• Central Academy of Technology and Arts Lottery for the following Academies will be conducted Monday 6/26 at 9:00 am. This is open to families of students that were notified that they were eligible for the lottery. There will be limited space for families in the Media Center. Families can also watch via the link:…/UCWXJnib-gK11GOLPBaR8SRQ/live

    This is for all lottery-based admissions: Information Systems [Computer Engineering, CyberSecurity, Software Development and Game Design), Medical Sciences, Performing Arts (Music Production and Recording Arts only), Pre-Engineering, Transportation (Auto Repair and Collision).

    Updates on the CATA Admission Process will be communicated via our Central Academy Facebook page.  Please check in to get updates.

    Comments (-1)
  • Order your copy of the CATA Graduation 2017 video to preserve your memories. $20 (includes shipping). To order: 

    Call 803-448-2909

    or email

    Comments (-1)
  • We have only 13 yearbooks left and we are selling them first-come, first-served! Bring your cash or check for $85 to Ms. Tweed in guidance to purchase your book.

    Comments (-1)
  • Summer Hours 6/12-8/11
    Mon & Tues 7:30—5:30
    Wed & Thurs 7:30—11:30
    Closed Fridays

    Exception: Week of July 4th
    Mon, Tues—closed
    Wed, Thurs, Fri –7:30—5:30

    Comments (-1)
  • Check out our YouTube channel to see video from our two most recent PTSO meetings which featured the medical, pre-engineering, information systems, and transportation academies. 

    Comments (-1)
  • 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  

    Comments (-1)
  • 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

    Comments (-1)

Upcoming Events

View Calendar

Featured Stories

  • CATA senior wows both on and off the stage

    Phenomenal.That’s the word senior Justin Rivers used to describe his four years at Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA). He came to CATA from East Union Middle School and quickly made a name for himself as a promising student and actor.

    Comments (-1)
  • Building the Black Widow

    Rat Rod...what is a rat rod? According to Wikipedia, “A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s. The style is not to be confused with the somewhat closely related "traditional" hot rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a hot rod from the same era. Most rat rods appear "unfinished", regardless of their status, as only the vehicle's bare essentials are driven. These are built to drive, not exclusively for show.”

    Comments (-1)
  • Performing Arts Academies Nominated for 10 Blumey Awards

    Central Academy of Technology and Arts Performing Arts Academies were nominated for 10 Blumey Awards!

    Comments (-1)
  • more