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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 embeds global knowledge into courses 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 is home to the Vincennes Early College Program. Early college is a four-year program that allows students to earn college and high school credit through a rigorous and structured curriculum. Early college students can earn an Associates Degree in Global Studies with an emphasis in Spanish prior to high school graduation.

Honors programs are offered in English 9 and 10, algebra I, algebra II, geometry, biology and chemistry. Collegiate Connection at IPFW allows seniors to enroll in up to two college credits in composition (12th grade), pre-calculus, calculus, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, U.S. history, world history, art, economics, French 4, drawing, government, manufacturing/logistics and marketing. Students can participate in an array of extracurricular activities, including the award-winning marching band, jazz band, show choir, drama, dance and robotics club. North Side offers the English Language Learner (ELL) program to those for whom English is not their first language. 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.

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