Welcome 286


Dear 286 Families,

It was our pleasure to host you all during our 2023 New Student Orientation sessions. Please check out our slideshow below!



Dear Incoming 286 Families,

It is my honor and distinct pleasure to welcome your child as a member of Central High School’s two hundred eighty sixth graduating class. The first day of school for the 2023-2024 school year is Tuesday, September 5, 2023. This letter contains information about the most important things to know as your child prepares for their upcoming high school transition.

All Central ninth grade students take six required courses: English 1, Algebra 1, Biology, World Language 1, World History and a combination of two of the following half-year courses: Art, Music, Theater, and Physical Education. The 9th grade roster is firmly established with limited opportunities for customization. All ninth grade students will have the opportunity to take a math placement test for Algebra 1 Honors, Algebra 2, or Algebra 2 Honors. All ninth grade students will also rank world language preferences. The World Language course offerings are Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Latin. All Central High School students are required to take a language for two consecutive years. Students must select a language that is new to them; we do not permit students to take a language that is spoken at home. In the upcoming weeks, you will receive follow up communication regarding placements tests.

All incoming 9th grade families were strongly encouraged to attend the New Student Orientation sessions:

  • Student last names A – F: Thursday, August 24, 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • Student last names G – K: Thursday, August 24, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Student last names L – Q: Friday, August 25, 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • Student last names R – Z: Friday, August 25, 12:30 – 3:00 pm

If you or your child cannot attend your assigned Orientation session, please select another orientation session to attend.  If you or your child cannot attend any of our orientation sessions, please direct your child to report to school on the first day of school.

Thank you,

President Davis