• New Cougar Chronicle Issues are available on the CATA Website - under Cougar Chronicle Tab - on the right.  These issues are sent to all contacts that we have in our system.  If you do not receive one via email, please contact Mr. William Smith in August to provide your email address.  

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  • Fall Sports Mandatory Orientation - Monday 7/25 7:00pm

    Fall Sports Tryout dates - start 8/1 for all sports (golf on 8/15).  Go to Athletics Overview page to read "Summer Workout Information 2016" document that details what you need to tryout.  

    Monday 8/22 - Upperclassmen Open House - parking passes, paper copy of schedule (will also be available online that day), lockers.  Drop-in only for Seniors 8-10, Juniors 10-12, Sophomores 1-3.   Please note that the guidance office will be closed during this day.  Any schedule change requests will be completed through online process (more info to follow). 

    Tuesday 8/23 - all NEW 10th graders 12:30 - 2

    Tuesday 8/23 - all 9th graders 9-11:30

    Please note that the link to pay your tech fee for the current (and previous) school years is open.  Go to "online school payments" under quick links.  In order to purchase a parking pass (or, during the year, prom tickets, dance tickets, etc..), you must pay all past due and current fees.  Fees due from middle school will roll up to HS. 

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  • CATA Admissions Update:  At this time we have filled all available spots at Central Academy for the 2016-2017 school year.  If your child was on a waiting list, they will remain on the waiting list in case a spot becomes available prior to the start of the school year for the grade and academy that they applied for.  Thank you.  

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  • Band -For those newly accepted students interested in joining our Band of Blue Marching Band, please follow the steps below by July 8th.  Band camp  takes place August 1-5, 8-12, and 15-17 on the CATA Campus.  Please follow the steps below:

    1. Visit the marching band page on the band website to learn more about our marching season!
    1. If you are interested, please register for marching band using the link below by July 8th.  (This is not registration for band class just marching band.)
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  • Students taking an enrichment or remediation course in our summer program please note the online lab hours below:

    CATA Online Summer School Hours

    June 14th, 15th, 16th - 9:00 - 11:00; 1:00 - 3:00

    June 20th - 30th - 9:00 - 11:00; 1:00 - 3:00

    July 4th - 7th - NO SUMMER SCHOOL AT CATA

    July 11th - 14th - 9:00 - 11:00; 1:00 - 3:00

    July 18th - 21st - NO SUMMER SCHOOL AT CATA

    July 25th - July 28th - 9:00 - 11:00; 1:00 - 3:00

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  • Summer Office Hours
    Beginning Monday, June 13th, through August 14th, the summer office hours are: Mondays and Tuesdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm We are closed on Fridays and will be closed the week of July 4th.

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Featured Stories

  • CATA graduate takes Broadway competition by storm

    How do you compete and win on a national stage on Broadway all the while, keeping stage fright from taking control? Amina Faye, a 2016 graduate of Central Academy of Technology and the Arts, feels her attitude helped keep her nerves at bay, allowing her to give an award-winning performance.

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  •  Ceramic butterflies painted in remembrance of the child victims of the holocaust.

    Students Learn About Holocaust

    On May 17th and May 19th, the English II classes of Ms. Foreman and Dr. Tarlton had the opportunity to participate in a field trip to the Levine Jewish Community Center in Charlotte. During this field trip, the students had the pleasure of hearing a local Holocaust survivor, Irving Bienstock, speak about his experiences.

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  • Central Academy Production of Ragtime Voted Best Musical

    Central Academy of Technology and Arts was nominated for awards in 12 of 12 Blumey Award Categories for their production of Ragtime. On May 22, 2016 CATA received four Blumey Awards at The 2016 Blumey Awards.

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  •  CATA winners pose with their medals and plaques.

    CATA Collision Students Place in Top 5 in State Competition

    Students from CATA's Collision Repair program placed in the top 5 at The NC State Skills USA Competition held April 19-21, 2016 in Greensboro, NC.

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  •  Robotics club team picture

    Robotics Club Competes in County Challenge

    The 2nd Annual Robotics Challenge of Union County took place Saturday, April 16th at the SPCC Health & Technology Building in Monroe. There were 24 teams participating from Union County High Schools and SPCC, some representing local businesses.

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