Student Programs

TC Central High School offers multiple avenues for students to find their passion and get involved throughout their high school journey.

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External LinkVisit the TC Central Trojan Athletics website

Athletic Office Contact Information

Telephone: 231.933.8207
External LinkJustin Thorington,  Athletic Director
External LinkPat Bowen,  Assistant
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TCAPS High School Academic Communities

The Academic Communities at Traverse City Central High School (CHS) & Traverse City West Senior High School (WSH) are designed to create connections & rigor in a student’s area of academic interest by:

  • Empowering students with deeper knowledge, skills, and experiences
  • Engaging in authentic experiences within and beyond the classroom
  • Developing competencies in TCAPS’ Portrait of a Graduate to be better prepared for college & work

Learn More

Click here to link to the Black & Gold Quarterly
The Black & Gold Quarterly Magazine is written, designed, and published by the students of Traverse City Central High School. It is available in print and online. Contact Advisor External LinkKatie Polus for more information.

External LinkView the latest editions of the Black & Gold Quarterly.

Clubs are an excellent way for students to be involved during their high school years. Below are several clubs offered at Central High School:

Don't see a club you want to join? Why not start one?

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Each Front & Central show is planned, written and produced by TC Central students. To find out more or become a part of the Front & Central broadcast team, see your high school guidance counselor. The course is open to all grade levels. 

Visit the Front & Central webpage to view current and archived episodes.

Contact Information

For more information about Front & Central or Broadcast Communications, contact:

External LinkKatie Polus
Broadcast Communications Advisor

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TC Central is proud of its award winning band, orchestra and vocal music programs. Visit the performing arts webpage to learn more about each program and to view the music calendar of events. 

Sci-Ma-Tech logoThe purpose of Traverse City Area Public Schools’ enhanced science, math and technology program called SCI-MA-TECH is to enrich the quality of education by inspiring and challenging students through an individualized and integrated curriculum.

SCI-MA-TECH has a rigorous curriculum that engages students through participation in exciting and innovative explorations designed to fully prepare them for success in post-secondary education and beyond. Learn more about the SCI-MA-TECH program.