Frequently Asked Questions


Central Nine Programs take place during either the AM or PM session of every weekday. 

AM Session: 7:45 am-10:15am (Release times may vary.)

PM Session: 11:45am-2:15pm (Release times may vary.)  

All enrollment is done through each students school counselor. 

To enroll in a Central Nine program, start by identifying where you live. All enrollment is done through each student’s residential school district.

Local District: Students attending a local school district, simply contact their specific high school counselor. See below for full list of partner high schools.

Johnson County: Whiteland Community, Indian Creek, Center Grove, Franklin Community, and Greenwood High School.

Marion County: Beech Grove, Franklin Central, Perry Meridian, and Southport High School.

Central Nine likes to welcome as many students as possible. Students who attend private, charter, or home schools are welcome to attend Central Nine, but will need to enroll through one of our partner school districts as a part-time student. Individuals who are interested in learning more about this process should contact one of the Central Nine Student Service Coordinators.

Students are responsible for paying the Technology and Student Fee. 

Total cost is $21.00

Student drivers will also need to purchase a parking pass. 


Individual programs may require uniforms or supplies at the students expense. Please refer to each programs page for more information.

Students attend Central Nine either in the morning or afternoon session of every weekday. 

Some students drive from their High School to this campus but most use the bus transportation provided by their school. 


Every Central Nine student is required to display their assigned identification card at all times, especially when entering the building. Every student will need to carry their ID on them or have a picture on their phone of the ID card. 

Students who have lost or forgotten their ID will receive a temporary one for the day. After three temporary ID’s have been issued, the student will receive ISS as a disciplinary action. 

Coronavirus  Update: (Central Nine will extend grace on attendance during this time as parents are encouraged to keep their students home if they are ill. There will be no perfect attendance awards.
Students must be fever-free for 72 hours before returning and must also be free of cold and flu symptoms for 24 hours.

Students will still be responsible for completing course work. If a student is ill, please communicate with the Instructor. 

Students and/or parents need to call 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 call Central Nine as well as their high school. 

Reporting the absence to their high school does NOT mean they are excused from Central Nine.

Please call 317-888-4401 ext 265 to report an absence. 

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 admin 

Central Nine provides students with many additional opportunities such as: 

  • The Governors Work Ethic Certificate 
  • NTHS 
  • HOSA 
  • SkillsUSA
  • FFA
  • BPA
  • FCCLA 
  • and ProStart 
Call or Text:  317-300-4182

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

Messages will be checked and addressed within 24 hours. 

For emergencies, dial 911, or contact Central Nine Career Center at 317-888-4401
CTE is Career and Technical Education and  Central Nine is proud of its dedication to high quality career and technical education!

Check out the IDOE website for more information.

The Indiana Association of Career & Technical Education Districts has released a new “I Am CTE” video to provide information to parents and students about the great opportunities students should take advantage of while in high school.  For further questions, please feel free to contact your Johnson and Marion county Student Service Coordinators. 

Partner Schools

Central Nine is proud to provide it’s services to it’s nine schools in Johnson and Marion County!

Johnson County: Whiteland Community, Indian Creek, Center Grove, Franklin Community, and Greenwood High School.

Marion County: Beech Grove, Franklin Central, Perry Meridian, and Southport High School.

Full list of Programs

Construction & Landscape 
  • Construction Trades
  • HVAC
  • Landscape Management
Health Science
  • Health Science I
  • Health Science II: Athletic Training / Exercise Science
  • Health Science II: Medical Assisting
  • Health Science II: Nursing
  • PLTW Biomedical Science
  • Dental Careers
  • Veterinary Careers
Human Services
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management 
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Work Based Learning
    Media & Information Tech
    • Information Technology 
    • Visual Communications
      • Welding Technology
      • Precision Machining
      Protective Services
      • Criminal Justice
      • Emergency Medical Services
      • Fire and Rescue
      • Auto Collision Repair
      • Auto Service Technology
      • Diesel Service Technology
      • Aviation Maintenance
      • Aviation Operations
      • Aviation Flight 
      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: 

      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.

      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.