Award Year: 2016
Central Academy of Technology and Arts' mission is to prepare students for informed decision-making, effective citizenship, personal achievement, higher education and rewarding careers.
- Black/African American: 11%
- White: 74%
- Hispanic: 11%
- Asian: 2%
- Two or more races: 2%
- Economically Disadvantaged: %
Students combine instrumentation and technology to create new music at Central Academy of Technology and Arts.
Central Academy of Technology and Arts is a comprehensive magnet high school in the Union County Public School System that incorporates rigorous academic and technical education using an innovative academy concept. Students experience school in an academy themed manner, completing not only the traditional course of study required for graduation in North Carolina, but also an intensive series of courses focused on their area of interest. Central Academy of Technology and Arts' academies include the Information Systems Academy (pathways: Computer Engineering, Software Development and Game Design, and Cyber Security), the Medical Sciences Academy (a Project Lead the Way-based curriculum), the Performing Arts Academy (pathways: Theater, Dance, and Music Production and Recording Arts), the Pre-Engineering Academy (a Project Lead the Way-based curriculum), and the Transportation Systems Academy (pathways: Auto Technology and Collision). Use of the school system's 1:1 initiative is seen throughout the school and is supported by teacher use of the learning management system to deliver instruction, provide resources, and accept submissions of work. Central Academy of Technology and Arts strives to develop students emotionally and socially in order to meet our mission. As a school, we develop our students in the following ways: intensive involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, advisory period, and our character development program - Culture of Respect. In all that we do, Central Academy tries to exemplify our motto of "Leading the Way". Through our innovative, hands-on instruction and academy pathways, our students are leading the way toward success today and in the future.