What is nineovations?

Central Nine’s summer camp, Nineovations, offers two different camp experiences for this summer! Each camp will be hosted by Central Nine Instructors, with help from students currently enrolled in their programs, allowing campers to gain a real-world perspective on the benefits of higher education and training.

Camp Explore allows campers who will be in 7th-9th grade in the fall to venture through six different popular career pathways. Campers will tour two careers daily and complete hands-on projects at each stop.

Camp Soar, on the other hand, is for campers who will be in 9th and 10th grade in the fall. Camp Soar will take an in-depth look into the various Aviation career opportunities, have a field trip to VU’s Aviation Technology Center, and allow campers a chance to win a discovery flight!

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Important Dates

Camp Explore Registration

The registration deadline is Friday, May 5th.


Camp Soar Registration

The registration deadline is Friday, May 5th.


Camp Contact

For any Nineovations questions please contact Mrs. Vonderwell

cvonderwell @central9.k12.in.us


To make a payment over the phone pleased contact Mrs. Caviness

317-888-4401 EXT 268

Campers Must

Parent Reception

Parents are invited to see campus, meet instructors, and see all of the projects created by campers. 

Central Nine Career Center 

1999 US 31 South 

Greenwood, IN 46143

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 cvonderwell@central9.k12.in.us 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 

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.