With a focus on Advanced Studies, the school will provide increased opportunities for all students to participate in academic coursework that will prepare them for college and the workforce equipped with the requisite skills to be successful post-secondary and advanced studies students, employees and citizens.
Partnering with Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative (MMSI) and with the College Board’s Pre-AP initiatives (College Ed), Central has expanded their AP classes from 6 in 2007 to 21 at present, the most offered in any high school in Massachusetts. Through carefully planned professional development, teachers at Central will initiate critical scaffolding efforts for incoming 9th grade students that will enable them to work successfully in these advanced level courses.
The Arts at Central:
Central will focus on its theater program, which will be the hub of multi-cultural activities in collaboration with local arts-based organizations such as Teatro Vida, The Drama Studio and Shakespeare and Company.
A Springfield Artists Series, featuring speakers and performers from throughout the region and involving different art modalities will embrace students’ cultural backgrounds, strengths and interests.
Through the Magnet program, all modalities of Arts at Central will be enhanced by cutting edge uses of technology offering students the opportunity to work with digital composition and computer driven graphic arts. Music and art rooms will be equipped with Smart Boards and projectors to facilitate use of artistic modalities to drive engagement and content-based understandings.