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Center High School is one the of the two high schools in the Center Unified School District. This school is located at 3111 Center Court Lane, in Antelope, California, United States. Center High School opened up in its current location in 1984.
The school's Media Communications Academy which is defined as "a school within a school" is dedicated to new media, video and audio production, and digital graphics. The MCA Department Chair is Matt Chamberlain. Most of the school's theater productions are housed in the Performing Arts building.
The school is also known for its diversity.
Center High School was involved in a minor controversy when its football coach's contract was not renewed by two of the school districts board members. The members were ridiculed by both students, parents and staff and were ultimately recalled by the community. One of the members ended up having to move to Idaho because of the negative attention that was received by their family and friends. However coincidentally, the coach ended up resigning a year after being reinstated.
On September 2, 2008 a student, fourteen-year-old Brandon Mitchell Baker (freshman), died during JV soccer practice.
The mission of Center High School is to guide and encourage each student to become a productive, thoughtful, and responsible member of our multiethnic society, and to become actively involved in developing full potential as a human being.
The Blue & Gold is a student newspaper that covers topics having to do with events and goings-on within the High School as well as in popular entertainment. Its sections include "News", "Scene", "Center Spread", "Athletics", "Forum", and "Photo Essay". It has been awarded multiple Scholastic Crowns from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in the years 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 all being Gold awards. After changing 3 Advisers in one year, the 07–08 Newspaper was awarded a Silver Crown.
Center's Epic Yearbook has won National Pacemaker Awards in the years 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. It has also won multiple awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in 1998 (Silver), 1999 (Gold), 2000 (Gold), 2002 (Silver), 2003 (Silver), 2004 (Silver), 2005 (Gold), and 2006 (Gold). In 2007-2008, The Epic Yearbook converted from the traditional black and white print to an all-color print. The upcoming 2010 design also received two awards at the 2009 Yearbooks CA summer workshop including New Voice (AP Design) and Opening Copy (Experienced Yearbook).
The 2008–2009 C-TV Studio crew works to create relevant and interesting programs for Center High School. It features seven shows which are created by the students of the Media Communications Academy Advanced Broadcast class (taught by Vernon Bisho) and run on a loop for the school on Channel 25 during the school day. Featured shows include: C-TV News (Tuesdays and Thursdays), Monday Mayhem (sports), Current Events (third Wednesday of every month), ASB Update (first Wednesday of each month), Thiessen's Thoughts (the second and fourth Wednesday of the month), Autofabula (every other Friday), and Battle of the Classes (every other Friday).
Lunch Table Crew (World Famous Musician Super Group)