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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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  • Intersection of Art & Technology

    50 Digital Media and Arts Academy students and teachers attended the Eddo Stern New Works Exhibit and the galleries of Ed Moses: Cross-section Exhibit. They learned that art is more than just painting with a paintbrush but involves diverse media from electronics and computer coding to plastics and even non-visual senses.

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  • The Edgar Allan Poe Showcase

    Written, produced and performed by Century High School’s Intro and Advance Drama students, The Edgar Alan Poe Showcase contains a wide breath of the works of Poe through contemporary and high-energy performance by Century Drama students

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  • Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science

    Century students attended Project Tomorrow's 5th Annual Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science at Edwards Lifescience, learning valuable STEM College and Career Information.

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  • Homecoming Assembly Brings Spirit and Pride to Campus

    Century High School welcomed Jerome Williams, starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies to our Homecoming Assembly.

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  • ACE members attend Southern California Institute of Architecture.

    Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Students competed in a competition to build a cantilever structure this past weekend. They learned how the design and testing process is important to the technical fields of engineering.

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  • Centurions Inspired!

    A private screening of Underwater Dreams, for 100 Century students at the AMC theater, in Downtown Disney took place last week. Students were inspired by this documentary about a group of undocumented immigrants and their quest to succeed and win an International ROV Competion.

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  • Solar Electric Car, The Unstoppable 1

    Century was invited to showcase the Engineering Design Academy, Solar Electric Car, that students in the Race Team Club built, at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Awards Luncheon.

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  • Back to School Night and Parent Meeting

    Our first Parent Meeting of the year will be held at Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 17th @ 5:30pm. At this meeting you will meet our new Principal, Mr. Michael Parra, and all department leads. Classroom visits will take place following the meeting and special performances.

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  • Unstoppable 1 takes the top prize at the state fair in Sacramento!

    Our new on campus club, The Century Race Team, took our Solar Electric car to the State Fair and won every award it was eligible to compete for this summer. More than 750,000 visitors viewed Century’s car at the State Fair this summer.

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  • Camino de Amistad 2014

    Over 50 parents and student gathered at Century on Saturday morning, August 2nd, for Camino de Amistad 2014. Camino de Amistad is an annual event aimed at informing the community about high school registration dates. Each year more than 30,000 door hangers with information are distributed throughout Santa Ana.

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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.