Central High School
Welcome to Central High School
Central High School will provide a safe and positive environment where young men and women of culturally diverse backgrounds develop into ethical individuals with personal integrity and initiative while learning critical thinking skills and becoming literate communicators who are responsible members of a changing society.
Access the BUSD Title 1 Parent Survey here. Please fill out one survey per student using their school's survey. Feedback is accepted through April 6, 2023.
The latest edition of The Swearingen Support Report is available here.
Message from Superintendent Deanna Swearingen regarding the school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dear BUSD Families,
A tragic shooting occurred at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee. The school’s leader, a substitute teacher, a custodian and three 9-year-old students were killed.
BUSD sends its condolences and sympathy to the families of the loved ones lost in this tragedy. As a mark of respect for the victims, all flags at District schools and buildings will be flown at half-staff until sunset Friday, March 31.
This event reminds us of how important it is for each of us to be always vigilant and fully aware of our surroundings. It is imperative that this is our practice every day. Encourage your children to report any concern to a teacher or school employee regarding any threat of violence regardless of how trivial it may seem.
I know you share the same feelings I do when I say it is truly senseless that our nation must endure yet another tragedy as what transpired at The Covenant School. As you know, the emotional effects of a traumatic event of this magnitude can directly impact our students. The National Association of School Psychologists notes there are effective ways to help students cope with such tragic events. You can find resources at the following link:
Attention families of Barstow High School seniors: The deadline to apply for several college scholarships is quickly approaching. You can find the list of available scholarship opportunities by going to the Barstow High School website, bhs.busdk12.com, and clicking on the Resources tab, then clicking on Career Center. There you will find a link to scholarship information, including requirements and deadlines for each opportunity. If you have questions, reach out to Ms. Willetts in Room 81.
The application window for new Barstow STEM Academy students closes on March 31, 2023. There are 100 openings available for 5th grade students with limited openings in 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes. Don't miss out, apply today at https://barstow.schoolmint.net/
Barstow STEM Academy is a Choice School in BUSD.
A group of 27 of Central High School's top credit earners were recently given an opportunity to attend Disney's Imagination Campus: Science and Technology Workshop at Disneyland Park. During the all-day event, students learned about how Disneyland Imagineers dream, design and use technology to enhance the guest experience. "These students earned this privilege by completing at least 50 credits this school year, with 17 of the attendees earning more than 70 credits or having met their graduation requirements," CHS Principal Rafael Navarro said.
CHS students created their own light and firework shows using the latest computer programming technology and got a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of how the Star Wars attraction, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, operates. Afterward, CHS students explored the rest of the park on their own, where they got to enjoy the opportunity of making their own memories. "Great job, Centurions," Navarro said. "You make Central High School proud."