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Natchitoches Central High School


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Micah Coleman

                                            Message from the Principal

“Our Chiefs were born to win, but to be a winner our Chiefs must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”  -Zig Ziglar

 

At Natchitoches Central High School we are creating a culture where Respect, Honor, and Tradition live and breathe in our hallways.  Our culture of respect begins first with BEING KIND.  A culture of respect emanates from our leadership team, into our teachers and staff, and bleeds over into our students.  A culture of respect precipitates the coming progress of each and every student academically, emotionally, and socially.

 

Honor will be a staple in our classrooms and hallways.  Honor is modeled by our staff and required of our students.  People are watching what we do and how we do it.  At Natchitoches Central we have the power to choose our response to any and every situation and to do it with honor. This inspires trust and commitment, and produces the types of citizens that our community needs now and in the future.

 

Respect and Honor will be the tradition that carries on in Natchitoches Central Chiefs here within our walls and long after they have graduated to the world.  NCHS seeks to create community and world changers by what is taught and learned while here at our school and this will be the Tradition of being a Chief.

 

There are no places that I am more proud to be a part of than Natchitoches Central.  It is our sincere aim to spread our enthusiasm and passion for our students and our school to everyone in the parish.  Natchitoches Central is a place that offers ALL of our students in the parish a place where they find their passions, their influence, and their way.  Here, our Chiefs will be afforded the opportunities for diverse educational experiences, opportunities to rise to academic challenges, and opportunities to compete for championships.

 

We are ready to seize this coming year and make it a success!

 

CHIEF CULTURE OVER EVERYTHING,

 

Micah Coleman, M.Ed.+30

Mission Statement

To engage everyone in a united effort to provide lifelong learning.

Belief Statement

The faculty and staff of Natchitoches Central High School believe that every student is entitled to an education in a safe, disciplined, and challenging environment. Furthermore, we believe that an education must include not only academics by also basic life skills that will prepare students to live and function successfully in our society. To the end, we believe that Natchitoches Central High School must provide for both college and non-college-bound students. Teachers must inspire students to achieve their full potential by instilling in them a strong work ethic and desire to learn. Students must exhibit self-discipline and not infringe on the rights of other students to learn. Finally, we believe that the responsibility for the success of our students must be assumed by all-administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the community.

History of NCHS

Natchitoches Central High School is located on the Natchitoches Bypass between property owned by NSU and the Louisiana Technical College. It serves students from the Parish Seat of Natchitoches as well as the villages of Provencal, Robeline, Marthaville, Allen, and Cloutierville. All students in Natchitoches who live below the Red River Bridge, with the exception of part of Payne Subdivision, are served by Natchitoches Central High School. The unique aspect of combining students from town with those from the more rural areas has been a duty of both excellence and pride for all stakeholders associated with the school. The history of Natchitoches Central High began with the purpose of inclusion of all. This is still a highlight of the school’s mission.

The CHIEF is the school mascot, and the school colors are maroon, gold, and white.

Back to School Registration

We are excited to announce the following dates for registration at Natchitoches Central High School:

  • Seniors Only - Monday, August 2nd from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Juniors Only - Monday, August 2 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sophomores Only - Thursday, August 5th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Freshmen Only - Friday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking that parents drop their students off near the Front Office area with their completed registration packets.  If a parent must attend, we ask that each student be accompanied by only one parent.

Registration packets should be picked up beginning Thursday afternoon, July 29th, at NCHS outside of the Front Office area.  Those packets should be completed at home before being turned in on the date assigned for that student’s grade level as outlined above.  Please do not bend or fold the packets. Please keep the packet stapled to ensure that all pages are kept together.

We will have a staggered start to school this year with our freshman beginning first.  Start dates for each grade level will be as follows:

  • Wednesday, August 11th - 9th Grade Only
  • Thursday, August 12th - 9th and 10th Grade Only
  • Friday, August 13th - All Grades

NCHS Senior Portraits

Natchitoches Central Senior portraits will be taken by Provine School Pictures at NCHS in the outside gym.  Senior male portraits will be on Monday, August 9th and Senior female portraits will be on Tuesday, August 10th.

Please find the schedule of designated times HERE.

If you are unable to come during the appropriate time due to work or prior obligations, you may come during a different time slot on the same date. Make up sessions will be offered on Friday, October 15th.  Times will be announced as the date gets closer.

This year we will be able to provide all the attire, including tuxedos, drapes and jewelry, graduation gowns, caps, and tassels with the 2022 charm! Here’s how you can best be prepared:

  • Males: Please come clean shaven. NO facial piercings will be allowed. Please wear a light-colored T-shirt with no writing on it.
  • Females: Please wear a spaghetti strap top or a tube top for underneath the drape. Please have your hair and nails ready for portraits. Your nails will be visible in some of the portraits. NO facial piercings will be allowed.

End of Course Tests

High school students take End-of-Course tests in seven subjects: Algebra I, Geometry, English I, English II and III, Biology and U.S. History. End-of-Course tests comprise 15% of the student’s final grade in the subject. To earn a standard high school diploma, students must earn a score of Fair or above on three End-of-Course tests, including one in each category – Algebra I or Geometry; English I, English II or English III; and Biology or U.S. History.

NCAA Eligibility

College athletes must register at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. Once at the website, simply follow the instructions for prospective athletes. If you received an ACT or SAT fee waiver, the NCAA fee can be waived. After creating your account and putting in all the necessary information, see Ms. Schaub in the guidance office to verify the ACT/SAT fee waiver.

Use code 9999 to have ACT/SAT scores sent to NCAA Clearinghouse.

Request a Transcript

To request a copy of your transcript, please click on the link at left to access our transcript request form. A fee of $3 is required for alumni. Completed forms should be mailed to NCHS Guidance, ATTN: Joanie Potter, 6513 Hwy. 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Faxed forms must be followed by mailed payment before requests will be processed.

TOPS Benefits

In order for any student to be eligible for TOPS benefits, there must be a LOSFA signed consent form on file at Natchitoches Central High School which gives the school counselors permission to share your child’s data with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) through the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) and any postsecondary education institution(s) to which your child may apply. LOSFA must have your child’s personal information in order to track your child’s progress toward TOPS eligibility.

NSU Partnership

Natchitoches Central High School is excited about our partnership with Northwestern State University to offer courses for college credit for selected high school students. In an effort to provide a unique opportunity, 11th and 12th grade students may earn college credit while enrolled in courses taught by their high school teacher, Students may also enroll in online courses classes directly through Northwestern or traditional face-to-face classes on Northwestern’s campus provided that they meet the enrollment criteria listed below:

  • ACT or PLAN (or ASPIRE equivalent) Composite Score of 18
  • ACT or PLAN (or ASPIRE equivalent) English sub-score of 18 to enroll in English or (450 SAT, 68 Compass Writing)
  • ACT or PLAN (or ASPIRE equivalent) mathematics sub-score of 19 to enroll in College Algebra or (460 SAT, 40 Compass Algebra)
  • GPA 3.00 – Junior Status
  • GPA 2.75 – Senior Status

Apply now by clicking on this link: http://ece.nsula.edu/dual-enrollment-program/.

CLTCC Partnership

Natchitoches Central High School also has a partnership with Central Louisiana Technical Community College – Natchitoches Campus to help prepare our students for college and the workforce while they are still in high school. Call Mrs. Twana Harris for more information about this application process at (318)352-4315, ext. 229.

Scholarships

SENIORS: Don’t forget to go fill out your FAFSA online in order to apply for TOPS and other forms of financial aid such as Federal Pell Grants and Student Loans.

Use Scholarship Search to get free access to over 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion for college. Register now to be entered to win $5,000.

Graduation Requirements

Louisiana’s high school students have two paths to a high school diploma:

  1. the UNIVERSITY pathway which is for college/university-bound students… http://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/jumpstart/tops-university-course-requirements.pdf?sfvrsn=18 … and
  2. the JUMP START pathway which is for technical/community college and career-bound students http://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/jumpstart/tops-tech-course-requirements.pdf?sfvrsn=12.

Students receive a gold Student Planning Guide in the tenth grade which contains this information plus much more.  This guide contains the student’s transcript which has been evaluated by his/her counselor along with her notes and suggestions.  Ask your junior or senior to share their GOLD FOLDER with you and track his/her progress toward graduation together.

When scholarships become available for the 2021-2022 school year, you will see them here.

NCHS offers a wide variety of opportunities for both male and female athletes here at school. Please visit the sports sections below to learn more about each sport that we have available.

Please understand that in order for the student to be eligible to be on the team, they must meet BOTH the criteria from the coach/sport, as well as official LHSAA eligibility criteria.

Please see the REQUIRED forms and information that LHSAA requires to have on record to the right. Click on the forms to print them off. Failure to turn in any one item may result in your student being ineligible to play and/or be on the team.

Additionally, the student-athlete must turn in any required forms/information to their coach that they specifically require.

Football

Volleyball

Sports and Auxiliaries Faculty 

Fall Sports
Spring Sports
Auxiliaries

Please refer to these resources for more information about the plans the Natchitoches Parish School Board has implemented to establish an effective and successful school system for Natchitoches Parish.

Click HERE to view the NCHS Administration, Faculty & Staff. Click on names to view/access email addresses.

Administrative Staff

Micah Coleman
Principal
Dr. Alvin Brossette
Assistant Principal / 10th Grade Discipline
Dennis Breland
Assistant Principal / 11th & 12th Grade Discipline Athletic Director
Davin White
Assistant Principal
Latoya Hayes
Guidance Secretary

Contact

Address:

6513 Highway 1 Bypass
71457 LA
United States

Phone:

31.7666225, -93.1080356