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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! On behalf of the entire staff at Columbia Central, we look forward to reconnecting with our students and families as we begin another school year!

Columbia Central Jr.- Sr. High School was recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as a Best High School in the nation. In addition to being in the top 40% of schools nationally ranked, our high school led in Jackson County. We offer our students the opportunity to grow academically while pursuing their goals and interests. Students gain experiences and the skills necessary to be prepared for their future. We are happy to offer the following unique courses and activities to our student body:

Advanced Placement courses in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and Psychology

Award-winning Concert, Jazz, and Marching Bands as well as Choir programs

Theater productions offered at the junior high and high school level

Professional student organizations such as Business Professionals of America and the National Honor Society

Student clubs including Most Teen’s Don’t, Student Senate, PLANK, and more

Award-winning Robotics program for junior high and high school students

Community service opportunities including our high school Leadership course, National Honor Society, and Kiwanis Key Club

Variety of athletic opportunities offered each season

We look forward to many exciting events in the fall for our students and community. Homecoming, Student Leadership Forum, and our district-wide Veteran’s Day assembly are all activities we are proud of at Columbia Central.

At our Back to School Orientation, students will obtain class schedules, books, and locker assignments for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, there will be information available for seniors regarding graduation essentials from Josten’s and an important Freshman Orientation for the Class of 2023. Orientation dates and times are:

August 15: 12-3 PM, Juniors and Seniors

August 15: 4-7 PM, Sophomores

August 15: 5:30-7 PM Freshman Orientation

Junior High students (7th and 8th grade) will receive their schedules and locker information in the mail and are encouraged to attend the Back to School Open House.

The Back to School Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:30-7 PM.

Columbia Central High School athletics begin the week of August 12th. All 7th-12th grade students interested in participating in sports must have a physical dating April 15th, 2019 or after. There will be an opportunity to meet all of our fall athletes on Sunday, August 18th at 6 PM. Our community is welcome to join us on the football field for this special event.

We would like to thank our Columbia families for their continued support and dedication. Together, we all help to encourage our students to grow and succeed. As a proud graduate of the Columbia School District, I feel so fortunate to be a part of its future. Thank you for all that you do for Columbia Central!

Remind App for Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School Parents: We will begin providing short updates and reminders for parents using the Remind App. You may receive notifications using your smartphone or email. Please use this link to join Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School Remind. We will begin sending updates this week.

OK2SAY is a program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats. Learn more or submit a confidential tip.

M-STEP Parent Report Video
A guide to help to understand M-Step reports. To continue the Department’s commitment to support teachers, parents, and students throughout this transition to higher expectations for all students, a newly developed video is now available which summarizes M-STEP and walks viewers through how to read and interpret student scores within the M-STEP Parent Report. Watch Video

Recognition to our School
Columbia Central High School named to Top 20 Jackson Area Academic State Champion Schools! Featured on Mlive

Points of Pride!

  • Excellent Athletic Programs
  • New Student Online Registration
  • Educational Field Trips to Detroit & Washington DC
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Performing Arts
  • Robotics