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Central Academy of Technology and Arts Application Period Opens
Central Academy of Technology and Arts is now accepting applications for Academy programs for the 2015-2016 school year. Central Academy is UCPS only magnet high school where students from all over Union County learn together in an academy style technology and arts setting. Students are accepted as ninth graders into the following academies: Information Systems Academy (Computer Engineering, Software Development and Game Design, Cyber Security), Medical Sciences Academy, Performing Arts Academy (Theatre Arts, Dance, Music Production and Recording Arts), Pre-Engineering, and Transportation Systems (Automotive Technology). Students at Central Academy enjoy rigorous coursework and a vibrant extra-curricular culture, including a 2A athletic program. Students completing the academy program of study at CATA will have completed the same course of study that all UCPS high school students complete, plus they will have completed an additional program of study in their academy. This can be compared to a “major” in college.
Students and parents interested in learning more about the academies at Central Academy should visit the Central Academy website and then visit CATA in person for the CATA Crawl on March 10th and March 12th at 6:30 pm. During the CATA Crawl families will have the opportunity to tour the building, listen to a presentation by CATA staff, and meet CATA teachers and students from the different academies and departments. Middle school students should also be visited soon by the CATA guidance counselors that are visiting middle schools throughout the district over the next few weeks. For the dates of those visits, please check with your middle school teachers.
Written by: Kim Fisenne
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 by Kim Fisenne