CATA NC Report Card
Dear Central Academy of Technology and Arts Community:
As community members, parents, and students, each of you have a vested interest in your child’s progress and in the progress of Central Academy of Technology and Arts as a whole. Once a year, we provide you with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card. The School Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. There is information about how our school measured against state and federal targets or expectations for performance. Information is also provided about the number of suspensions and expulsions in our school. Report data is available for our school district and for the state’s education system as a whole.
A summary of our Report Card, called the Report Card Snapshot, is enclosed with this letter. We are excited to announce that our school “Exceeded Expected Growth” for the 2016-2017 school year and had very high performance composite scores. Our school also had a graduation rate of over 99% for the Class of 2017. Our school earned a school grade of A+ indicating high performance and high growth with no significant gaps in the performance of subgroups of students. These accomplishments are to be celebrated. Last school year we were selected as one of only eight schools from North Carolina to be awarded the National Blue Ribbon School status from the United States Department of Education. This was indeed a high honor and we are so proud of our students, staff, and community! The NC Report Card for our school and district will be available on the website for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Report cards are provided for all regular public schools, charter schools, and alternative schools that were open during the 2016-2017 school year.
We hope that you will take the time to explore our Report Card, but also to learn more about our school by visiting our website at http://cata.ucps.k12.nc.us. Central Academy has garnered many accolades within our academies. From winning state and regional awards in theatre to converting gas engine to electric engine automobiles, from rebuilding computers to dancing, from winning state health occupations competitions to creating video games from the ground up, from earning superior ratings with our band and chorus to building robots, Central Academy is leading the way in STEM and Arts education. Central Academy students work hard both in and out of the classroom. Central Academy is a solid competitor in the 2A athletic conference and a contender for conference and regional championships in many sports each year.
Central Academy is a public magnet school within Union County Public Schools where student learning is based in Academy Studies. Students entering CATA choose an academy of interest: Performing Arts, Information Systems, Pre-Engineering, Transportation, and Medical Science. Central Academy focuses on development of integrated activities between and among academic and technical teachers to enhance student understanding and real-world relevance. Students at Central Academy participate in academy classes, core curriculum classes, and challenging electives. Students are active participants during school and outside of the school day as they engage in a flourishing Student Life Program. As a team of educators we work to develop the talents and passions within our students and to develop our students as future leaders, problem solvers, citizens, and 21st century learners.
At Central Academy, we are extremely proud of our students’ academic excellence and the outstanding faculty and staff who work to educate our students each day. Parent involvement is very important to the success of our school, particularly in our co-curricular endeavors. I encourage you to review our Report Card and school carefully and communicate with me about any questions or concerns that you may have.
Thank you for allowing me to share this Report Card with you. We appreciate your support as we continue to “Lead the Way” in the education of our children, so that they may “Lead the Way” in the future. Go Cougars!
Dr. Kim Fisenne, Principal
To view the UCPS district report card click the "NC School Report Cards" link below then "District Report Card" link and choose the category you wish to view. Once the category page loads you will need to choose Union County Public Schools using the "Select District(s)" dropdown menu. Alamance-Burlington will be selected by default so you may wish to deselect that district to hide their data.
To find your school's report card click the "NC School Report Cards" link below then "School Report Card" Link and choose the category you wish to view. Once the category page loads you will need to choose Union County Public Schools using the "Select District(s)" dropdown menu and then the school using the "Select School(s)" dropdown. Antioch Elementary will be selected by default so you may wish to deselect that school to hide their data if that is not the school you wish to view.