (Girl’s & Boy’s)
Track and Field (Girl’s & Boy’s)
Honors & Recognitions
Exceeded Expected Growth - Highest growth in all GCS; 9th highest growth in North Carolina.
Received a $10,000 grant from CompTIA Creating IT Future awarded to our Technology Student Association
2020 School Library Media Specialist of the Year - Heidi Cadmus
2019 Extraordinary Educator - Michael Holden
Michael's Amazon Wishlist
2020 Extraordinary Educator - Kayla Ranew
2021 Extraordinary Educator - Dan Myers
2018 GCS Teacher of the Year Brooke Sumner
High Point Central students were awarded over $9 million in scholarships including the following fully funded scholarships: Morehead Cain Scholar $97,064; Trinity Scholarship $350,000; National Merit $10,000; NC State University Goodnight Scholar $80,000; 3 High Point University First Generation Scholarships $150,000; 2 Navy ROTC Scholarships 180,000.
Eleven High Point Central alumni were inducted into the athletic hall of fame
Guilford County Schools encourages every student to become involved in Service-Learning. Our easy-to-use Service-Learning Handbook outlines all of the requirements and forms necessary to get started. Contact school for specific details.
After School Care