Welcome to Portage Central High School

Portage Central News


Main Office Summer Hours

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for our “First Night Under The Lights”

First Night Under the Lights Football game

We want to thank you for the new McCamley on August 29th and for the new Mustang Field on September 3rd

   In October 2017, the Portage Central community said farewell to the old McCamley Field – and it was a wonderful success. Now it’s time to get ready to celebrate our new home field.

And we are hoping you will want to be part of this event. 

A Century of Central: 1922-2022

Over the next three years, we are continuing a series of community events that will show our gratitude for what we’ve been given these first hundred years.  Our next event will take place this fall with the “First Night Under The Lights” at the new McCamley Field on Thursday, August 29th.  For our first football game, we are inviting everyone to come experience this gift from our community that will serve our students, our families, and friends for decades. 

First Night Under The Lights Events

  • Introduce our New Mustang Mascot
  • Food Truck Rally sponsored by our Portage Central Parents
  • Kids Carnival sponsored by our Student Council
  • Alumni & Friends Gathering Tent: Before and during the football game reconnect with friends and alumni at the field-level tent, revisit the history of Portage Central, and see the vision for its future
  • The Beginning of New Traditions
  • And more…

So please join us!

   Plus, on Tuesday, September 3rd we will have the Grand Opening of Mustang Field before the start of our men’s soccer game. Please stay tuned for more information on this wonderful event. Hope to see you all there!

First Night Under the Light T-shirt’s are available for $10 in the PCHS office at the high school.

Freshman Orientation will be Monday, August 26th. 

We ask that parents drop off their Freshmen at 8:00 am to allow them to get to know their Link Crew leaders and other Freshmen. They will engage in a variety of fun and interactive activities. And then, we ask that parents return at 11:00 am for a presentation by the principal, Eric Alburtus, in the School Auditorium. 9th graders and their parents will reconnect at 11:30 am in the Commons to peruse the Activities/Athletics Fair and see booths with all the clubs and activities Portage Central High School offers, purchase Mustang Gear, yearbooks, athletic passes, and ask questions of staff and students about PCHS. If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Smith, Activities Director, at 269-323-5265 or [email protected]

Transfer Orientation, for new students in grades 10-12, entering Portage Central High School this Fall will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from 10:00-11:30 am. Students will meet a Student Ambassador, receive a tour of the school, and have a chance to ask questions. Parents are welcome to stay. 

Alma Mater Song

As part of our Centennial Celebration, Portage Central is commissioning the composition of an Alma Mater song.  This project will be under the direction of composer Ibe Sodawalla, who has composed most of our recent Marching Band Shows and who many students will know as the arranger and conductor of the PC Band’s “Christmas in Sarajevo.”  

He is seeking input from students, alumni, staff, and community members to make sure that our Alma Mater fits us. Follow this link to share your thoughts with us

Does your daughter or son want to do some community service over the summer?

If so, let us know! We always have needs around here, from cleaning to weeding to helping us prepare for next year. Starting Monday, June 24, just have your daughter or son email Eric Alburtus at [email protected] a day ahead of time, so we know folks are coming. Plus this is a great way to get them out of the house!

Thanks in advance for your help!

Natatorium Donor Wall

If you are interested in purchasing a tile for the Natatorium donor wall, you may do so by going to gomustangaquatics.com. All the money donated will go towards benefiting the PC swimming and diving programs. As always we appreciate your support and efforts to help our students to be successful in and out of the classroom.

From the Counseling Office

The counseling office is closed during the summer effective June 19, 2019

If you are a recent graduate and need a transcript, please visit www.parchment.com to make your request.  If you graduated 2014 or earlier, please visit www.portageps.org/students/transcripts/ to make your transcript request.

If you would like to enroll your student, please visit www.portageps.org/enrollment/info/ to complete the online enrollment process.

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact our Registrar at 269-323-5282.

If you would like to speak to your child’s counselor, please send them an email, and they will contact you when they return in late August.

If this is an urgent matter, please contact the main office at 323-5200.

The 2018-2019 Senior Guide is now available

So much is going on during the senior year, from college applications to Grad Bash, from yearbook information to where you pick up your diploma after graduation. All seniors received a copy at our class meeting, and you can also download an electronic copy here so you can make sure you are up to date with the responsibilities and rewards of being a Mustang senior!

Attendance Office Direct Line 323-5259

If your son or daughter is going to be away from school just a few minutes or all day, thanks for keeping us in the loop!

Student Council’s online suggestion box

The Mustang Minutes, our parent and community newsletter

Mustang Minutes Newsletter

Portage Central High School Parent E-Mail Sign-up

IB Logo
Mustang Slogan

Upcoming Events

Code of Conduct Meeting

August 27 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am

Open House

September 11

Quick Links

Community Enrichment
Job Opportunities
Enrolling Students
Staff Directory
Media Center

Locate Us