Tri-Central Middle/High School is a 1A school district consisting of a 6-8 middle and a 9-12 high school building. TCMSHS is a top-ranked school corporation earning #13 in the State of Indiana by US News and World Report. It has also earned recognition by the State of Indiana for having 33.9% of graduates earning a 3 or higher on an Advance Placement (AP) exam in 2018.
The Middle/High School is approved to offer the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate (WEC). This program partners with local businesses to provide incentives for students who master and exhibit soft-skills throughout their time in high school. In order to earn the certificate, students are evaluated on their ability to exhibit the attributes of PRIDE: Personal Best, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Enthusiasm. This program requires students to maintain a 98% attendance rate, a 2.0 GPA, and a minimum of 6 hours of community service throughout their Senior year. The WEC also meets the requirements for the new Graduation Pathways.
TCMS offers STEM/STEAM and Computer Science classes to all 6-8th grade students. Students will be working with VEX Robotics, Electronic Circuits, Trebuchets, Hovercrafts, 3-D Printing, Drones, Coding, Tinkercad, and doing research on Green Energy sources. The districts 5-acre Solar Field is running efficiently across the street from the High School and is a great resource for real life application and data collection. Tri-Central MSHS is also in the process of earning STEM certification.
Classes and Extra-Curriculars
TCHS offers Core 40, Academic Honors, and Technical Honors diplomas, Students have various AP (Chemistry III, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Calculus, United States History, World History, 2-D Art, and Student Drawing), Dual Credit (Chemistry II, English 11, English 12), and also Vocational opportunities through the Kokomo and Hinds Career Center and Ivy Tech Community College. Tri-Central also has a top-notch Fine Arts department offering Choir, Multiple Art Courses and Band/Marching Band/Color Guard. In the 2021-2022 school year, TC reinstated the Agriculture Department. There are multiple Ag courses for students in the Middle and High School to take part in. There are also various clubs (FFA, Key Club, SADD, NHS, Student Council, FCA, World War II, Aristocratic Society, SAGA), Cheerblock, School Musicals and Plays, and a variety of Athletic teams: Boys and Girls Soccer, Golf, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field, Softball, and Baseball. There is something for any student to get involved with.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Amanda Wiley (Assistant Principal) I live in Kokomo and graduated from Taylor High School. I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education from IUK. I received my master's in education from Olivet Nazarene University. I completed my principal licensure at IWU.
Paul P.J. Reehling (MS Science/STEM)
Drew Godby (MS Social Studies) I grew up in Sharpsville and graduated from Tri-Central. I earned my teaching degree from IUK and my Masters from Ball State. I love history and like to do reenactments.