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Central Nine's Newsletter, The Centralizer is a great way to find out about what our students are up to each semester. Click the image for our latest edition!



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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Our Partner Schools

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

Programs will begin on August 6th.

All of us at Central Nine are very excited to get the fall semester started!

We know you may have questions during these uncertain times, and we are here to help.

Please see our welcome letter from Dr. Kovach, which can be found HERE. The letter contains important information about the start of the school year.

To learn more about the first week of school and how our day-to-day operations will proceed, please see our COVID GUIDANCE page. 

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! 

June 4th, 5th, and 6th 8am- 11:30am


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

Sign up at: 

MAY 4th 9AM - 3PM


Our Landscape Management program is hosting a plant sale on Central Nine’s campus! Stop by on Saturday, May 4th from 9-3pm to purchase.