Enrollment at Cleveland Central Catholic is at a 25-year high, and we are bursting at the seams. The overarching goal is to make the Central Catholic experience a reality for as many young people as possible. Full enrollment requires that we make the most out of our limited space. Thus, we must address our facility’s physical constraints.
Functioning in an aging building remains a challenge to our academic offerings. There is a pressing need to address an inefficient heating system, replace decaying windows, upgrade electronic systems, renovate some classrooms and deploy the latest safety security and environmental standards. Additionally Cleveland Central Catholic shares a campus and some facilities with the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus Parish and School. All parties agree there is a compelling need for a comprehensive campus Master Plan, in order to define our campus today – while also exploring new opportunities for the future.
Cleveland Central Catholic’s Special Education Program distinguishes this remarkable school from other Catholic high schools in Greater Cleveland. Our special education students are integrated into the overall CCC experience and enjoy an authentic high school life with all its challenges and opportunities.
The students are mainstreamed in many aspects of student life whenever possible. To assist their own unique challenges, intervention specialists are critical in achieving their educational goals and preparing them for productive lives. Special education students account for 17% of the student population, which is a figure that has been consistent over the years.
Cleveland Central Catholic is committed to maintaining and strengthening our successful Special Education Program. Additional resources are necessary to hire more intervention specialists for the short and long term success of this program.
Approximately 86% of Cleveland Central Catholic students live at or below the Federal Poverty level. Therefore the need for tuition assistance is our most critical need. It is essential that CCC continues to grow its endowment as a long term solution for scholarship funding.
The Central Catholic Fund is the cornerstone of giving to Cleveland Central Catholic, and growing this fund through the campaign is of paramount importance. A strong annual giving program must remain an on-going priority for CCC in order to keep the cost of tuition affordable for all families.
When opened in 2010, Stefanski Stadium was celebrated for being a win/win/win for our students, our community and the City of Cleveland. The original plan for the stadium included a building that was not funded and built at that time. Central Catholic, the City of Cleveland and our neighborhood partners desire to complete this project. This would consist of a building that includes the following: concessions, locker/team rooms, restrooms, storage and an officials’ room. This would complete the Stadium project for the benefit of CCC, the Slavic Village neighborhood and upgrade the city’s Morgana Park.