Northland High School is the largest comprehensive high school in Columbus City Schools. Our advanced, dual credit and college preparatory courses are tailored to meet the needs of diverse learners. Our Student Success Model encourages students to ASPIRE, ACHIEVE, and ADAPT in order to experience maximum success. Northland High School students are encouraged to participate in a variety of extra-curricular offerings, as well as serve their community in our many service organizations. The mission of Northland High School is to ensure that each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and success, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
CURRICULUM: The curriculum offerings at Northland High School are designed for 100% student success. We offer eight school-based, dual credit college courses through a partnership with Columbus State. Students who participate in the Credits Count program are eligible for college scholarships upon graduation. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) courses are provided in grades 9 - 12. We offer two foreign languages: Spanish and French. Advanced Placement courses are offered in Biology, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, and Calculus. We also offer a full complement of STEM-focused courses, including Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Coding, and Personal Finance.
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT: A vibrant, active relationship with Northland’s parent community is vital to our shared success. The Northland Athletic Boosters annually provide the school with financial support which enables teams and performance groups to purchase the best available equipment and uniforms. The Northland Instrumental Music Parents Association (NIMPA) and the Northland STEM Parents Association sponsor and coordinate fundraisers to provide funding for extracurricular activities and competitions. We have one part-time Family Ambassador who coordinates communication and workshops for our families
WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL OUTSTANDING: The make-up of our student body reflects the diversity apparent in the larger context of our wonderful city, Columbus, Ohio. The most-recent Class of 2017 received over $5 million dollars in scholarships. Northland alumni have graduated from the most prestigious colleges and universities in our nation, including the military academies. Many Northland graduates have attained national recognition as Gates Millennium Scholars. Our graduates consistently receive recognition and awards on the local, state, and national level in both academics and athletics. The Northland High School Athletic Department is known nationwide for superior performances on and off the court by our student-athletes. The music and drama departments at Northland offer multiple opportunities for public performances, whether as an actor/actress, choir member, or playing an instrument in the marching band. Our STEM Club has won local, regional, and national competitions. We are a nationally-certified site for Project Lead the Way. Northland’s Junior and Senior Link Crew Leaders provide mentoring and leadership to the incoming freshman class.
OUR STAFF: Northland’s staff is a reflection of our ethnically and culturally diverse community. Members of the Northland High School faculty are highly-qualified, committed to 21st century learning, and promoters of life-long learning. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of a rigorous curriculum, relevance through the application of new knowledge to real-world situations, and building relationships through a culture of mutual esteem, caring, and success. We also have a vibrant and active alumni association which supports our school in a variety of ways. They organize events throughout the year to raise funds and to celebrate being a Viking.
WHERE WE ARE LOCATED: Northland High School is located on the north side of the city of Columbus, east of Interstate 71, between Morse Road and Rt. 161 (Dublin-Granville Rd.).