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Zip Code: 06606

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The College Fair is October 29 at 5:30 and our Financial Aid Night is November 4 at 5:30.

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MSG Varsity

Anything Goes Video Clip

Anna in the Tropics Video

Annie Video

Blithe Spirit Video

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Greetings Parents, Teachers and Students;
The Parent, Teacher, Student Action team would love to see you at our first meeting of the year on Thursday, October 1st at 6pm in room F105. The PTSA-team's primary job is to work with each of you collaboratively to provide information and support to further the mission and vision of Central High School.
Please join us on Thursday, October 1st at 6pm to discovery the new exciting things we are planning for our 2015-16 school year.

With Joy,

Rosie Jones-Clarke

Mr. Mitchell a Finalist

Will lightening strike twice in Stratford?

Will it strike for the first time in Waterbury?

Time will tell as the state begins site visits to find its 2016 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year. One of the four finalists is Shaun Mitchell, an English and drama teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport.Another is Dylan Connor, a Latin teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford.

The others are Jahana Hayes, a history teacher at Kennedy High School in Waterbury and Daniel Clement, a Somers High School business teacher.

The four were selected from more than 100 district selected Teachers of the Year.

Stratford’s Bunnell is no stranger to state Teacher of the Year awards. In 2011, physics teacher Kristen Record held the honor. Bridgeport last held the honor in 1994. In Waterbury, officials are over joyed because they’ve never had the distinction come to their school district. The Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program began in 1952.The state winner will be announced the week of October 7 and the winner gets to represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year contest.
Bridgeport Teacher of the Year

BRIDGEPORT — Shaun Mitchell, with the district just six years as a Central High SchoolEnglish and drama teacher, has something else to add to his resume.
He is Bridgeport’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, a distinction that will allow him to compete for the statetitle. The state winner gets to compete for the national title.
More than 100 districts name teachers of the year in Connecticut. From those, about a dozen or so areselected as finalists. Typically, the winner is named before December.
Two years ago, Mitchell was a recipient of the Margaret and Theodore Beard Award, a cash prize of$25,000 that is given to two Bridgeport teachers deemed to be exceptional. He also sits on thesuperintendent’s advisory council, was master of ceremony’s at Central High Schools 2015graduation and even moderated the district’s spelling bee this year.
In his application Mitchell defended his profession and said he fights for the rights of his studentsevery day.
“Complacency in teachers is never a good thing for schools. As a young teacher I look forward to improving,” said Shaun Mitchell.
Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz called him truly a champion of students and awonderful team player.

Central Students Wins Scholarship

Kijhauna Autumn Stevens, the first person in her family to go to college, is attending Fairfield University this fall with help from UIL Holdings Corporation and its employees.UIL, headquartered in New Haven, is the parent company of The United Illuminating Company and The Southern Connecticut Gas Company.Stevens, a graduate of Central High School in Bridgeport, is the recipient of the 2015 Kim Norris Scholarship. UIL awarded the $2,000 scholarship to Stevens for the 2015-16 academic year. This is a renewable four-year scholarship for Stevens, who will be studying accounting.
The scholarship fund was established in memory of Kimberly J. Norris, a training specialist who worked for The United Illuminating Company for 30 years before passing away in September 2012. She returned to school later in life to get her associate’s degree as she pursued professional growth. The scholarship in her name is awarded to a graduating Bridgeport public high school student majoring in business at a two- or four-year college, is a partnership between UIL employees and The Bridgeport Public Education Fund.
Steven’s application highlighted her leadership skills, her academic achievements and her involvement in the community. In her essay, she expressed her love of math and her goal to become an accountant.
“I want to show my little sister that working hard does pay off and that giving back to your community is important. Both are ideals my parents instilled in me early on. I’m grateful and proud to receive the scholarship,” said Stevens.

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School Uniform Letter 9th Grade Orientation

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Graduation PicturesSummer Reading

All students entering grades 9-12 will be required to read two books (three books if enrolled in Central Magnet) from a list of twelve choices. The choices selected represent a range of reading levels, a mix of genres, and demonstrated high interest for young adults. As you read either fiction or non-fiction, take notes using the appropriate graphic organizer. Graphic organizers for fiction and non-fiction are attached.

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SGC News

Click Here for June 15th SGC Agenda

AP Summer Assignments

Barnum Essay Contest

In 1884, P.T. Barnum created a contest, giving an award to the two members of the Senior Class who wrote the best English orations. This years winners were Emmanuel Chery and Destiny Erazo.

Click Here for the Barnum Essay Page

Prom Pictures

Student-Teacher Tennis Day

CABE Awards

The CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) Student Leadership Awards Program honors Connecticut High School and Middle School students who exhibit exemplary leadership skills. Camille Di Bella and Emmanuel Chery were winners from Central.

Daniel Trust Scholar

Cynthia Vu, who will be attending Yale, has been named a Daniel Trust Scholar
Link here

College Readiness
Program of Studies and Course Selection Forms College Acceptances

You can check out the college acceptances for the Class of 2015 by clicking on the link below.

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The Central Players 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 Governor's Scholar

  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.

"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.

To learn more or to apply click here
UConn Early College Experience

English 1010
Seminar in Academic Writing

(4 credit hours)

Proud partner with UConn Early College Experience
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
Link to actual ECE website

Course Description of ENGL 1010: Seminar in Academic Writing
Link Seminar in Academic Writing
Mini Syllabus
  Link to actual UConn English Website 


Central has received NEASC Accreditation
Ct. Post Article
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
Public Notices

Advanced Placement Scholars

College Board Designated AP Scholars 2015

Central had 19 AP Scholars

AP Scholars with Distinction (Received average score of 3.5 on all AP exams and 3 or higher on 5 or more exams taken)

Camille Di Bella (Attending Brown University)Cynthia Vu (Attending Yale University)

AP Scholar with Honor (Received an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken)

Kijhauna Stevens

AP Scholars (Received scores of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exam)

Merquiadez (Mickey) Arce
Akossiwa Assignon
Alejandra Cuevas-Padilla
Destiny Erazo
John Le
Bella Lopez-Silva
Abdul-Jawad Majeed
Malik Marseille
Marisa Olavarria
Charlene Pires
Emily Rivera
Demi Rodriguez
Joao Rossi
Peyton Thorpe
Michael Ticsay
Sandra Tlahuextl

Central Magnet Application Process

Beginning with the 2016-2017 School year, Central Magnet Application is now Online.

To apply to Central Magnet, please follow the following steps:

1. Go to the Bridgeport Public Schools website
2. Click on 2016-2017 Magnet Application Information
3. Click on
4. Click on High Schools
5. Click on Central High School
6. Go to "Click Here to Apply"
7. Read "Requirements and Policies" before proceeding
8. Log into your account OR create an account if you do not have one to apply
9. Please note that hardcopies of the Online application and supporting materials must be received by Central Magnet by December 4th, 2015 to qualify for the lottery

Central Alumnus Fred DeLuca dies

Fred DeLuca, who co-founded the Subway sandwich chain to finance his college studies before it grew to overtake McDonald’s Corp. in size, has died. He was 67.

Read story here
Hilltopper Legend dies

Lou Saccone, who some people feel is the best athlete to ever attend Central, died on September 9th.

Read the story here

Learn-Grow-Play Activity Guide

The 2015-2016 Learn-Grow-Play School Year Activities Guide, which contains information on programs available to students and families, is now available online.

Please feel free to visit the City of Bridgeport website,

Rotary Club Award Winners

Rotary Club Award Winners Elaine Herlihy and Brynn Assignon

First Team All FCIAC

Josh Nieves

Law Day Winners

Dora Vang, Camille Di Bella, Judge Eddie Rodriguez, Crystal Vu

In an essay contest was sponsored by the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Central on the topic Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law, Central had three of the top winners in the area. Camille DiBella finished first for twelfth graders, Dora Vang came in second for eleventh graders, and Crystal Vu came in third for tenth graders.

Scholar Athletes

The 32rd Annual Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete Awards Program was held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. One male and one female scholar-athlete were selected from each high school in Connecticut.
The winners for Central High School were:
Dondre Daniels - Male Scholar Athlete Winner
Tajzhane Freeman - Female Scholar Athlete Winner
Meet the Leaders at Central COLT Poetry Contest


Central High School had winners in the COLT State-wide Foreign Language Poetry Contest.

Click Here for results

Writing Sparks Acting
How does a former Central High School football star go from having hopes of a pro career on the gridiron to winning a Screen Actors Guild Award for his acting chops in the Netflix hit series "Orange is the New Black"?

The answer: A high school creative-writing class.

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Central athletes talk to pros at NYU
One hundred and thirty FCIAC athletes traveled to New York City on March 16, 2015, for the opportunity to have live discussions with current and former professional athletes as well as sports experts and New York University professors.

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President Obama at Central 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.


Student Code of Conduct
Parents'Center 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
School Calendar School Governance Council
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

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