• Students Needing Recovery Time
    Students may check in the front office at 7:30 AM and sit in the guidance suite or the front office until time for first period.  


    Students can make up time each day after school from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM, and later if we have an athletic event.  Students can make up the time after school with Ms. Riley, in the office, or with a teacher each day. 


    Students can make up time on Saturday, January 21 at CATA from 8 AM to 12 Noon with Mr. Recher in room 525.  Students must be on time. 


    Students can make up time on the workday on Wednesday, January 25 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  

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  • Students, CATA is sponsoring a field trip to see the popular movie, "Hidden Figures," at 12:00pm, Saturday, January 21st at the Sun Valley Movie Theater to explore the untold story of three African American women used as human computers to help the first American John Glenn orbit the Earth. Please see Ms. White in the front office for a permission slip. Admission is $5.50 and you can get a small popcorn/small soda combo for $5.00.

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  • If you are taking AP Environmental Science with Ms. Kopchick, textbooks have arrived! Please come and check out your book as soon as possible.

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  • Updated information about the Central Academy 2017-2018 Application Process is available above under Quick Links.  Information includes the Application Window, Academy Offerings, and Open House (CATA Crawl) dates. 

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  • First Semester Exams Information
    Friday, January 20th - 3rd block exams, fourth block review
    Monday, January 23rd - 4th block exams, community building
    Tuesday, January 24th - Make-Up Exam Day
    Wednesday, January 25th - NO SCHOOL
    Thursday, January 26th - Start of 2nd Semester

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  • Central Academy of Technology & Arts PTSO has linked up with Amazon Smiles.  This is a simple and easy way to raise money for our school!  And you can do it while doing your regular shopping!

    Link up with CATA so that your purchases count at  

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  • CATA Rat Rod=Academy Collaboration Harper Corp of America R.A.T. Rod Round-up Challenge - $5,000 Grant. Currently students from Transportation, Information Systems, Family and Consumer Sciences, Engineering, and Art are involved in the creation of this build. This project will create a bond between academies as they strive to a common goal. The Rat Rod vehicle will consist of a minimum of 10 different parts from 10 different vehicles, and will be road legal and drivable. See the website here

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  • Weekly Athletics: 
    Saturday, January 14th:
    AWAY – Wrestling – West Meck Duals – All Day Event
    AWAY – Indoor Track – Qualifiers – JDL Fastrack - TBA

    Friday, January 20th:
    AWAY – Basketball – Forest Hills 4:30 JV Boys Start, Dismiss JV Boys, JV Cheer, and Varsity Girls – 3:10, Depart 3:25
    AWAY – Swimming – Wingate University – 7:30 pm

    Saturday, January 21st:
    AWAY – Swimming – West Cabarrus YMCA 6:00 pm
    AWAY – Wrestling – Monroe High School – All Day Event

    Monday, January 23rd:
    No Events

    Tuesday, January 24th:
    HOME Basketball – Parkwood – 4:30 – JV Boys Start

    Wednesday, January 25th:
    No Events

    Thursday, January 26th:
    HOME Basketball – West Stanly – 4:30 JV Boys Start
    AWAY Wrestling – Parkwood – 6:30 pm
    AWAY Indoor Track – Cuthbertson – 3:45 pm, Dismiss – 2:30 pm, Depart 2:45 pm

    Friday, January 27th:
    AWAY – Basketball – Monroe High – 4:30 JV Boys Start, Dismiss JV Cheer, JV Boys, Varsity Girls – 3:15 pm

    Saturday, January 28th:
    AWAY – Wrestling – Rocky River Conference Tournament – Monroe High School – All Day Event - $8.00 Admission

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    CATA Band Students Spread the Joy of Music Beyond the School Walls

    December is always a very busy month in the band program, and this one has been especially busy. Band students have been staying after school for combined dress rehearsals for the upcoming Winter Concert and Winter Collaborative, preparing for All-District Band auditions, preparing for their first ever entry for the Essential Ellington National Jazz Band Competition in NYC, attending honor band clinics and having to manage the strenuous course loads of any student at CATA. Most recently, the CATA Band of Blue and students in the Performing Arts Academy’s Jazz Class went to East Elementary School to take part in their Kindergarten Reading Celebration.

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  •  CATA students and staff applaud being names a Blue Ribbon School

    Central Academy of Technology & Arts is named National Blue Ribbon School

    Central Academy of Technology & Arts has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. made the announcement today. This prestigious award recognizes high-performing public and non-public schools that are making great strides in education. Schools are honored for overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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