Student Life Organizations

  • Below is information about the clubs and organizations that CATA has to offer. Information about the club, the faculty sponsor(s) and the meeting times will be posted as the information is received. Please contact the faculty sponsor(s) for more information about any club or organization that you're interested in.

    ClubStudent Life Organizations Faculty Sponsor(s) Meeting Days/Times Logo

    Arcade Club

    To learn and play board and video games.

    Mr. Bryan Tuesdays 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm, room 217.  

    Beta Club

    Beta Club's mission is to benefit the community and school through service projects and service hours.


    Mrs.  Morse The second Tuesday of the month at 8:15 am and 3:35 school in the media center. Beta Club Logo
    Biology Club      
    Black History Club
    Chess Club
    Mr. Markle Wednesdays at 3:30 pm in room 216.   
    Creative Writing 

    The Creative Writing Club exists to create a positive, productive, and enjoyable places for writers of all genres and skills to meet. It is a place for writers to refine their craft, learn new skills, and to connect with their peers. Our goal is to create an environment that challenges writers and stimulates creativity. 

    Ms. Tesar  Every Other Wednesday, 3:45 pm-4:30 pm, room 610.  

    Environmental Club

    The environmental club works to raise awareness within our campus and surrounding community about environmental issues - especially recycling. We aim to educate students and citizens about how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. We promote a diversity of members by encouraging students of varying backgrounds, academies, and ideologies to participate. Together, we are working to elevate the consciousness of our local community toward more earth-friendly practices and policies.

    Ms. Kopchick First and third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm, room 620.  
    Fashion Club

    The purpose of the club is to provide our students with the opportunity to learn more about the Fashion Industry as well as how to design and create apparel . Students will also have the opportunity to complete service learning projects throughout the year (such as Little Dresses for Africa). 
    Ms. Casey Meet two times a month TBD as a group the month before at 3:40 pm, room 616.  

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

    Since 1954 FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the largest faith based sports organization in America that promotes integrity, motivation, sportsmanship between players, coaches on a high school, college and professional level. Reaching over 2 million people annually with over 350,000 student members on 7,000 campuses,  the FCA experience has changed lives for the complete athlete. 

    Mr. Inuwa and Mr. Recher General Meetings are Thursdays at 7:45 am in room 403. FCA Logo
    Fishing Club       Mr. Hinson from SVMS 10/17, 11/14, 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15, at 3:30 pm in room 403.  

    GSA - Gay Straight Alliance


    Ms. Tesar and Mrs. Peacock-Ward  Every other Tuesday from 3:45-4:30 in Ms. Tesar’s room.  

    Hands Helping Others

    The Hands Helping Others club works together to help people in need in our community and throughout the world.

    Ms. Hinson Third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 in room 527.  


    To expose students interested in health occupations to different career opportunities and to compete in interested areas.


    Mrs. Turner 3rd Thursdays at 8:15am and 3:45pm, room 600. HOSA Logo

    International Thespian Society

    The International Thespian Society is an honor society for high school and middle school theatre students. It is a division of the Educational Theatre Association. 


    Ms. Casey 1st Thursday of the month at 3:45, room 616. International Thespian Society logo

    Junior Beta Club

    Ms. McAbee 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:15 and 3:15, room 401.  

    National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society is a national organization that celebrates scholarship, leadership, service, and character of students. NHS requires multiple service projects in the community or school. Membership is restricted to juniors and seniors.

    NHS By-Laws

    By-Laws Signature Page

    NHS Application 2019-2020

     Ms. Thompson and Ms. Tesar First Tuesday of the month at 8:15 am and 3:35 pm in the media center. NHS logo
    National Honor Society of Dance Arts
    NHSDA Vision
    We envision a nation in which all students have equal opportunity and access to quality dance arts education and are recognized for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.
    NHSDA Secondary Program Goals
    1. To identify honor students of junior and senior high school age for nomination to theNDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, one of the highest honors programs for dance in the United States.
    2. To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance.
    3. To encourage an understanding of and an appreciation for dance as an art form and to develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow
    Mrs. Cyphers Meet in room 720, see Mrs. Cyphers for dates and times.   

    Robotics Club


    Mr. Markle  Every other Monday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, room 216.   

    Science Olympiad

    Science Olympiad is a state and national competition in science and engineering. their mission is to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.

    Mrs. Cross Two mandatory meetings per month September - March from 3:30 - 5:30, room 605.  

    Shooting Sports Team

    The purpose of our organization is to teach the students proper safety when using a hunting weapon as well has animal identification. Students compete against other schools in archery, shotgun trap, rifle, orienteering and the hunters safety test.

    Mrs. Pentecost Sundays 2:00-5:00 pm, at the Take Aim range.  

    Skills USA

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

    Mr. Pressley 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Skills USA logo
    Society of Women Engineers

    The Society of Women Engineers Club is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable future career aspiration. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. 

    Mr. Recher Every other Monday, 3:40 -4:40 pm, room 525. Society of Women Engineers logo

    Speech and Debate Club

    Ms. Jones, Mr. McDowell, and Ms. Watts Thursday from 3:35 - 4:30, room 609.  

    Student Council

    Student Council is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils. We govern the activities of the Student Body while trying to sustain and increase the school spirit. Activities that we promote throughout the school year include but are not limited to: Homecoming, Winter Basketball Tournament, Sadie Hawkins Dance, and Prom. These activities are the major fundraising opportunities for Student Council to support the Student Body of Central Academy.

    Mr. McDowell

    Officers- Every Monday 3:45-4:30, Media center conference room.

    General Meeting- third Wednesday, 3:45 - 4:15 pm, Media Center

    Student Council Logo

    Travel Club

    Our purpose is to give students the opportunity to explore new cultures abroad.

    Ms. Foreman 3rd Monday of the month from 3:30 - 4:15 pm, room 208.  
    World Language Club

    The purpose of this club is to be socially aware of the world around us and promote a positive attitude towards people of all races, genders and nationalities.  The club also has get-togethers at different area restaurants to experience the flavors that other cultures have to offer.

    Ms. McAbee First Thursday of the month at 8:15am and 3:30 pm, room 521.  
    Yearbook Club
    Take part in creating the yearbook! 
    Ms. Pentecost Thursdays at 3:30, room 102.