Program Slides:

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Program Guide:

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Central Nine Programs

Construction and Landscape

Jocelyn Wood, From Whiteland High School talks about our Construction and Landscape Programs. 

  • Construction Trades
  • HVAC
  • Landscape Management

Health Science

Savannah Martin, From Whiteland High School talks about our Health Science Programs. 

Human Services

Chloe Boucher, from Center Grove High School talks about our Human Services Programs. 

Media and Info Tech

Sophia Alexander, from Greenwood Community High School talks about our Media and Information Technology Programs. 

  • IT: Operations
  • IT: Software Development
  • Visual Communications


Samuel List, from Perry Meridian High School, talks about our manufacturing programs. 

Protective Services

Ethan Sears, from Perry Meridian High School talks about our Protective Service Programs. 


Anna Arnold, From Franklin Central High School, talks about our Transportation Programs. 

  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Auto Service Technology
  • Diesel Service Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Operations
  • Aviation Flight

Central Nine Review

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.