We’re happy to announce that our school this week is North Port High School in Sarasota County. Congratulations Bobcats! The 2,300 students and 130 faculty members have a lot of programs to be proud of. The Engineering program is home to robotics, 3-D modeling and 3-D printing.

Students in these classes learn the fundamentals of engineering while also gaining hands-on training in the classroom. Robotics students participate in competitions and it’s not just “best robot wins”.

Local businesses have forged a relationship with the engineering program and will bring their ideas to students who then will design a prototype to test. It’s one more example of real world applications being taught in the classroom.

The North Port Performing Arts Center is also located on the campus. With 1,025 seats it is the second largest theater in Sarasota County, just behind the Van Wezel. Students in the Visual Performing Arts program use the space throughout the school year, but the theater is also open to outside groups that bring performances to the area.

North Port’s visual performing arts includes photography, ceramics, painting, dance, music, drama, and chorus to name a few. With all the great opportunities students have at North Port High School, it’s easy to see why they are 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida.

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