Yes! Students, please refer to page 36 of the student handbook for details.

Central Nine Career Center adheres to industry standards as closely as possible; this means you will be expected to dress as people do in the occupation for which you are preparing. Most programs require students to wear a uniform. Students will not be allowed to participate in class activities if their dress does not follow industry standards or creates a health, safety or discipline problem.

Yes! Student drivers will need a parking pass and must park in the student lot. Failure to have a parking pass may result in a ticket or the vehicle may be towed at the students own expense. 

Students and/or parents report an absence to Central Nine within a 24-hour period to report the absence so that the student is not marked as truant.

If a student is absent, they are required to report to Central Nine as well as their high school. Reporting the absence to their high school does NOT mean they are excused from Central Nine.

Students can qualify for an excused absence by:  

  • Participating in a job shadow experience 
  • attending a college visit 
  • attending a funeral 
  • attending documented medical appointments 
  • or other circumstances approved by the admin 

To submit an absence request through Skyward, complete the following steps:

  1.  Log in to your Central Nine Skyward account.
  2.  Click on the Attendance tile.
  3.  Select the Absence Request tab under your child’s name.
  4.  Click + Add Absence Request.
  5.  Select the Start and End Dates of the absence.
  6.  Select the Attendance Reason.
  7.  OPTIONAL:  Enter a comment.
  8.  Click Save in the top left corner.

To report bullying or other suspicious activity, call or text: 317-300-4182

The Nine Line is a way to anonymously report bullying or suspicious or unlawful activity at Central Nine.

Messages will be checked and addressed within 24 hours.

For emergencies, dial 911, or contact Central Nine Career Center at 317-888-4401.

August 15, 2023

Meet the Instructor Night

Current students and their families will be able to see the campus and meet with instructors.

Facebook Event


Congratulations to our 25 students who were awarded Student of the Month for September.

View the full list and downloadable PDF HERE.


Coming soon...

Meet our Student Services Department

Melanie Carpenter

Student Services Coordinator: Johnson Co.
(317) 888-4401 EXT 231

Julie Deer

Administrative Assistant/ Attendance
(317) 888-4401 EXT 221

Joe Preda

Dean of Students
(317) 888-4401 EXT 235

Aubrei Teter

Career Pathways Counselor
(317) 888-4401 EXT 294

Corinna Vonderwell

Student Services Coordinator: Marion Co.
(317) 888-4401 EXT 260

Dual Credit FAQs

For more information about Ivy Tech’s Dual Credit program, please review this Ivy Tech Dual Credit Handbook (the New one will be linked when we have it!)

No, students can request a transcript from their dual credit institution, and those credits can be transferred to the college he/she plans to attend. Colleges will review transcripted credits to determine how credits will be transferred.

No, dual credits are free, which is why they are such a great deal for students and parents.

Good news, dual credits do not expire.  Sometimes things happen in life that change our direction as adults. If your student decides to go to college later, they can access these credits! 

Students input their mandatory SSN into the college’s system. Your information will not be shared or sold.  

Students should always put forth their best effort. A failing grade will appear on their college transcript just as it does for their high school transcript and could adversely affect college financial aid.

Students earn both high school and college credit for the same content.

The content is the same for high school and college courses. Vincennes University does not allow students to drop for failing grades.  Students taking Ivy Tech courses can drop their course with no penalty by October 3, 2022, or students can withdraw from the Ivy Tech course(s) by April 18, 2023.

For academic progress standards and financial aid questions, please get in touch with the college of your choice directly.

No, students may earn credits toward a degree. These will be made credits they will not have to repeat or pay for when they get to college.

Students can earn high school credit only. They will still learn the same content and take the same tests, so why not earn free dual credit to use later?

Get your Central Nine Gear today

Central Nine merchandise is now available for purchase in our online store. Items include hats, sweaters, bags, and more!

The store is open until October 27th!

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.