Invitations to apply for membership in the National Honor Society were just emailed to student email accounts for those with a qualifying GPA. Check your email!

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    Freshman Orientation: Monday, August 20th for All NINTH grade students from 9:00-11:30. Students meet in the Theatre. Parents may choose to drop off as the Freshman Orientation activities are for 'students' only. Parents may have coffee and pastries with new Principal from 9:00-10:00 in the Media Center and then return for student pick up.

    NEW Sophomore (10th graders) Orientation- Monday, August 20th from 12:30-1:30 in room 401 (Fishbowl).

    All Current 10th - 12th graders Open House- Tuesday, August 21st 8:00-11:30

    Parking Passes (Front Office)- Are available for SENIORS ONLY on 8/16, 8/17 and 8/20 during office hours 8:00-3:00. No schedules will be given out on these days. Parking Passes are sold to all students on Tuesday, August 21st with the following sale schedule: Seniors 8:00-9:30, Juniors 9:30-10:30, Sophomores 10:30- 11:30. Please bring the completed forms with you. 

    Note: Any schedules and bus information NOT picked up at Open House will be mailed home the following Wednesday afternoon.

    School-wide Open House- Tuesday, September 4th at 6:00 PM
    Senior Night- Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 PM (Auditorium)

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  • CATA Cougar Spirit Wear is now available.  Click here for the online store.  

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  • Yearbooks are on sale for $70.00 for the first week of school and then will go up to $75.00 on September 1st until December 1st when the price will increase to $85. Be sure to remember to order your yearbook! Order yours today! Make checks payable to CATA.  Order online at and search for CATA to link to our school. 
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  • Senior Tributes are available for sale until October 31, 2018 or until all space is full. Click on this link to see the prices and sizes along with how many pictures you can submit for each size. 

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  • Register to Volunteer in UCPS Schools
    The district has a new volunteer registration process. If you'd like to volunteer in any of the UCPS schools you must complete the volunteer registration form located at This even applies to people who had registered in previous years. 

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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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    There was a time when Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) senior Sam Jackson considered going to a traditional college or university. So he spent a few days with a friend who was enrolled at a nearby university to get a feel of what college life could be like.

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  • CATA Band Earns Superior at MPA

    This past month, the CATA band had the pleasure to perform for a panel of judges at a Musical Performance Adjudication, or MPA as we call it. Although the performance was only one day, the amount of preparation we put into it was much, much more. The students have been practicing the music every day since the beginning of the semester. Some days we would stay after school to practice the music just so we could hear what it sounds like as a full band.

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  • Spotlight on a Parent Volunteer

    Mrs. Ann Helms is a parent at CATA who serves as a parent representative on our Site-based Management Team, as the treasurer for our PTSO, and as a team mom for our women’s and men’s tennis teams over the years.

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