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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Michael Parra, Principal
1401 South Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: 714.568.7000
Fax: 714.568.7038

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  • Celebration of Life Ceremony for Coach Ted Crego June 6th.

    We will be hosting a "Celebration of Life" Ceremony for our beloved Coach Ted Crego on Saturday, June 6th at 1:00pm in the Century High School Gymnasium.

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  • Century High's 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration!

    Century High School's 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10am-1pm.

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  • Lefty Lucy Wins 3rd Place in the Design Brief!

    Century High School's Race Car, Lefty Lucy won 3rd place in the lightweight division at the UCI Energy Invitational, Design Brief Competition this week at the OC Fair Grounds as part of the Imaginology STEAM Fair. Congratulations to students on the Race Team!

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  • Century Students Demonstrate Zero Tolerance for Bullying

    The Safe School Ambassadors at Century High School led a successful Anti-Bullying campaign called “Stick to What's Right”. With hard work and dedication, the ambassadors managed to collect 1421 pledges from Century students pledging to "Spread the Love and Stick up for What’s Right." Take a moment to watch this short, impactful, inspiring video produced by a Media Production Century student. Click on title to view video.

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  • Centurion Accepted to Harvard

    Congratulation to Aileen Navarette for being accepted to Harvard University as well as a Gates Millennium Scholar for the class of 2015. Students who are selected to be Gates Millennium Scholars will receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any U.S. based, accredited college or university of their choice.

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  • Maricela Nunez Named Dell Scholar

    Congratulations to Maricela Nunez on becoming a Dell Scholar! She will receive $20,000 for her education at CSU San Francisco.

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  • Drama Students Keep Everyone Laughing!

    The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel performed by Mrs. Shepherd’s Beginning and Advanced Drama Students, March 26 and 27th will keep you laughing. This traditional fairytale takes on a new twist as quirky characters surprise everyone. You don't want to miss this comedy and fun twist on the familiar tale!!

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  • Amirgy Pineda Signs with CSU Fullerton

    Congratulations to Amirgy Pineda for being selected by the CSUF Titan Soccer Coaching Staff to be awarded an athletic scholarship for the 2015-16 academic school year. His mother, Principal, Mr. Parra, soccer coach, Mr. Silverman and his counselor Ms. Vazquez, joined him during his signing this morning.

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  • Parent School Climate Survey, 2014-2015

    Attention Parents!! Please share your opinion about our school! This will help us develop programs for your children! After you take the survey tell your school front office and they will give you a ticket for a chance to win $100 or $50!

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  • Students Earn Certifications!

    Fall semester students in Christine Rich’s Microsoft Office Specialist class trained all semester on MS PowerPoint and MS Word 2010. At the end of the semester, students took the official certification exam sponsored by Certiport and Microsoft. A total of 44 certifications were granted this industry-recognized achievement.

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Principal's Note


 Michael Parra, Century High School Principal, addresses parents at Back to School Night.

School Pride

Century High School was built in 1989

Centurion Mascot

School Mascot: Centurion

The school's name was chosen in a contest among Santa Ana high school students in 1989.

Due to the fact that it was founded in 1989, one hundred years after the founding of the city of Santa Ana,

The name Century was selected.

Check out our Alumni page to learn more about

famous Centurions


Science • Technology •  Engineering •  Arts •  Math
    EDA logo    TEACH logo    STEAM Logo       DMAA    e-logo
Engineering Design  T.E.A.C.H.              Digital Media & Arts     e-Business
 1st in Category at the California State Fair
STEAM Fair 2013                             STEAM Fair 2012
To help prepare Century High School students for college and careers of the future, Century has two new Academies. The Digital Media and Arts Academy integrates 21st Century skills into student's standard based core curriculum using Art and Digital Media themes. The Engineering Design Academy will help develop student's academic skills in engineering and science while they develop their technical skills to better prepare students for 21st Century careers and jobs. Century offers Engineering courses in Biotechnology and Introduction to Engineering using Project Lead the Way Curriculum. As part of Century's Academy Exploration Class, we are using Paxton Patterson Careers Plus Lab as a foundation. This class introduces students to 7 different areas: Robotics and Automation, Materials Science, Alternative Energy, Environmental Technology, Architecture and Construction.   slide show
To find out more about our Academies, click on the logos above.
 To learn more see the course syllabus
 Our STEAM Program includes Field trips and activities that inspire creativity.
Students at the TED conference
Century's Engineering Design Academy is a National Academy Foundation Academy.  Century was awarded the 2012 NAF Kelly Services grant for a project to help develop freshman computer skills and motivate students in the Engineering and Design Academy. Click to view details of the project.
 MOUSE Squad is another program at Century. In this ThinkTogether  after school program students learn about computers and software. They share their new skill set with teacher and staff by helping with computer problems.  Check out photos and details here.  Learn more about this the MOUSE Squad.