Welcome to the Bower Learning Center "It's All About Learning"

  • Bower Learning Center side view The Bower Learning Center is the home of Ignite Family Academy, our district's family partnership school!


Bower Learning Center (BLC) Building History:

    • 1971- Facility constructed and open as the North Thurston High School library.
    • 1983 - Facility salvaged after the old North Thurston High School campus was demolished 
    • 1984 - Facility renamed the Bower Center in honor of Frank Bower, first Principal of North Thurston High School.  Building used as a community meeting space and district office space.  
    • 2002 - Facility remodeled and renovated; dividing the older library floor plan/meeting space into smaller classrooms/meeting rooms. The Bower Center renamed the Bower Learning Center (BLC); becoming the home in 2002 to professional development, Athletics, Learning Technologies, and Career and Technical Education.
    • 2014 - Building updated to accommodate additional staff; technology upgrades in meeting and training rooms.
    • 2021 - Building is remodeled into a school environment for the launch of Ignite Family Academy


  • Lacey, Washington 98516
    (360) 412-4590
    The building is named after
    Frank Bower
    former NTHS Principal
    Frank Bower, sitting at his desk.