At Central High School, it is our vision to create a high school that ensures that every student graduates, that prepares every student for his or her unique future, and that makes its community a better place.
It is our mission to give the students of Central a high quality, relevant education taught by highly-qualified, passionate faculty. We strive to give every student not only the basics of a high school education, but also a head start on college or a career.
Central High School is committed to providing challenging educational opportunities for our students. A National Math Science Initiative (NMSI) and Advanced Placement® Honor Roll school, CHS readies students for the rigors of college through AP courses such as English Composition, US History, US Government, Human Geography, Physics and Psychology. Dual Enrollment partnerships with LSU, SELU and BRCC give our students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit in courses including Accounting, Advanced Math, Biology I and II, Calculus, Chemistry I and II, Freshman Composition, Health Science, Medical Terminology, Physics, and Western Civilization.
Over 96% of the CHS student body leases laptops as part of the school’s 1:1 program. These laptops are maintained by a student-run Help Desk which trains Dell and CompTia A+ certified technicians. Courses in AutoCAD, Digital Media, Multimedia Productions, Music and Technology, and TV Production prepare students for success in the 21st century workplace.
Career and Technical Education
CHS offers a number of nationally-recognized, industry-based certifications (IBCs) for students interesting in “jump starting” their careers. These professional certifications include: certifications in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, American Design and Drafting Association Certified Mechanical Drafter; Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); American Welding Society Plate, Pipe, and TIG Certifications; National Center for Construction Education & Research Core, Electrical l and ll, and Carpentry l; Emergency Medical Responder; Certified Nurse Assistant; Customer Service; and Dental Assistant Certification.
CHS recognizes the importance of creativity and self-expression to the development of the whole person. Our award-winning arts programs include courses such as 3D Design, Drawing, Painting, Choir, Guitar, Jazz, Music Theory, Piano, Percussion, Symphonic Band, Drama, and Musical Theater.
Meeting the needs of individual students, whether they need enrichment or specialized support, is important to us at CHS. A caring, qualified staff provides instruction in academics, socialization, and transitioning to employment. School wide organizations such as CHS Helping Hands continue Central High School’s tradition of inclusion and compassion.