Amy Herbert

Marion County

317-888-4401 EXT 277

Christy Todd

Johnson County

317-888-4401 EXT 245

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to Central Nine Career Center!

We want  your educational experience here to be successful, impactful, and fun!  Our Resource Department can help make that happen by reading tests, helping with mathematics, preparing study guides, organizing research papers and class notes… anything to support your success in your program area.  To request assistance, please communicate your needs to your teacher. They will be happy to connect us!


We ask our students to remember the following:

Always do your best, whether you are in the shop, lab, classroom or on break.

Have a professional attitude at all times at Central Nine.  

The classes at Central Nine require as much time and effort as is needed for classes at your high school. There are quizzes and tests just like at your high school.  You will have homework and will need to set aside time to study outside of Central Nine.

Good attendance is crucial to success at Central Nine.  To be successful in either school or the workplace, you have to show up. It will be your responsibility to ask your teacher for make up work and complete the work within the time set by your instructor.  


Finally, please note that we will work with your Teacher of Record to share IEP’s with instructors and implement all of the accommodations applying to your program. Please remember, due to stipulations for certain programs, tests, and certifications, the accommodations you receive at Central Nine may be somewhat adjusted.

We can’t wait to get to know you and hope you find that attending Central Nine makes a great IMPACT on both your high school experience AND your future!


The Resource Team

Website Accessibility

Central Nine Career Center supports accessibility  

Central Nine Career Center recognizes the importance of ensuring our websites are accessible to those with disabilities. We are committed to making our information accessible to visitors with disabilities and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Central Nine Career Center is committed to:

  • maintaining an accessible website. We state our commitment to this in our NEOLA policy.
  • ensuring that this website achieves “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, to comply with the National Disability Authority’s Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies. (The National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design has an introduction to policy and legislation relevant to Universal Design in Ireland.)
  • ensuring that all new information on the website will achieve “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
  • including accessibility when we procure 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems.

    Areas for improvement

    We are aware of some areas on the website where we could improve accessibility. We are currently working to achieve this. We hope that this website will achieve “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. In the meantime, we welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website. If you need immediate assistance:

    • Email us at
    • Fax us on (317) 885-8670.
    • Phone us on (317) 888-4401.

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    The early years

    Early 1970

    Nine School Corporations join forces to establish the first area vocational center for Johnson and Marion County. 


    April 28th, 1970

    A temporary Governing Board is established and Richard Thomas is elected as the first (temporary) president. 

    The board makes a proposal for a Continuous Feasibility Study for an area vocational school. 


    September 21, 1970

    Board members review (and choose a site for campus). 



    October 8th, 1970

    Board members vote to name the center; Central Nine Vocational Technical School. 

    Other names that were up for consideration: “John-Mar” (or “Johnson-Marion”), “Central Nine”, “Leatherwood”, and “whetzel Trace”. 


    April 15th, 1971

    Architect, Ray Thompson, from James Associates presents the final site and building plans for Central Nine. 



    May 13th, 1971

    James E. Hixson is made the first director of Central Nine.