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
To learn and play board and video games.
Mr. Bryan Tuesdays 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm, room 217.
Beta Club's mission is to benefit the community and school through service projects and service hours.
Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Calandro The second Tuesday of the month at 8:15 am and 3: school in the media center. Biology ClubMrs. Suresh
Alternate Mondays in room 221, check the CATA calendar for datesBlack History Club
Mr. Peters Second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 in room 602.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.
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 Tuesdays 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. Mayhew Officers meet Wednesdays at 8:00 am in room 819. General Meetings are Thursdays from 8:00am-8:40am. 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 10/26, 11/2, 11/14, 11/21, 12/7, and 12/14 are the meeting dates for this semester, 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.
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.
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.
Ms. Christensen and Ms. Barron First Tuesdays at 8:15 am and 3:35 pm in the media center.National Honor Society of Dance ArtsNHSDA VisionWe 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 Goals1. 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.
Mrs. Bounds, Mr. Markle and Mr. Recher Mondays 3:30 – 5:30 pm, room 118.
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 1st Wednesday of the month from 3:30 - 5:30 pm, 2nd Friday of the month from 3:30 - 5:30 pm, 3rd Thursday of the month from 8:00 - 8:40 am, 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.
Ms. Pentecost Sundays 2:00-5:00 pm, at the Take Aim range.
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.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, 3:30 pm, room 525.
Speech and Debate Club
Ms. Jones, Mr. McDowell, and Ms. Barron Last Wednesday of the month 3:30 pm, Workshops weekly depending on role, room 111.
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.
Officers- Every Monday 3:45-4:30, Media center conference room.
General Meeting- third Wednesday, 3:45 - 4:15 pm, Media Center
Our purpose is to give students the opportunity to explore new cultures abroad.
Ms. Foreman 1st Tuesday of the month, 3:45 - 4:30 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 Once a month on Thursdays, 3:30 pm, room 521.Yearbook ClubTake part in creating the yearbook! Ms. Pentecost Mondays, 3:35 - 5:00 pm, room 102.