The academic program at Central Private School challenges both analytical and creative thinking. The rigorous academic curriculum at Central Private begins in preschool and continues through 12th grade.
Art 2-8 is a fast-paced Japanese-method, hands-on study of every medium coupled with detailed terminology, tools, studying of art history, and the Masters - right up to the study of current artists. Students learn single and mixed media applications using charcoal, pastels, marker, pencil/graphite, and the use of every type of paint. Weaving, airbrush design, jewelry-making, pottery, portraiture, and sculpture are also included.
High School students who participate in the Art Program at Central Private have the ability to qualify for Advanced Placement Courses. AP students can take Drawing or 2-D Design AP courses. Students work to create a digital portfolio that demonstrates their personal concentration and breadth of skill for college credit and college entry. Art I and Art II build the base for the AP curriculum. Art I is an introductory survey course. It focuses on the study of the elements of design through art history and hands-on experience. Students will work in a variety of art media throughout the year. Art II continues the training begun in Art I, studying composition using the principles of design. Students will develop and express original ideas and experiences through a variety of media. Evaluation of art will take place through class critique and discussion.
Elementary students attend music enrichment classes each week and are able to show off their talents during several performances throughout the school year such as holiday programs, Veterans' Day program and Grandparents' Day. Students are also asked to perform at community events such as the City of Central's tree lighting ceremony.
Students in grades 1st - 8th use the Accelerated Reader Program as part of their reading curriculum. Students select and read books within their reading level and take computerized tests at school when they finish reading each book.
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Students can use this online program that features hundreds of engaging games designed to strengthen fact fluency, automaticity, computational thinking, and other critical skills.
College Preparatory Courses
- Students must be a sophomore or higher to enroll with ULM.
- Classes are offered at $150 per class, plus the cost of books & fees.
- Students will need a laptop capable of supporting Moodle. This is where instructors will post assignments and classwork, and where students will save their work.
- Students must have a GPA of 2.75.
- Students must have an overall composite ACT score of 19 to qualify for dual enrollment.
- Students must have an English ACT composite of 18 to take the English courses.
- Students must have a Math ACT composite of 19 to take the math courses.
- Pre-ACT scores / Accuplacer can only be accepted if a student has not taken the ACT.