Welcome to the online home of Grand Island Central Catholic School. Located in Grand Island, Nebraska, we invite you to visit these pages and learn what we’re all about; and we think you’ll agree, we are committed to, and we produce excellence. The proof is in our students! Founded in 1956, we are proud to be one of the top college prep schools in Central Nebraska.
We offer a Catholic faith-based education in which students participate in weekly Mass as well as explore their faith within theology classes. We welcome students of all faiths to join together with us. Central Catholic is committed to excellence in academic achievement, Christian values formation, athletics, fine arts, and community service. Above all, we are dedicated to producing well-rounded individuals who will become the strong community leaders of tomorrow.
Grand Island is the fourth largest city in Nebraska. We are grateful to enjoy an outstanding quality of life due to a diverse range of opportunities. As a top-ranked Christian middle school and Christian high school in Nebraska, we are honored to be a part of Grand Island’s rich heritage and to continue the tradition of excellence as we educate the leaders of tomorrow.
The month of May is upon us at GICC, and we are nearing the end of another school year. We had a great 2013-2014 school year at Grand Island Central Catholic. Our students had many academic accomplishments to celebrate throughout the year as well as many successes in our activity programs. As usual, we have an abundance of activities to close out the school year. Please visit our calendar on this website often to keep up to date on what is taking place. The following are some important dates for you to know as we are “winding up to wind down” this school year:
We will have a 10:00 a.m. late start for grades 6-11 on May 7. The seniors will report at 8:00 a.m., allowing them to check out with teachers, coaches, and other necessary staff before the start of the school day. The seniors will be in graduation practice at 10:00 a.m. on this day, and we will dismiss them following practice. Grades 6-11 will run on a late start schedule.
On Friday, May 9, there will be no school for grades 6-11. Students in grades 9-12 will report at the normal time for the Senior Mass, followed by the Senior Honors Convocation. We will dismiss grades 9-11 following the convocation, and seniors will stay for some final activities with the staff. Graduation is Sunday, May 11, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the south gymnasium, and we invite you to attend and celebrate with the graduates and their families.
On May 12, grades 6-8 will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m., and we will have the awards convocation for grades 9-11 at 1:30 p.m. in our south gymnasium. On the following day, May 13, grades 9-11 will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. We will have our awards convocation for grades 6-8 at 1:30 p.m., which will also be held in our south gymnasium.
One of the next big dates is May 23, the final day of this 2013-2014 school year. We will be running on a shortened schedule to allow the students to do final check-out with the staff. Our scheduled dismissal on this day is 10:00 a.m.
In closing, I would like to again take this opportunity to thank all students, staff, parents, and numerous volunteers for making our activities at Central Catholic successful. We have had some wonderful things take place at and for our school, and you make this possible.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and make it a great rest of your day!