This page will serve as your one-stop information hub for all things Central Catholic. Please bookmark this page! Also, students, please set up your cchsraider.net email address (instruction to the right or below) and check it regularly to receive timely information, updates, and opportunities to make the most of your Central Catholic experience.
- Set up your CCHSRaider.net gmail account.
- Find out about Placement Exams.
- Sign up for a Class of 2022 Tech Training Session.
- Register for Summer Reading.
Gmail Quick Start Guide
Log in and start using your new Central Catholic Raider email account to receive important updates and notices from CCHS.
- Go to www.gmail.com
- On the Sign In page, for USERNAME, enter your CCHS network login name: Your username is the first initial of your first name, your last name, and your year of firstname.lastname@example.org (example: user: Kevin Small, email@example.com)
- Enter your password, which is cchs + your cchs ID # (example: cchs12345). You will not have the option to change your password.
- Click "Sign In"
- Follow the on-screen instructions to activate your account.
Once school starts in September, you will be expected to check your cchsraider.net email account daily.
If you have any issues logging in, please contact Mrs. Jodi Kriner, Director of Academic and Information Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Catholic wants you to challenge yourself and work to the best of your abilities. If you wish to challenge the academic placement we have determined for you in the areas of math, English, biology, social studies, world language, or computer science, you may do so by taking a placement exam(s.)
If you wish to challenge your placement in English, biology or social studies, you must take the English placement test. If you wish to challenge your placement in mathematics you must take the mathematics placement test. If you wish to challenge your placement in world language you must take the world language placement exam. If you wish to challenge your placement in computer science you, must take the Computer Science Programming Assessment.
Students may take more than one placement exam but only one exam can be taken each day.
There is no fee for the exam(s) but you must register for each exam.
A placement exam in English is offered to 8th graders who have been placed in English I (Level 2), and/or Biology (level 2), and/or European Civilization (level 2.) If you wish to challenge your placement and move to Honors English I (Level 1), and/or Honors Biology and/or Honors European Civilization you must take the English exam. The score on this untimed, internal assessment will determine if your reading/writing skills qualify for the programs. A student who qualifies on this exam may take any or all of the above named classes.
World Language Exam
Students who have participated in Spanish or French programs in middle school or who are native speakers are encouraged to take a language placement exam. Based on the results of the exam, students will be placed in a world language class that is appropriate for their skill level.
Two different exams are offered in math.
A placement exam in algebra is offered to 8th graders who have been placed in Algebra I (Level 2), course # 312, but who wish to challenge their placement and move to Honors Algebra I & II (Level 1), course # 311. Scores on this untimed, internal assessment will determine if your child should move into the Honors Algebra I & II math program. Students who have completed Honors Algebra I as 8th graders and have been placed into Honors Algebra I & II, course # 311, may take a placement exam to determine placement in a more advanced honors math class. Scores on this untimed, internal assessment will determine if your child should move into Honors Algebra II/Honors Geometry (Level 1), course # 326.
Placement exams in the area of World Language, Mathematics and English will be offered on:
- Wed., April 25, at 2:45PM
- Tues., May 22, at 2:45 PM
- Wed., June 6, at 2:45 PM
Each exam takes approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours.
Students may take more than one exam, but only one exam may be taken each day.
Sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/placement-test-2022
Or email the Main Office at email@example.com
Computer Science Programming Assessment
A computer science programming assessment exam is offered to 8th graders who have participated in a computer science programming course or are proficient in a computer language. There is no fee for the assessment but you must register. The assessment consists of a series of written questions that will require students to demonstrate problem solving and programming skills. Students will not be using a computer for this assessment. Students who demonstrate proficiency in the area of programming will have the option of taking Honors Video Game Design I, Course # 701 in place of Problem Solving with Programming, Course # 716.
The Computer Science Programming Assessment will be offered on:
- Thurs., April 26, at 2:45 PM
- Wed., May 9, at 2:45 PM
The assessment is untimed and will take approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours.
Sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/CSPassessment-18
Use your CCHS email account to register.
Incoming students attend a Tech Training Session that covers use of the iPad as a dynamic learning tool and serves as an introduction to the course Principles & Topics in Computer Science (CompSci2022).
- Includes the iPad buying guide, frequently googled questions, and the listing of Tech Training dates.
Students are invited to participate in Summer Reading for Pleasure and Credit. This program is designed to encourage students to develop a love of reading with all of its attending benefits, both academic and personal. The books in this program have been chosen with pleasure reading in mind.
Visit the Summer Reading page for more information, including requirements, directions, book selections, and discussion dates.
- School Uniforms
- Textbooks: More Info Coming in May
- School Website
- Summer Term at CCHS
Shirts, sweaters, fleeces, pants, and physical education uniforms with the approved CCHS logo are part of the school dress code and are purchased through Lands’ End School Uniforms.
You can view the selection of acceptable dress code clothing by creating a profile or using our preferred school number 900033143 on the Lands’ End website.
Dress code shoes must be leather boat shoes in brown, black, tan, navy blue, or gray.
More detailed information on appearance and attire will be available in the 2018-2019 Student/Parent Handbook and will also be addressed at the Freshman Parent Welcome Night in early September.
Lands’ End Uniform Fittings
- Wed., June 20, 2018
- Thurs, June 21, 2018
From 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Baroni Hall - South WingNot sure what size your student needs? Lands' End representatives will be visiting the school in late June to give students the opportunity to be fitted properly before ordering their dress code apparel. Products will be available for try-on. Staff will be available to assist with questions and sizing.
Textbook information is finalized in May and will be posted on the website and emailed to families.
- May 2018: The final book list will be posted to Central Catholic High School’s Textbook Page. Families will be emailed when this list has been posted. Used paperbacks and physical textbooks can be purchased from upperclassmen at this point.
- August 1, 2018: Follett Virtual Bookstore launches for the 2018-2019 school year.
- August 17, 2018: Deadline to purchase electronic books through Follett to guarantee they will be in students’ virtual backpack at time of launch. After purchase of material(s), students can expect a five to seven day turnaround for digital books to populate their virtual backpack from the purchase date.
- August 24, 2018: Follett Virtual Backpack launches for students. Students should use their virtual backpack app to download all electronic texts to their iPads before the first day of school.
We will be posting more information on transportation options for the upcoming year.
Online bus transportation registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin the week of April 23!