Central High School
About Us: Beyond the Numbers
Central High School is committed to providing excellence in education for all students. Central High School provides a safe and productive learning environment in which students can communicate effectively, think critically, solve problems and become technologically literate through a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities. Our efforts are empowered and inspired by our desire and expectation to prepare students to successfully transition from high school to higher education, career-readiness and the competitive workforce.
We believe that all students should be:
- Life-Long Learners - self-directed and goal oriented; creative and innovative.
- Effective Communicators - express ideas clearly; competent readers, writers, listeners, and speakers.
- Global Citizens - value and practice good character; appreciate the strengths of diversity.
We are excited to partner with our students and community to perform these beliefs with excellence.
Special OfferingsWe are the only International Baccalaureate School in West Alabama to offer the Diploma Programme for grades 11 and 12. We are excited to be offering the Middle Years Programme for grades 9 and 10 to allow students to complete the full IB Continuum. We have several students participating with The University of Alabama music and science departments to compose music and participate in lab experiences.
Dual EnrollmentWe partner with Shelton State Community College, Stillman College, The University of Alabama and Alabama State University to offer a variety of dual enrollment courses for our students. Approximately 20% of our juniors and seniors are enrolled in college courses. Most dual enrollment students have graduated from Central High School having attained more than 12 college credits.
Ready to WorkWe partner with more than 11 industries and training sites to offer the Ready to Work Program. The purpose of the Ready to Work Program is to prepare college and career graduates for success in the workforce. Students who have expressed an interest in joining the workforce immediately after graduation are welcomed to complete this course and obtain jobs with our local agencies.
ACT PreparationCentral High School partners with the College Admissions Made Possible program, The University of Alabama, and Tuscaloosa ACT Prep organization to provide free ACT preparation courses for all 11th and 12th graders. Our efforts have led to increased ACT scores, college admissions and millions in scholarship offerings for our students.
Central High School
905 15th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Dr. Clarence Sutton, Principal
- SERVES STUDENTS FROM GRADES 9-12
- OFFERS THE IB PROGRAMME FOR GRADES 9-12
- OFFERS DUAL ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENTS
- OFFERS THE READY TO WORK PROGRAM