CATA NC Report Card

  • Welcome Central Academy of Technology & Arts Community,

    It is a privilege to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. Our school continues to be one of the highest performing high schools in the state of North Carolina and to be recognized for excellence in and out of the classroom.  We have once again earned a North Carolina School Report Card Grade of an ‘A’ and the distinction of Exceeding Growth.  Our rigorous course offerings and student participation in Advanced Placement classes and exams add value to our overall academic program. CATA also had a 100% Graduation Rate again in 2022.

    Our unique comprehensive magnet high school serves the interest of students through Academy-based programs: Pre-Engineering, Medical Science, Transportation, Performing Arts and Informational Technology. We are now also a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, having welcomed our initial cohort of students this year.  We will complete all necessary requirements to begin full implementation of our IB classes in 2024-2025.  Our core curriculum prepares our students for the Future Ready Curriculum, Global readiness, and post-secondary experiences. A CATA graduate learns the skills necessary to be an Innovative Leader, Resilient Problem-Solver, Key Contributor, Effective Communicator, and Skilled Collaborator.

    Our school’s athletic program continues to compete, offering a large variety of JV and Varsity sports with a competitive sports schedule each year.  A redesign to our weight room and offseason workout programs will help us build our programs to become increasingly competitive for years to come. In 2022, CATA Performing Arts continued to excel. CATA  was the only school to win three Blumey Awards, taking home the honors for Best Musical (Heathers), Best Student Orchestra, and Best Student Stage Manager.  Central Academy of Technology & Arts has a multitude of student-led clubs with staff advisors to support them. Our Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) actively supports our school through annual fundraising, Invest in Excellence, Teacher Appreciation and overall school improvement projects.

    Central Academy of Technology & Arts serves the students and families of nine school clusters from across Union County Public Schools. We have a staff of very skilled certified teachers, administrators and staff. Within that we are fortunate to have strong lateral-entry business professionals to add value to our teaching staff through their experience and areas of expertise. Our instructional platform is EmpowerED, which ensures that our students are Connecting, Collaborating and Creating as a part of their student-learning experiences each day. The CATA community thrives within a Culture of Respect and inclusivity.

    Central Academy of Technology & Arts is proud to serve a diverse and talented student body. We look forward to serving our students and families for the 2022-2023 school year, and I am deeply honored to serve as Principal.

    Thank you,


    Kevin T. Beals,  Principal



NC School Report Cards

  • North Carolina’s school report cards are an important resource for parents, educators, state leaders, researchers, and others, providing information about school- and district-level data in a number of areas. These include student performance and academic growth, school and student characteristics, and many other details.