We are preparing to celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Fill out the form below to join our contact list to stay up-to-date on all festivities and share your experiences!
The celebration begins online and on-campus on July 1st, 2022!Alumni Sign Ups
Students have twenty-seven programs, in seven different areas of study to choose from. These professional programs offer college credit, certification, and other resume advancement opportunities.
Central Nine provides its services to its nine partner schools in Johnson and Marion County. All enrollment is done through those residential school districts.
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Central Nine Career Center is a community leader in career and technical education that is renowned for nurturing student potential and has been repeatedly recognized for its efforts in building up the workforce of trained and distinguished young people.
With almost 30 programs, Central Nine’s top priority is to allow students to explore careers in a unique and innovative learning environment while also empowering students to meet their Graduation Pathways requirements. Central Nine is able to provide students with the opportunity to make industry connections, gain work experience through an internship, and join unique extracurricular activities.
After enrolling through one of Central Nine’s partner schools, students attend their selected program during either the morning or afternoon session every weekday.
Total dual credits earned in 2017-2018 = 4506
Cost Per credit at ivy tech (fall 2018) = $140.61
Enrolling in a Central Nine Program means taking part in Career and Technical Education (CTE). This provides students with the opportunity to meet their Graduation Pathway requirements, earn college credit, and prepare for their career!
Below is the Indiana graduation rate of students who took at least six credits in a CTE Pathway (2014-2015 data from 2016 Career Readiness Report)
Dear Central Nine Community,
The Indiana Department of Health has reported a spike in COVID-19 cases in Johnson County. As a result, Central Nine and most of our partner schools will follow a hybrid schedule until further notice.
Students who attend Johnson County Schools will be on campus for in-person instruction every Monday and Thursday. (Virtual days will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.)
Students who attend Marion County Schools will be on campus for in-person instruction every Tuesday, and Friday. (Virtual days will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.)
Central Nine is hosting summer camps this June for students who will be in 7th or 8th grade during the fall 2019 school year!
Students can choose to participate in two different camp experiences. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Dates: June 4th, 5th, & 6th
Hours: 8am – 11:30am each day
Cost : $35 per student
Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfypoq2sJzYkywFURynlf2XRZUwOq3OpxsbDgzkXzpPiC0u7A/viewform
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.