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.

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

    Beta Club

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


    Mrs. Henry The second Tuesday of the month before and after school. Beta Club Logo
    Biology Club      
    Mrs. Suresh


    Black History Month Club
    Mr. Peters    
    Chess Club
    Mr. Markle    
    Creative Writing Club

    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 and Mr. McDowell Every Other Wednesday, 3:45-4:30  
    Debate Club Mr. McDowell    Every other Tuesday after school starting with October 11th.  

    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 Thursdays after school. Approximately once a month.  
    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 in Room 616 at 3:40  

    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, General Meetings are Thursdays from 8:00am-8:40am. FCA Logo
    Fishing Club       Mr. Hinson from SVMS    

    Gaming Club

    To learn and play board and video games.

    Mr. Bryan Monday from 3:45 - 5:00.  

    Hands Helping Others

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

    Ms. Hinson 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, and 12/6 are the meeting dates for first semester  


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


    Mrs. Turner 3rd Thursday at 8:15am and 3:45pm HOSA Logo


    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 (revised August 2016)

    By-Laws Signature Page

    Ms. Christensen and Ms. Barron First Tuesdays of the month before and after school. 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 Meetings are first Friday of the month from 3:30-4:30  

    Robotics Club


    Mrs. Bounds, Mr. Markle and Mr. Recher Meet Mondays & Thursdays 3:30 – 5:30 in Room 118.   


    SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions. As a SADD member, we promise to take the following actions: Abstain from the use of Alcohol, tobacco, and any other illicit drug. We encourage safety issuers such as wearing seat belts, no texting and driving, and standing against bullies. SADD members want to be positive role models to the younger kids so one day they might pay it back. We work hard to assist those who are in need. We enjoy going over to the Wolfe school and spending time with the kids there, we like raising money for Cancer research; we love to spread the word about the dangerous of smoking and other harmful substances. We know everyone is different and we respect the differences. If someone needs a friend we become their friends. We are students who stand up against destructive decisions and we are proud of it. Please come and join SADD today and help us make a difference

    Ms. Hibberd and Mr. Anderson    

    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    

    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 at the Take Aim range from 2:00-4:00pm.  

    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 Meets every other Monday after school in Mr. Recher's room. Society of Women Engineers logo

    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.

    Ms. Foreman

    Officers- Every Monday 3:45-4:30

    General Meeting- First Wednesday 3:45-until in Media Center

    Student Council Logo

    Travel Club

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

    Ms. Foreman 1st Wednesday of the month is our normal meeting time but additional meetings are called to work on fundraisers.  
    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 At least once a month on Thursdays in room 521 after school.