President's Welcome

Welcome to Central Catholic High School! It is an honor to invite you to spend time on our website, getting to know us. At Central Catholic High School, where we witness the Gospel daily, you will see an environment where students are challenged to be independent thinkers, to explore new ideas, to take risks with courage and enthusiasm while serving their communities with passion and commitment. You will witness our students lead others with confidence and integrity. And, you will see how our remarkable faculty and staff make this happen each and every day.
Our broad academic program provides exceptional opportunities in every discipline. We also provide a college experience through Advanced Placement and college courses offered on our campus through Modesto Junior College. When CCHS students graduate, they leave us well-prepared not only to succeed in college, but to excel in life. We prepare them to be spiritually developed, academically prepared, socially responsible and globally conscious. Alumni come back regularly to campus gratefully reporting that, thanks to their CCHS education, they are prepared for the stress and academic rigors of college.
In addition our athletic coaches, physical education staff and fine arts faculty challenge our students by providing an environment in which the students are encouraged to be independent in their exploration of sports and fitness as well as the visual and performing arts. The students learn to tackle these new fields with confidence while all students are welcomed additions to our teams. Our coaches and fine arts staff are mentors when they guide the students to step outside their bounds. At CCHS, we call it the “WE thing”.
Our pastoral care program instills strong moral values in our Catholic Christian tradition, which serves as the foundation for strong character development of the individuals our students will become.
Our future is bright. Our strategic master plan is thoughtful, practical and exciting. Our new Mark Gallo Health and Fitness Center opened in August 2016 and it demonstrates just how seriously we take our students' fitness and future.
As President of CCHS, I am both humbled and honored to lead our school community and I cannot adequately describe the privilege of working with our exceptional faculty and staff. Wherever I look, I see evidence of the great work they do. We are committed to providing the best in education rooted in our core values of Faith, Academic Rigor, Family, Community and Integrity. You will find excellence in our programs and creativity in our enrichment activities.
I invite you to visit Central Catholic High School to see for yourself what a special place it is and how our family is strong and united. And, I look forward to personally welcoming you and your family to our campus.
Jim Pecchenino ‘72