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Central Catholic High School Teaches Social Responsibility

WHEELING — Faith. academic excellence. social responsibility. These are the cornerstones of the educational experience at Central Catholic High School. Small class sizes offered in newly renovated classrooms by a dedicated faculty make Central Catholic an ideal option for the college-bound student in the Ohio Valley.

Central Catholic High School, located at 14th and Eoff streets in Wheeling, is a college preparatory high school in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, dedicated to nurturing reflective spirituality, intellectual accomplishment, and social responsibility so that each student can reach his or her God-given potential. Rooted in our Catholic tradition and grounded by caring, dynamic faculty and staff, CCHS strives to create a learning community that inspires honest thinkers, encourages innovation, fosters creativity, and enhances individual talents.

CCHS graduates will have the skills and knowledge to pursue the colleges and careers of their choices, the confidence to be leaders, and the social consciences and compassionate hearts to be advocates for social justice in our world. Ultimately, a CCHS education prepares students to live lives in which they “Think and Act Like Christ.” Spiritually, CCHS fosters an atmosphere in which young men and women develop and deepen personal and communal relationships with Christ within the Catholic tradition. CCHS provides experiences that engage both heart and mind and where a personal relationship with God compels students to love and serve others. CCHS’s extensive campus ministry program and chaplaincy helps students live their faith by providing opportunities to participate in daily prayer, religious education classes, weekly Mass, Reconciliation, and an extensive retreat and service learning program. CCHS welcomes students from all faiths who desire to learn in a faith-based environment.

“A Catholic education is grounded in faith, tradition and family values. Central Catholic High School teachers truly care about your children, not only their academics but their morals and their values,” states Alyssa Duplaga, CCHS parent and class of ’86 graduate.

Because CCHS students are also strongly encouraged to ‘live their faith’ and to become community-involved, there are many opportunities to do so. Throughout the school year, students are continually engaged with ways to help others. Whether it’s through the annual door-to-door canned food drive, volunteering with West Virginia Catholic Charities, the Upper Ohio Valley United Way, Habitat for Humanity, the Sisters of St. Joseph or any other other of the multitude of local non-profit organizations, students learn the importance of service to those in need throughout the community.

From faith, academics grow. In partnership with parents, CCHS offers an educational ministry that is mutually supportive and a community that is committed to excellence. A college-preparatory high school, CCHS offers academically demanding educational programs that are designed to challenge and motivate. CCHS students are afforded the opportunity to grow and learn in an educational environment that inspires them to reach their fullest potential and to become lifelong learners. The CCHS curriculum is designed to provide the prerequisite coursework and rigor that will prepare students for college and their chosen professions, enhanced by innovative learning tools and resources. CCHS continues to expand its course offerings across core college preparatory, honors, Advanced Placement, and college courses.

The Learning Resource Program at CCHS provides motivated students with identified learning differences an opportunity to succeed in a college-preparatory environment. This program provides unlimited access to a resource teacher who works with the students to improve organizational and time management skills, provide appropriate accommodations, and assist the students in meeting the demands of each course.

Interested families are encouraged to contact the school at 304-233-1660 or at admissions@cchsknights.org.

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