Building pride in our school, in our community...

Imagine the future...

It's 6:00 p.m. on an autumn evening, and all the classic sounds of high school fill the air. The football team is just coming off the field, the marching band is playing the school song, there's a volleyball tournament in the gym, water polo in the aquatics center, and drama rehearsals are in full swing in the theater. The campus is alive with activity. Fans of all ages wander from one activity to the next. There is a sense of belonging, a sense of community, and a sense of pride.

Outstanding schools help build attractive and prospering communities and provide future leaders for our region's services and businesses. Northgate High School offers students an outstanding academic curriculum as well as a full range of athletic, artistic, and extra-curricular activities that nurture the whole person mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates have a terrific track record of success in their lives and careers.

When the Northgate High School campus first opened in 1974, students were excited by the modern look and the newest educational resources. But since then, postponed additions and deferred maintenance have left the School with inadequate facilities to support growing programs in performing arts, physical education, and athletics. Northgate students have long deserved the updated facilities required for them to succeed in their academic and extra-curricular endeavors.

Imagine a campus for Northgate High School with great facilities for school activities, the arts, athletics, and all sports programs.

A vision for our school and our community

In 1999, a group of parents and community leaders founded the Northgate Community Pride Foundation to improve the facilities at Northgate High School and other schools in the Northgate community. The first step was to complete a comprehensive survey of Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Northgate High School administrators, Parent-Faculty Association members, and students to identify facility improvement needs and priorities and to incorporate these into a Master Plan for campus improvements. The Pride Foundation began its work with the very successful restoration of the gymnasium in 2000, supported by state funding, private donations, and the active involvement of parents, alumni, and students. The Pride Foundation continues its efforts to realize the implementation of the current Master Plan.

Imagine the future... How does it look?
The vision of the Master Plan for the Northgate Campus includes:
• Gymnasium renovation: COMPLETED 2000
• Little Theater renovation: COMPLETED Fall 2006
• New Sports Complex:
      Construction of all-weather track/field: COMPLETED Fall 2008
      Bleachers, lighting, and press box: COMPLETED Fall 2011
• Aquatics Sports Center and Medicine Facility: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The completion of these projects will create a vibrant, top-notch facility to match Northgate's reputation as a premier academic institution. Northgate High School will be a well-respected and valued community landmark and educational resource, with the updated facilities necessary to support its outstanding academic programs. An attractive Northgate campus will enhance the success of our students and pride in our neighborhoods and community.

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