Sunday, March 1, 2015

Eric Graf
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Central High
1 Lincoln Boulevard 
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Zip Code: 06606 

Phone: (203) 275-1502 
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Monday, March 2nd is a full day of school and all students need to report to school at 7:53 a.m. regular time. The CAPT TEST WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 3rd AND March 4th, 2015. All 10th graders ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE CAPT TEST AND should report to school at their REGULAR TIME of 7:53 AM. Any student in grade 11 who did not take CAPT last year or did not meet goal should take CAPT this year. 9th graders will take practice CAPT on March 3 and 4. Thursday, March 5 will be a full day of school for everyone and all students need to report to school at the regular 7:53 time

All students not taking CAPT will have a 90-minute delay on March 3rd and 4th and should report to school at 9:23 a.m. AN ADDITIONAL BUS WILL BEGIN THEIR SECOND PICK UP 90 minutes after the normal pick up time.

Aquaculture students not taking CAPT should report to school at the regular time and take the bus to Aqua.

Eric Graf
Interim Head Principal

Letter to Parents about CAPTThe Central Players

  • Seniors with a minimum 2.7 GPA and with extracurricular activities may apply for up to 4 scholarships through the Fairfield County Community Foundation. Please visit to complete the online application. Please follow all instrtuctions. The deadline is 11:59 PM on March 20. No exceptions. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. See your counselor for questions.

  • INROADS is a program which offers paid internships with companies and corporations. Seniors with a 3.0 GPA and an SAT minimum of 1,000 (Reading and Math only) may view information and apply at www.inroads. Only online applications are accepted.
All American

Christon Gill, class of 2009, was named an All American at Western Carolina University. Click here for the article.

Celebrating 50 Years

Central celebrated the 50 years at 1 Lincoln Boulevard with students and clubs helping to decorate the building.

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Central Magnet Information Geraldine Johnson Senior Banquet School Governance Council
2014 Summer ReadingThe Ring Dance
Junior Princess: Dajha
Junior Prince: Michael

"Grecian Nights" Junior Ring Dance
May 9, 2014

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Class of 2015 Advisors: Mrs. Abraham and Mrs. Murphy

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Governor's Scholar

Camille Di Bella was selected as one of 30 Governor’s Scholars from the state of Connecticut. Over 150 juniors were selected from high schools statewide and were judged by a committee of administrators on their cumulative PSAT scores, GPAs, class ranks, and their scores on an essay administered by the committee. Camille was awarded with a $25,000 scholarship to UConn and was given the opportunity to take free college courses during next year’s fall and spring semesters at Fairfield University and Yale University, among others.
The Inspiration Awards

Shaun Mitchell has been named the winner of The Theodore and Margaret Beard Excellence in Teaching Award. Shaun is an English and African American Literature Teacher and has been teaching in the Bridgeport Public Schools for four years. Mr. Mitchell brings an unparalleled level of energy and enthusiasm into his classroom every day. His passion for his students and his subject area is evident in the academic proficiency exhibited by his students. Students are fully engaged whether working alone or collaboratively with each other. Mr. Mitchell was nominated by Patricia Anekwe with a supporting letter from his student Merquiadez Arce Jr. who wrote, “He changes lives; he inspires others, and goes above and beyond at Central High School. These are the perfect reasons why he is the perfect candidate for the BEARD award. Teacher, director, mentor, friend what ever you want to call him Mr. Mitchell deserves this award for his work at Central High School.”

Mathematics teacher Kate Preston will also be honored at The Inspiration Awards for her leadership and outstanding work.

The Inspiration Awards, sponsored by the Bridgeport Education Fund and the Fairfield County Community Foundation, will be presented on May 7th at 3:30Pm at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport.

"Service is the core of buildOn’s mission, an instrumental vehicle for youth development and empowerment. Through service, students address problems in their communities while developing personal leadership and teamwork skills." -

The buildOn office is located in e221 upstairs.

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UConn Early College Experience

English 1010
Seminar in Academic Writing
(4 credit hours)

Highly motivated Central High School seniors with a strong work ethic may be selected for this freshman composition during 2013-2014.

Interested parents and students should consult the following links:

What is UConn Early College Experience?
Course Desciption
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Course Description of ENGL 1010: Seminar in Academic Writing
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Mini Syllabus
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Central has received NEASC Accreditation
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Peer to Peer Program
Central High School is proud to offer support for students that are struggling with substance abuse issues. Counselors and social workers are available at ALL times during the school day to provide support. Small groups meet periods 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 in room E107A, or students may seek individual counseling or referrals to community based programs. Additionally, there is a Substance Abuse Counselor available every day after school from 2:30-4:00 with whom students may meet if they do not wish to miss important class time during the day or if they would like support that is more intensive. Please contact any administrator, counselor, or social worker for more information.
School Uniforms

Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts = black or tan/khaki

Polo shirts = black, red, or white

School Uniform Letter (Click here)

All students must be in school uniform, effective August 29, 2011
Central High School has unveiled the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a systems' approach to discipline that emphasizes prevention, instruction on social skills, and data-based decision-making to both reduce problem behavior and improve academic performance.

For more information, like our behavior matrix and how PBS works, please click on the link :Link

President Obama at CentralAmerica's Next Top Model
Keith Carlos, Class of 2007, has been selected as the winner of America's Next Top Model. Keith was a First team All State football player at Central and also played baseball for Coach Eric Graf. Keith went on to star in football at Purdue. Keith signed contracts with the Philadelphia Eagles and then the New York Giants, but an injury ended his football career.

Keith is the first male winner of America's Next Top Model.

Keith, shown here with Coach David Cadelina, having just been named MVP of the 2006 Thanksgiving Game.

Coat Drive

Central High School is taking part in the Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Coat Drive

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Student Code of Conduct
SAT and ACT Schedule 2014-15

March 14: Registration deadline: Feb. 13
Late registration: March 3
May 2: Registration deadline: April 6
Late registration: April 21
June 6: Regular Registration: May 8
Late registration: May 27

TEST: Feb. 7
Register by Jan. 9
TEST: April 18
Register by March 13
TEST: June 13 Register by May 8
AP Scholars
Central had 16 AP Scholars this year. All the Scholars passed at least 3 Advanced Placement tests.

AP Scholar with Distinction
Sam Cheng

AP Scholars
Annel Alcantara
Brian Alvarez
Amy Cerezo
Alejandra Cuevas (11th grade)
Camille Di Bella (11th grade)
Heimi Dominguez
Nicole Gomez
Mildred Morgan
Yoricka Powell
Daniel Reyes
Jasmine Riodin
Gabriela Rodriguez
Zolia Rodriguez
Cynthia Vu (11th grade)

National Honor Society Seniors

Akosua Agyei - UCONN
Annel Alcantara - Sacred Heart University
Diamond Allen - North Carolina Wesleyan College
Kassi Araujo - University of Scranton
Jennifer Arias - Fairfield University
Shannalee Brown - UCONN
Rhamzi Burks - Long Island University - Brooklyn
Amy Cerezo - UCONN
Sam Cheng - Princeton University
Djenifer DaGraca - HCC
Heimi Dominguez - Fairfield University
Leana Gomes - Franklin and Marshall College
Nicole Gomez - UCONN
Akili Marshall - Fairfield University
Natalie Ortiz - Fairfield University
Dominique Pierce - University of Bridgeport
Yoricka Powell - Northeastern University
Jasmine Riodin - University of Pennsylvania
Zoila Rodriguez Colgate University
Gabriela Rodriguez - Tufts University
Zerin Sattar- Fairfield University
Michellia Sumigar - Sacred Heart University

Parents'CenterState Champions

Bridgeport Central's Kanajzae Brown, left, leads in the girls 100 meter dash final at the CIAC Class LL Connecticut Outdoor Track & Field State Championship at Danbury High School in Danbury, Conn. Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Kanajzae won the event with a time of 12.45. Kanajzae also won the State Championship in the 200 meter dash wih a time of 25.31.

Central's 4x100 relay team consisting of Clivea Baker, Kanajzae Brown, Chineka Haye and Thea Stephens also won the State Championship with a time of 49.62

State Coach of the Year

Coach Barry McLeod has been named the State Boys Basketball Coach of the Year by the New Haven Register. Coach McLeod led the Hilltoppers to a 27-1 record and the Class LL state championship. Central finished No. 1 in the final Register Top 10 poll. This was his third state title in 22 years at Central, and the program’s fifth overall. Coach McLeod was the Register’s State Coach of the Year and FCIAC coach of the year in 2010.

State Championship Game

Central defeated Prep 76 - 73 to win the State Championship. It is Coach McLeod's 3rd State Championship.

Championship Website
Central High Football Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Hilltoppers Help at the Rescue Mission
The football team helped out the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

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Vision Statement and Mission Statement

Vision Statement
Our Vision is to be a model urban high school that values and celebrates diversity and is renowned for its academic excellence and its support of the emotional well-being of the school community.

Mission Statement
The mission of Central High School is to inspire our diverse community to work together in order to foster growth and development of our students. We will support the development of a collaborative community, and utilize our unique resources to challenge and cultivate well-balanced individuals who seek knowledge and make significant contributions to society throughout their lives.

Important Documents
2014 - 2015 CalendarSchool Governance Council
School Governance Council (SGC) Information
Overview: School Governance Councils were created by the state’s recent education reform law (Public Act 10-111) to enable parents, school staff, students (where appropriate) and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement in the state’s lowest performing schools. School Governance Councils serve in an advisory capacity and are charged with assisting the school administration in making programmatic and operational changes to improve the school’s achievement.
(CT State Department of Education website)

· For more information, please visit the following State Department of Education website: Click Here

Central Alumnus Wins Congressional Gold Medal

BRIDGEPORT -- Shortly after graduating from Central High School in 1943, 17-year-old Lavell Lynch heard African-Americans could join the U.S. Marine Corps. He figured he would try it out. "I was an adventurous type of young man," he recalled.Lynch's parents didn't know their 5-foot-7-inch, 130-pound son had enlisted. "My father had a fit," Lynch said. His mother simply said, "Let him learn for himself."
On Tuesday, Lynch, now 85 years old, will receive a Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C., for his service as one of the first African-American Marines in the country.
Lynch was a member of the Montford Point Marines, a segregated group of African-American Marines based in Jacksonville, N.C.

Central High Alumnus Knighted

Bridgeport's soon-to-be British knight eschews shining armor -- and for that matter, he doesn't often wear white tie and tails, which is the usual getup for a man in his position.But on Tuesday, May 15, Antonio "Tony" Pappano -- a 1977 graduate of Central High School -- has an invitation to join Queen Elizabeth at London's Buckingham Palace. And for the occasion, he will be "dressed to the nines," wearing a morning outfit -- daytime formal wear that includes full tails, a waistcoat, tie, striped or black trousers and a top hat.
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