Century High School (Rochester, Minnesota)
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|Century High School|
|2525 Viola Road Northeast
|Number of students||1319 (2013-2014)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue & Silver
|Athletics||Adapted Floor Hockey, Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swim and Dive, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling|
Century High School is a public American high school located in Rochester, Minnesota. It is a member of Independent School District #535. It is one of three public high schools in Rochester. The school mascot is the Panther, and school colors are navy blue and silver. The most recent major ranking of Century High School - conducted by U.S. News & World Report - gave Century a "Silver" designation based on U.S. News ranking criteria, and placed it in the Top 1000 schools nationwide.
The school was completed and opened in 1997 as a school for 9th and 10th grade students. 11th and 12th grade students were included in subsequent years. Students ate in the forum until 1998 when construction of the school cafeteria was completed. The cafeteria was later expanded in order to meet the growing student population's needs.
In addition to teaching the core requirements mandated by the state of Minnesota, Century offers Advanced Placement and honors level classes, as well as PSEO.
Century clubs include International Friendship Club, Speech, Debate, Mock Trial, Science Olympiad, Math League, Cinemalliance, C3PO (Century Ping Pong Player's Organization), Chess Club, Model United Nations, Spanish club, Jazz Band, NAC (Needs Awareness Cooperative), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance), and many other clubs and organizations. The Panther Playhouse puts on a musical in late winter and a play in the fall.
Century sports teams include adapted floor hockey, alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country running, dance, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Century also sponsors bowling, rowing, and figure skating.
The Century boys golf team won the state title in 2001. The Century baseball team won the Class AAA state baseball championship in 2003.Century is also known for its National Volleyball Center, which features 8 volleyball courts and a mezzanine.