Welcome to Portage Central High School
Seniors Guide to Our Steps Toward Graduation
Here is a useful summary of everything Seniors will need to know for our steps toward Commencement from May to August.
Our Salute to the Graduates and Light Up the Night!
More than 80% of our graduates submitted pictures of themselves wearing their caps and gowns — and we are thrilled! (For those of you who didn’t, that’s okay: we used the picture you submitted to the yearbook.) Colleagues worked an entire weekend — especially band teacher Allison Patrick, who is truly amazing — to create a complete video slideshow of all the members of our Class of 2020. We so hope you will enjoy watching this Salute to Our Graduates at least as much as we enjoyed creating it. Salute to Our Graduates link.
Congratulations to our 2020 IB Diploma Seniors
Please enjoy our video honoring the 2020 Senior IB Diploma Candidates. This video is to recognize each of our IB Diploma Candidates and celebrate where they will be continuing their educational journey, as well as what they plan to study in the future. We are very proud of their accomplishments and dedication to the International Baccalaureate Program over the last two years and wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.
Our 2020 Virtual Mustang RideOut Award Winners!
The Mustang RideOut is an important tradition that gives us the opportunity to recognize the incredible work seniors have done over the last four years. Despite these difficult times, we did not want to lose our chance to say thank you. Click here to view the award videos
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Shutdown Information
Please visit this page to access updates about the school closure, including how we are responding to prevent the spread of infectious disease, keep students and staff safe and healthy, and minimize the impact on student learning.
Essential information for seniors and parents of seniors
The Counseling Office has put together a short video on some important ‘end of the school year’ things for our seniors. Included are some brief instructions on requesting your final transcript, completing an important senior survey, and some reminders on grades, credits, and GPA. We know that sometimes you might have a question about these kinds of things, and we thought a quick video would be helpful. Enjoy!
The link to that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWUDFV3a5Iw
Congratulations to PC’s Art and Design Teacher Ms. Honeysett
Michigan Department of Education Regional Teacher of the Year 2020! We are so grateful for her and the incredible work she accomplishes with our students every day. Congratulations, Liz! Watch Liz’s surprise when learning about the recognition
AP Tests Update
Dear Parents and Students,
We know there has been a lot of uncertainty in terms of International Baccalaureate Exams and AP Exams as the school has been closed due to COVID-19. Here are the most current details we can provide on the upcoming IB and AP exam session.
- AP testing Guide
- AP Exam Day Checklist
- Confirm your email address with AP
- Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students may take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. These exams are currently being developed.
- AP has given any student already registered for an exam the option to cancel at no charge.
- For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. One date will be earlier and one later. You will have the option of taking the exam sooner while the content is still fresh, or you can wait until a later date to give yourself more time to prepare.
- AP will continue to support students with free resources through exam day.
- Additional and information can be found here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
We know this has been a difficult time for everyone. As we learn more in the weeks ahead, we will keep you in the loop every step of the way. And as always, if you have thoughts or questions, let us know anytime.
Eric Lancaster Rick Searing
IB Coordinator for PCHSIB Coordinator for PNHS
Buy a brick for McCamley Field, Mustang Field, or the new pool!
Back by popular demand…
So many families and community members purchased bricks at the new McCamley Field and tiles at the new pool — to leave their mark in these spaces where so many great kids celebrated and where so many more will celebrate decades into the future.
But if you missed your chance last year, you have another chance now! Plus, we have a new space to commemorate your family, friends, and experiences. Mustang Field hosted its first soccer games this fall, and we are so grateful for what our community has built.
This sale continues until Graduation Day this spring. So if you are considering a brick at the new McCamley or Mustang Field, click here.
If you would like a tile at the new pool, click here.
Thank you — again and again — for all that you have done!
Annual Education Reports
2019-20 School and District Annual Education Reports and Cover Letters
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
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