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Central Catholic's Innovative Learning Academy

For Middle School Students

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A Flexible & Personalized Learning Experience

Central Catholic High School's Innovative Learning Academy for Middle School Students offers current 5th-8th grade students an opportunity to learn and thrive in a flexible and personalized environment.

By empowering students to achieve their highest potential and pursue their passion, Central Catholic's Innovative Learning Academy provides global experiences in a collaborative community.

Academy Director

Mrs. Jodi Linnehan Kriner

Mrs. Jodi Linnehan Kriner

Director of Innovation and Academic Technologies

Program Details: Summer 2022

  • Session Courses Meet:
    • On Campus:
      • July 11 -15 (M-F)
      • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Via Zoom:
      • July 19, 21, & 26
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Instructors are available via Zoom and email through the program for additional support
  • Registration Opens:
    • March 11, 2022
  • Due Date:
    • May 15, 2022
  • Course fee:
    • $299 
  • Academy Kick-Off: July 11
  • Term Dates: 
    • Session A: July 11 - July 26
    • Classes meet M-F @ CCHS, 3 Evening, 1 Hr Classes Via Zoom Platform
  • Students receive 0.5 CCHS credit

Middle School students currently in grades 5th-8th have an opportunity to earn Central Catholic High School credits through synchronous and asynchronous courses.

Students who participate in Central Catholic’s Innovative Learning Academy can take advanced courses in the area of Fine & Performing Arts & Computer Science as 9th or 10th graders.

Seats in the Academy are limited. Should a course be over-subscribed, students will be selected through a lottery process.

Virtual Tour

Explore our campus through a 360 degree Virtual Tour! Be sure to click on the Raider Photo Reels (white photo icons) placed in many of the campus locations.

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Academy Courses: Summer 2022

The 2021 Innovative Learning Academy

Thank you to all those who participated in the Summer 2021 Innovative Learning Academy!

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Congratulations on your achievements!

Innovative Learning Academy Recognition Night

Baroni Hall - October 7, 2021

Academy Kick-Off! Photos from 2019

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2019 Academy Recognition

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Friday Night Tech+ Sessions for 6th, 7th, & 8th graders

Join the Central Catholic Innovative Learning Academy for Friday Night Tech+ Sessions being held on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 2022

Each session is a one-night program held from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and includes pizza dinner.

Explore the Friday Night Tech+ Sessions

Sessions are offered at no cost to participants. Funding is provided by program partners and the Innovative Learning Academy.

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