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November 28, 2023
October 31, 2023
August 29, 2023

Meet Our New Speech Therapist

Please welcome our new Speech Therapist, Ms. Christine Wojciak!
Ms. Wojciak has been servicing youth for over 10 years.
If you have a student who needs a Speech Therapist, please enroll your student now at Columbus Arts & Technology Academy.  She is excited to serve our kids!

August 24, 2023
August 15, 2023

Middle & High School Locker Information

As a reminder, Middle School students and High School students will be given an assigned locker. This is where students can leave their book bags, phones, school materials, and other personal items. Please make sure that if you are in middle school or high school you bring a combination lock for your locker. Every student that utilizes a locker must put a lock on it for safety purposes during this school year. Students will be required to provide the locker combination to their teacher, in the case of an emergency administration may need to use the combination, if a combination is not provided our custodian may need to cut the lock.

July 7, 2023

Welcome Mackenzie Eikenberry, New Principal of CATA!

Mrs. Eikenberry comes to us as a prior Regional Director of Academics for ACCEL Schools and is thrilled to be joining the Trailblazer family as your Principal. She has a passion for teaching and learning while overseeing systems and operations that support the safety and security of all students and staff. The ’23-‘24 school year will mark her 12th year in education. Mrs. Eikenberry attended The Ohio State University where she received a master’s degree in early childhood education and Florida Atlantic University where she received her second masters degree in Educational Leadership K-12. Since graduating, Mrs. Eikenberry has served several communities in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Cleveland, OH and Columbus, OH. Throughout her career she has worked in public education as a teacher, leader, and director. Mrs. Eikenberry is excited to reignite excellence at CATA and looks forward to benefiting the CATA community with your support and partnership towards student achievement.

June 5, 2023

Congratulations CATA Class of 2023!

On May 21, Columbus Arts & Tech Academy celebrated its Class of 2023 at a 9am graduation ceremony held at the High Life Studio in Columbus. All 10 seniors received their high school diplomas. Karen Marie Hewitt and Sirvell Allen spoke during the ceremony and Jairo Medina, the Class valedictorian, was honored for his accomplishments. 

The future looks bright for Columbus Arts & Tech seniors who will be continuing on to two and four-year colleges, technical training programs, and the military following graduation. Principal Brewer offered his congratulations saying, “We’re very proud of our seniors for their hard work and dedication these past four years. We are confident that they have the academic ability, character, and life skills to be successful as they go on to college and career pursuits.” 

November 18, 2022

Join the Wellness Committee!

The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.

» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school

» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy

» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year

This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact mealcounts@accelschools.com for more information.

We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: mealcounts@accelschools.com


Download Wellness Committee Flyer (PDF) »

August 24, 2022

Arrival and Dismissal Updates

*AM drop off for Breakfast: 7:40am. Breakfast begins at 7:45am & ends at 8:00am. Students arriving after 8:00 will not receive breakfast.

*Students are tardy as of 8:10am and parents must come inside to sign them in. This is a change from the original welcome letter sent out in June.

*Dismissal begins at 3:35pm. On nice days, students will be dismissed from playground via PikMyKid app, which is now up and running. ALL PARENTS MUST USE PIKMYKID to announce that they are here to pick up their children. Please encourage your child(ren) to walk quickly and quietly to the playground to cut down on parents’ wait time. Unfortunately, the longer it takes for students to get orderly (for safety reasons), the longer it takes for us to dismiss.

*On bad weather days, students will be dismissed from homerooms after they are announced via PikMyKid app. Again, for the safety of our students, we will only dismiss via PikMyKid.

*If parents do not have the app, CATA staff will be outside the playground with QR codes, available for parents to register and set up an account. CATA can then announce for that parent, allowing the teacher to dismiss from the line. The next day, the parent should be all set to announce their arrival to use the app themselves.

Please be patient as new procedures take time to become routine. We are doing all we can to create a safe and orderly dismissal.

We are also working on internal communication to make sure our little ones do not get lost moving from the classroom, to OASIS, to bus door, or to the playground. There are a lot of moving parts for 571 students and 40+ staff. We take the safety of our students seriously and that may mean a longer wait time to ensure they are all where they need to be safely. So again, asking for your grace and thank you in advance for your patience.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 614-577-0900.

Thank you and as always, have a blessed CATA day!
Principal Bates

August 15, 2022

Columbus Arts & Technology Academy Not Affected by Teacher Strike

Over the past week, we’ve been fielding questions from our community about the potential teacher strike at Columbus City Schools. 

We want to confirm to our families that our school will not be affected by the strike. As a public charter school, we operate independently from public school districts.

We will begin the school year in-person as planned on Wednesday 8/17. For information about the new school year (calendar, supply lists, dress code, etc), visit our Parent Resources page.