About CHS

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians:

Welcome back to CHS for the 2021-2022 school year! As I start my 3rd year as principal at Centerville High School and my 21st year in education, I am proud to say that CHS has the teachers, programs, and activities to meet the needs and aspirations of each of our students. Whether your goal is to attend trade school or community college, enter the workforce or join the military, or enroll in a 4-year college or university, CHS has what it takes to make that goal a reality! It is our promise that we will do whatever it takes to ensure your success!

As we prepare to open our doors for this fall semester, we are trying to do the right things to take care of our students, our staff and our community.

● Procedures may look different for continued health and safety reasons.
● Reasonable precautions are being taken to try to keep our students and our staff safe during this COVID-19

Lastly, I wanted to share some changes/information of note for the upcoming school year.

  •      ● Advisory Every Day - Students will have a daily advisory which will meet opposite of their assigned lunch period.
    Advisory teachers will utilize the Character Strong social emotional learning curriculum weekly. Advisory will also
    be used to meet the educational needs of each student by scheduling time for small group instruction and
    providing structured study time to help students complete work.
    Exact Path - All students will utilize Exact Path. Exact Path is a web based program that utilizes a diagnostic
    assessment to create individualized learning paths in the areas of reading, writing, and math, for each student.
    Exact Path will help us better understand where each student is academically and provide “just-in-time” instruction
    aligned to their needs and goals. Please see the attached flyer with additional information on Exact Path.
    School Every Day - Though we are sensitive to the health challenges that COVID-19 presents, this year CHS is
    working to educate students and families on the significance of having good attendance. Showing up for school
    has a huge impact on your child’s academic success. We know that families play a key role in making sure
    students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and
    on the job.
    School Day - 8:00am - 3:20pm - The school day will start at 8:00am. Students may enter CHS starting at
    ACT Testing - Freshmen and Sophomore students will take a pre-ACT test this fall. The pre-ACT will provide
    feedback on the academic strengths and opportunities for each student as well as provide a projected ACT score.
    Results will help guide instruction and academic planning. Additionally, all Juniors will be able to take the ACT
    during the Spring. The ACT will be FREE OF CHARGE for juniors and it will be administered this spring during
    the school day at CHS by our teachers.

First Day of School

  • ○ Monday, August 23rd - Freshmen and New Student Orientation Day - ONLY FRESHMEN AND
    STUDENTS NEW TO CHS ATTEND THIS DAY. Please note that this is the first day for ALL K-8
    ○ Tuesday, August 24th - ALL high school students attend.


We are looking forward to having all of our students back and look forward to an outstanding school year! Please feel free
to call the office at 641-856-0813 if you have any questions.


Matt Johnson
Centerville High School Principal