Support CTE Programs today

Help us by contacting your representatives and letting them know you oppose HB 1001.

What is hb 1001?

HB 1001 is a bill proposal that removes funding for CTE classes invaluable career areas including Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Energy, Fashion, Horticulture, Graphic Imaging, and Radio/TV which would affect several Central Nine Programs.

How can I help?

1.) use one of our two Central Nine templates to email your senator to tell them to SAY NO TO HB 1001.

2.) Use the link from ISTA website to send an automatic message to your Senator.

1.) Templates - Make a copy and send

Here are two ready-to-use letters for community members and students to email to their Senator. Once you "make a copy" you will be able to edit your name and make adjustments as desired.

what do i do?

Once you have edited the Google Template with your name.
Click file, download, and then PDF Document. Once you have downloaded and edited the template please email it to the following Senators with the subject line "Say No to HB 1001."

State Senators

District 37 (Indian Creek) Rodric Bray.

District 41 (Johnson County) Greg Walker

District 32 (Franklin Township) Aaron Freeman

District 36 (Perry Township) Jack Sandlin

2.) ISTA Link to form - Click Here

The Indiana State Teachers Association has provided a form for members of the community to say no to HB 1001.

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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.

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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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Welcome to Central Nine Career Center

Central Nine Career Center is dedicated to providing its local high school students with life changing career and technical educational experiences that assist them in meeting Graduation Pathway requirements and lead them to the workforce and college as informed, innovative, and professional citizens with career goals.

As a community leader, Central Nine is renowned for nurturing student potential by providing high school students with an affordable higher level of education and has been repeatedly recognized for its efforts in building up the workforce of trained and distinguished young people. Central Nine is proud of its dedication to high quality career and technical education (CTE) programs and is actively enhanced by utilizing collegiate partnerships, providing the best college and career value in education. Most of Central Nine’s dynamic professional programs offer college dual credit and/or certifications that advance students education and career possibilities.

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. 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

Estimated Total Savings

$ 200 +
in savings

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)

+ 45 %
50 %
State Graduation Rate

Hybrid Schedule

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.)

Beginning March 1st

Central Nine will return to 100%
in-person learning on a daily basis effective March 1st!

Visit the COVID guidance page of our website for reminders regarding in-person social distancing and safety protocols.

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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 for questions.

Dates: June 4th, 5th, & 6th
Hours: 8am – 11:30am each day
Cost : $35 per student

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